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by Builder01
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Favorite train movie
Replies: 24
Views: 1117

Re: Favorite train movie

Von Ryan's Express! Awesome steam trains!

David
by Builder01
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive Steam Chest Question
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: Locomotive Steam Chest Question

I would agree with Tim. This is for a screw to hold the chest to the cylinder while adjusting valve events. You can also leave the studs in the cylinder with spacers under the nuts to hold the chest to the cylinders while adjusting valve events. Depending on how tight your packing is on the valve sp...
by Builder01
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Injector Questions

The number designation on the injectors sold in England is in reference to delivery capacity. Here's a link to a website page of English injectors: http://www.livesteammodels.co.uk/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=49_149 The capacity is given in pints per minute for each size. They are sol...
by Builder01
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: silver soldering steel to steel
Replies: 33
Views: 2059

Re: silver soldering steel to steel

I thought tool steel becomes dead hard only after quenching?
David
by Builder01
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: silver soldering steel to steel
Replies: 33
Views: 2059

Re: silver soldering steel to steel

Insulating fire bricks are available on Ebay. Here's the type I got: https://www.ebay.com/itm/K-26-Insulating-Firebrick-9x4-5x-2-5-IFB-Fire-Brick-Thermal-Ceramics-Bricks-K26/200945542607?hash=item2ec949a5cf:g:DrMAAMXQXMRR7IT8:rk:1:pf:0 These are not exactly cheap, but, they are the correct type and ...
by Builder01
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Green velvet oil
Replies: 21
Views: 2702

Re: Green velvet oil

SteveM wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:13 pm
Highiron wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:17 pm
.. and 30 + quarts of pain bearing and journal oil ..
Can I use "pain bearing oil" on my knees?

Steve
No, you must use elbow grease.

David
by Builder01
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Walschaerts valve gear
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: Walschaerts valve gear

The die block should be just short of hitting the ends of the expansion link in full forward and reverse.

David
by Builder01
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Could this work?
Replies: 9
Views: 971

Re: Could this work?

Yes, you must ultimately test with live steam to truly reveal everything. A preliminary test on air will probably reveal things as well, before a "real" hot test. I am preparing my loco for it's annual hydro test in May. At home, I first test everything cold, on just air. Then, closer to May, (when ...
by Builder01
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Could this work?
Replies: 9
Views: 971

Re: Could this work?

The only appliance that absolutely must use steam for testing, is a feed water injector. Everything else can be tested on air including setting valve events. Save a hot boiler for the injector. With the boiler filled with air at working pressure, you can even test pumps to put water into the boiler ...
by Builder01
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New book: The Backyard Railroader
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

Re: New book: The Backyard Railroader

Congratulations to Jeff Frost! I have not finished reading my copy of the book, but, what I have read so far seems to be solid information based mostly on first hand experience. It is quite a project to finish any sort of book. There is some interesting things going on in some of the photos. On page...
by Builder01
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in Nashville
Replies: 26
Views: 3113

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: 21
Views: 2702

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