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by rspringer
Sat May 11, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen 10 wheeler boiler
Replies: 13
Views: 1514

Allen 10 wheeler boiler

Getting ready to replace the boiler on my 10 wheeler. What is the collective thought on girder stay or 3/8 rod to the top of tube and crown sheet. If round stays how many? Also any other changes to add or consider. It will be professional welded. Going to use 3/8 stays instead of the 1/4 in plans.
by rspringer
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little engines 1" line of engines
Replies: 33
Views: 5156

Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

I recently purchased a 1 inch 060. Does any one have a set of prints I could get a copy from?
by rspringer
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water strainer
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

Water strainer

Quick question, what mesh should I use in the supply line to my injector. Super Scale economy and EE 1 inch. thanks Rod
by rspringer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam oil
Replies: 20
Views: 2786

Re: Steam oil

Thanks for the input.
by rspringer
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam oil
Replies: 20
Views: 2786

Steam oil

I have mechanical and displacement lubricators on my equipment. Do I use the same steam oil in both or different? I was planning on ordering a 5 gallon pail of either green velvet , Mobil 600 super or shell product. A couple of us were discussing the differences and the question came up about the sh...
by rspringer
Fri May 11, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 95
Views: 12533

Re: RANT THREAD?

I broke my last 1/4 endmill today, will be end of week before I can get anymore. Ordered them last week but used the wrong cc.. My own dumb fault.
by rspringer
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender Tank
Replies: 31
Views: 6310

Re: Tender Tank

I went to local sheet metal shop had a galvanized box made. Soft soldered all of the joints. The last one lasted over 20 years and it only cost fifty bucks. Mounted it on 1/4 inch wooden spacers for ventilation and allow any spills to dry
by rspringer
Tue May 23, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Donkey
Replies: 1
Views: 726

Steam Donkey

Anybody out there have a Steam Donkey. I have one and just love watching the gears and drums spin. I want to set up a display at some steam meets (ie. Soule this fall) looking for suggestions. It is 1.5 inch scale and currently on a flat car with an A-frame hoist attached. Propane fired (firebox so ...
by rspringer
Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Ten Wheeler Rehab
Replies: 19
Views: 3271

Re: Allen Ten Wheeler Rehab

The roller bearings are lubricated buy cross drilled holes in the axle. There is a hole in the center of the axle You just pressed the oilcan up to it squeeze until you see it coming out of the other side of the bearings
by rspringer
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Ten Wheeler Rehab
Replies: 19
Views: 3271

Re: Allen Ten Wheeler Rehab

Loco has roller bearings. The tender has half brasses I ended up putting felt under the axle. This should lube the bearing and not get oil on everything.
by rspringer
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Ten Wheeler Rehab
Replies: 19
Views: 3271

Allen Ten Wheeler Rehab

I bought an Allen that was built in 1983 and it needs a lot of tlc. I have and will have more questions. It has brass bearings on the tender. Does it need some kind of waste in the journals or just give it a shot of oil. More questions to come. Goal is to have it running in time for some of the Flor...
by rspringer
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coal & Firing
Replies: 37
Views: 3699

Re: Coal & Firing

I bought soft blacksmith coal in Verona VA last year. It was in 50 lb bags. I have not used it yet still working on steamer. Dixie Gas & Oil just checked on price 50 lb of Soft (Bituminous) coal: Pea/Stoker size is 11.50 and Hard (Anthracite) coal: Nut size 40 lb is 7.00 a bag. The soft coal was lab...