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by Mark D
Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: Index of spark plugs
Replies: 9
Views: 7852

Re: Idex of spark plugsI

I have gone to great lengths to properly index spark plugs in some very high performance engines, one being an engine that finished within the top ten two times at the Engine Masters Challenge competition a few years ago. In dyno testing, it was found that there was / is / can be, a difference to th...
by Mark D
Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New guy with questions
Replies: 13
Views: 3147

Re: New guy with questions

DOH! I just discovered the steam marketplace. I think what I am going to do is advertise it in that marketplace. I read the rules, did not see anything requiring a price be listed, as some phpbb forums require for sales. SO I think I'll just post it for sale and see what happens. I will post more an...
by Mark D
Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New guy with questions
Replies: 13
Views: 3147

Re: New guy with questions

That is what I did. The larger picture came up, then suddenly disappeared and a ebay message appeared that said the auction was closed. I tried again and nothing happened. I lost interest after that, figuring I was beating a dead horse.

Mark D.
by Mark D
Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New guy with questions
Replies: 13
Views: 3147

Re: New guy with questions

Thanks for all the advice. Regarding the boiler, It looks more like a steam generator, where copper tubing is full of water and absorbs heat from the walls of the firebox. If this is correct, it shouldn't be a candidate for a space launch. Rather, it could apparently be used as a wallpaper steamer i...
by Mark D
Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New guy with questions
Replies: 13
Views: 3147

Re: New guy with questions

I live in central MN. Don't know of any live steam operations around here. Maybe something around the metro area, but don't know how to find them if they're there. The paper tube in the photo contains all the engineering drawings and assembly manuals. It also has a bucket of coal to go with it. Mark...
by Mark D
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New guy with questions
Replies: 13
Views: 3147

New guy with questions

Hi to all, and you all know I'm a new guy here. In my real life I work with 12" to the foot steam, but somehow I wound up with a 7 1/2" gauge Clyshay locomotive. It's a long story nobody cares about. If I didn't accept if from the son of the man who built it, it would have been scrapped several year...