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by pat1027
Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Needle Bearings
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Needle Bearings

After reading the threads on side rod bearings. I have a question for the needle bearing users. What clearance to you allow between the needle bearing and the crank pins?
by pat1027
Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:59 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Safety Chains. A help or a hinderance?
Replies: 40
Views: 11473

Safety Chains

Safety chains are nice in that they keep an uncoupled car from rolling backward on its own. Than can however if in a minor derailment pull the cars ahead of them off the track as well. Making a minor derailment a larger one. What we do with safety chains is use is use 1/4" eye bolts and cut one side...
by pat1027
Mon Jan 09, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hydraulic pump & Horse Power
Replies: 14
Views: 2551

Re: Horsepower

In general the single cylinder gas engine horsepower rating is not a continuous duty rating. It will achieve 5HP, but it can not run at 5HP continuously and reached it's rated service life. Most of its life the gas engine delivers less than the name plate horse power. The A.C. induction motor on the...
by pat1027
Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Laser engraving
Replies: 5
Views: 2030

Laser Engraving

I was recently visited a machine builder who uses a laser to cut sheet and plate. Their shop uses the laser to engrave part numbers and layout marks into the parts being cut out.
by pat1027
Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Stop The Nagitive feedback
Replies: 14
Views: 4134

Re: Yes, enough.

I agree. If you have never suffered misfortune or errors in judgment then you certainly enjoy a blessed life. But if this thread and those to come are left open and we hear the tale yet again. I hope it's not from guys who heard it second hand or "know" a guy and won't post their names. Pat Patton
by pat1027
Wed Aug 03, 2005 3:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Info on the Clishay
Replies: 16
Views: 4255

Re: Info on the Clishay

I put a lot of miles on one and had a lot of fun doing it. If you want something small or run on a small track it could be a good locomotive for you. It will largely depend on what you want. If you want to crack the whip out of the depot like your on the 20th Century it might not be the engine for y...
by pat1027
Sun Jul 17, 2005 7:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Riding (Passenger Hauling) Cars
Replies: 13
Views: 2049

Re: Riding (Passenger Hauling) Cars

I've pulled the wheel chair car featured in Live Steams many times. It has seen as many passengers with limited ability riding in a lawn chair as it has wheel chairs. The low car deck was for ease of loading and to lower the center of gravity. In the end the passenger actually sets higher than a gon...
by pat1027
Fri Jul 15, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Could you save your loco?
Replies: 13
Views: 1845

Re: Could you save your loco?

Last I knew of someone checking. It was legal in Michigan as long as the total length didn't exceed 65'.
by pat1027
Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cost/ funding
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Re: Cost/ funding

There is no secret to funding the hobby, you pay as you go and spend what you can. There is a big difference between buying and building. If building your equipment is what you want. It can be done for a whole bunch less than buying ready to run. With the prices oh HO these days your might find 1-1/...
by pat1027
Mon Jun 06, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Club Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 3087

Re: Club Insurance

The ILBS secretaries are correct. The purpose of the IBLS was to get people in the hobby in touch with each other. This dates from the days when clubs were few and the internet hadn't been thought of yet. We all might feel the needs of the hobby have evolved but that is not what the secretaries agre...
by pat1027
Thu May 26, 2005 9:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cruddy Boiler
Replies: 13
Views: 2724

Re: Cruddy Boiler

Chuck Hackett did a nice write up with photos on his boiler. He also had a build up in the boiler. Can't recall excatly where it is but it's on the web somewhere.
by pat1027
Tue May 24, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Heavyy Mikado casting/patterns on e-bay
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Re: Heavyy Mikado casting/patterns on e-bay

I wondered the same thing. I asked Bob if that were the case and I needed to stock up on castings. He says he's exploring options but not exiting the business and has plenty of castings on hand.