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by Berkman
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: mikado
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: mikado

congrats!!
by Berkman
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Just add WARMTH!
Replies: 16
Views: 933

Re: Just add WARMTH!

How does the round burner style work compared with a locoparts etc style burner?
by Berkman
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Axle pump feed water
Replies: 17
Views: 1362

Re: Axle pump feed water

Not to open this can of worms, but two injectors on a RRSC mike is plenty.
by Berkman
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Another plumbing question
Replies: 6
Views: 992

Re: Another plumbing question

Doesn't both locoparts and American Model engineering make MTP sized ball valves? That would be a cost efficient way to have a scale quick acting valve.
by Berkman
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coffin Feedwater Heater
Replies: 11
Views: 1730

Re: Coffin Feedwater Heater

Didn't many of the hudsons have elesco systems or worthington SAs ?
by Berkman
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 8hp vs 16 hp
Replies: 25
Views: 2467

Re: 8hp vs 16 hp

sorry wasn't clear. Meaning one gas engine connected to one hydraulic pump with one set of controls. It certainly is not typical to have multiple "prime movers" set up with multiple hydraulic pumps. There doesn't seem to be any reason to go this route. Now i've also heard of variations in how the hy...
by Berkman
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 8hp vs 16 hp
Replies: 25
Views: 2467

Re: 8hp vs 16 hp

Could always replace the dual system with one 16 hp twin V setup. eaton hydraulic systems are pretty robust. Likely this would provide more usable power and consume much less fuel, potentially be much quieter as well. Even the largest 1.6 scale diesels generally just have one motor/hydraulic system ...
by Berkman
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in Nashville
Replies: 27
Views: 4015

Re: Steam in Nashville

Curious what the speed limit is on the Summerville trip ? and what it will be eventually raised to ?
by Berkman
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in Nashville
Replies: 27
Views: 4015

Re: Steam in Nashville

Doubtful TVRM would want to use it on an excursion.... the only place to run is to summerville now that NS is out of the game. It is too big and less well suited to that trip than 4501.
by Berkman
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine stand
Replies: 16
Views: 2994

Re: Engine stand

the hudson engine only is too heavy ?
by Berkman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Signal Complexity
Replies: 74
Views: 10523

Re: Signal Complexity

Thanks for the EPRR info. Curious how you handle multiple sections in a "block"? ie how many times one car wonder trains will group up in 2-3 sections and run with the first claiming a signal and the last releasing.
by Berkman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Automatic Signals: How many tracks use them?
Replies: 13
Views: 2638

Re: Automatic Signals: How many tracks use them?

Have a chart of the new signal aspects with the new automatic signals at EPRR?