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by pat1027
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Do you guys feel you get more than just a Loco out of your builds?
Replies: 18
Views: 1927

Re: Do you guys feel you get more than just a Loco out of your builds?

You build a locomotive because you want the experience of doing it. Does a fisherman catch one fish or a golfer shoot one round and that's it they are done? No, if they enjoy it they do it year after year and look forward to it. Same with locomotives.
by pat1027
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ever get teased for being a live steamer?
Replies: 38
Views: 9045

Re: Ever get teased for being a live steamer?

Have I ever been teased? When I was a kid a few times. I had a Canadian Pacific lunch box I carried to school through my elementary years. It had a scene of a freight train on one side, a passenger train on the other and color art work of a train around the four sides. It was cool. Teased as an adul...
by pat1027
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinist's Level help
Replies: 88
Views: 12645

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: 5231

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: 1413

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: 9294

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: 9294

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: 5501

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: 3893

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: 7111

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: 7111

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: 3476

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.