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by jkimberln
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cab roof material?
Replies: 19
Views: 3360

Re: Cab roof material?

The references I see state that the roofing material was 'composition.' Supposed to be fireproof. I didn't find anything that said strips, sheets, or what. I did see a reference to Johns-Manville as a supplier and that implies asbestos composition. The Baldwin archives are in Texas somewhere and may...
by jkimberln
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: small scale fittings
Replies: 5
Views: 1959

Re: small scall fittings

PM Research has 3/16. Otherwise, you might have to go to the UK for smaller ones. Steamfittings.co.uk has a few in 1/8 and 5/32 for instance, and there are probably other suppliers as well.

JerryK
by jkimberln
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2-4-4-2 drawings
Replies: 21
Views: 5589

Re: 2-4-4-2 drawings

Dick Thomas Mallet, now in the CA railroad museum in Sacramento
by jkimberln
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Thottle
Replies: 3
Views: 1331

Re: Thottle

You could check with Jack http://www.jbodenmann.com/index.html
by jkimberln
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gene Allen photo question
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Re: Gene Allen photo question

Traction engine of some sort. Probably a Case. Wheels are not yet spoked.

JerryK
by jkimberln
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Modeltec Wrecking Crane Search
Replies: 9
Views: 3588

Re: Modeltec Wrecking Crane Search

I took a look thru a few issues that I have and there are no wrecking crane pictures in the issues May 85 to Apr 86 nor any in the whole year of 1988. So you can add those to your issues already searched.

JerryK
by jkimberln
Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Models new castings - 3 3/4" scale Sandy River #24 or Maxi-7
Replies: 12
Views: 4424

Re: Allen Models new castings - 3 3/4" scale Sandy River #24 or Maxi-7

It was a Sweet Creek loco and was right at the ragged edge of our limits. I'd have to go to our registry book to tell you the exact weight, however. We always thought the weight limit was for engine and tender, but it is really only the engine. I think the real problem is the 450 lb per axle limit. ...
by jkimberln
Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Models new castings - 3 3/4" scale Sandy River #24 or Maxi-7
Replies: 12
Views: 4424

Re: Allen Models new castings - 3 3/4" scale Sandy River #24 or Maxi-7

GGLS has a 2000 lb weight limit and a 450 lb per axle weight restriction on engines. I'm wondering if this new engine will come in under those weight limits? I certainly hope so as I'd like to see one run here some day.

JerryK
by jkimberln
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: water soluble wax
Replies: 0
Views: 4514

water soluble wax

Has anyone made their own water soluble wax for lost wax casting cores? I am wondering what percentages of carbowax, sodium bicarb, and filler you tried that actually worked well in a wax injection pot at about 180 deg F.

Thanks, JerryK
by jkimberln
Fri May 20, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Double Vertical Check Valve
Replies: 17
Views: 3161

Re: Double Vertical Check Valve

Here is a drawing of the top vertical double check valve similar to what I'm wanting. This configuration is not cast in stone. There were several different manufacturers. This one is the Sellers version and any of the others might be suitable as well.

JerryK
by jkimberln
Thu May 19, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Double Vertical Check Valve
Replies: 17
Views: 3161

Re: Double Vertical Check Valve

That is a side double vertical check. I need the top vertical check. Sorry I made the assumption that everyone knew what a double vertical check valve on a Garratt or K36, etc., looked like.

JerryK
by jkimberln
Thu May 19, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Alloying Bell Bronze
Replies: 6
Views: 5120

Re: Alloying Bell Bronze

I don't really know either Harold. Even though I worked in a foundry, I was not a melter. I do know that if you melt copper first, then add zinc, you will get a volcano. This is because the boiling point of zinc is lower than the melting point of copper (I think). But tin has a very high boiling poi...