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by Berkman
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Future considerations from EE
Replies: 30
Views: 1561

Re: Future considerations from EE

doesn't mercer still make various boiler checks? albeit not a top mount. I think having a website with a list of products and online purchase options give EE a distinct advantage. I'd imagine there is a direct relationship between sales numbers and having an online catalog with the ability to purcha...
by Berkman
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Future considerations from EE
Replies: 30
Views: 1561

Re: Future considerations from EE

Out of curiosity where do you find drawings for all these appliances?
by Berkman
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings
Replies: 20
Views: 875

Re: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings

You could very easily put tom bee trucks with air brakes under the tender, then have a trailing boxcar with the air setup and a tool box etc. That'd also give you the easy option of air brakes on the train.
by Berkman
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings
Replies: 20
Views: 875

Re: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings

Didn't he also design a "heavy" piston valve 4-4-0 / 4-6-0?
by Berkman
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Mesa Grande fire
Replies: 14
Views: 1376

Re: Mesa Grande fire

One of the most enjoyable aspects of 7.5 is the opportunity to visit other tracks and the general mobility of equipment. It's completely possible to transport a 0-4-0 with a car or two in a minivan or f150. How many people at this point are really going to start in a new direction with a new gauge t...
by Berkman
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: USATC S-160 Consolidation
Replies: 67
Views: 51311

Re: USATC S-160 Consolidation

Ever thought about partnering with a supplier etc to make your S-160 castings/drawings available to other builders?
by Berkman
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Chloe Boiler Suggestions
Replies: 25
Views: 2123

Re: Chloe Boiler Suggestions

Every 7.5 gauge engine I've seen with tiny flues have had issues with getting clogged after multiple hours running. You can run all weekend using 7/8 flues. It's more just a matter of why bother if the larger flues are better suited for coal.
by Berkman
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Chloe Boiler Suggestions
Replies: 25
Views: 2123

Re: Chloe Boiler Suggestions

I think most people used to be of the mindset that more smaller flues = better. So more 5/8 flues are better than a few less 3/4. But I think what people have started to realize is that an engine with 7/8 will actually steam freer since less likely to have cinder obstructing air flow and most of the...
by Berkman
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Chloe Boiler Suggestions
Replies: 25
Views: 2123

Re: Chloe Boiler Suggestions

Use 7/8inch K copper flues. Makes it easier to clean and will steam just as a good as more of the smaller flues. You won't be disappointed. Bigger the better for firebox and boiler. Might be able to make the firebox 2 inches longer and an inch or so wider. More grate area=easier to fire. I think som...
by Berkman
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: U P tender light
Replies: 8
Views: 2059

Re: U P tender light

building a new locomotive paul?
by Berkman
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Swanton pacific
Replies: 9
Views: 2164

Re: Swanton pacific

How badly damaged would a steamer be after the fire?

Would questions about boiler integrity, frame integrity etc become a concern? Or would it mostly just be sheet metal etc damaged?
by Berkman
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NYC Niagara
Replies: 14
Views: 3141

Re: NYC Niagara

What happened to the 7.5 gauge Niagara that was being built in Florida?