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by Benjamin Maggi
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Machining side rods for a 1.5" scale 2-8-0
Replies: 14
Views: 1200

Re: Machining side rods for a 1.5" scale 2-8-0

Adam,
Those rods look fantastic. Admittedly, I am happy that my engine only has 4 total drive wheels so I don't have to make complicated rods like yours. But, the end definitely justified the means in this case!
by Benjamin Maggi
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Piston Ring Question
Replies: 32
Views: 2086

Re: Piston Ring Question

I bought some from the local Ace Hardware store. It is use for packing plumbing fixtures. See this link: https://www.acehardware.com/departments/plumbing/faucet-and-faucet-repair/faucet-and-valve-packing/4200366 Amazon probably has it too. That being said, I cannot comment on whether it is the right...
by Benjamin Maggi
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Firebox wrapper on a 1.5" scale 2-8-0
Replies: 12
Views: 1295

Re: Firebox wrapper on a 1.5" scale 2-8-0

That looks very nice Adam. I can't wait to see your engine in person someday. It will be awesome.
by Benjamin Maggi
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Info about PVLS boxcar decorated for Chinese restaurant?
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Info about PVLS boxcar decorated for Chinese restaurant?

Thanks. I was hoping a member of Pioneer Valley Live Steamers would remember the car and building and chime in...
by Benjamin Maggi
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Info about PVLS boxcar decorated for Chinese restaurant?
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Info about PVLS boxcar decorated for Chinese restaurant?

When I attended the model train show in Springfield, NY, around 2005-2007 I would sometimes stop by the Pioneer Valley Live Steamers' display. I was familiar with 1/8 scale trains but didn't know a lot. One boxcar I saw was painted dark blue with gold lettering and advertised for a Chinese restauran...
by Benjamin Maggi
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: EMD F-7
Replies: 7
Views: 1047

Re: EMD F-7

That looks really sweet!
by Benjamin Maggi
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I Hate It When That Happens!
Replies: 16
Views: 1946

Re: I Hate It When That Happens!

I would check the return policy on the receipt...
by Benjamin Maggi
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Trackulence
Replies: 11
Views: 1655

Re: Trackulence

Well, if the track gets real bad just ask for more...
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by Benjamin Maggi
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Juliet 2 parts with plans + words and music
Replies: 5
Views: 1515

Re: Juliet 2 parts with plans + words and music

What are you planning on working on now?
by Benjamin Maggi
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New 3/4" Scale Track - Part 1
Replies: 17
Views: 2421

Re: New 3/4" Scale Track - Part 1

PRR G5s wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:37 pm
Apparently, the plastic ties “shrunk” after fastening the rails, so the gauge was too tight. I ended up spending the last 3 weeks regauging the whole track, which was not fun.
If you adjust them now, aren't you concerned that they might expand when it gets warmer and throw the gauge out again?
by Benjamin Maggi
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Exposed needle-bearings on inside of axle boxes
Replies: 26
Views: 4907

Re: Exposed needle-bearings on inside of axle boxes

If I install split shaft seals, do I have to worry about end-to-end axle play and the seal coming out or jamming up? Thanks.