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Old Wives' Tale
or Fact ?
Possible upcoming "Old Wives Tales"
Cold water boils faster than hot water.
Casey Jones while speeding to make up lost time
crashed but stayed with his train so he could apply the brakes until the very
end saving many lives.
Adding cold water to a hot boiler will make it
The vortex from a passing train can suck a person
onto the tracks.
A coin placed on the tracks up against the
locomotive wheel will keep it from moving.
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to set rivets without going crazy
by Adam C. Madlinger
of the more common techniques required when building models of the steam and
early diesel era is riveting, or "setting” rivets. The railroads loved rivets,
and for good reason: rivets are stronger than bolts in applications where high
shear forces exist; that is, forces perpendicular to the shaft that tend to cut,
or shear, the fastener in half. Even today, rivets are still used in industrial
applications, especially in aviation.
Indeed, we are very fortunate in the hobby
that rivets are still commonly used, as there are several vendors available to
supply the perfect size rivets for our applications, as well as tools that make
installing rivets relatively easy. Moreover, there are even products readily
available that look exactly like rivets but work like nails, a great feature
when trying to simulate a riveted look when it is not necessary, or perhaps not
desired, to actually rivet the components together.
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Constructing a Diamond Junction
By Laurence Johnson
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