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by pat1027
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Paint Didn't Stick
Replies: 7
Views: 2446

Re: Paint Didn't Stick

Third time was a charm. I'm not sure why the paint didn't adhere at all on the first go-around. The paint wasn't what I usually use but it was on hand at the hardware. I switched back and had no issues. The next two sets went on fine. Crisp edges, no lifting.
by pat1027
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Lubricator
Replies: 17
Views: 2766

Re: Lubricator

Yes, a misspelled word is no longer that word.
by pat1027
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Lubricator
Replies: 17
Views: 2766

Re: Lubricator

I replaced a clutch lubricator with a LocoParts ratchet wheel and paws style. Works nice.
by pat1027
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The Great Model Train Robbery
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Re: The Great Model Train Robbery

Maybe they knew the stuff was there and maybe it was just a secluded opportunity and they expected power tools. A thief is a thief.
by pat1027
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 47
Views: 12795

Re: Suspension problems

Speaking on a 7-1/2" gauge Pacific the chain runsbelow the top of the cradle. The ash pan is in three sections. The center section slopes downward toward the rear above the chain. Two on the side rest on the cradle and the center. The chain is along the center of the locomotive.
by pat1027
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Just Getting Started
Replies: 20
Views: 2885

Re: Just Getting Started

YouTube might be the best bet for videos. It can take some effort though. Rudy Kouhoupt made some videos in the late 90's. The fundamentals video isn't worth watching. In his advanced video he makes a test bar for the lathe which is interesting but not worth the price of the DVD.
by pat1027
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: weird RR machine
Replies: 13
Views: 2560

Re: weird RR machine

They say it powered a winch in a logging operation.
by pat1027
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Paint Didn't Stick
Replies: 7
Views: 2446

Re: Paint Didn't Stick

When I lettered the tender I pulled the mask off as soon as the paint flashed. My concern was the mask lifting and chipping and edge. The cab has some small lettering and the inside bits are a challenge to pull off when the paint is still soft. The graphics guy convinced me leave it on overnight. Th...
by pat1027
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Paint Didn't Stick
Replies: 7
Views: 2446

Paint Didn't Stick

I've been repainting and lettering the cab of my locomotive. Primer, couple coats of enamel, it all looks good. I put my first paint mask on and a nice light coat for the lettering. When I pealed the mask off the next morning the lettering came right off with it. Not chips or tears at the edge, whol...
by pat1027
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: weird RR machine
Replies: 13
Views: 2560

Re: weird RR machine

Looking through this site there are similar machines for industrial railroads. Take a look at Burton and C.W. Hunt's crude oil electric locomotive. The one in the picture looks like a mechanical drive but the configurations are similar.


https://americanindustrialmining.com/lo ... e-builders
by pat1027
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: weird RR machine
Replies: 13
Views: 2560

Re: weird RR machine

My guess is motive power for road construction, fruit farm, gravel pit or something like that. It has too big an engine and too few seats to be motor car. No apparatus to be a maintenance machine and a bit early for mechanical maintenance.
by pat1027
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 89
Views: 13298

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

Is the finish you're getting in keeping with your desire? If not, do you understand why? Do you know what to do to correct the problem? All of those questions are easily answered if you understand tool geometry. H The finish I get now is what I desire. It was the tool and knowing when to support th...