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by pat1027
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinist's Level help
Replies: 88
Views: 9854

Re: Machinist's Level help

Set it on something level or reasonably close. See what it reads. Turn level 180 degrees and see if it reads the same. I set mine with a machinist level then turned a test bar.
by pat1027
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kunkle safety valves
Replies: 15
Views: 4315

Re: Kunkle safety valves

Pounds [of steam evaporated] per hour is a boiler capacity rating, I'm guessing they are looking at sizing a valve.

https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/boil ... _1115.html

https://www.industrialcontrolsonline.co ... sion-table
by pat1027
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Grates
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Re: Grates

Mine were fabricated in three sections to fit through the firebox door. They are 1/4 x 3/4 stainless bar bolted up with stainless threaded rod and nuts. The rods on the center section are staggered from the sides to allow them to nest together and maintain an even spacing. These are several years ol...
by pat1027
Wed May 06, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: weed killer
Replies: 24
Views: 7834

Re: weed killer

Any of the weed killers you can spray on your track are hazardous to your health. Some are less hazardous but they all come with safety precautions. EVERYTHING has a health issue. You drink too much water and it can kill you. Steve The original posted asked weed killers were not dangerous to his he...
by pat1027
Tue May 05, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: weed killer
Replies: 24
Views: 7834

Re: weed killer

Any of the weed killers you can spray on your track are hazardous to your health. Some are less hazardous but they all come with safety precautions.
by pat1027
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tuscon Red Paint
Replies: 12
Views: 4785

Re: Tuscon Red Paint

Model railroad suppliers carry Tuscan red though in 1-2 oz. bottles it would be expensive. It's enough to make a sample card and have some mixed. Most paint stores have a color analyzer. I wanted box car red to paint a gondola. The off the shelf paints are good but I wanted a slight variation in the...
by pat1027
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Core Boxes: Why were they usually made before the pattern?
Replies: 9
Views: 3504

Re: Core Boxes: Why were they usually made before the pattern?

So the core print to support the core can be incorporated into the pattern.
by pat1027
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Security
Replies: 22
Views: 6328

Re: Trailer Security

Seems like a very good idea to add a GPS tracker. Be interested in your experiences with it, after a few months... Having retired from law enforcement, I’ve always found keeping a low profile is a good compliment to building a high level of physical security. For example, parking your trailer in in...
by pat1027
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Security
Replies: 22
Views: 6328

Trailer Security

A few years ago I moved from a utility trailer and fitted tarp to an enclosed trailer to haul my cars. I also moved from a trailer that might not have been given a passing glance to a nice shiny one more likely to catch the eye of a thief. I have a tongue lock and park so to make it more than a back...
by pat1027
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Appropriate tip for Ball oilers?
Replies: 9
Views: 3148

Re: Appropriate tip for Ball oilers?

I use a pump oil can with a rigid spout and a radius on the tip. I get a little dribble but not much. I've used a oil can with more of a chamfer and it was harder to get seated on the oiler.
by pat1027
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Home movies, Harry Herder's track and PVLS
Replies: 12
Views: 4994

Re: Home movies, Harry Herder's track and PVLS

Nice video. I remember some of those guys. Three seconds in is John Pugh on his J1 Hudson. This was a great sounding locomotive. At 0:037 I'm wondering if that is Fred Hanson from South Bend. He built a 4-4-0, then a Pacific and a Hudson. At 0:46 is Lee Wright on his box cab electric. This was the f...
by pat1027
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: boxcar brown
Replies: 10
Views: 4433

Re: boxcar brown

Box car red though it's more a brown than a red. The brownish primers in a rattle can are pretty close and looked decent with a clear coat over them. In the Microscale color chart you can see some railroads had their own version. Tuscan red was a Pennsylvania color. https://www.microscale.com/Floqui...