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by gwrdriver
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam oil
Replies: 20
Views: 5247

Re: Steam oil

The assertion that to emulsify with steam a steam oil must have tallow is incorrect. See Tristan's post above. And my experience with 460 (or thereabouts) oil is, like Bill, it's works just fine in both types of lubricators.
by gwrdriver
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trains in Ireland? Priorities in London?
Replies: 13
Views: 2500

Re: Trains in Ireland? Priorities in London?

For a 2-3 day stay you have a formidable list to visit. The Science Museum in Kensington has been shifting toward the "interpretive" model for some time . . . there's not nearly as much musty old stuff in glass cases as there once was, but enough to make a visit worthwhile.
by gwrdriver
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: silver soldering steel to steel
Replies: 34
Views: 7617

Re: silver soldering steel to steel

John,
I've had the same difficulty with steel . . . perfect conditions, spotty results.
by gwrdriver
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mini-insert Cutoff Tool Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

Re: Mini-insert Cutoff Tool Question

That's what I assumed, but you never know, so I thought I'd better ask.
Thanks for the confirmation.
by gwrdriver
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mini-insert Cutoff Tool Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

Mini-insert Cutoff Tool Question

I inherited some tooling which included a Nikcole (#THE-7-1/2R) holder and cutoff insert and a test cut was brilliant, and badly needed tooling. I have a toolpost block I'll dedicate for use with this but I'll need to shim the holder up to correct height. So, what should correct height be for such a...
by gwrdriver
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in Nashville
Replies: 27
Views: 8443

Re: Steam in Nashville

I was more correct than I knew. #576 was rolling on active rails by Monday afternoon.
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by gwrdriver
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in Nashville
Replies: 27
Views: 8443

Re: Steam in Nashville

Scott, My understanding is that when the engine and tender are back on the rails, and they might be back on the rails now, they'll be rolled into a temporary shed and the brake systems gone through and made DOT certifiable. Once that's done the transfer will be made over Corman, CSX, and TN Central ...
by gwrdriver
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in Nashville
Replies: 27
Views: 8443

Re: Steam in Nashville

I think it's resting on the trailer tonight.
by gwrdriver
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in Nashville
Replies: 27
Views: 8443

Re: Steam in Nashville

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by gwrdriver
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in Nashville
Replies: 27
Views: 8443

Re: Steam in Nashville

The display track rail head is at least 2ft above the nearby ground, so an elevated extension track was built. Once out on the extension, box beams were placed under the leading truck and the cradle and hydraulic jacks (and stacks of dunnage) were used to get it in the air with enough clearance to r...
by gwrdriver
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in Nashville
Replies: 27
Views: 8443

Re: Steam in Nashville

It's happening quickly and will be hauled to rail head (like in an old Cowboy movie) this Sunday.
by gwrdriver
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: HOW TO LOCATE J HAROLD GEISSEL
Replies: 7
Views: 2147

Re: HOW TO LOCATE J HAROLD GEISSEL

I recall reading that he was known by friends as "Gike" (or Geik.)