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by tyleire
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB Little Engines Atlantic tender
Replies: 3
Views: 1391

Re: WTB Little Engines Atlantic tender

Sent you a pm locoworks
by tyleire
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Superscale chicago injector BRAND NEW ****SOLD****
Replies: 1
Views: 1117

Superscale chicago injector BRAND NEW ****SOLD****

Selling a brand new, never used Superscale Chicago injector. $1000 domestic shipping included.

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by tyleire
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB Little Engines Atlantic tender
Replies: 3
Views: 1391

WTB Little Engines Atlantic tender

Looking for a 1.5” Little Engines Atlantic tender. Will consider any style and stage of completion.
by tyleire
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Restoring a modified Allen 2-4-0 barn find
Replies: 126
Views: 70788

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

As for the propane burner being too high in the firebox, a better burner would be with slots or holes in the horizontal tubes. But then you would need an air/fuel mixing tube, and where would that go? So just assume it will work as installed. I was very interested in this style of burner for a whil...
by tyleire
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Restoring a modified Allen 2-4-0 barn find
Replies: 126
Views: 70788

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

When I first purchased the locomotive, one of the rocker arms for the valve rod broke at the pin. When we looked closely, it appeared the slop in the gear had allowed the rocker arm to extend a bit farther in its travel, slamming into the crosshead guide yoke. Our solution at the time was to re-atta...
by tyleire
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Restoring a modified Allen 2-4-0 barn find
Replies: 126
Views: 70788

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

So last time we talk you were fighting the surface of the cylinder mating to the saddle. What did you do to fixing it? Steve Pieces of .010 stainless shim did the trick. Then it was on to the valve gear. I had a massive amount of valve rod slop when running the locomotive last year, so I knew I'd n...
by tyleire
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Restoring a modified Allen 2-4-0 barn find
Replies: 126
Views: 70788

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

20180217_195752.jpg Besides resurfacing the valve faces, I spent some time this week cleaning up each cylinder and the associated corrosion buildup between the saddle. In fact it caused the cylinders to spread apart so far on the frame that I suspect it broke the exhaust line solder joints on the b...
by tyleire
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Super Scale
Replies: 11
Views: 3452

Re: Super Scale

I agree there will be others to take up the torch left by Barry. Someone mentioned Eccentric Engineer. Anthony is a young man in his twenties who is passionate about making the highest quality injectors that in my opinion exceed the performance of Superscale. And his product line is expanding all th...
by tyleire
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Restoring a modified Allen 2-4-0 barn find
Replies: 126
Views: 70788

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

20180106_174316.jpg These cylinders looked pretty worn and rust damaged with deep pitting. We lapped them on 120 and 220 grit sandpaper taped to float glass and 3 hours later, didn't have much to show for our efforts other than sore muscles. I also noticed the valve face was wearing more on the edg...
by tyleire
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Restoring a modified Allen 2-4-0 barn find
Replies: 126
Views: 70788

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

After running the 2-4-0 quite a bit this past fall, I had a pretty lengthy wish list of fixes to the locomotive that required a full teardown: the timing was still off due to loose eccentric straps and worn valve gear, the axle pump (which I rely quite heavily on to save steam) started pumping less ...
by tyleire
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Restoring a modified Allen 2-4-0 barn find
Replies: 126
Views: 70788

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

Shorts and sandals are a safety hazard. Agreed. Here's a clip of the loco steaming around the LALS track. It's still out of time and in need of valve gear overhaul but steaming a little better. The only way we can get the fire large enough is to run rich, therefore soot is becoming a big problem an...