Search found 219 matches

by gwerhart0800
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: To pump or not to pump that is the question
Replies: 34
Views: 9135

Re: To pump or not to pump that is the question

Rich Ulin went all in on injectors for his last engine. Two EEs. I am planning on 2 EEs for my Fitchburg Northern, but it will also have an axle pump. One thing I have seen on full size traction engines that use 2 injectors is one is larger capacity than the other. I don't know if they were trying t...
by gwerhart0800
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2 1/2" Ulin Shay - WSLC #15
Replies: 16
Views: 5064

Re: 2 1/2" Ulin Shay - WSLC #15

Rich Ulin was a long time member of the Colorado Live Steamers. It was a sad day when he passed, but I am glad to see that people are still building his engines.

Thanks for sharing.
by gwerhart0800
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Recommended speedometer?
Replies: 22
Views: 5822

Re: Recommended speedometer?

Carl ... if you can find the photos of your installation, I would like to see what you did.
by gwerhart0800
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: mich-cal shay plans in 2.5" scale
Replies: 11
Views: 5054

Re: Wanted: mich-cal shay plans in 2.5" scale

I have been restoring a Mich-Cal Shay that I bought a few years ago. Have been pondering the idea of building a 3rd truck. Apparently Lima did sell at least one small 2 cylinder Shay with 3 trucks. The extra water storage and riding space might be nice.
by gwerhart0800
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Power Models 11” Westinghouse Pump
Replies: 6
Views: 3732

Re: Power Models 11” Westinghouse Pump

Molds to make waxes for investment casting?
by gwerhart0800
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ultra Spec Metal primer report: Good Stuff!
Replies: 11
Views: 4156

Re: Ultra Spec Metal primer report: Good Stuff!

liveaboard wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:45 am
For most metal painting, I use primerless paint like hammerite, very hard and because it only needs 2 coats, it's fast.
Bummer, no US distributors for Hammerite.
by gwerhart0800
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New Supplier of Trucks
Replies: 15
Views: 4716

Re: New Supplier of Trucks

I have a pair of the Allen archbars under my Fitchburg Northern tender. They are excellent, but not available as RTR. I asked about the cost of getting them machined and the price was outside of my budget. I was hoping for something priced more inline with the Bettendorf trucks that Tom Bee and othe...
by gwerhart0800
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New Supplier of Trucks
Replies: 15
Views: 4716

Re: New Supplier of Trucks

Yes Arch bar Trucks are on my list of items to add to our product line. My question to you and others, is what scale to do first 1.6 or 2.5? I would take either. I have some 2.5" scale cars that use 1.6" scale trucks mainly for compatibility with others. I can use 2.5" trucks, but need to make the ...
by gwerhart0800
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New Supplier of Trucks
Replies: 15
Views: 4716

Re: New Supplier of Trucks

Any chance Accucraft will start making archbar trucks?
by gwerhart0800
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air Compressor Safety
Replies: 21
Views: 6445

Re: Air Compressor Safety

My father-in-law had a Sears compressor that he had "fixed" by putting screws into the rust holes. He owned/operated his own dump truck service and when the tank blew he was on the other side of the truck. Fragments punctured the tires on the side of the truck that the compressor was on. Had he been...
by gwerhart0800
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ulin Locomotive Works Production Data
Replies: 7
Views: 3937

Re: Ulin Locomotive Works Production Data

skyloop440 wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:06 pm
He built several cars in there and a diesel switcher as well.

Matt
I bought the "diesel" from Rich a bit before he passed. It is a 3 3/4" scale Plymouth gas hydraulic that he built sometime around 2012. (That was Rich's answer when I asked him.)
by gwerhart0800
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ulin Locomotive Works Production Data
Replies: 7
Views: 3937

Re: Ulin Locomotive Works Production Data

Damn, I spent a lot of time talking to Rich and it never occurred to me to collect his personal history. I wish I had done that.