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by chucketn
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caliper battery covers
Replies: 16
Views: 1110

Re: Caliper battery covers

What program did you design them in? I have at least one caliper missing the battery cover.
I would love to have the STL.
by chucketn
Thu May 02, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UP Bigboy 4014 first steam and whistle
Replies: 5
Views: 1576

UP Bigboy 4014 first steam and whistle

Union Pacific Big Boy first steam up and whistle blow...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWpODg11xkI
by chucketn
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: types of coal
Replies: 29
Views: 5701

Re: types of coal

Just want to say I really enjoyed the video. My Grandfather was a Fireman on the Erie Railroad. He was later promoted to Hostler. I never knew how involved the Fireman's job was.
by chucketn
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: silly question about movie steam locomotives
Replies: 7
Views: 1825

Re: silly question about movie steam locomotives

Thanks for the responses... I know Grampa is smiling down at me. I didn't get to ask many steam questions when he was here, but boy have I got a list when we meet again!
by chucketn
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: silly question about movie steam locomotives
Replies: 7
Views: 1825

silly question about movie steam locomotives

I get my interest in steam loco's from having a Grandfather that worked on the Erie Lackawanna RR for 50 years. I barely remember seeing steam locos running at the old roundhouse in Scranton, PA in the 50's. I am also a fan of old western movies and tv shows. I often see what appears to be real stea...
by chucketn
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model trains
Replies: 6
Views: 1589

Re: Model trains

Thanks, everyone, for all the suggestions.
by chucketn
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model trains
Replies: 6
Views: 1589

Model trains

I know this is a machining/steam enthusiast forum, I've been a member for many years. But, most here are 'Train enthusiasts' also. I have a request that maybe someone here can help me with. My Grandfather was a real railroader on the Erie Lackawanna RR, back in the days of steam. His hobby was, of c...
by chucketn
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introducing my son to machining.
Replies: 7
Views: 1837

Re: Introducing my son to machining.

Good for you! And your son. Now, find something to make together that he needs/wants/likes. He's a bit young to appreciate a home brew beer...
by chucketn
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dreaming of Rachmaninov on a Train
Replies: 8
Views: 2418

Re: Dreaming of Rachmaninov on a Train

Didn't last long... I find a black square at the given link...
by chucketn
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Whistle notes/sounds/etc
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

Steam Whistle notes/sounds/etc

As I'm not a train builder of renown, or at all, I don't expect this thread to go very far. But, I am a steam enthusiast, I build model steam engines, I'm an amateur machinist, and I have a big interest in steam anything. And, my Grandfather was a RR man, a Fireman and Brakeman on the Erie-Lackawann...
by chucketn
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle advice?
Replies: 42
Views: 10344

Re: Whistle advice?

How about a thread of just whistle sounds and descriptions/dimensions?
by chucketn
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1881
Views: 195860

Re: Never enough time

Your resilience is inspiring, Big Dave! You always take the lemons of life and make lemonade...