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by Builder01
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Modeltec magazine - full listing of issues
Replies: 14
Views: 804

Re: Modeltec magazine - full listing of issues

Yes, is would be cool to have a copy of the index. Without access to the magazines. it would pretty much be useless though.
David
by Builder01
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Modeltec magazine - full listing of issues
Replies: 14
Views: 804

Re: Modeltec magazine - full listing of issues

Heaven forbid!! I have thought about that problem. Part of the work of the IBLS has been to preserve live-steam related websites that have disappeared. This is accomplished largely with the help of archive.org. Other than making sure we have a succession of IBLS Secretaries, how else can we preserv...
by Builder01
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-seating check valve?
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: Re-seating check valve?

I use Viton. It seals 100% and is very tough. I use it especially on the check valve from the delivery pipe from my injector. Any leak here and the injector will get hot from steam directly from the boiler. (Hot injectors will usually fail). I replace this specific one each Spring. I gave up trying ...
by Builder01
Thu May 30, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blue Gem Coal
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Re: Blue Gem Coal

Pocahontas for my loco. I have not heard of Blue Gem. - David
by Builder01
Tue May 28, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: water glasses
Replies: 11
Views: 751

Re: water glasses

I'm not sure I would have fired a boiler with a brass pipe that has a known crack in it. The crack should not have gotten past the hydro test stage. It could have completely failed under steam. That would be pretty exciting!! - David
by Builder01
Thu May 16, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Super heated Steam Throttle Lag
Replies: 28
Views: 2310

Re: Super heated Steam Throttle Lag

I notch up all the time, although, I do not run with the throttle wide open. The reverser is only "in the corner" for starting and going up a steep grade. Otherwise, I usually run notched up two to three turns on my reverser. (I have a screw reverser). I don't know if running this way is making good...
by Builder01
Thu May 16, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Super heated Steam Throttle Lag
Replies: 28
Views: 2310

Re: Super heated Steam Throttle Lag

While it is true that cleaning the superheater flues can be problematic, they are toward the top of the tube sheet and do not get very dirty. I removed my super heater tube assembly because of taking every thing apart for painting. I cleaned out the super heater flues and they were not really that d...
by Builder01
Thu May 16, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Super heated Steam Throttle Lag
Replies: 28
Views: 2310

Re: Super heated Steam Throttle Lag

Looks great! The return bends are the only part of my boiler that I did not make myself. I had a professional welder do that for me. To keep the inside of the return bend free from weld, I think he flooded the tube with an inert gas, maybe nitrogen, I'm not sure though. My fire box is pretty short a...
by Builder01
Mon May 13, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen 10 wheeler boiler
Replies: 13
Views: 1552

Re: Allen 10 wheeler boiler

No one has addressed the 'Achilles' Heel' of the Allen boilers - that 3/8" wide water leg. Virtually every Allen that I have seen that has failed has had the water leg packed solid with scale and/or rust. It's worthwhile to increase the width of the water leg to 1/2" or even 5/8" That is scary!! I ...
by Builder01
Mon May 13, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Driver Casting Repro
Replies: 27
Views: 2299

Re: Driver Casting Repro

Harold_V wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 3:43 pm
jlakes85 wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 7:03 am
yes this will be gray iron.
Have you considered ductile instead? Far more reliable.

H
Reliable? How does gray iron fail?

David
by Builder01
Mon May 13, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Shout out to Dave (Trainman4602)
Replies: 17
Views: 3828

Re: Shout out to Dave (Trainman4602)

Sounds like this should have been a private message via regular email. You have now just publicly posted your full name, email address and phone number. You might consider removing this message and then email Dave Trainman privately.

David
by Builder01
Sat May 11, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Driver Casting Repro
Replies: 27
Views: 2299

Re: Drivre Casting Repro

Looks nice. Will this be in iron?

David