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by jscarmozza
Sat May 18, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 33
Views: 1277

Re: Suspension problems

I couldn't access the spring hangers to shorten them as per Michael's recommendation, with the LE assembly method I couldn't do it with the boiler in place. What I did was remove the trailing truck (again) and shorten the adjustable hangers between the rear driver leaf spring and trailing truck walk...
by jscarmozza
Thu May 16, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 33
Views: 1277

Re: Suspension problems

The following are the observations I made experimenting with the adjustments available on my 1" LE Atlantic without making any modifications to the plan dimensioned parts.I moved the trailing truck walking beam pins to the front holes, it only shifted 10 lbs from the leading truck to the front drive...
by jscarmozza
Thu May 16, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 33
Views: 1277

Re: Suspension problems

I weighed each axle as per Trainman's video: Lead Tr front 35 lbs Lead Tr rear 35 lbs Front Dr 90 lbs Rear Dr 65 lbs Trailing Tr 60 lbs With a total engine weight of 285 lbs, roughly 25% of the weight is carried by the leading truck, only 54% (32% & 22%) by the two drivers and 21% by the trailing tr...
by jscarmozza
Wed May 15, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Phoson 0 brazing rod
Replies: 13
Views: 1356

Re: Phoson 0 brazing rod

Thanks guys. John
by jscarmozza
Tue May 14, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Phoson 0 brazing rod
Replies: 13
Views: 1356

Re: Phoson 0 brazing rod

Bill, what is the correct silver solder to use on a boiler?
John
by jscarmozza
Tue May 14, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 33
Views: 1277

Re: Suspension problems

I just came in from working on my engine, read the posts, and went back to check a few things. I can get over 3/16" lift on a leading truck wheel before seeing the front driver begin to lift, so I guess that's good. I didn't move the trailing truck walking beam pin forward yet, I want to do it and w...
by jscarmozza
Mon May 13, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 33
Views: 1277

Re: Suspension problems

Do you have any idea how he did it? I've been working on it all day today...very difficult, and I really don't know what I'm doing.
by jscarmozza
Mon May 13, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 33
Views: 1277

Suspension problems

I need advice on how to properly balance the wheel loads on my 1" LE Atlantic, the drivers are slipping badly. Is the purpose of the equalized suspension just to maintain wheel contact with the rails, or is it also a means to adjust the weight distribution on the wheels? If it is a means to adjust t...
by jscarmozza
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to fixture a stack casting?
Replies: 7
Views: 927

Re: How to fixture a stack casting?

Great techniques, thanks for sharing your methods.
John
by jscarmozza
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: types of coal
Replies: 29
Views: 2774

Re: types of coal

This past winter my live steam buddy and I were fooling around with coal bricketts that we made from different proportions of bituminous coal and anthracite. We used an old lead pot and steel rod as a mortar and pestal to pulverize the coal into fine sand like grains and dust, then we mixed various ...
by jscarmozza
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: steamin10 (Big Dave)
Replies: 47
Views: 5915

Re: steamin10 (Big Dave)

Sad to hear of Dave's passing, never met him, but felt I knew him. RIP
by jscarmozza
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines Pacific Ash Pan
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Re: Little Engines Pacific Ash Pan

The drawings that I have are for 1" scale.