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by SCBryan
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lubrication Question
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Lubrication Question

For eccentrics such as an axle pump, what is the recommended lubrication, grease or oil?
by SCBryan
Fri May 14, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Tri-State Locomotive Club Meet
Replies: 0
Views: 1206

Tri-State Locomotive Club Meet

The May meet of the Tri-State Locomotive Club will be Saturday May 22 at Bill Pepper's track in Andrews, Indiana. The track is roughly a half mile long and includes a signal system that permits bi-directional operation. This is a 7-1/2" gauge track.
by SCBryan
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Ballast / Crushed Stone Pricing is up, uP, UP
Replies: 25
Views: 5330

Re: Ballast / Crushed Stone Pricing is up, uP, UP

How can this be? The government has told us we don't have inflation.
by SCBryan
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Piston Ring Question
Replies: 39
Views: 13698

Re: Piston Ring Question

There was no first set. This is a new build. I purchased the partially completed project and this is where I am at this point.
by SCBryan
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Piston Ring Question
Replies: 39
Views: 13698

Re: Piston Ring Question

Thanks for the replies. The bores are brass (or bronze) and the piston is stainless steel. (I took over the project from someone else who started it.) There are no ring grooves in the pistons as of yet. I will need to add them to fit whatever I use. So with this setup, would the recommendation be to...
by SCBryan
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Piston Ring Question
Replies: 39
Views: 13698

Piston Ring Question

On the Kozo Heisler, he calls for graphited asbestos yarn for packing for use as a piston ring. Later projects call for graphited ceramic fiber yarn. These are both for 3/4" scale engines. My question is for a 1-1/2" scale engine, is this the recommended material? Also, if it is the best, where is a...
by SCBryan
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Track Work
Replies: 23
Views: 8297

Re: Track Work

I have to agree, track work is very satisfying work. One gets to be out in the fresh air all day and although physically tired, it is a feeling of worthwhile labor. After working all day on our local track, after replacing old, rotted ties, leveling and tamping, and then spreading fresh ballast, I c...
by SCBryan
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Tri-State Locomotive Club Meet
Replies: 0
Views: 4488

Tri-State Locomotive Club Meet

The September meet of the Tri-State Locomotive Club will be Saturday September 26 at Bill Pepper's track in Andrews, Indiana. The track is roughly a half mile long and includes a signal system that permits bi-directional operation. This is a 7-1/2" gauge track.
by SCBryan
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bronze vs. Phosphor Bronze Identification
Replies: 13
Views: 5896

Re: Bronze vs. Phosphor Bronze Identification

Thanks for the replies.
by SCBryan
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bronze vs. Phosphor Bronze Identification
Replies: 13
Views: 5896

Bronze vs. Phosphor Bronze Identification

Here is a question for more experienced board members. I have some pieces of material I received that may be either bronze or phosphor bronze but are not identified. Is there a visual way to tell which is which?
by SCBryan
Sun May 24, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Decauville 0-4-0 1:22.58 Scale
Replies: 125
Views: 67475

Re: Decauville 0-4-0 1:22.58 Scale

Reminds me of the old saying: "Tis a poor workman who blames his tools."
by SCBryan
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Tube Question
Replies: 7
Views: 3527

Re: Boiler Tube Question

Thank you, everyone, for the suggestions and advice.

Steve