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by STRR
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Air brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 2422

Re: Air brakes

Glenn, Think gas engine powered air compressor. When the tank reaches design pressure, there is a cut out that allows the engine to continue running, AND the compressor still compressing but now the air is just discharged and not put into the tank until the tank pressure decreases enough to kick in ...
by STRR
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel Balancing wheights
Replies: 10
Views: 2270

Re: Wheel Balancing wheights

Wheel weights are Zinc or Lead if they are "clamp-on". They can be Zinc, Lead, or Steel if they are the stick/tape on types. Most, NOT ALL, clamp-on Zinc weights are coated with a sealing material such as a plastic compound. Lead weights can be plain or coated. The easiest way to tell them apart is ...
by STRR
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Old lincoln buzzbox quit
Replies: 8
Views: 1886

Re: Old lincoln buzzbox quit

Mike, If you can, take a voltmeter and check for voltage between the welding lead plug-in sockets (if you have plug-in leads). This should tell you if your primary side is working. You may be having trouble with your leads and/or stinger and ground clamp. Loose or corroded or just plain dirty. If yo...
by STRR
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" Guage Wheel Standard
Replies: 42
Views: 30252

Re: 12" Guage Wheel Standard

Hello Dave, I would like to make a suggestion. While not as readily available as 12 lb. rail, there are both 8 lb. and 10 lb. rail around. 8 lb. rail being more common and last I checked still available new, might serve better on a dual gauge/dual scale railroad. Both would be plenty strong enough f...
by STRR
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Crossing Gates
Replies: 6
Views: 2906

Re: Crossing Gates

You're Welcome. I built mine exactly as the article detailed with two major exceptions. First, mine is all-electric, and second, the crossing arm is shorter than the article. I made this one just long enough to reach across the sidewalk. I forgot I added two more lights on the back side to make it a...
by STRR
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Crossing Gates
Replies: 6
Views: 2906

Re: Crossing Gates

Hello Dean,

Were you able to locate a copy of Live Steam? If so, what did you think?
Signal Arm Up.JPG
My Crossing signal (portable) we set up for Christmas.

Good Luck,
Terry
by STRR
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Crossing Gates
Replies: 6
Views: 2906

Re: Crossing Gates

Dean, I found one in an OLD Live Steam magazine. I thought I had filed the info on this computer but I can't find it now. I have found the drawings and photos of the one I built. I am very impressed with the design. I made my electric powered but the original was AIR powered. The author did a very n...
by STRR
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lifting hook question
Replies: 18
Views: 3884

Re: lifting hook question

wahtg0 If you use the link above, drop down to the S-322 hook, go to the chart for the 2-ton Alloy swivel hook, it's 7 3/4" total height. These hooks swivel but not the greatest since there is no bearing. If you drop down to the next group S-3322B hook, the 2-ton hook is about 7 5/8" total height AN...
by STRR
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lifting hook question
Replies: 18
Views: 3884

Re: lifting hook question

Warmstrong, Your statements are correct for TODAY, but not for all of history. At one time, it was ok to tie a knot in the end of the cable through the eye of a hook and hoist all you could until the cable or hook broke or you just couldn't lift anymore. That's exactly why it's illegal today. In loo...
by STRR
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lifting hook question
Replies: 18
Views: 3884

Re: lifting hook question

That hook is set up for an overhead hoist most likely. The tapered section with the small ring on top is probably for a special swedge crimped on the end of a cable. It would fit in the tapered area with the ring to prevent abraiding the cable. There should be an SWL or WL -Safe Working Load or Work...
by STRR
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Yellow Jackets
Replies: 5
Views: 2414

Re: Yellow Jackets

earlgo, I know EXACTLY how you hurt/feel. BTDT! I have since practiced a new procedure for putting on gloves that have been in the garage: First, take the gloves one at a time and shake them out as if you were emptying dirt from the fingers with the cuff down. Second, throw the on the ground and sto...
by STRR
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Covid 19 information
Replies: 13
Views: 4951

Re: Covid 19 information

Please look at the NUMBER of deaths and the number per day. These are the most important numbers. I agree the percentages are not equal since I do not have the total number of suicide attempts versus the actual deaths. I have been unable to find any respectable source that cites the number of attemp...