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by NP317
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ceiling tile for my shop
Replies: 10
Views: 146

Re: Ceiling tile for my shop

My shop is 26' x 52', fully insulated with peaked ceilings, 1350 sq. feet concrete floor area.. Heat is a wood-burning stove. Instead of a ceiling fan to stir up the heat that gatherers at the top, I installed an 8" diameter stove pipe, 12 feet long. The top is secured ~12" below the peak of the cei...
by NP317
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ed Perry
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: Ed Perry

sabin wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:31 am
Funny how things go astray. For those who addressed my question, thank you. Sounds like it's normal dealings with Ed.
Jim
Jim:
Yes, I plead guilty.
Hopefully Ed Perry is doing his normal: Quietly, behind estimated schedule, and excellent.
Keep us informed, please.
~RN
by NP317
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ed Perry
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: Ed Perry

About 35 years ago I was in the UK on business. My host housed me near his home in Alton, south of London, and near the north end of the Blue Bell tourist steam line. And of course he got me a Saturday morning ride on the steam train. It was pulled by a pair of Pacifics, with the A4 Mallard on the p...
by NP317
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB Clippard MJQC-B4B4
Replies: 13
Views: 436

Re: WTB Clippard MJQC-B4B4

This is a very interesting discussion on brake application delay. When I was engineering tourist steam trains at Snoqualmie, WA and at Mt. Rainier Scenic RR in Elbe, WA, our normal practice was to to make a 5 psi reduction on the 70 psi train line brakes when approaching a road crossing. This preset...
by NP317
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ed Perry
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: Ed Perry

I hope Ed is OK. He must be in his ?late 80s? by now? 16 years ago he made an excellent boiler for my Ten Wheeler. Even then I could never get any communications response from him. Eventually (after months of silence), I got an email that the boiler was being shipped by a specific freight company. H...
by NP317
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Castings for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Castings for sale

Holy Ten Wheeler! I do believe those are the unused castings from my Allen Ten Wheeler project of 15 years ago! I was recently wondering what I did with them, and now I vaguely remember putting them in your vehicle (at your request) during one of the Kitsap Live Steamer's Wednesday Brunch gatherings...
by NP317
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Running a live steamer "1930s style"
Replies: 28
Views: 3671

Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

Nice. I like the simple angle-steel rails.
Good idea.
~RN
by NP317
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bucyrus steam crane
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Bucyrus steam crane

From the Northwest railway Museum website collection information www.trainmuseum.org "Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway #X-5 Industrial Works 1908 75 Ton Wrecking Crane. Gift 1972 of Purdy Co. Built in 1908 by Industrial Works of Bay City, Michigan, the X-5 is a small wrecking crane designed to li...
by NP317
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Vacuum Ejector Drawing / Guidance
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Vacuum Ejector Drawing / Guidance

It is also possible that the injectors will develop more vacuum with steam, that with equivalent air pressure.
Steam has higher mass/density that compressed air.
~RN
by NP317
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: N&W S1a Project - Tender Build
Replies: 9
Views: 1188

Re: N&W S1a Project - Tender Build

Good old fashioned material removal methods. Nice.
'Makes castings look easier, though.
~RN
by NP317
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bucyrus steam crane
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Bucyrus steam crane

Hoppercar:
Where are you located? I looked at your posted info and did not see that.
Asking because there are various RR wrecking cranes in USA museums that could be visited.
~RN
by NP317
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Soler II Pumps
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Soler II Pumps

Thanks for keeping the Soler pumps alive all these years!
~RN