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by tburzio
Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LSB 8000
Replies: 20
Views: 4393

Re: LSB 8000

Call them direct. Our club buys the treatment by the case and sells it at cost to our members.

http://www.terlyn.com/contact_us.html
by tburzio
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Spark arresting for char (and in general)
Replies: 7
Views: 1552

Re: Spark arresting for char (and in general)

The design of the spark arrestor is not so much one of stopping sparks, but of stopping the grids from being clogged with steam oil and water. Once you get any water on the grids, the soot starts sticking and then very soon it's clogging your exhaust. My arrestor is a cylinder about 8" tall with 1/8...
by tburzio
Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Doubleheading
Replies: 35
Views: 7073

Re: Doubleheading

Does four count? :mrgreen:

by tburzio
Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: More fun and less hassle as a lone hand?
Replies: 21
Views: 2975

Re: More fun and less hassle as a lone hand?

whether or not to continue with club activities Pulling passengers is my most fun activity. Talk to your passengers. See what you are doing through their eyes. Yeah, you can get burned by clubs. It usually takes an hour to find out who actually owns the club. This is rarely the elected "officials"....
by tburzio
Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3-D printer
Replies: 8
Views: 1362

Re: 3-D printer

Hey! Anyone own a metal casting company tired of being idle all the time? Call Shapeways and see if you can be the back end. Shapeways prints the part, you cast a hundred and ship from their one web site...

Or, you can sit around and wait for the bank to call...
by tburzio
Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3-D printer
Replies: 8
Views: 1362

Re: 3-D printer

If we are going to rely on 3d printing to bring back our industry, we are deeply in trouble... No, it's going to be a way for very small American start-ups to get their product into passable prototype shape to attract investment. The American machinist is far too irritating to be dealt with by anyo...
by tburzio
Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Experience with Re-Railers
Replies: 18
Views: 2502

Re: Experience with Re-Railers

My question is, how often does a train derail? Varies wildly. At one track, 7 per out and back (I have a movie!) At others, sometimes I loose the pilot axle which isn't too hard to get back on. The majority of tracks I have no derailments at all. Sticky trailing points (spring switches) are the mai...
by tburzio
Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trying to communicate with Railroad Supply!
Replies: 17
Views: 2508

Re: Trying to communicate with Railroad Supply!

Well, as a gesture of good faith, suppliers could convert to payment thru escrow.

https://escrow.com/support/calculator.asp

It costs some, but it can be used for large purchases like engines.
by tburzio
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: simulated smoke
Replies: 15
Views: 2334

Re: simulated smoke

One of the reasons I didn't like Pocahontas coal was that it didn't make any smoke. No matter what I tried, nothing. One time I tried making smoke with chainsaw wood dust. Well, I scooped a shovel full into the fire. It caught, got sucked into the tubes, out the stack and landed on me, still on fire...
by tburzio
Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Turnout Construction
Replies: 3
Views: 1708

Re: Turnout Construction

Are there any other dimensions I need? Yes, the most important one, which is the distance from the stock rail to the guard rail, then the back to back to the frog point. Get that wrong, and the flange will impact the point. I have been on several tracks where they don't get it right, and indeed I h...
by tburzio
Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: soon to be lost scenario - NJLS pictures
Replies: 18
Views: 3589

Re: soon to be lost scenario

Hi!

I fiddled with the color a bit to try and bring out the print. The dynamic range suffered a bit, but you can almost hear the steamer chuffing! :mrgreen:

Image
by tburzio
Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Big Boy In Space
Replies: 11
Views: 1748

Re: Big Boy In Space

You don't get insulation. The original external tank insulation was created using chlorofluorocarbons (freon), which made very hard foam. When the enviros banned this substance, the new foam was weaker and parts broke off during launch and sometimes hit and broke the shuttle tiles. This is why the s...