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by elm53
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: reverse quadrant/throttle quadrant in 3/4"scale.
Replies: 7
Views: 1104

Re: reverse quadrant/throttle quadrant in 3/4"scale.

Just tighten the gland packing a little so the throttle stays where you put it.
by elm53
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: clausing 5900 power feed advice
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: clausing 5900 power feed advice

hi , i am in the middle of rebuilding a clausing 5914. Sounds like the clutch needs to be adjusted. If you call Clausing with the model number and cereal number their tech dept can get you the correct manual. There were a bunch of variations of this machine so getting the correct manual makes all th...
by elm53
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1945 footage of New England Live Steamers in Color
Replies: 21
Views: 2901

Re: 1945 footage of New England Live Steamers in Color

Hi Steve, hope you and yours are well. I agree about the dates. I think the gentleman running Bills Tilbury tank may be his Dad. He was an O scale guy, and there was a bunch of Oscale live steam parts in Bills basement after he passed. We couldn't get back there ,only 1 shot at it. Miss seeing you i...
by elm53
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1945 footage of New England Live Steamers in Color
Replies: 21
Views: 2901

Re: 1945 footage of New England Live Steamers in Color

Steve that may be WVB's dad running the Tilbury Tank. And there are a couple of shots of Billy with the Southern ten wheeler he built. Looks unfinished, no tender!
by elm53
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Erie Berk
Replies: 14
Views: 3393

Re: Erie Berk

Track looks great Steve! And the Berk is a jem! No jerk that I can see though!
by elm53
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Timken 1111 (four aces)
Replies: 17
Views: 7038

Re: Timken 1111 (four aces)

The 4 Aces that the late Phil Wonder completed was started I believe,George Litzen . I hear it was built to 7 1/16"gauge,true 11/2"scale. Litzen never finished it. Phil got it, widened the gauge out to 71/4". The loco had very little play in the running gear,and was prone to derailing if it didn't l...
by elm53
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: 3D Printed Patterns and Sand Casting
Replies: 12
Views: 9426

Re: 3D Printed Patterns and Sand Casting

Nice work Frank! Those cowls are goofy shaped at best! The ligan is looking healthier also!
by elm53
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for Information Bill Van Brocklin engines in Hawaii
Replies: 14
Views: 6034

Re: Looking for Information Bill Van Brocklin engines in Hawaii

Hi Pat , were fine here. Work keeps me busy. Don and I were planning on an appearance on Sat. Will have some stuff for the swap table. Hope to see you there. I think Chuck A. May have owned that one inch 4-4-0 for a short time
by elm53
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for Information Bill Van Brocklin engines in Hawaii
Replies: 14
Views: 6034

Re: Looking for Information Bill Van Brocklin engines in Hawaii

Hi Keith, nice to see you and Jinny at PVLS! Vb #2 was a 3/4"atlantic....friends. he swore he would never do that again . There was also a Tillbury Tank , MrSteam may know of its whereabouts. I Think this was commercial castings as well. Regarding the o scale stuff there was a couple of suitcases fu...
by elm53
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for Information Bill Van Brocklin engines in Hawaii
Replies: 14
Views: 6034

Re: Looking for Information Bill Van Brocklin engines in Hawaii

Hi Pat, There was a 1" 4-4-0 chassis built. Never a finished loco. I remember seeing it but don't remember where it went.
by elm53
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kirkwall Central
Replies: 49
Views: 25953

Re: Kirkwall Central

Nice job Steve! Congrats!
by elm53
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drawing advice
Replies: 9
Views: 3884

Re: Drawing advice

Try the NYC Historical Society, or look in a Loco Cyclopidia.