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by mattmason
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1” Coles Cylinder and Wheel Castings ****SOLD****
Replies: 2
Views: 1343

1” Coles Cylinder and Wheel Castings ****SOLD****

Coles cylinder, steam chest, steam chest covers, and four driving wheel castings. All in iron. Other parts included as well. Looking for $90 including shipping.

Here is a completed loco with the same wheels and cylinders (finished loco not included).
by mattmason
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3 1/2” trucks, coupler pockets, and trailing truck ****SOLD****
Replies: 3
Views: 1345

3 1/2” trucks, coupler pockets, and trailing truck ****SOLD****

Bought being told it was 1” scale. But it is 3 1/2” gauge and just want it to find a useful home. $150 for all including priority shipping in USA. Other countries will pay any additional shipping.
by mattmason
Sun May 06, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Huge Live Steam Collection
Replies: 2
Views: 1868

Re: Huge Live Steam Collection

Sale pending.
by mattmason
Sun May 06, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 7+ Narrow Gauger Early Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1351

Re: 7+ Narrow Gauger Early Issues

Sale pending.
by mattmason
Sat May 05, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Huge Live Steam Collection
Replies: 2
Views: 1868

Huge Live Steam Collection

Live Steam Newsletter and Live Steam collection. Starts with the REAL issue one that was run on mimeograph paper. Starts December 1960 with the beginnings (all issues outlined below). Then complete from Volume one, Issue one August 1966 until May/June 2015 (Volume 49, Issue 3) then a few after that....
by mattmason
Sat May 05, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 7+ Narrow Gauger Early Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1351

7+ Narrow Gauger Early Issues

Collection of 7+ Narrow Guager, years 2-9.5 (vol 2 issue 1 through vol 9 Issue 2). All in good condition. This is the original publication on paper. Some good stuff in them. $100
by mattmason
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?
Replies: 74
Views: 11672

Re: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?

Greg, I've used 609 for wheels. I also used it on my interference fit on my Coles 0-4-0, just for giggles. The cars they are on are still on the axles and run fine. On another note, John Bailie taught me to get to within .001 and then use a mill file to get to a .0005 interference, and that works gr...
by mattmason
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Copper Boiler Wash
Replies: 8
Views: 2089

Re: Copper Boiler Wash

I did the search, but I didn't know if it would break down the loose scale to then wash out of the washout plug. I have always done it mechanically with water and a scraper and could break down the pieces that way. It looks like with vinegar for 2-3 hours will break those down enough where i won't h...
by mattmason
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Copper Boiler Wash
Replies: 8
Views: 2089

Copper Boiler Wash

I am am steel boiler man. I have eight washout pugs in all my boilers; when I bought my Chole it only had two, I then drilled the rest of them in. I do yearly boiler washes before my boiler certs. I have built steel boilers, but not copper boilers. So now my dilemma. I am restoring an old 1' scale L...
by mattmason
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Scary!
Replies: 32
Views: 4905

Re: Scary!

But water treatment is only part of the answer - washing the boiler is the important thing. So correct Marty. So many live steamers just think water treatment and occasional blowdowns are enough. Seen the results of that logic before. Even frequent blowdowns during running do not replace opening up...
by mattmason
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Small Scales Injector - PRODUCT ANOUNCEMENT
Replies: 13
Views: 3352

Re: Small Scales Injector - PRODUCT ANOUNCEMENT

As all my locos pop at 100 psi including my Chloe, I like the lower operating range. My two cents as someone who already has put in my order as you know.