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by Lovesthedrive
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mad notions
Replies: 8
Views: 1917

Re: Mad notions

The owner sent me two more pictures of the machine. Apparently it is chan drive. Tho I am surprised that he has to lift the loco on or off. Seems like if it had some bearings one could roll it on/off. 87992678_824825978021416_3253968606152622080_n.jpg 87395070_645828335976825_2607061203259752448_n.j...
by Lovesthedrive
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wash my locomotive
Replies: 7
Views: 1215

Re: Wash my locomotive

Small areas Carb cleaner in a aerosol works well. You can get a syphon gun for an aircompressor if you wanted to spray it.
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by Lovesthedrive
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Speaking of spoked wheels
Replies: 0
Views: 601

Speaking of spoked wheels

I didnt want to hijack the CAD thread. Who out there offers a 5" or 6" spoked wheel. I will be looking to buy 12 wheels this summer (2020). I would like it with 6 or 8 spokes per wheel. These would be non driver type wheels. I do have a light duty antique lathe so casting is fine. The wheel casting ...
by Lovesthedrive
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Security
Replies: 22
Views: 2811

Re: Trailer Security

A local here in Maine has a trailer with a detachable coupler. It wasnt the styel where the coupler bolts to a plate. Instead the tongue had a diagonal dovetail that the tongue slipped into and a vertical grade 8 (5/8") bolt locked it all together. I just searched fofr an image and couldnt find it. ...
by Lovesthedrive
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mad notions
Replies: 8
Views: 1917

Re: Mad notions

To any locomotive a sprocket or gear would be better as there will be too much wheel slip if encountering any type of grade other than a dead flat road.
by Lovesthedrive
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mad notions
Replies: 8
Views: 1917

Re: Mad notions

I could do that indeed. It is why I posed the question here. To look for ideas. Thankyou.
by Lovesthedrive
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mad notions
Replies: 8
Views: 1917

Re: Mad notions

I did some further reading about the creation some one did. It was created in Quebec. The blow out was not from heat. It was from overloading. Here are the pictures of some one esles design. 169483696_10206107771289058_2375654309586010112_n.jpg 68870430_10206107771449062_4006338583106420736_n.jpg 69...
by Lovesthedrive
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane firing question
Replies: 7
Views: 1159

Re: Propane firing question

I made the foolish mistake of not putting the plate that fits over the burners. The result was easy firing as long as it was stationary. As soon as the engine had to work it wouldnt maintain pressure as it would suck cold air past the burners.
by Lovesthedrive
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mad notions
Replies: 8
Views: 1917

Mad notions

It has been a while since I last posted. Pardon any double key strokes I miss in editing, my hands have tremors now (makes stickwelding fun!). So I saw on a friends page on FaceBook that some one had made a Clishay gocart. Alas it wasnt a very good job as the heat from the boiler would burn the driv...
by Lovesthedrive
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New England Steam Corporation
Replies: 8
Views: 2861

Re: New England Steam Corporation

This came to me by way of PRR406 email/ Third time's the charm! The Waterville City Council voted to sell Maine Central 470 to New England Steam Corporation this evening. I hesitate to say, "the good guys won", but this is the best chance to old locomotive has had in 60 years. We will be signing a c...
by Lovesthedrive
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New England Steam Corporation
Replies: 8
Views: 2861

New England Steam Corporation

Hi, I am not a representative of them. Nor have they asked me to help. Yet I would like to get the word out about a locomotive we would like to see restored. Ok, I will confess, Maine needs to have a full size locomotive. The organization has 47 days left on its fundraising (according to the link). ...
by Lovesthedrive
Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Andy Ross stirling engines?
Replies: 0
Views: 1253

Andy Ross stirling engines?

Anyone know of castings available from Andy Ross?