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by Cary Stewart
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: steam locomotive emulator
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: steam locomotive emulator

I suspect that to fully understand the details of a steam locomotive's operating characteristics you will have to delve into thermal dynamics, Ranquine cycles, etc. It is a very extensive and deep subject that most live steam model operators do not bother with. We learn how to build, mnatain and ope...
by Cary Stewart
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pipe thread sealant?
Replies: 20
Views: 1172

Re: Pipe thread sealant?

Hi Dianne, This is not about this thread but should be of some interest to you. Go to Facebook, Live Steam History of Sothern California, Mike Massey photo just loaded. The photo is a 1957 shot of a Little Engines 4-2-4T C.P.Huntington. It is the prototype of your 4-4-0. All that was done was remove...
by Cary Stewart
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Dubious Restoration
Replies: 36
Views: 2664

Re: Dubious Restoration

I just re watched the video and now wonder why he didn't clean up the rust and paint the change gear face on the front face of the headstock? Strange and some of the sequences of operations seemed off. I wonder what he sold it for or if he "restored" the lathe for his own use? How do you know which ...
by Cary Stewart
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Dubious Restoration
Replies: 36
Views: 2664

Re: Dubious Restoration

Kind of reminds of the old IAM papers during WWII and he cartoons there in. Out Our Way and Bull Of The Woods. Many of those were about old worn out machines that the company or what ever reason would not rebuild or replace. I remember one in which a young machinist was temporally assigned to a very...
by Cary Stewart
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam oil
Replies: 17
Views: 1497

Re: Steam oil

Bill Donovan at Real Trains sold different steam oil for displacement and mechanical lubrication. He explained it to me a long time ago but I have forgotten why the difference. Stuart-Turner's stationary models all used displacement lubricators attached to the engine at the steam inlet. Most locos t...
by Cary Stewart
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Coloured graphics?
Replies: 10
Views: 1104

Re: Coloured graphics?

One small correction. The name of the owner of the engine in your photo is Dan Markov. Sorry about that.
Cary
by Cary Stewart
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Coloured graphics?
Replies: 10
Views: 1104

Re: Coloured graphics?

Your photo of the Eureka belongs to Dan Markham and I believe it is stored at the Nevada State Railroad Museum - South in Henderson, NV. It is fully restored to its as delivered appearance from Baldwin in the early 1870s. There are two 2-6-0 Baldwin 3ft gage loco that have also been restored to ther...
by Cary Stewart
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: three one inch scale wooden pullman passenger cars 1903
Replies: 11
Views: 2872

Re: three one inch scale wooden pullman passenger cars 1903

Thank you Gentlemen. It is rojam18801 who I am looking for. I knew the cars had been sold. However, it is the Victorian houses in the background that I am interested in. I remember that there was another post, perhaps to another site, that had detail photos of the cars and the houses. A lady on anot...
by Cary Stewart
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wood passenger cars and Victorian houses
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Wood passenger cars and Victorian houses

Hello All, I have been trying to find a post by/about a fellow that had built two or three wood passenger cars including the trucks in wood as he didn't have any metal working tools. He also displayed photos of some magnificent Victorian doll houses. The post was back tow or three years ago, maybe l...
by Cary Stewart
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Found 1899 indicator card in a library book
Replies: 10
Views: 1822

Re: Found 1899 indicator card in a library book

k4kfh, The two pressure transducers were war surplus and were very accurate. However, they would not tolerate high temperatures so on air only. The linear resister, about 9" long, was also very accurate and came from war surplus. What brand they were I have no recollection. Like parts are probably s...
by Cary Stewart
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Found 1899 indicator card in a library book
Replies: 10
Views: 1822

Re: Found 1899 indicator card in a library book

At the LALS/IBLS meet in 1975 Gary Kubicek and I demonstrated the Indicator Card concept using a X-Y O'scope, a long linear resistor and a pair of pressure sensors on a 9" gage 2-6-0 of 1870 prototype chasis which was on air. The scope came from the rubble of ITT Gov. Systems plant in Sylmar. The pl...
by Cary Stewart
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Disney American
Replies: 418
Views: 80258

Re: Disney American

Your photo of CP173 is dated correctly for the build date. However, this photo shows the engine as it looked after a major backshop job in the early 1880s. I think about 1883. Note the jamb brakes between the drivers.The engine is black, the wheels are red centers with black tires. The tender letter...