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by Glenn Brooks
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Shortest steam up in history
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: Shortest steam up in history

Ryan, good question re : compressor HP . Short answer is I don’t know. You can run a fairly large live steam Loco at 40 PSI, so long as it’s not pulling anything. Might be a question to post on the live steam page. Plenty of folk have run their locos on air. I suppose one could calculate air consump...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Another Ng Climax casting pattern
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Another Ng Climax casting pattern

Doug, 18 or so. Maybe even 26, if my budget allows. I would keep some extras for future cAr builds, Cattails Foundry would be a good choice, back in Lancaster County, PA. It’s run by an Amish family and they do superb work. They sometimes take a long time to deliver, e.g. months, but their price str...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Shortest steam up in history
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: Shortest steam up in history

James and Bill- :D
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Shortest steam up in history
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Shortest steam up in history

Or, you could say “Railroading for the Busy Executive”. busy schedule? No time for Railroading? Just grab a shot of air. 2 minutes before dinner! Nothing to it. https://youtu.be/YNsoHdz7NWU Actually, I set up the boiler for a shot of air to test out my check valve repair and got the fun idea to see ...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 139
Views: 16033

Re: Woodinville Shops

Finally finished milling the ends of my replacement seat for the check valve, in line between the injector and the boiler. Milling the four flutes out on each end proved to be something of a chore, as I couldn’t get the end mill into one end without damaging the seat in the middle. Eventually was ab...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 296
Views: 26437

Re: 12" working railroad

Ryan, thanks. My iPad died, so lost a bunch of edits. I just updated my last post with two links to design drawings and an Emd Type A parts list. These are both on IBLS site, although the parts list is hard to find there. Yep, those blocks might be just the thing. At $11/ each much Cheaper than I ex...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 296
Views: 26437

Re: 12" working railroad

Ryan, these journals look very interesting. What does the little top (bottom) box frame thingy do? Set screw guide maybe? Probably that could be machined off if not needed. These would simply the fabrication cycle somewhat - wouldn’t have to make journal boxes. I assume they are cast iron, which is ...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 296
Views: 26437

Re: 12" working railroad

Ryan, yep, I like your design. I’ll go lay out the general dimensions up against the existing frame on Saturday. The only change I might consider is using a different bearing. Something that allows the axles and individual wheels to float in the side frames, maybe with springs. Need to research what...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 139
Views: 16033

Re: Woodinville Shops

Thanks James!
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Another Ng Climax casting pattern
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Another Ng Climax casting pattern

Doug, do you plan on making any more castings? Your pole pockets look really good. I’ve been kind of scouting around for 2.5” or 3” scale pockets for my 12” ga cars. If you are interested in selling any please let me know.

Thanks
Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 296
Views: 26437

Re: 12" working railroad

That might work. I figured on at least 10” wheels anyway, maybe bigger. Can you send a drawing or photo that shows the design? One thing I’ve been thinking about is to make this an 0-4-0, with a connecting rod between the front and rear wheels. Similar to a 25 ton Whitcomb. This requires a new frame...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 139
Views: 16033

Re: Woodinville Shops

Glenn, have you considerd lapping the checks rather than making new parts? You may have to do it even with new to get a good seat in the valve. Just a thought. And nice work on the loco! Elm, I did think about lapping. Then I noticed a pretty good side nick, or gouge, in the cone seat, which is to ...