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by jcbrock
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New record in South Africa
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: New record in South Africa

Looks more like water tossing than scooping, Bill.
by jcbrock
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Belpaire Boiler for a PRR G-5
Replies: 15
Views: 469

Re: Belpaire Boiler for a PRR G-5

That looks difficult Marty, but probably not any more than anything else you guys do. Since the injectors are on the backhead for PRR locos, what's the check valve arrangement? I'm assuming there would be some, also somewhere around the backhead?
by jcbrock
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fire watch, solid fuel run at Train Mountain?
Replies: 25
Views: 1767

Re: Fire watch, solid fuel run at Train Mountain?

I'll stick with my 1" and head up to St. Croix for a grand time! A couple points Mike. There has been at least one fall meet at St Croix where it was so dry we banned coal burners for that meet, so call before you come. One meet out of 90 or so though, so the odds are with you. Secondly, TM al...
by jcbrock
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fire watch, solid fuel run at Train Mountain?
Replies: 25
Views: 1767

Re: Fire watch, solid fuel run at Train Mountain?

As someone who's run coal and oil burners at night, been to TM half a dozen times, and also done ag field burning in Oregon back in the day, I feel qualified to comment. The place is too big. It's not the fire watching that is the problem, it is the fire fighting. By the time you say 'hey there is a...
by jcbrock
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Eccentric Engineer - Product Update 11/30
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Re: Eccentric Engineer - Product Update 11/30

AnthonyDuarte wrote:
daves1459 wrote:I tested the injector to 125psi and it worked flawlessly. I still have work to do on the low end to get it down to around 30psi.

30 to 125 would be pretty spectacular performance. I'm going to be happy with 50 to 125, I'll hand-pump below 50 as punishment for my poor firing.
by jcbrock
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: EMD F-7
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: EMD F-7

Pike River Northern at https://pikerivernorthern.com/
by jcbrock
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: reversing lever notch spacing
Replies: 17
Views: 941

Re: reversing lever notch spacing

There are a lot of notches on larger locomotives because you don't really know where you are going to want to be as it depends on train weight and track profile, you feel what's right in the situation and leave the bar in that notch (adjusting as the track profile changes). Also, the center of the s...
by jcbrock
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LITTLE ENGINES
Replies: 72
Views: 5186

Re: LITTLE ENGINES

No John you are not wrong, that is all personal use and anything goes there. If you started making parts for other people or distributing the drawings to other people then the preceding discussion would come into play.
by jcbrock
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LITTLE ENGINES
Replies: 72
Views: 5186

Re: LITTLE ENGINES

Interesting intellectual property questions here. If someone is taking prints and redrawing them into DXF or SVG or some other format there's obviously an investment and value add which deserves compensation but I would think some kind of licensing agreement with the originator needs to be there to ...
by jcbrock
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to Dry out a boiler for winter storage?
Replies: 26
Views: 1506

Re: How to Dry out a boiler for winter storage?

John Parker at one time had his Bridgeport in his family room. I asked how he got away with that and his short answer was 'it was there before she was'. There were a lot of things about him that I admired. Now I will stop with the hijack.
by jcbrock
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.
Replies: 194
Views: 30028

Re: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.

I think the idea of letting the heat travel up would work, you might need a box fan assist. My Minnesota shop was 24x32 with a 9' ceiling. I heated it with a 50,000 BTU Modine unit ceiling-hung and that was way more than I needed (R-19 walls, R-38 ceiling) to give you another data point. If I recall...
by jcbrock
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.
Replies: 194
Views: 30028

Re: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.

I've been doing the same Brian, and my Shay has been stalled for 2 years. But I've got the shop done and am about to order machine tools and was also going the rigger route. I've done it myself, but am now older and wiser. I insulated a 16x24 space as the machine shop portion and am using a packaged...

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