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by John_S
Wed May 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mid-South LS Spring Meet
Replies: 22
Views: 1158

Re: Mid-South LS Spring Meet

So glad to see the roof over the steaming bays! Wish I could have made it up there for the meet; perhaps in the fall this go-round.
by John_S
Sun May 13, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 92
Views: 2905

Re: RANT THREAD?

On snagging hoses: If you are working with any kind of hose, line, or rope, it will snag when you pull it such that you'll have to climb down off the roof to unsnag it. But if you want to loop it around something, you won't be able to do it, and you'll have to climb down off the roof to loop it. Di...
by John_S
Sun May 13, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steel Prices
Replies: 12
Views: 1958

Re: Steel Prices

Aluminum has had the most significant increase in cost over the last two months. Carbon bar products (HR bar, 1018, 1045, etc.) have been minimal but rising. Carbon sheet and plate is up over 10cent/lb since February and supply is becoming limited. If you're looking for 516-70 for boilers, you'd bet...
by John_S
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Mogul Timing
Replies: 9
Views: 988

Re: Allen Mogul Timing

Are your outside rocker arms silver soldered onto the shaft, or still only held in by the roll pins (as called for on the drawings)? This was a design flaw that is known and almost everyone goes back and silver solders the arms to the shaft. The pins would wear the bronze arm casting and introduce a...
by John_S
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Passing of Doug Van Veelen
Replies: 5
Views: 1178

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: 12
Views: 1958

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: 882

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: 2117

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: 2709

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: 2709

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: 2709

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: 1130

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...