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by jcbrock
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: shipping engines
Replies: 14
Views: 1262

Re: shipping engines

I think John Scarmozza has it right, focus on the crate and it doesn't matter who ships it. I recently received a loco and the crate had been destroyed with corresponding damage to the loco. I agree with previous comments about palletizing. I would reinforce the crate with 2x4 in the corners. I woul...
by jcbrock
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bagley burner install
Replies: 37
Views: 5083

Re: Bagley burner install

I don't know Bill about the 'safe', seems like the right thing to do would be to stop, let a little blower clear things, and then relight with a wick. Strictly my opinion based on mistakes I have made. But practical, yeah, I'll give that.
by jcbrock
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bagley burner install
Replies: 37
Views: 5083

Re: Bagley burner install

That's just a lazy and inattentive engineer's way to re-light their fire after they've sucked it out. Personally, I'd remove it but it doesn't affect what Marty said about the burner position.
by jcbrock
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bagley burner install
Replies: 37
Views: 5083

Re: Bagley burner install

When the burner is installed as Marty has described, draft from the blower will then pull the flames into a U shape back to the tubes. This maximizes heat transfer to the sheets of the firebox.
by jcbrock
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lathe for turning wheels
Replies: 59
Views: 6156

Re: Lathe for turning wheels

50 amps of 220v will run a 7.5 hp motor. I used a rotary phase converter as Harold suggests for many years and it was fine, but I've switched to VFDs on my machines to get my 3-phase because I like being able to set the ramp-up and shutdown times.
by jcbrock
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Comments on train unloading facilities
Replies: 5
Views: 2245

Re: Comments on train unloading facilities

I'm leaning towards pouring a largish pad, something 20x30, that butts against my gravel driveway. Then build a 12x4 hydraulic table on casters that can roll all over the pad and up to track at the edge of the pad. This'll work and also have the advantage of being able to spin the table end-for-end...
by jcbrock
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil firing question
Replies: 38
Views: 7265

Re: Oil firing question

No photo Glenn, but attached is a crude sketch from a 30 years gone by memory...so grain of salt and all. I have no recollection at all of the feed plumbing, and the boiler had a Vanderbilt firebox so it was weird anyway. The burner sat at the front of the firebox and the outlets pointed horizontall...
by jcbrock
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil firing question
Replies: 38
Views: 7265

Re: Oil firing question

My experience oil-firing was with the BJWCRR #2, 18" gauge. Gravity feed, no regulators, separate valves for oil, blower and atomizer, although the blower and atomizer valves were on the same branch from the turret. The atomizer used an insignificant amount of steam. I liked having no regulators, be...
by jcbrock
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Uintah #20 0-6-2t
Replies: 15
Views: 4732

Re: Uintah #20 0-6-2t

Model RR Magazine Index says there are drawings in the Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette Sept/Oct 1989 and Mar/Apr 1994 issues and surprisingly (to me anyway) Railroad Model Craftsman Nov 1953.
by jcbrock
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Uintah #20 0-6-2t
Replies: 15
Views: 4732

Re: Uintah #20 0-6-2t

The Henry Bender book has the Baldwin erecting card diagram. I do not know what is in the two-volume Rodger Polley book set.
by jcbrock
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: BETTENDORF TRUCK ORDERS
Replies: 15
Views: 6543

Re: BETTENDORF TRUCK ORDERS

Got mine, they're really nice. 3 pr in two priority mail boxes, coast-to-coast in 2 days. Like most things in this hobby, they are worth the wait. Thanks Dave.
by jcbrock
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: BETTENDORF TRUCK ORDERS
Replies: 15
Views: 6543

Re: BETTENDORF TRUCK ORDERS

Dave can you post here when the truck orders have all been shipped? That way we'll know if ours should have arrived without having to keep asking. We're just anxious because we have projects to put them under. Thank you too for understanding.