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by flyguy
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Rebuilding the Birch 3/4" NYC Pacific
Replies: 10
Views: 2295

Re: Rebuilding the Birch 3/4" NYC Pacific

Very cool setup. I really like how you used the 123 block and shim stock to help figure out your centerlines. Do you have any detailed pictures of the old rods? Since you are in the middle of valve gear design, I'd like to know the best method of determining the length of the combination lever and u...
by flyguy
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WHO NEEDS CNC?
Replies: 60
Views: 11801

Re: WHO NEEDS CNC?

Dave,

I'm a huge fan of manual machining, seeing challenging parts made on an old school machine is really interesting. I’d love to see a video showing how you would attack making this handle from two pieces on the chucker.

James
by flyguy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Restoring a modified Allen 2-4-0 barn find
Replies: 125
Views: 56535

Re: Restoring a modified Allen 2-4-0 barn find

Hi John, I helped Brandon with the rebuild. I am finishing up an Allen 4-6-0 as well. We made the clevises from 4130 hardened them to 35RC. I did not make hardened clevis pins, as I figured I could easily replace these. The link saddle pin and lifting arm pins were made from hardened and ground A2, ...
by flyguy
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Restoring a modified Allen 2-4-0 barn find
Replies: 125
Views: 56535

Re: Restoring a modified Allen 2-4-0 barn find

I was looking for the live steam article “A Tale if Five Moguls” specifically for a steam dome ball valve throttle solution. I reached out to LSORR about getting a back issue but never heard back from them. If anyone has a copy of the article I would appreciate it. I would like to equip Brandon’s en...
by flyguy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 62
Views: 20374

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

Your work is beautiful. I hope to do much of the same on my Allen Ten Wheeler I am finishing up. I don't think I ill have the clearance between the drivers and the firebox to do the boiler rivet details, but I do plan to do the back head similar to yours. One of the things I do not like about the st...
by flyguy
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Stephenson Slide Valves
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Stephenson Slide Valves

Hi Everyone, I have been working on fine tuning the timing on my Allen Ten Wheeler. I set the valves using the technique described in the Allen drawings. I have run into one small issue though. I cannot even out the valve travel across the ports on the right side of the engine. I started out by find...
by flyguy
Thu May 25, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Want to Buy Railroad Supply Brake Stand
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Re: Want to Buy Railroad Supply Brake Stand

Sent a pm Bill.
by flyguy
Thu May 25, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Want to Buy Railroad Supply Brake Stand
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Re: Want to Buy Railroad Supply Brake Stand

I would prefer one with a valve. I have not contacted Railroad Supply as I thought they no longer had them. I will check with them as well.
by flyguy
Thu May 25, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Want to Buy Railroad Supply Brake Stand
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Want to Buy Railroad Supply Brake Stand

Hi Everyone,

I'm looking for a Railroad Supply brake stand or something similar. Please let me know if you have anything.

Thank you

James
by flyguy
Sun May 22, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3.5 gauge little engines 4-8-4
Replies: 27
Views: 4349

Re: 3.5 gauge little engines 4-8-4

Heres a pic of the backhead. Also a picture found in the LALS library. Unknown date and unknown builder. If anyone has any info I'd really appreciate it.
by flyguy
Sun May 22, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3.5 gauge little engines 4-8-4
Replies: 27
Views: 4349

Re: 3.5 gauge little engines 4-8-4

Hi Guys, Been quite a while since I posted on this subject, but someone asked about my locomotive on another thread so here’s an update. After getting a more in depth look at the locomotive there are the problems I thought I might be dealing with: 1. Boiler Construction 2. Bad Valve Timing 3. Thrott...
by flyguy
Fri May 06, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Building a locomotive from erection drawings
Replies: 40
Views: 6310

Re: Building a locomotive from erection drawings

Thanks for the excellent photos