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by Builder01
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Derailment - crash bars
Replies: 13
Views: 568

Re: Derailment - crash bars

On a miniature steam locomotive, they are called crash bars. Who cares what they are called on a Harley! HA! Full steam ahead!

David
by Builder01
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Derailment - crash bars
Replies: 13
Views: 568

Re: Derailment - crash bars

Crash bars, to be effective, must protrude from the locomotive farther than the distance between the drain cocks, left to right. This bar has saved my drains several times!
by Builder01
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Small displacement lubricator?
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Small displacement lubricator?

PM research has them, although the smallest one is 2" tall. They do not have any with a sight glass, the ones that do, tend to be even larger. Most of the usual suspects in England sell them, also.

David
by Builder01
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Reflex Water Glass for 3/4-1" Scale Locos
Replies: 15
Views: 890

Re: Reflex Water Glass for 3/4-1" Scale Locos

The gauge glass at the IBLS site is a "flat style" gauge glass, but, I do not think is it a "reflex" type. The back of the gauge is completely solid.

David
by Builder01
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fire watch, solid fuel run at Train Mountain?
Replies: 25
Views: 1800

Re: Fire watch, solid fuel run at Train Mountain?

Pretty awesome! I assume that was coal?

David
by Builder01
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blower
Replies: 41
Views: 1923

Re: Blower

Fascinating, thanks guys!

David
by Builder01
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blower
Replies: 41
Views: 1923

Re: Blower

Is "dissolved oxygen" different from the oxygen that the boiler water is actually made of?

David
by Builder01
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Southern Valve Gear
Replies: 15
Views: 623

Re: Southern Valve Gear

So, you are showing us these drawings because this is what you are going to build?

David
by Builder01
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LITTLE ENGINES
Replies: 72
Views: 5302

Re: LITTLE ENGINES

The right thing to do, is to always ask. Tell the owner what you are doing, and just ask what you would like to do and if it is okay.

David
by Builder01
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tapping Pipe Fittings
Replies: 20
Views: 1060

Re: Tapping Pipe Fittings

If these are the taps and dies from PM research, they work best with heavy wall brass tubing. The taps and dies works great with the brass tube they sell. It is heavy wall, unlike the K & S tubing.

David
by Builder01
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blower
Replies: 41
Views: 1923

Re: Blower

It makes sense not to put compressed air into a full size locomotive. The "receiver" is so large, it would take forever to get enough pressure to run the blower. As for shortening the life of a boiler, how will putting air into a boiler that already has air and water in it, hurt it?

David
by Builder01
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blower
Replies: 41
Views: 1923

Re: Blower

Thank you Bill, my point exactly. As I said, putting compressed air in a boiler to run the built in blower is not going to shorten the life of the boiler in an amount that any one can measure.

David

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