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by ccvstmr
Mon May 16, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Check Valve Ball
Replies: 15
Views: 785

Re: Check Valve Ball

Greg_Lewis wrote:
Mon May 16, 2022 11:03 am

Under the workbench, next to the blood stopping spray.
Superglue also works for stop blood leakage. Great for Wintertime split fingers! And other things as well! Carl B.
by ccvstmr
Thu May 05, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Power Model Economy Truck
Replies: 8
Views: 540

Re: Wanted: Power Model Economy Truck

Would think you can "save" that side frame. Consider cleaning the hole well (acetone, brake cleaner) and flood the hole/slot with JB Weld? If you're considering using a bearing, the JBW should provide enough support for a bearing having a larger diameter. Once cured, the JBW machines well...although...
by ccvstmr
Thu Apr 28, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water glass issue
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: Water glass issue

...contact Godshall?
by ccvstmr
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Diffuser
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Re: Difusser

I have a couple superscale injector water overflow difussers....when these are mounted, should the water spill out lengthwise on the rail....or should it be mounted, so it spills on either side of the rail ?..looking for a picture of how the railroads did it?....or does it really matter ? Hoppercar...
by ccvstmr
Fri Apr 22, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: One piece at a time
Replies: 10
Views: 1159

Re: One piece at a time

Garrett... Doesn't matter how you get from Point A to Point B...as long as you get there. Your machine may be limited in what it can do based on the size and depth of cut. Everything has trade-offs. Chip control? Get some corrugated cardboard and set that up around the mill. Confine the mess. Takes ...
by ccvstmr
Mon Apr 11, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: MEG steam Wendy Reconstuction
Replies: 49
Views: 5162

Re: MEG steam Wendy Reconstuction

Skyloop.... Word of caution. Slotted cap burners need a minimum amount of height ABOVE the burner caps for combustion. This height might range from 3" to 5" depending on the Btu output of the burners you're using. From your photos, would say you don't have the needed flame/combustion clearance. Perh...
by ccvstmr
Thu Mar 17, 2022 12:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: tie work
Replies: 67
Views: 29260

Re: tie work

Whatever method used, be sure to tamp only under the tie/rail interface. Tamped ballast under the tie centers leads to broken ties. RussN BINGO! You'd be surprised Russ how many people just don't "get it". I just tell people to think of a real RR tamper. "Paddles" come down at the four corners of t...
by ccvstmr
Tue Mar 15, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Why are these springs necessary
Replies: 24
Views: 3929

Re: Why are these springs necessary

I found my answer on Trailing through a switch. No need to belabor the discussion regarding "trailing thru" a turnout. Yes...you need this. However, George, in addition to having a switch throw mechanism that is visible and indicates the direction of travel when facing the turnout..would urge you t...
by ccvstmr
Fri Mar 11, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Out with the old, in with the new!
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Re: Out with the old, in with the new!

Hello Garrett... Looks like you've turned your shop into a production facility. Well, if you have to make one part...might as well make a bunch. In which case, your CNC mill conversion came at the right place and right time for you. Look forward to see your (3) West Valley steeple cabs all running a...
by ccvstmr
Mon Feb 28, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Models Consolidation - New Tender Questions
Replies: 21
Views: 3346

Re: Allen Models Consolidation - New Tender Questions

I use "negative water" sort of like dark matter and anti-matter. (Does that produce a vacuum in the boiler????) Sorry about the old inverted pictures. A lost cause, well researched here on Chaski... RussN Russ...that's akin to... Light matter. Dark matter. Doesn't matter. Take your pick! :lol: Carl...
by ccvstmr
Fri Feb 11, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nathan 4000C's in 1.5" Scale
Replies: 67
Views: 46852

Re: Nathan 4000C's in 1.5" Scale

Anthony....beautiful piece of hardware! Excellent craftsmanship. Like the video to add an explanation and operating description all in real time. Great stuff. Look forward to future vids you might be making. Keep up the GREAT work! Carl B.
by ccvstmr
Fri Feb 11, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Depressed center flat car
Replies: 47
Views: 16044

Re: Depressed center flat car

Mike... A suggestion for you. If the coupler you were working on is cast iron, consider using the knuckle pin to get some anti-seize in the coupler and knuckle to minimize rust and and keep the knuckle seizing up. Have been doing this for a number of years when I rebuilt/repaint the couplers. Haven'...