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by Moron
Fri May 17, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Rebuilding the Birch 3/4" NYC Pacific
Replies: 10
Views: 2119

Re: Rebuilding the Birch 3/4" NYC Pacific

Love this explanation on the combination lever design. Would love to see more lessons on designing the whole valve gear. I’ve been reading up on it, mostly from the greenly/Evans book and a few books published back in the working steam days. Each one explains it a little differently, but for me it s...
by Moron
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Consolidation vs Ten Wheeler
Replies: 5
Views: 1427

Re: Allen Consolidation vs Ten Wheeler

I am building an Allen consolidation and am loving it so far. I have seen one in action and for it’s small size it actually pulls quite a bit and has a decent bark. Looking forward to finishing mine. The building can be just as fun as the finished product
by Moron
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Power Reverser questions
Replies: 20
Views: 3120

Re: Power Reverser questions

The power reverse on the full size locomotives used air with steam as emergency. The main type of power reverse gears were the ALCO gears. Starting with Type E, which had the air delivery pipes physically piped in. This was later cast into the cylinder itself creating the Type G, which for a while w...
by Moron
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: DRIVER PRINT ?????
Replies: 36
Views: 4813

Re: DRIVER PRINT ?????

Very cool! The R1 was an interesting loco.
by Moron
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: DRIVER PRINT ?????
Replies: 36
Views: 4813

Re: DRIVER PRINT ?????

Pennsy R1?
by Moron
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Is the live steam hobby in decline?
Replies: 58
Views: 6873

Re: Is the live steam hobby in decline?

The live steam hobby is actually about to jump to the next era in my eyes. It is not in decline and far from dead. I’m 24 and there are a lot of other kids like me who are working on building their first steamer like myself. With the leaps in technologies such as water jet, CNC, 3D printing, etc, th...
by Moron
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines ALCO Norther in action
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Re: Little Engines ALCO Norther in action

Looks good! Love the whistle, is it a Little Engines whistle?
by Moron
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Milling s part for PRR K-4 4-6-2-Heindenhain
Replies: 6
Views: 1349

Re: Milling s part for PRR K-4 4-6-2-Heindenhain

Looks cool! Are you milking out the cylinder block I’m guessing? For fabricated cylinders?
by Moron
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PRR K4s with Front End Trottles
Replies: 10
Views: 1779

Re: PRR K4s with Front End Trottles

Thanks for the history on the 612. I didn't know about the circulators. Did they have wash out plugs hidden or exposed from the jacket? Your lucky to have seen real steam in its day. Thanks Clint Haha unfortunately I did not see active steam, but know of it through research. One of my machinist men...
by Moron
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PRR K4s with Front End Trottles
Replies: 10
Views: 1779

Re: PRR K4s with Front End Trottles

Hi Clint, the front end k4’s were called “K4sa”. They featured circulators, front end throttle, and much bigger diameter valves. The front end throttles were not like your typical superpowered engines, they were located in a very big, very ugly rectangular box located on top of the smokebox, with th...
by Moron
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: CPR G5C Class 1246 Pacific
Replies: 33
Views: 12286

Re: CPR G5C Class 1246 Pacific

Huge fan of this locomotive! These were some of the best Pacifics built. In my opinion you should do a water jet frame if you can afford it. But as you will see there are many ways to skin a cat.
by Moron
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New Wagon Top Boiler for an Allen Ten Wheeler ****SOLD****
Replies: 13
Views: 3399

Re: New Wagon Top Boiler for an Allen Ten Wheeler

Thank you for the reply Marty! No problem, gives me more time to save up for the correct boiler haha