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by kvom
Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Kozo A3 in 1.5" scale - new project
Replies: 546
Views: 139252

Re: Kozo A3 in 1.5" scale - new project

Only 6 months since the last post; the engine has been sitting with boiler parts sitting around untended. But now with Cabin Fever past I don't have any shows for a while to get models ready for. So I made new gaskets for the steam dome and buttoned it up. Planning to take the boiler/throttle assemb...
by kvom
Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Union Pacific Big Boy 4012 in 1.5"
Replies: 64
Views: 39106

Re: Union Pacific Big Boy 4012 in 1.5"

Wayne Godshall is building a Big Boy for a customer. It was not at CF, but the partial FEF was. Wayne stated that the valve gear for the two are the same, so he'll be doing both at the same time.
by kvom
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Union Pacific Big Boy 4012 in 1.5"
Replies: 64
Views: 39106

Re: Union Pacific Big Boy 4012 in 1.5"

Not sure Big Boys were used on passenger trains.
by kvom
Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What did you get for Christmas?
Replies: 20
Views: 4050

Re: What did you get for Christmas?

3 packages of model scale screws from American Model Engineering.
by kvom
Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Union Pacific Big Boy 4012 in 1.5"
Replies: 64
Views: 39106

Re: Union Pacific Big Boy 4012 in 1.5"

That's some masterful work right there!
by kvom
Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Turn Table Locking Mechanism
Replies: 15
Views: 4126

Re: Turn Table Locking Mechanism

CSP&P used hinged plates as locks for years until we started getting very long locos coming to the track. If said loco overhangs the turntable it may not be possible to turn the hinge. So it was modified to use a sliding plate.
by kvom
Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 10 USRA Mikados
Replies: 144
Views: 50610

Re: 10 USRA Mikados

In a lot of places the operator is responsible for setting tool heights and monitoring tool wear, changing tools when necessary, etc.

A lot may depend on how much the programmer/engineer is familiar with the machine controls.
by kvom
Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: CAD system
Replies: 21
Views: 3458

Re: CAD system

I use both Draftsight and the Solidworks Student Edition under the veteran's license. I'm on the second year with SW, and it does require getting a new copy each year for $20. Clearly SW is not needed for OP's requirements. FWIW, I did not find the learning curve that steep for 3D CAD since there ar...
by kvom
Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: Museums, Factories, Etc.
Topic: Ecuador railroading
Replies: 0
Views: 5173

Ecuador railroading

I will be doing an excursion trip tomorrow from Quito. Unfortunately it's a diesel engine. The steam excursion runs twice a month and doesn't fall on my visit. I went to the station yesterday to book the ticket and saw the mogul engine in the yard. Took a number of photos but will have to wait until...
by kvom
Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A3 vs Connor Beam vs Raritan
Replies: 25
Views: 3692

Re: A3 vs Connor Beam vs Raritan

You might look at Trainman's new engine "kit".
by kvom
Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New Kozo Shay Crankshaft material
Replies: 27
Views: 5587

Re: New Kozo Shay Crankshaft material

I too like stressproof. 12L14 is also a very common "free machining" steel.
by kvom
Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Acorn-head bolts
Replies: 13
Views: 2509

Re: Acorn-head bolts

What about using threaded rod with the nuts of your choice?