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by michaellynn2
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Power Reverser questions
Replies: 19
Views: 1200

Re: Power Reverser questions

The full sized locomotives used air on the power reverse. As the "Johnson Bar" is easily and slowly eased into reverse or forward the power reverser will catch up to the motion of the lever. Once the lever ("Johnson Bar") is eased into the desired position the power reverse locks the valve gear into...
by michaellynn2
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Power Reverser questions
Replies: 19
Views: 1200

Re: Power Reverser questions

This is a very good point made by Steve. Since I operate my power reverser on boiler water, there still is water in the reverser cylinder during a boiler blow down. While there is little water in the boiler and lots of steam pressure, I run the reverser into forward and reverse to blow out the water...
by michaellynn2
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Power Reverser questions
Replies: 19
Views: 1200

Re: Power Reverser questions

My loco has a power reverser and operates on water taken from a side sheet below the water line. Since the water is coming into the reverser under pressure from the boiler, I have not noticed "slow" motion of the reverser. The reverser does not get hot unless I put the reverser into forward and reve...
by michaellynn2
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: OMG, Kamikaze bugs!
Replies: 14
Views: 2329

Re: OMG, Kamikaze bugs!

They little guys mud up everything. Look under my porch, on my porch, everywhere! I keep my green machine (ps4) in the dining room to protect it from the "damn mud daubers". It is safe under the dining room table! No kidding.
by michaellynn2
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Westinghouse Type B Brake Cylinder
Replies: 4
Views: 1795

Re: Westinghouse Type B Brake Cylinder

EVGEN, I sent you a pm. I hope it helps. Michael
by michaellynn2
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pre heating boiler water
Replies: 38
Views: 4601

Re: Pre heating boiler water

Slightly off the main live steam topic. When the 611 is tucked in for a nights sleep, everything is done to let the boiler do a slow cool down. The fire is banked heavily, the boiler loaded up with water and the pops lift. Once all this is done a cap is placed on the stack to hold in the heat from a...
by michaellynn2
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pre heating boiler water
Replies: 38
Views: 4601

Re: Pre heating boiler water

My Elesco feed water heater has no vent system. Is that a real big importance? I wanted to prevent temperature shock not corrosion issues. The boiler is made of 1/4" boiler steel. I have inspected the boiler and found no corrosion inside. I know that the water treatment is an issue, but corrosion?
by michaellynn2
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pre heating boiler water
Replies: 38
Views: 4601

Re: Pre heating boiler water

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by michaellynn2
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pre heating boiler water
Replies: 38
Views: 4601

Re: Pre heating boiler water

On my Southern Ps4, it does preheat the water very efficiently. If a pause is made in pumping tender water into it the feed water heater, the feed water heater becomes far too hot to touch. I have a check valve between the pump and the feed water heater in case the feed water heater begins to reach ...
by michaellynn2
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pre heating boiler water
Replies: 38
Views: 4601

Re: Pre heating boiler water

Do coils in the smoke box make it hard to clean the flues??
by michaellynn2
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pre heating boiler water
Replies: 38
Views: 4601

Re: Pre heating boiler water

On my Elesco, the flues inside the heater accept exhaust steam from the cylinders and exhaust steam from the water and air pump. The flues are surrounded by water to be heated prior to going to the boiler. Also the water in the Elesco is heated via heat from the smoke box gasses contacting the base ...
by michaellynn2
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pre heating boiler water
Replies: 38
Views: 4601

Re: Pre heating boiler water

My Elesco looks like a mini boiler inside....