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by Jacob's dad
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Rebuilding the Central of Georgia #408
Replies: 192
Views: 31760

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: 18068

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: 12456

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
by Jacob's dad
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Design and Material Selection
Replies: 67
Views: 12456

Re: ASME materials

I just found this thread and it was very interesting to read. Thank you for starting it Marty.

Jeff Smith
Florida
by Jacob's dad
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Soldering flue tubes
Replies: 24
Views: 3258

Re: Soldering flue tubes

Here is my plan of attack: 1) Remove all tubes 2) Ream holes to roughen up surface 3) Buy .065 walled copper tube 4) Swage the ends to fit closer to hole diameter 5) Roll tubes in 6) Report outcome Thanks to everyone who helped me out Did you ever report the outcome? If so, I missed the report. Wer...
by Jacob's dad
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PLumbing Method
Replies: 12
Views: 1859

Re: PLumbing Method

I piped an 0-6-0 for a friend many years ago and we came up with a solution for dealing with all round items that didn't have flat surfaces to place a wrench on because we didn't like marks on the piping and fittings. We took leather about 1/4" thick and the length and width of the tool surface and ...
by Jacob's dad
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines Crab - Son's first locomotive
Replies: 12
Views: 2407

Re: Little Engines Crab - Son's first locomotive

I don't know why it rotated the last three photos. Sorry about that folks.
by Jacob's dad
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines Crab - Son's first locomotive
Replies: 12
Views: 2407

Re: Little Engines Crab - Son's first locomotive

IMG_6278.JPG IMG_6338.JPG IMG_6280.JPG IMG_6352 (2).JPG We were at the December meet at our club and a friend asked us for an update on my son's engine so here are some progress photos. He has sold the dickens out of his birdhouses and firewood to keep his project going so we are proud of him learn...
by Jacob's dad
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: For Sale: 30" Gauge Steam Locomotive & cars
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

For Sale: 30" Gauge Steam Locomotive & cars

For Sale: 30" Gauge Steam Locomotive & cars Built by Tom Ternings of Kansas. The engine is a 5/8 scale model of a Baldwin 2-4-2 steam locomotive. It was originally built with a non-code boiler and a new code boiler was built and installed in 1994. The boiler is coal fired and the operating pressure...
by Jacob's dad
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Double-header at CStP&P
Replies: 8
Views: 1856

Re: Double-header at CStP&P

I know of a boy that was very bummed that he couldn't be there, however we did make a call to David and got some great details. :D