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by Glenn Brooks
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Gauging interest in 3” or 3.75” scale DRGW 16” diameter Hand Brake Wheel castings
Replies: 22
Views: 1351

Re: Gauging interest in 3” or 3.75” DRGW Brake Wheel castings

You might want to update your post to reflect the diameter of the wheels, these brake castings would fit...

Thanks
Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3 Boiler tri cocks ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1467

Re: 3 Boiler pet cocks ?

Thanks Keith, yes I’ve done an ultrasound in several places around the boiler. It’s lightweight steel .250”, so Lots of pluses, and minuses, with this one. The boiler has only been fired half a dozen times, but it is 114 years old, or so. Tubes leak and it is riveted, with no materials specification...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.
Replies: 46
Views: 20350

Re: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.

Ant, Nice work! One question: what reference surface did you use to determine the true centerline of cylnders? In other words, how did you determine how to machine the surfaces to become square to the bore? I guess I assume you may have first indicated and tried up the ID of the cylinder bore?? I ne...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3 Boiler tri cocks ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1467

Re: 3 Boiler pet cocks ?

Good stuff! Thanks very much for the info - including the ASME code reference. This is my second year running steam, after a long hiatus. Lots to re-learn.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3 Boiler tri cocks ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1467

Re: 3 Boiler pet cocks ?

Thanks guys. Kudos to Andy for mentioning a use for the middle cock. Some recess of my memory cells vaguely has opened up to recall the middle position as useful...now I know why. One followup- the lower sight glass valve is mounted substantially below the lower pet cock. Is it true this was the old...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: A wish list for large scale castings
Replies: 39
Views: 3036

Re: A wish list for large scale castings

odduck, are you still casting builders plates? I would like to talk to you about doing one for my Ottaway, and a second for my Campbell (14” ga) loco.

Thanks
Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3 Boiler tri cocks ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1467

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: 267
Views: 67434

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: 267
Views: 67434

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: 39
Views: 3036

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: 39
Views: 3036

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: 267
Views: 67434

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...