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by kcameron
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 330
Views: 106517

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Updating dimensions on a print was quite standard 'in the old days'. If you consider the man hours it would take to reproduce a new drawing with those changes (BC - before CAD) you can understand why the whole drawing wasn't redone many times. While today, you edit a few numbers, hit print, you have...
by kcameron
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Operated Cylinder Cocks
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Steam Operated Cylinder Cocks

With the discussions of the types of automatic cocks, I'm curious to see how the steam operated cocks work. My understanding is that a controlled steam pressure to the cock holds the check ball in place against the cylinder pressure. No steam pressure, cocks stay open, makes pushing a dead engine si...
by kcameron
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Position of Safety Valves
Replies: 13
Views: 1026

Re: Position of Safety Valves

Tetramachine,

I've been toying with that idea. Hardest part is getting the right number of turns so everything lines up coming out of the boiler.
by kcameron
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Getting a lift on the F&CC
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: Getting a lift on the F&CC

We did something similar at FLLS for the 1" track. However we added track to the forks so it was both a lift and transfer, about the width of a normal truck bed. However we found one issue with this center supported design. You must make sure you block the wheels at the far ends as there was enough ...
by kcameron
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Position of Safety Valves
Replies: 13
Views: 1026

Re: Position of Safety Valves

The steam dome is under the rectangular box on the top past the whistle. The forward one is just a plug. As shown in the picture the rear hole is off center and the boss is on the boiler that way. The jacket has it with a vertical shroud so the fitting is kind of awkward.
by kcameron
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Position of Safety Valves
Replies: 13
Views: 1026

Re: Position of Safety Valves

Might this front spot be good for one safety? FrontDome.jpg This lets you see how it is off the vertical of the boiler. SafetyWhistle.jpg Current tee fitting for the safety/whistle combo. WhistleSafetySide.jpg I'm working on cleaning up the tender and building a new setup for the coal grate. Origina...
by kcameron
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Position of Safety Valves
Replies: 13
Views: 1026

Position of Safety Valves

I picked up a 1" Atlantic. It came with a single safety valve which is on a tee with a very small whistle. The boiler connection is a 1/8" pipe fitting, but for whatever reason, it is about 15 degrees off vertical on the boiler. This is a few inches in front of the cab. I'm the type that thinks havi...
by kcameron
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Topic For Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 1880

Re: Topic For Discussion

What does TSME stand for? Is that Toronto?
by kcameron
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water Gauge Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1592

Re: Water Gauge Problem

What is the impact or symptoms of having a 'too low' connection for the bottom of the sight glass, presuming the glass itself is at the right height?
by kcameron
Wed May 27, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1.5" scale narrow gauge K-36
Replies: 26
Views: 3617

Re: 1.5" scale narrow gauge K-36

I presume for running on 4.75" gauge track?
Seeing some of the wonderful work you do, it is sad to think it won't be seen except for a black and grimy shadow in a great loco.
by kcameron
Mon May 25, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Motor Controllers for 1" 24V locos
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Motor Controllers for 1" 24V locos

Two of the names I've worked with are the 4QD and Syren boards. The 4QD was easy to adjust for smooth starts and stops. The Syren, not so easy to get the right settings plus that loco was 'center stop' for the throttle. That last feature made it unfriendly for new folk as it tended to take a problem...
by kcameron
Fri May 15, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 198
Views: 97428

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Since this thread has lots of high line people on it, I have the following to ask: what is a good length/depth for a high line engine house? So what is a good length for a loco and riding car? At FLLS, we do not have a high line, it came down around the late 90's. But we do consider the idea from ti...