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by PeterCraymer
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Need 2 front mount bells and misc parts
Replies: 2
Views: 1974

Re: Need 2 front mount bells and misc parts

Go with the cheaper one!
by PeterCraymer
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coal dust bricks again
Replies: 37
Views: 12176

Re: Coal dust bricks again

Don Saager uses the paper cups in part so it is part of the fire starter. He throws one or two in the firebox and then lights off the cup and viola - fire! He gave me a couple to check out once and they burn just fine. He makes them bigger than I would like for my Allen 10-wheeler but no issues at a...
by PeterCraymer
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Illuminating Water Glass?
Replies: 11
Views: 4640

Re: Illuminating Water Glass?

I copied the design from a friend and built one that is enclosed and holds a standard 1/2" redline glass. It was getting too much heat and was a bit hard to read after the stripes would get burnt, so I machined the back off of it and drilled and tapped two 1/4-40 holes in the side so I could insert ...
by PeterCraymer
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine stand
Replies: 16
Views: 6751

Re: Engine stand

Watch until these go on sale (about every other month) and you can get it for $279. It works pretty well. Always store in the down position as I have had mine drift down.

Peter
by PeterCraymer
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New laser cut tender tank kits from Allen Models!
Replies: 12
Views: 7407

Re: New laser cut tender tank kits from Allen Models!

Those look very nice! Decent price also!
by PeterCraymer
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: In hopes of a build log, one day...
Replies: 14
Views: 11063

Re: In hopes of a build log, one day...

:lol: If anyone reading this can't relate at some level to the struggle, you are either OCD and have everything always where you need it or sitting in the armchair dreaming and not doing! Funny stuff! :lol:
by PeterCraymer
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 188
Views: 119408

Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

jack, I have seen it in person, and the photos and video seen here and on YouTube don't do it justice! It is a work of art and faithful to the prototype. Just incredible that it works and works well to be 1" scale. Asteamhead has created a magnificent operating scale model! Each addition makes it ev...
by PeterCraymer
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Supplier of Paint Mask?
Replies: 11
Views: 4336

Re: Supplier of Paint Mask?

I just used a mask made by Connie to letter our club water tower tank. Worked really well and had a minimum of touch-up after removing the mask. Photos show the process and the red paint from the touch up is still wet in the finished product. Still have to touch up a little white! A never ending pro...
by PeterCraymer
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" U in 1/4" copper tube
Replies: 22
Views: 13980

Re: 1" U in 1/4" copper tube

I have had pretty good luck making a "mandrel" of washers with the correct OD and stacking them to 1/4" with fender washers with a larger OD and bolting together to bend a radius in copper tubing. Wont work with brass as it wants to kink but 1/4" copper will make 3/4" and 1" diameter bends pretty we...
by PeterCraymer
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Humorous recycling of Barbie kick scooter.
Replies: 2
Views: 1317

Re: Humorous recycling of Barbie kick scooter.

Works for me!
by PeterCraymer
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Eccentric Engineer Large Injector Install
Replies: 9
Views: 3331

Re: Eccentric Engineer Large Injector Install

It has been a learning curve for us. We installed an arch and a good injector at the same time. The new injector supplies a good bit more water than the old one, so I can kill the pressure pretty quick, so learning to take more small sips instead of big ones! The old injector was so finicky that we ...
by PeterCraymer
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Eccentric Engineer Large Injector Install
Replies: 9
Views: 3331

Eccentric Engineer Large Injector Install

Anthony Duarte has designed an injector that has awesome performance. I bought the injector many months ago and have been admiring it but have not had the time to install it on my 10-wheeler until recently. I finally found a couple hours and made a quick and dirty install into the existing plumbing ...