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by Jacob's dad
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines American Boiler
Replies: 16
Views: 1035

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: 2468

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.
by Jacob's dad
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: types of coal
Replies: 29
Views: 1932

Re: types of coal

Where did you go to get the coal?
by Jacob's dad
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Ox Yoke™ Safety Chains
Replies: 23
Views: 1925

Re: Ox Yoke™ Safety Chains

They worked well at the last card order. Very nice Tim!
by Jacob's dad
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam oil
Replies: 17
Views: 1497

Re: Steam oil

Dan,
Please let us know the results of your stove oil test. Also let us know if you will be allowed to use the stove again... lol
Thank you,
Jeff Smith
by Jacob's dad
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Green velvet oil
Replies: 21
Views: 3607

Re: Green velvet oil

Mike,
Do you sell gallon jugs of the oils?
Thank you,
Jeff
by Jacob's dad
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coal dust bricks again
Replies: 37
Views: 5023

Re: Coal dust bricks again

I don't have a big enough press at this time, but has anyone taken some coal dust and put it in a piece of pipe on a 100 ton press and pressed it into a brick? I know that they press brick pavers here in my area that way and they are a dry mixture when pressed together. I toured the plant and though...
by Jacob's dad
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coal dust bricks again
Replies: 37
Views: 5023

Re: Coal dust bricks again

Out of curiosity though do coal dust bricks hold some shape as they burn or do they break up? Right now I am working off some soft coal I don’t much like, because it doesn’t break up in the fire and is more difficult to use. I’m having to smash it into pieces before it goes into the firedoor. I'll ...
by Jacob's dad
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: grey iron
Replies: 43
Views: 6888

Re: grey iron

Fred,
I had a friend that had the same problem with a pile of castings and he fired up his wife's pottery kiln and left them in there for a period of time and then brought them down slowly with the timer and they were able to be machined. This was an electric system that could be controlled well.
by Jacob's dad
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Rebuilding the Central of Georgia #408
Replies: 193
Views: 48788

Re: Rebuilding the Central of Georgia #408

Thank you John for taking the time to post this very helpful thread. Jacob and I have enjoyed reading through it quite a few times since you sent the link. Your efforts have been greatly appreciated by Jacob and I and thank you again.

Jeff Smith
by Jacob's dad
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: cylinder cock design from latest live steam mag...
Replies: 73
Views: 22267

Re: BALL - RAMP - SPRING - DRAIN - COCKS

Here is a very rough drawing of what I have used many times. It is not only a drain, but a relief valve in case the cylinder fills up with water. Excuse the crappy spring drawing, but you get the idea. http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l45/crazysteamer/BALL-RAMP-COCKS/BALL-RAMPCOCK.jpg A = valve ba...
by Jacob's dad
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Design and Material Selection
Replies: 67
Views: 14771

Re: Boiler Design and Material Selection

Is the preferred choice in copper for tubes type L or type K. I have seen both used.

Thank you,

Jeff Smith
Florida