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by LVRR2095
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3/4 Yankee Shop Atlantic - in Pieces
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: 3/4 Yankee Shop Atlantic - in Pieces

In looking at the pictures....I think the tender tank is just sitting on a wooden base.
by LVRR2095
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3/4 Yankee Shop Atlantic - in Pieces
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: 3/4 Yankee Shop Atlantic - in Pieces

The seller appears a little optimistic with his prices. Add up all of the bits and for that price you could buy a running locomotive.
by LVRR2095
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Regauging pressed on wheels
Replies: 14
Views: 933

Re: Regauging pressed on wheels

My advice is DON’T DO IT! That is an historic piece and the changes you make will be permanent. Aside from just pressing in the wheels, you have to press out the crank pins and make new ones and now your main rods will be contacting the crank pins farther out. Depending on the diameter of the crank ...
by LVRR2095
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3/4" Scale B&A D1a 4-6-6T ****SOLD****
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: 3/4" Scale B&A D1a 4-6-6T

John;
I should have been clearer.....I was kidding about how long it was up for sale...a few hours.
It is a beautiful locomotive and the new owner will enjoy the locomotive as much as you must have enjoyed creating it!

Keith
by LVRR2095
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3/4" Scale B&A D1a 4-6-6T ****SOLD****
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: 3/4" Scale B&A D1a 4-6-6T

Too bad you had to wait so long to sell your locomotive!
😊

Keith
by LVRR2095
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Policy Changes at Ridge Locomotive Works
Replies: 10
Views: 1647

Re: Policy Changes at Ridge Locomotive Works

Marty....in your pictures is that a Bassett-Lowke George the Fifth?
Cool engine!

Keith
by LVRR2095
Thu May 23, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Side rod bushing clearance
Replies: 28
Views: 4499

Re: Side rod bushing clearance

I once had a chat with Carl Purinton about rod clearances. He told me that on full sized steam locomotives, they ran best when completely worn out....but not quite.

Keith
by LVRR2095
Sat May 11, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Darkening / "bluing" brass?
Replies: 11
Views: 1607

Re: Darkening / "bluing" brass?

If you do nothing....it will acquire a patina by itself in no time.
by LVRR2095
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 128
Views: 26086

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

. The prototype most likely had steel handrails painted black . I have thought about using stainless and leaving them bright. What are your thoughts on this? Your opinions are most welcome. Jack First and foremost....it is YOUR locomotive so you should do whatever you think looks best. I have alway...
by LVRR2095
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 128
Views: 26086

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Bill. Look at my previous post, read once then repeat. Keith, if you punch up Richard Leonard's NYC web site, look at the 5243 and then the 5300. The Michigan Central engines actually had two styles of the flat baker frame. One we will call slab side and the other had an opening similar to the bake...
by LVRR2095
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 128
Views: 26086

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Steve....I see two different style long frame gears. But I have never seen a Hudson with a short frame baker gear.
Do you have a picture of one?
by LVRR2095
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 128
Views: 26086

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Short frame Baker gear
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