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by R Paul Carey
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1-1/2" Scale 1870 Westinhouse Brake Valve
Replies: 6
Views: 3189

Re: 1-1/2" Scale 1870 Westinhouse Brake Valve

Jack, I have a 1-1/2" scale Southern 4-4-0 (built by the late Frank deSantis) with working straight air. The prototype was built by Rogers in 1882. Do you have one of these valves available, and if so, may I ask your price? My thanks in advance, for your response. Paul Carey
by R Paul Carey
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam pressure gauges is there any interest in them?
Replies: 32
Views: 12007

Re: Steam pressure gauges is there any interest in them?

Adam, I would be pleased to purchase a 200# gauge from you, as such time as one would become available.

This is a firm offer. Kindly advise via PM, when you are ready.

With best wishes,

Paul Carey.
by R Paul Carey
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Interesting rail joint
Replies: 5
Views: 3361

Re: Interesting rail joint

Your image is of a mitre ("miter") joint, to allow for rail expansion in certain critical areas. They are most commonly used in connection with movable rail bridge spans.
by R Paul Carey
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Track Standards
Replies: 16
Views: 6401

Re: Track Standards

I have followed this discussion with interest and submit this link, which illustrates a ride taken over my 1-1/2" scale live steam RR through an old-growth forest at my home in Reedville, VA. Track gauge is 7-1/4" and curves are elevated for a scale speed of 45 mph. I am retired from the railroad in...
by R Paul Carey
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Typical Tie Spacing 7-1/X Gauge?
Replies: 6
Views: 1469

Re: Typical Tie Spacing 7-1/X Gauge?

The Sunnybank, Putnam, & Pacific RR is a 7-1/4 gauge live steam RR, representing a "dirt-road" line that never turned a profit but bravely invested others' money in keeping up a "good front" with track maintained for maximum scale speed of 45 mph, in the manner of a certain NYC branch dear to the SP...
by R Paul Carey
Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Fox trucks
Replies: 33
Views: 8718

Re: Fox trucks

Peter, thanks for the further advice; I'll look forward to hearing from you, as your time and circumstances permit.

Paul.
by R Paul Carey
Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Fox trucks
Replies: 33
Views: 8718

Re: Fox trucks

Peter, thanks for your quick response - I have been unable to locate your website. I have a small "fleet" of cars of the period and would like to show off at least one of them with your Fox trucks. I have no problem obtaining the wheelsets. Can you quote price and lead time for a set? My email addre...
by R Paul Carey
Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Fox trucks
Replies: 33
Views: 8718

Re: Fox trucks

Peter, can you furnish a complete pair of your Fox trucks, for 7-1/4" gauge? PM me, if you prefer. Many thanks!
by R Paul Carey
Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Anthracite Coal
Replies: 30
Views: 5806

Re: Anthracite Coal

I have two coal-burning live steam engines in 1-1/2" scale, and have experimented with anthracite over the past 10 years. The slow burning nature of anthracite, taken with its required greater (than bituminous) draft, makes it undesirable for these engines. Blending at various mixtures (all less tha...
by R Paul Carey
Tue May 10, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Superelevation techniques
Replies: 10
Views: 3139

Re: Superelevation techniques

Here in at my home in VA I have approximately 2400' feet of 7-1/4" track (1-1/2" scale), with many main track curves through an old-growth forest. The line is laid with cedar ties and ballasted with crusher run, with surface and elevation maintained. Rail is a mixture of Culp (115#/yd. scale) with c...
by R Paul Carey
Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Builders
Replies: 26
Views: 5099

Re: Boiler Builders

In 2009 I had commissioned Rappahannock Boat Works (RBW) to build a 24' fantail steam launch "Sunnybank", which was designed for safe operation on the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Consideration of stability and efficiency was paramount. Sunnybank was fitted with an ASME Code 200 boiler built b...
by R Paul Carey
Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1.5" Scale Castings
Replies: 4
Views: 2368

Re: 1.5" Scale Castings

I am interested in your switch stand castings and related parts. Can you furnish a photo?