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by BClemens
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines Pacific Cradle Drawing
Replies: 5
Views: 1701

Re: Little Engines Pacific Cradle Drawing

Hey Dave, are you in NJ, PA or FL? We need to keep up with you so where are you 'stationed' now?
Bill
by BClemens
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: McMaster carr part number
Replies: 16
Views: 3626

Re: McMaster carr part number

not disagreeing with you, just making an observation https://www.homedepot.com/s/3%252F8%2520copper%2520tubing?NCNI-5 The designation or use is the key to the whole thing, not to say that a plumber cannot use refrigeration tubing or vice-versa but it is certainly sad to order a few hundred dollars ...
by BClemens
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: McMaster carr part number
Replies: 16
Views: 3626

Re: McMaster carr part number

1/4" copper tubing is 3/8" OD.... if you're going to use Ø 3/4" tubing for flue tubes, you had better bore a Ø 7/8" hole for it.
by BClemens
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: McMaster carr part number
Replies: 16
Views: 3626

Re: McMaster carr part number

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by BClemens
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: McMaster carr part number
Replies: 16
Views: 3626

Re: McMaster carr part number

Keep in mind that refrigeration tubing is measured by it's outside diameter or O.D.: ¼, ½, 5/8, ¾, 7/8, 1-1/8, 1-3/8, 1-5/8, etc. Plumbing tubing is measured by it's inside diameter or I.D. : 1/8, ¼, ½, ¾, 1, 1-1/4, 1-1/2, 1-3/4,etc.

BC
by BClemens
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water treatment for iron boiler?
Replies: 24
Views: 5497

Re: Water treatment for iron boiler?

Also try to open up and dry all your piping, injector lines, and steam cylinders. I’ve found water pockets in all these places, sometimes years after last use. Well 'DANG' to that! The physics of mother nature are winning in all aspects - it's her desire to take everything to it's basic element. Ev...
by BClemens
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water treatment for iron boiler?
Replies: 24
Views: 5497

Re: Water treatment for iron boiler?

Marty Knox; you gave us some great advice recently in answer to these questions so maybe you will reiterate? The 'new place' is on a well and we are certain that it will need 'treatment' too... It has been tested as safe for humans - but probably not safe for our locomotive to 'drink'.
BC
by BClemens
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistles
Replies: 20
Views: 4165

Re: Whistles

OK, i saw that at Ridge club last Feb. Beautiful engine. She's a sweetie. Marty brought her to Chesapeake & Allegheny Live Steamers track in Baltimore, MD (what a track!) where we ran the #17 for the demonstration - introduction/indoctrination - familiarization run. The 'sweet little' (1/2 ton) eng...
by BClemens
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistles
Replies: 20
Views: 4165

Re: Whistles

There is an excellent article in Live Steam Magazine on the construction and tuning of steam whistles. I built a four chime one from the article and it sounds pretty nice. It is made using 1 1/2" brass tubing - it's about 10 - 11 inches long.... There is one on the Green Goddess that does that gurg...
by BClemens
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistles
Replies: 20
Views: 4165

Re: Whistles

Would it be OK to copy and post that article from LS? I ask because because of the magazine being out of print for a while. BC Considering copyright, it likely wouldn't be acceptable. However, there are exceptions to the "rule". Perhaps one of the attorney's who frequent this board could offer a pr...
by BClemens
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistles
Replies: 20
Views: 4165

Re: Whistles

Would it be OK to copy and post that article from LS? I ask because because of the magazine being out of print for a while.
BC
by BClemens
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistles
Replies: 20
Views: 4165

Re: Whistles

Carl,
The whistle on the GG is under the firemans side cab - it trys to resemble an air tank. I'll try giving it a slight slant and see what happens next time we're steamed up.
Thanks, BC