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by Asteamhead
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Main crank pin on different axle then Eccentric on
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: Main crank pin on different axle then Eccentric on

No problem at all.
Look, many 3-cylinder engines had their valve excentrics and their middle cylinders at different axles. No issues, no further measures necessary.
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: N&W S1a Project - Tender Build
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: N&W S1a Project - Tender Build

Hello again gamh44,
I forgot to mention the 3rd tool from the right on the photo of your board. This adjustable :!: grip nippers made by Facom or Gedore to me was worth it's weight in gold :) working at elder cars.

Best regards
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: N&W S1a Project - Tender Build
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: N&W S1a Project - Tender Build

Hello gamh44,
Watched your video, excellent running 8) !
What a pitty indeed, regarding we are living apart at such distance :( . Your engine would complete our ensemble perfectly!
We will watch your progress with great interest :!:

Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WHO NEEDS CNC?
Replies: 60
Views: 4945

Re: WHO NEEDS CNC?

Hello modelers (who are still using obsolete technics now and then), Talking to several life steamers, I detected a simple method to fix hexagon material in a standard 4 - chuck instead of using a 3 - chuck seems to be unknown by many of them? Shift the hexagon material into the chuck, turn it a bit...
by Asteamhead
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another 2900 project...
Replies: 76
Views: 31980

Re: Another 2900 project...

Hello SF 2900, That's a very big boiler, indeed! And we thought our boilers for the Y, my A and the J under construction were big ones :lol: but that of your fat 2900 is about 50 % bigger! Like that engine, the prototype of which will be returned to service next? year, too. I got a lifelong membersh...
by Asteamhead
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Museum of Obsolete Drafting Technology
Replies: 12
Views: 974

Re: Museum of Obsolete Drafting Technology

Hi John, Very nice case filled with good old tools! Weren't bad times these tools were all we had! When I wrote my diploma work, the first HP handheld calculator was a revolution then (and is still fine for technical calculations). At the time I normally used an elder calculator stick which my Prof....
by Asteamhead
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 163
Views: 35892

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

Peter, Jack and PRR5406, Thank you all for your kind recognition! Knowing well my A isn't complete yet, your words encourage me to finish it with enthusiasm. But sorry for I am busy now with boiler repairs and inspection of my first engine DB class 44 1167. We are planing to run a record ore train, ...
by Asteamhead
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 116
Views: 26028

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Hello Jack,
Bright idea :!: which solves all the problems of 2 - gauge rails using both the turntable and the steaming rails!
I'm watching your progress with great interest - a lot of hard work!
Got those funny photos from Down Under just recently :)

All the best by
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: USATC S-160 Consolidation
Replies: 34
Views: 11534

Re: USATC S-160 Consolidation

Dick,
nice construction, looking fine!

Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Choice of prototype
Replies: 62
Views: 5432

Re: Choice of prototype

NP317,
like those (mad) prototypes :lol:
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 163
Views: 35892

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

NP317, thank you! Now some more information regarding steaming by means of the stoker. Pure anthrazite coal of high quality seems to be hard stuff for the stoker :? . I did some work to improve the coal crusher but still given coal size wasn't the best to be fed by the stoker. A steamer had develope...
by Asteamhead
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Choice of prototype
Replies: 62
Views: 5432

Re: Choice of prototype

Hello EVGEN, What about building this monumental giant of the former Soviet Union? Found these rare informations in a German magazine just recently. May be a thrill for you to construct and build this engine and make it run successfully as a model - other than the prototype, which failed? Seven(!) p...