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by Builder01
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in Nashville
Replies: 24
Views: 1784

Re: Steam in Nashville

You don't see that everyday! Cool!
by Builder01
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Green velvet oil
Replies: 13
Views: 1226

Re: Green velvet oil

This is good to know, glad you are still selling lube oil(s).

I want everyone to know, I have purchased oil from Mike, he is very prompt. He is a good guy!

David
by Builder01
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Correct packing ring for tender pump?
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Re: Correct packing ring for tender pump?

Graphite string that you can get at the hardware store will work, or, even the teflon type packing string. It will take on whatever shape the packing nut will compress it into. I use the teflon type of packing string on both my hand pump and axle pump.

David
by Builder01
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Angry ANGUS
Replies: 21
Views: 2233

Re: Angry ANGUS

Lookin' good! Question though, why do the small wheels appear as different colors? Also, there appears to be some sort of black material between one wheel and the axle, what is this?
David
by Builder01
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in Nashville
Replies: 24
Views: 1784

Re: Steam in Nashville

I have seen this loco during a visit to Nashville, this is awesome news!!

David
by Builder01
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hydro Test
Replies: 23
Views: 1834

Re: Hydro Test

kenrinc "we don't do it that way" Well, that certainly is interesting. It's hard to know exactly what was going on inside the inspector's head, but, what I have described is a pretty typical procedure for miniature railroad clubs that run live steam. Sorry about your experience, but, it sounds as if...
by Builder01
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hydro Test
Replies: 23
Views: 1834

Re: Hydro Test

Sure, I see no downside to ultrasonic testing on miniature boilers. It would be something beyond what most clubs require of boiler testing. Certainly nothing to lose by doing this. As a requirement on full size boilers, the upside seems pretty obvious.

David
by Builder01
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hydro Test
Replies: 23
Views: 1834

Re: Hydro Test

Nowadays, full-size locomotive boiler inspections include ultrasonic thickness testing at least every ten years. Back in the day, this wouldn’t have been possible. How much has this affected the way boiler inspections and hydrotresting is done? I think ultrasonic testing of full size loco boilers i...
by Builder01
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hydro Test
Replies: 23
Views: 1834

Re: Hydro Test

Actually, GWRdriver and I agree about an initial test for new boilers. All fittings are usually removed and bushings plugged, except for the hydro test pump, (usually a hand pump), for the 2 times working the pressure for a new boiler. This test is to prove the soundness of a new boiler, not the fit...
by Builder01
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hydro Test
Replies: 23
Views: 1834

Re: Hydro Test

I think some of the disagreement is full size boilers versus miniature boilers. While these are similar, they are not the same and rules that apply to one can not be used for the other. The 2 times working pressure for new boilers and 1-1/2 for annual testing is for miniature boilers, not full size....
by Builder01
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hydro Test
Replies: 23
Views: 1834

Re: Hydro Test

I have no idea what inspectors do for full size boilers and I'm sure the rules are quite different as compared to miniature boilers. For miniature boilers, newly constructed boilers are hydro tested to two times the working pressure. New boilers that are taken to the 2 times working pressure, usuall...
by Builder01
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hydro Test
Replies: 23
Views: 1834

Re: Hydro Test

A good hand pump will easily make enough pressure for a hydro test. I do this for all my hydro tests. In fact, a proper feed water hand pump will pump to very high pressures, be careful!

David