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by Glenn Brooks
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Restored 2-4-4-2
Replies: 20
Views: 1636

Re: Restored 2-4-4-2

Thanks for posting! Great video, of a very interesting loco. This seems to be a large loco- looks to be as large as my 12” gauge Ottaway. Very impressive! Noticed like quite a bit of blow buy, from the packing glads in several of the shots. I wonder if this is normal for a Mallet? Or did they just n...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 261
Views: 61977

Re: Woodinville Shops

Finally! Out of the shop. Set the frame down on the trucks, out on the rail. All OK except the couplers didn’t line Up. DRATS. Last week, I measured and double checked the existing Ottaway coupler height, even set the same height to the new trucks. Everything matched up! Except I measured wrong when...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 261
Views: 61977

Re: Woodinville Shops

Last step before moving the flat out of the shop- prepping the couplers for installation. Simple job. Took all afternoon. 3 Hr 45 m to figure out proper work holding to drill a 3/8” hole for the draft gear shaft and springs into the back end of the coupler casting. 3 minutes to drill the hole. Nothi...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 261
Views: 61977

Re: Woodinville Shops

Ryan, Indeed... I vaguely remember estimating 2” true measure, but just looking at them again in the photo, Iam almost certain you are correct that they are thicker than that- wouldn’t be surprised to find 3”whenever I get back there next. Plus I’ll bet there is a fair bit of standard variation betw...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 261
Views: 61977

Re: Woodinville Shops

Thanks Ryan, interesting. 4x8 makes sense for the heavier bulk carriers. Also, I assume your Algona Central flats were probably standard gauge? They would certainly be made stout. You could potentially reinforce your pallet planking with a bit of plywood sub flooring if you decide it might be subjec...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 261
Views: 61977

Re: Woodinville Shops

Finished Milling some 1200 year old fir, for the deck planking for the flat car. (Note:Just realized how old it was when I was cutting it.) It’s awe inspiring, and humbling, to work with wood that old. The grain in the wood are just a hair over 1/16” wide each, with a few planks up to 1/8”wide - mus...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: West Coast Steel Rail
Replies: 8
Views: 961

Re: West Coast Steel Rail

I think KLS bought their rail from Train Mountain.

Also, Periodically, one or two vendors advertise rail on Discoverlivesteam.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 261
Views: 61977

Re: Woodinville Shops

Nyle and Russ, Thanks guys. I appreciate your comments. Yes, the pond should be interesting. The big unknown is how effective the waterfall will be. Thought about scaling up this new landscape area with larger rock material - but decided larger scale would diminish the initial scene. So decided to e...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Basket case 2-4-0
Replies: 22
Views: 5088

Re: Basket case 2-4-0

Nice work on your restoration!

Any idea how old the loco is, or who the original builder was, or if it was a kit or hand built? Maybe your boiler construction would help date the original build??

The truck design on the tender seems to suggest the loco might be an early day model.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Question about coal
Replies: 12
Views: 1507

Re: Question about coal

Mike, From what I remember, 12000 btu coal is probably good stuff. Upper end of the range for bituminous. Low grade might be around 6-9 k BTU. Really good high end stuff from yesteryear topped out around 15,000 btu. This stuff is probably as good as you can find these days. The other thing to be awa...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 261
Views: 61977

Re: Woodinville Shops

Back to railroading, sort of. Earlier in the summer, decided to add a bit more “wilderness” to the ROW. So built up a couple of small earthen mountains to complement “Burma Station”, ala “Saikei” method. Saikei is a Japanese gardening technique, similar to Bonsai, but related to growing miniature la...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Seattle Steam Up
Replies: 0
Views: 269

Seattle Steam Up

Hello All, We are sponsoring a live steam and Seattle Metalheads get together Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 from Noon to 4pm. Activities include: - 12” ga Ottaway steam up and train rides - All day BBQ - Metal working swap meet - displays and demos If you find yourself in the Seattle area middle Saturday i...