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by John_S
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Passing of Doug Van Veelen
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Re: Passing of Doug Van Veelen

This is sad news. Doug was a member of the original North Georgia Live Steamers (1980s-1990s) in Duluth, GA, and was an authority on the Gainesville Midland railroad.
by John_S
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steel Prices
Replies: 5
Views: 1026

Re: Steel Prices

FYI, I work for Ryerson and I am intimately familiar with what's happening. Yes, there are increases happening and it's a day-to-day thing at the moment. Steel is far less affected than aluminum and the increases are much less, comparably. We're swamped at the moment due to a somewhat artificial dem...
by John_S
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Eccentric Engineer injector hot water report
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: Eccentric Engineer injector hot water report

That's great to hear Fred. I'm glad we have another supplier for this vital accessory. I'll be needing two for the (eventual) 2-10-0 build.
by John_S
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen steam fittings
Replies: 23
Views: 1886

Re: Allen steam fittings

I was originally following the Allen design, but ditched the casting because I didn't like the hard 90deg turn the exhaust had to make. mogul44.jpg I don't have a photo of the final design I went with, but I took two 3/8 copper tubes and made an inverted "Y" with smooth radii up into a custom exhaus...
by John_S
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wabash 573 Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 2544

Re: Wabash 573 Photos

Took quite a while ... 575 photos in all.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/77603295@N05/11zn48
by John_S
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wabash 573 Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 2544

Re: Wabash 573 Photos

Ok, it took a while but I finally located the CD-R with the photos on it. About to upload them all back to FLICKR again. I'll post a link when it's done later tonight.
by John_S
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wabash 573 Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 2544

Re: Wabash 573 Photos

I know this is a very old post but do you still have these pictures of 573? I had them up on a FLICKR (I think... it was one of the photo hosting sites) but they nuked the account due to inactivity. I still have all the photos. Let me find a new place to host them and I'll follow up. Glad to see it...
by John_S
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Safety valve from air relief valve
Replies: 11
Views: 1037

Re: Safety valve from air relief valve

Thanks, I know how to modify them, having done this before. I just haven't bought any new valves In about 10 years and now can't find the exact same type and size that I used before. There is another way to modify them too... make a sleeve (body) to be pressed around the outside of the valve and wh...
by John_S
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tapping Pipe Fittings
Replies: 26
Views: 2457

Re: Tapping Pipe Fittings

the bad thing about all of this is you generally need two taps....one to get started and one, with the end ground off, so that you can work blind holes - or 90 or 45 ells. My drawer of taps and dies agrees with this statement! I have two of all the MTP taps and a handful of the smaller (1/8 and 1/4...
by John_S
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blower
Replies: 50
Views: 4368

Re: Blower

I use both methods: an electric fan (furnace blower) and compressed air so I'm covered wherever I fire up. I hid a needle valve under the cab which I can screw in a standard male quick disconnect fitting. The copper line ties into the blower line to the smokebox. Some folk's fans are louder than any...
by John_S
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to Dry out a boiler for winter storage?
Replies: 26
Views: 2279

Re: How to Dry out a boiler for winter storage?

John Parker at one time had his Bridgeport in his family room. I asked how he got away with that and his short answer was 'it was there before she was'. There were a lot of things about him that I admired. Now I will stop with the hijack. Thanks for this. It made me laugh more than anything in the ...
by John_S
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LITTLE ENGINES
Replies: 86
Views: 9752

Re: LITTLE ENGINES

Oddly enough (sarcasm), the original poster hasn't replied once in all this. Seems like a good time for a perm-a-ban from the forums.