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by Glenn Brooks
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3 Boiler tri cocks ?
Replies: 14
Views: 454

3 Boiler tri cocks ?

Hello All, Hoping someone can enlighten me about old style boiler design. Iam getting ready to move forward with a new boiler for my 1904 era 12” gauge 4-4-0 locomotive. It presently has the original riveted, 14” boiler. See pics below... I am confused why there are three pet cocks on the upper righ...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 264
Views: 62413

Re: Woodinville Shops

And a shout out to Gavin Hougham for forwarding this email of a train arrival at Burma Station. https://youtu.be/5Bkz2CANs-o In the second video, the train crew experienced some ‘wheel pounding’ excitement. Putting in the new miniature landscape area, caused me to move the passenger loading area for...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 264
Views: 62413

Re: Woodinville Shops

Just finished up an end of season open house for neighbors, Metalheads, and live steamers. The kids in the last car were our best riders! Some rode all afternoon - every trip! Great fun. https://youtu.be/N84AJZEBEn8 Here’s a couple of photos sent in via email from one of our Metalheads gang of some ...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: A wish list for large scale castings
Replies: 19
Views: 559

Re: A wish list for large scale castings

Whooo, Nyle, did you really mean to say that the clydiners you mentioned are 3” scale (1/4 scale)? 18.5” tall Seems awfully large for 3” scale miniature loco.... If so, What gauge and useage do you contemplate with something that big? Fascinating project! BTW, I have a couple of the RMI couplers. I ...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: A wish list for large scale castings
Replies: 19
Views: 559

Re: A wish list for large scale castings

We have a big open house tomorrow so I can’t reply right now but I would like to comment in a day or two. I’m thinking for 3” scale- definitely cylinders and 12 inch drivers; , even larger couplers in 3” inch would be cool. Also MOW car parts such as 7 inch wheels and brake shoes, and 3 inch hand br...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 264
Views: 62413

Re: Woodinville Shops

THanks Ryan, Iam real happy with the powder coating on the tender. Second season now, and the finish has stood up to useage quite well. Did the lighting strike tear up the pavement? Throw stuff in the air?? Sounds like you suffered no I’ll effects.. haven’t seen a lighting and thunder storm like tha...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric drive locomotives
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Electric drive locomotives

Toleffson, thanks! I’ll read through your links. Looks like just the primer I need to better understand what questions to ask.

Much appreciated,
Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Passenger Car Maroon
Replies: 11
Views: 676

Re: Passenger Car Maroon

As passenger cars in the day were known for their “varnish” and high luster, One thing to consider is preparing the underlying wood surface with a good seal coat then undercoat. Wood sealant fist, then one, perhaps two, layers of polyurethane or one part epoxy undercoat. This will seal the wood grai...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Used endmills
Replies: 13
Views: 657

Re: Used endmills

Mr Ron, Personally I decided not to take on sharpening end mills. The geometry is complex and each cutting edge needs to be precisely in alignment with all the others on the shanks - seems like a real PITA. However, I have had good success buying used and NOS end mill lots off eBay. Lots of times CN...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric drive locomotives
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Electric drive locomotives

Hi all, I have one or two really basic follow up questions, as I read these spec’s above. please confirm or correct me if I deduce the following: A). Amperage variation in DC motors, controls the RPM of the motor - hence engine speed? B). Wattage, basically determines max draw bar capacity of the lo...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Comments on train unloading facilities
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Comments on train unloading facilities

I’ve always liked the idea of a fixed ramp and a short movable bridge section to connect to the back of a pickup, or trailer. Of course, pick up bed heights are often different heights, so some way to adjust the height of the bridge is handy.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 264
Views: 62413

Re: Woodinville Shops

No railroading today. Tropical downpour for 2 hours.