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by jcbrock
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil firing in 1" scale
Replies: 15
Views: 1398

Re: Oil firing in 1" scale

How do you regulate steam production during operation? Most importantly, I don't hear a chorus singing the praises of oil firing, I'm not discounting it yet, but I'm less enthusiastic about it then I was yesterday. Very interested in hearing more! You regulate steam by changing the size of the fire...
by jcbrock
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil firing in 1" scale
Replies: 15
Views: 1398

Re: Oil firing in 1" scale

Dave Johnson, who drops by here once in awhile, has a 1" Pacific that runs very well on oil. Not sure what kind of oil he uses. My experience oil-firing was with a much larger engine, which would burn just about anything as long as you adjusted the atomizer, blower and firing valve appropriately. So...
by jcbrock
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help With Painting Using Mask
Replies: 8
Views: 1077

Re: Help With Painting Using Mask

One thing you can do is after the mask is applied, seal the edges by applying the background color again, and then after that has dried apply the desired foreground color. Personally I like stippling with a stenciling brush, I feel like that helps minimize bleeding by applying the minimum amount of ...
by jcbrock
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 116
Views: 29367

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Sorry I wasn't clear, I was referring to US tracks, but yes there are several 5" gauge tracks in Canada. Winnipeg for one in addition to those James has kindly listed.
by jcbrock
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 116
Views: 29367

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Jumping in here, but the US is almost exclusively 4-3/4" rail. The only 5" line I know is the St Croix Railroad high line in Hudson, WI, and that was done because the guys from Winnipeg LS were kind enough to loan the club their forms for the new high line footings. We reciprocated by adding the 5" ...
by jcbrock
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rapid Steam Pressure Loss
Replies: 24
Views: 2924

Re: Rapid Syeam Pressure Loss

Sitting still with a little blower on and 13 inches of gas the fire box temperature is 2,200 degrees F. Put the valve gear is full forward position and move at a moderate speed with a light load and the temperature drops to 1,800 to 1,900 F. Are you turning the blower off once you start moving? Do ...
by jcbrock
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How do you guys feel about the "Just get it done" attitude?
Replies: 21
Views: 2466

Re: How do you guys feel about the "Just get it done" attitude?

Marty makes a good point, but it's really up to you. Are you one of those people that stays awake at night thinking about it? Where are you in the spectrum of having something to run vs having a project to keep you busy in the shop? Personally I am one of those people that stays awake at night and I...
by jcbrock
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Erskine Tramway
Replies: 276
Views: 51895

Re: Erskine Tramway

That's an interesting piece of history Mike, I am surprised it wasn't bullhead rail.
by jcbrock
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gathering the herd at Train Mountain
Replies: 9
Views: 2154

Re: Gathering the herd at Train Mountain

Spent a lot of time volunteering - outbound train inspection and garden rwy Monday, backshop Tuesday, garden rwy Wednesday, and loadout Friday, along with a lot of time wandering around meeting friends and making new ones. It was a good time, the weather was perfect. 42 trains through the inspection...
by jcbrock
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Are you ready?
Replies: 14
Views: 2979

Re: Are you ready?

Yeah Chris, you're probably right. Triennial years kind of warp things.
by jcbrock
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Are you ready?
Replies: 14
Views: 2979

Re: Are you ready?

Too many people for me. I'll attend the following Ops meeting. Shhhh, don't tell anyone about the ops meet, let's keep it our little secret. It was already pretty crowded last year. We had four trains waiting to switch at Phillips at one point. I'm probably an A-minus, I still have to pack but I ha...
by jcbrock
Mon May 14, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Two Silver Soldering Questions
Replies: 37
Views: 5279

Re: Two Silver Soldering Questions

you can get the bricks CHEAP from a place that supports fireplaces / stoves. RUTLAND PRODUCTS firebricks => $30 for a set of 6 There is a farm store here in Oregon called Coastal Farm. They sell the set of 6 for around 30 bucks, but they sell individual bricks for $3. :?: I bought the individual br...