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by Jacob's dad
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Never seize in lieu of pipe dope
Replies: 32
Views: 7305

Re: Never seize in lieu of pipe dope

Just as an fyi -
I have been using Dripstop 940 and am very happy with the product on all other piping. It is made in the USA in Sanford, Florida.
by Jacob's dad
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Never seize in lieu of pipe dope
Replies: 32
Views: 7305

Re: Never seize in lieu of pipe dope

I have used never seize in the smoke box without any problems and it is still working fine.
by Jacob's dad
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Reverse is fine, no forward
Replies: 20
Views: 5994

Re: Reverse is fine, no forward

Plexiglass steam chest covers work wonders on setting Stevenson valve gear with air.
I had one slip on me at Ridge at the top of the hill and I had to back all the way back to the steaming bays. My neck was stiff the next day. lol
by Jacob's dad
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1 1/2 scale Cagney type locomotive
Replies: 3
Views: 2467

Re: 1 1/2 scale Cagney type locomotive

There was a person here in Florida that had a 7-1/4" Cagney in his living room that he built in the N.E. part of the country many years ago. I do not know if he is even still alive, but it was in a picture of Live Steam when I was a kid.
by Jacob's dad
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Question about coal
Replies: 12
Views: 5997

Re: Question about coal

Stay way from Wyoming coal. Or was it Utah?. A guy had some at a LALS meet one year, more black/brown, smoked like the devil. He went around the track, looking like a bad fired bbq. We finally had to tell him to stop LALS asked a live steamer to stop running because a steam engine was smoking? Perh...
by Jacob's dad
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: injector problem--update
Replies: 5
Views: 3365

Re: injector problem--update

That is the same problem we had as described in this thread at the bottom. The problem we had was both new injectors were doing it so there wasn't any swapping one to the other side. It wasn't until a friend gave me some information from his injector that we were able to measure the items and make t...
by Jacob's dad
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: injector problem
Replies: 16
Views: 5826

Re: injector problem

We had two brand new ones a while back on a new engine and it turned out the id of the puck was to tight on one of them. A couple of rounds with some crocus cloth and the problem was solved. Figuring that out was a nightmare to say the least. After that, it worked fine.
by Jacob's dad
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Question about coal
Replies: 12
Views: 5997

Re: Question about coal

I get my coal at Grandview County Store in Beaver, WV. They sell it by the bag or in tons and it is from the 5-Block seam and does very well in my Little Engines 0-6-0. The store is about 2,000 feet from the I-64 exit on the north west side and the exit is about the third exit east on 64 from I-77. ...
by Jacob's dad
Wed May 22, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine Cleaner (exterior)
Replies: 26
Views: 10508

Re: Engine Cleaner (exterior)

I use the foam engine cleaner from Gunk, but there are multiple kinds and I use the weakest. I spray it on, let it wait, and hose it off. When finished I spray with WD-40, but I am going to go back to a gallon of K-1 kerosene with a quart of non-detergent motor oil mixed in. I learned about the K-1 ...
by Jacob's dad
Fri May 10, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Quieting noisy gears
Replies: 18
Views: 5001

Re: Quieting noisy gears

STP Oil Treatment sticks to the gears. I had a friend that used it as lube on a large shay he had.
by Jacob's dad
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines American Boiler
Replies: 28
Views: 11452

Re: Little Engines American Boiler

It looks great Dan! We're looking forward to see the engine on the tracks!
by Jacob's dad
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: From the ground up
Replies: 53
Views: 12927

Re: From the ground up

Buy an engine to operate at the local club while you build your engine. You will need time off from the project, and what better way than to go and operate an engine and fellowship with the fellow live steamers.