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by Asteamhead
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Smokebox Length Ratio
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: Smokebox Length Ratio

Hello steamers, please take into consideration that some boilers got longer than necessary due to length of big locomotives as UP 4000s. Length of both tubes and combustion chamber couldn't be much longer as desired due to construction limits. Thus big (long) engines like the UP 4000 got a very larg...
by Asteamhead
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nathan 4000C's in 1.5" Scale
Replies: 25
Views: 2076

Re: Nathan 4000C's in 1.5" Scale

Anthony,
that quadrant of 1.5 " scale would give a chance to me to use it for my A, too due to the desired additional size for better handling :)
Looking forward to your process!
And not to forget, whish you a better New Year!
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nathan 4000C's in 1.5" Scale
Replies: 25
Views: 2076

Re: Nathan 4000C's in 1.5" Scale

Hello Anthony, Watching your topic with great interest! This type of injector seems to me the most desirable due to the combined water and steam valves 8) What a pitty to me, that it won't realy fit to my A 1239 of scale 1 in 10 :( Thank you for posting those rich details of this masterpiece! Asteam...
by Asteamhead
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How To Make A Pretty Good Coal Scoop
Replies: 13
Views: 1336

Re: How To Make A Pretty Good Coal Scoop

Like your excellent ideas and skills 8) And thanks for showing your complete process to us all!
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Pennsy E6 build
Replies: 15
Views: 1550

Re: Pennsy E6 build

Hello Andy,
A good start of your project, indeed! Personally I like your excellent castings 8)
Carry on my friend
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest
Replies: 40
Views: 19839

Re: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest

Hello again, Here are my recent projects fitting to christmas time. Not steam so far but heavy metal, yet. Made of ancient Walther stabil parts, some of which were from before WW II (!), the models now may last forever :) . The high voltage mast, scaled down to about 1 in 32 was built of some (not t...
by Asteamhead
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: First Steaming of "A Long Term Project"
Replies: 6
Views: 2449

Re: First Steaming of "A Long Term Project"

Hello Steve,
Thanks for showing your video! You built an engine, which looks and performs well 8)
For a short time I wondered if you would run it on that very short piece of a track :o , but all was safe.
Good luck and be happy :D

Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Future considerations from EE
Replies: 34
Views: 10916

Re: Future considerations from EE

I would like the Nathan top mount dual check valves. The N&W used these on a lot of their equipment. Pontiacguy1, You're right! But look, the more modern version of that Nathan double check valve, used by N&W was slightly different. The check valves for the Worthington 6SA feedwater pump (left) had...
by Asteamhead
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nathan 1918A's are in Production
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

Re: Nathan 1918A's are in Production

Hello Anthony,
Good to read your news regarding those superb injectors!
Looking forward to those Nathan 4000s, too 8) . Despite they will looking slightly oversized at my class A of scale 1 in 10, I think about having one.
Carry on!
Asteamheaad
by Asteamhead
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Nickel Plate 762
Replies: 46
Views: 22387

Re: Nickel Plate 762

Hello Jack,
Looking incredible good 8)
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 454
Views: 167259

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello Jack,
What an achievement first to make that precise master (patern) to get a couple of perfect bronze castings :!:
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 188
Views: 131317

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

Hello friends of the N&W, Still alive I overcame this nasty year with some indoore jobs. The A project not finished yet, I prepared that engine for a first steam up with friends this yearr :D . Thus all the SuperScale globe valves which were leaking after some use were to be improved. I found stems ...