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by Asteamhead
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to size an Injector?
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: How to size an Injector?

Hello, just my 2 cents: For our engines are running all about the same speed (as Anthony pointed out already), steam consumption depends mostly on the effective drawbar pull. This is about 20 % of the friction weight (max) of a typical engine. Specific steam consumtion per hp - hour is about 50 poun...
by Asteamhead
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Eccentric Engineer Announcement - Small Scale Injectors in stock!
Replies: 26
Views: 5137

Re: Eccentric Engineer Announcement - Small Scale Injectors in stock!

Anthony, Received your small injector some weeks ago. The German customs had to be paid, but no problems! Now I mounted it to a medium size stationary boiler as main feedwater supply (photo). It works as promised and intended :D : - succing water from about two feet below, - no dripping / water inle...
by Asteamhead
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 158
Views: 30940

Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Hello fans, During two meetings at Oberursel and Kassel the A ran very well :D . A friend of mine worked as engineer most of the time with passenger trains and had fun. The power reverse now works on hot (boiler) water as intended. The stoker had some difficulties regarding the movements between loc...
by Asteamhead
Thu May 17, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 54
Views: 7077

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

Hello Russ, Your engine looks fine with all those useful details! Should be a pleasure to it's engineer. Maybe the reason of trapped air in the water glass is it's height above top of the boiler? Should not happen when under steam yet. Installing double checks in the oil feeds sounds so right! I did...
by Asteamhead
Tue May 15, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Spring meet at DBC-T Oberursel
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Spring meet at DBC-T Oberursel

Hello steamers,
Just some photos of my A 1239 steaming at the new site of the DBC-T. It's a combined 5 " / 7 1/4 " railroad near Frankfurt /Germany which was renewed during the last three years. All went well at this first steam meeting, we had fun :D !

Best regards
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Sat May 05, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 158
Views: 30940

Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Hello fans, Just one more step to finish the project: The working power reverse :D All parts are made of bronze or stainless steel. It's now working on air but is intended to work on water taken from the boiler :idea: . Max force is about 80 pounds, travel is + / - 21 mm. The (plastic) piston ring i...
by Asteamhead
Sat May 05, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another 2900 project...
Replies: 72
Views: 27794

Re: Another 2900 project...

Congratulations, SF 2900!
Your running gear looks awesome from any angle :) !
You may be able to run your engine on steam to the same schedule as the prototype 2926 will do! :?:

Best luck to you by
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 158
Views: 30940

Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Hello,
one more photo from the first day of the actual exibition at Dortmund. The A is running onthe stage by air.

Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 158
Views: 30940

Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Thank you Tim for your interest! Tomorrow the A will be shown on the exhibit 'Intermodellbau Dortmund' running on air. Thus I worked a little harder during the last weeks to get it completed. Here's a photo of the driver's side of the cab including the 24-RL brake stand. The (upper) independent brak...
by Asteamhead
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive Roller Test Stand
Replies: 15
Views: 1441

Re: Locomotive Roller Test Stand

Hello bill4227, You're looking for suggestions how to built your roller stand? For my class A I found a simple construction using pairs of standard ball bearings. Thus the driving axles take a stable position :idea: . Rugged ball bearings of some diameter improve running a great deal compared to sma...
by Asteamhead
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Eccentric Engineer Announcement - Small Scale Injectors in stock!
Replies: 26
Views: 5137

Re: Eccentric Engineer Announcement - Small Scale Injectors in stock!

Hello Anthony,
Good news!
Tried to order one piece, but found your website won't accept anything else than PayPal (no MC or Visa credit card f.e.)? Any other posibility?

Asteamhead (Germany)
by Asteamhead
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE film for Brake Valve wafer / disc
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Re: PTFE film for Brake Valve wafer / disc

Hello Mike,
No problem, as long as the support of the disc by a (complex) curved disc is made carefully. That is recommended to avoid stress to the diaphragma, anyway.
Years ago I built a similar brake reduction valve which is still in use.
Best regards
Asteamhead