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by Andy R
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ed Perry
Replies: 10
Views: 2845

Re: Ed Perry

Yesterday I picked up a custom boiler from Ed Perry.
It will replace the 41-year-old boiler that was on my 7.5-in gauge mogul.
Ed also built and installed in the boiler a Gene Allen style dome throttle.
He is busy building other boilers.
by Andy R
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 212
Views: 41759

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Jack,
A sheet of that 3/4" scale diamond tread will be ultimately needed for my P-7d and the C-16, so if you had any extra made let me know how much $ to send for one?
Thanks.
Andy
by Andy R
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Olton Hall Plans
Replies: 6
Views: 998

Re: Olton Hall Plans

I have the castings aging under my bench for a 3.5-inch gauge Lickham Hall (LBSC design).
I'll copy and send you the drawings.
PM me with your mailing address.
Andy
by Andy R
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Around the country
Replies: 18
Views: 2023

Re: Around the country

Pat, Schedule your itinerary to be in Los Angeles at Memorial Day weekend. The LALS Spring Meet is always on that weekend and is a big deal: not to be missed. If you get there by early Thursday before the weekend you might score one of the limited on-site camping spots. Plan to also visit Riverside ...
by Andy R
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: T-frame Bettendorf trucks ****SOLD****
Replies: 15
Views: 3197

Re: T-frame Bettendorf trucks ****SOLD****

Thank you for your compliment! I had originally intended to make a car from scratch, and had purchased bolster and coupler pocket castings from Ben Viola at The Roundhouse. The truck bolsters and those Odd Duck frame bolsters were machined to match. But I've since corresponded with John LaFavor (SPS...
by Andy R
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: T-frame Bettendorf trucks ****SOLD****
Replies: 15
Views: 3197

T-frame Bettendorf trucks fabricated

Here's the T-frame Bettendorf trucks that I assembled from castings obtained from Peter Grant (Odd Duck Foundry). The photo was taken while checking the gauge at Orange County Model Engineers today. The wheels were machined from castings obtained from Ben Viola (The Roundhouse) and the axles were ma...
by Andy R
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 89
Views: 10800

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

No matter what lathe you ultimately buy, get a 5c collet closer and 5c collets.
by Andy R
Wed May 15, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings
Replies: 13
Views: 2888

Re: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings

PM's sent to ChipsAhoy (Scotty) and FLtenwheeler (Tim).
Thanks for your replies !
Andy
by Andy R
Tue May 14, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings
Replies: 13
Views: 2888

Re: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings

Of course new castings can be obtained from Allen Models.
My friend is looking for aged castings.
by Andy R
Tue May 14, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings
Replies: 13
Views: 2888

10-Wheeler Cylinder castings

A friend of mine who does not have internet access is looking for a pair of "Allen 10-Wheeler" cylinder castings.
If you have or know of anybody who has a pair ageing under the workbench that won't be used and you want to sell please reply.
Thanks.
Andy
by Andy R
Tue May 07, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: T-frame Bettendorf trucks ****SOLD****
Replies: 15
Views: 3197

Re: T-frame Bettendorf trucks

Yesterday I received a set of castings from Peter for the Bettendorf T-Type bolster trucks, which will eventually be under a PFE R30-13 refrigerator car. The components are as-cast, with some lumps and bumps which will have to be removed. As Peter had indicated, that is nothing a flap disc and a fil...
by Andy R
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: railroad row...
Replies: 4
Views: 2017

Re: railroad row...

I can't verify the garden, but the coal story: During the depression, my late father and his brothers would climb the hoppers on standing Big Four trains and knock off coal; that is until the railroad dicks (police) chased them away. When the railroad dicks left and the train pulled away they collec...