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by NP317
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Schematic Symbol questions
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: Schematic Symbol questions

Another job Well Done.
~RN
by NP317
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New and shiny or weathered?
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: New and shiny or weathered?

I build 'm new and shiny, and let normal operations produce that natural used patina.
~RN
by NP317
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why 27 TPI?
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: Why 27 TPI?

Old British motorcycles and turn of the 20th Century Locomobile engines seem to have many 24 tpi threads of different diameters. Our shop gang figured their lathes were set up for 24 tpi (no quick-change gear boxes then) so they just made everything 24 tpi! That's our story and we're sticking to it....
by NP317
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gage blocks
Replies: 54
Views: 1705

Re: Gage blocks

I seem to remember hearing (years ago) that the platinum standard that defines the Meter has changed in length since it was manufactured.
So now there is a standard based on some wavelength of light.
Am I remembering this correctly?
~RN
by NP317
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 81
Views: 2468

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

So....
Did I miss the discussion as to why you are not using a chain saw to eliminate the oaks?
~RN
by NP317
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: fire door openning( right /left)
Replies: 12
Views: 892

Re: fire door openning( right /left)

cbrew wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:16 am
I do not burn rocks in my equipment, but i have seen on other locomotives, the lower track tends to load up with coal "dust" on locomotives i have seen with that double sliding doors. the butterfly doors would be the best from what i have seen.
Yea, that sounds better.
~RN
by NP317
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: fire door openning( right /left)
Replies: 12
Views: 892

Re: fire door openning( right /left)

For a hand fired coal burner, I think the horizontal sliding opening door would be the best,
as noted by Trainman.
~RN
by NP317
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: fire door openning( right /left)
Replies: 12
Views: 892

Re: fire door openning( right /left)

Prototypical oil-fired locomotive doors swing open toward the engineer. N. American engineers are on the right side of the cab. This allows the door to help shield the engineer's eyes from the bright fire, especially important when running at night. Fortunately, oil firing seldom requires the fire d...
by NP317
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Penberthy injector
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: Penberthy injector

Glenn:
Many Thanks for that info on Penberthy injectors.
I'll share this with our Steam Team, and get to work.
(as if we don't already have enough of that...)
~RussN
by NP317
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Penberthy injector
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: Penberthy injector

We have tried contacting Beckman at the link above, with no success.
I am watching to learn if you get a response. We have need of Penberthy parts, too.

Are there contact sources for Edward and Harold Stark?
~RN
Representing WAAAM
(Western Antique Aeronautic and Automobile Museum.
by NP317
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary tender tank
Replies: 11
Views: 604

Re: Temporary tender tank

For my State boiler test I used a green plastic tub sitting behind the loco, and clear hoses to the injector.
Check out the pic. It worked!
The loco was not done yet, so I did not run it on the rails this way.
~RN
317s.April 5-03.jpg
Steam test
by NP317
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive Cab
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Locomotive Cab

Dick:
When I get my riveted cab done this winter for my small Mikado, I'll share photos.
I've got ideas on how to do it. The 4 sides are already laser cut, and I've drilled about 150 rivet holes.
Many more yet to drill.
In the mean time...
~RN