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About Canute

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    Engine Stoker 3rd Class
  • Birthday 10/18/1948

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    Western NC
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    Napoleonic Age of Sail, ACW

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  1. Lou, I was out of town, so didn't have my loco cyclopedia to refer to. No misstating of info to add any confusion, by pulling an answer out without checking. I've been off, hobnobbing with other prototype railroad modelers. And a fine time was had by all. Learned a little about improving my airbrushing techniques. 😁 Craig, lots of work prepping the house. Local chore is blowing the leaves off the driveway. Threats of snow with that crud underneath should be avoided. Driveway will be as slick as owl poop with leaves and snow on it. 😧
  2. Yep, lads, that is what they are. They help to lift the stack gases up over the top of the loco. Keeps the smoke out of the crews eyes, at speed. Some roads here in the US used them, too.
  3. The side rods connect the drivers to the main drive wheel, which is the one driver the main rod( E13) connects to, via the main crank pin (F42). The valve gear is the linkage above the main rod, what was in your step 19. It adjusts the steam admitted to the cylinders to generate tractive effort. I'm away from my steam cyclopedia, so I can't fill in a lot about the stuff you're working on. Like the paint scheme. I have a BH-50, I think, but it's in HO scale and uses the black and red scheme.
  4. Had a major league detour around Woodstock back then. Driving back to Jersey from New Hampshire after graduating my ROTC training. NYS Thruway was clobbered, so we had to take the coast route thru Connecticut.
  5. How are you making out acquiring the air group? I see Free Time, over here north of Atlanta Georgia, has some sets, but I'll bet the shipping would be a deal-breaker.
  6. They do like to encase their parts in clear wrap. Nice quick fix, too. Will be following along.
  7. WOW, looks like the stuff the bodies of many race cars are made from.
  8. Yep, there is/was an International Space Station (ISS) styrene model. Short run kit, ill fitting parts. I have one but put it on hold when I moved and haven't unearthed from the bottom of the stash. There was an aftermarket PE set, too. It's the original configuration, so many newer modules aren't attached. Another version is a paper model: https://axm61.wordpress.com/axm-iss-model/ This one appears to be pretty current with numerous add ons. Need to search on several pages for all the mods that have been made to the ISS.
  9. This will be interesting, making the car look like it's carbon fiber. That will be cool.
  10. We get most of those, too. And we have some elk west of us in higher elevations. No cougars, just bobcats. Be very careful walking in our woods.
  11. Yes, along with Northeastern Scale Lumber, too. https://www.northeasternscalelumber.com/
  12. We see some big bears here. They do strongman acts like twisting the bird feeder stanchions into pretzels. I think they're getting ready for their wintertime snoozes and eating anything they can. They are omnivores, remember.

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