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by Dick_Morris
Fri Jan 24, 2003 9:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for Drawings or ideas for Cylinder Drains
Replies: 45
Views: 9363

Re: Looking for Drawings or ideas for Cylinder Drains

I made the manual cylinder cocks for my CP-173. The are part "words and music" from LBSC's "Shop, Shed, and Road," and part Coles'. The overall size is based on the CP-173 side elevation. I used brass hex for the body, brass plugs, a formed tool to make the globe shaped section in the middle. The pl...
by Dick_Morris
Thu Jan 16, 2003 1:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WAsn't there somebody asking about plows?
Replies: 59
Views: 14108

Re: WAsn't there somebody asking about plows?

At least you could post a railroad photo. <BG> The center of the photo is the passenger loading area. The main comes from beneath the pedestrian bridge (at the left), then curves to the left. Behind the snow bank at the center it goes through a cut that runs from the center of the photo towards the ...
by Dick_Morris
Thu Jan 16, 2003 12:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WAsn't there somebody asking about plows?
Replies: 59
Views: 14108

Re: WAsn't there somebody asking about plows?

Looks pretty much like a couple installed by members of the ALS (that's Alaska, not Adirondak). IIRC, both are made from 16 gauge steel. They start as a couple of pieces that were cut out, rolled, and welded together in the center. The original pattern was a piece of card stock. Apply the $100 dolla...
by Dick_Morris
Wed Jan 15, 2003 12:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What do you guys recommand
Replies: 32
Views: 10023

Re: What do you guys recommand

My first engine was a 10V. Back in 1973 it only set me back about $15.00. They are more pricey today. They are nice little engine. If I were on a limited budget I would consider fabricating an engine and put my savings into reference materials. A four-column launch engine would look good and shouldn...
by Dick_Morris
Tue Jan 14, 2003 11:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The Train
Replies: 14
Views: 4967

Re: The Train

"Danger Lights" is the best one I've seen. It has a hooky but tolerable plot. I think it's the only footage I've seen inside of a roundhouse. I think it was filmed on the C&NW. It starts with the camera filming the front of a locomotive that's working with lots of stack talk. "Silver Streak" circa 1...
by Dick_Morris
Tue Jan 14, 2003 11:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Car Storage
Replies: 4
Views: 2929

Re: Car Storage

Don't forget to put a chunk of 2"x8" crossways at the end. There will always be someone who tries to put seven five foot and one six foot car in there. Guard rails are probably also a good idea in case something derails and tries to get sideways 20 feet into the car barn. It's also a good idea to ke...
by Dick_Morris
Tue Jan 14, 2003 11:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Jan Eric
Replies: 9
Views: 3424

Re: Jan Eric

Below is the info from the bottom of one of his posts to the Live Steamers email group. We periodically swap winter stories and info on how to build a railroad in the far north. His latitude puts him about 30 miles south of me - and half a world away. Jan-Eric Nystrom, animator Helsinki, Finland E-m...
by Dick_Morris
Sat Jan 11, 2003 12:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam cylinder?
Replies: 20
Views: 8598

Re: Steam cylinder?

For my Consolidation, the cylinder block is a weldment and will have a C.I. liner. Since scale isn't an issue, I think this would be my first choice. It would certainly be cheaper. Some have successfully used and advocate bronze bushings as cylinder liners. I also dont know any reason why you couldn...
by Dick_Morris
Sat Jan 11, 2003 12:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Young Valve Gear
Replies: 3
Views: 3071

Re: Young Valve Gear

I left him a voice mail yesterday. I'll send you a note directly when I hear from him.
by Dick_Morris
Fri Jan 10, 2003 9:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: CP-173 American Blowdown(s)
Replies: 4
Views: 2990

Re: CP-173 American Blowdown(s)

My boiler is steel and I followed the outline of the copper RRSC boiler and the outline drawing that came with the set of prints.It only has a pad at the front - I don't have the prints in front of me, but I suspect that's what they said to do. My craftsman horizontal band saw came with a flood lubr...
by Dick_Morris
Thu Jan 09, 2003 11:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: To Brad Smith re: Dawson City Porter
Replies: 1
Views: 2381

To Brad Smith re: Dawson City Porter

A response to Brad's note in the Live Steam that everyone else got a week ago, but I got today - Number 4 was still outside about 17 or 18 years ago in Minto Park in Dawson. Several of us from the Alaska Live Steamers had piled into a motor home and performing our version of "the lost boys." First s...
by Dick_Morris
Wed Jan 08, 2003 11:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Young Valve Gear
Replies: 3
Views: 3071

Re: Young Valve Gear

A friend used Young on a heavy Mike for several years. IIRC, he did it because he hadn't seen it done before. In a rebuild, he replaced it - with Baker IIRC. We've been running in different circles and I haven't talked to him for a couple of years, but could probably dig up an email address.