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by FKreider
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Could I get help picking a set of reamers?
Replies: 25
Views: 1385

Re: Could I get help picking a set of reamers?

Interesting results Steve, looks plenty accurate for a live steam locomotive!
by FKreider
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tubes...leaking
Replies: 71
Views: 2107

Re: Tubes...leaking

What I think we might be seeing here is the tubes were originally welded to the tubesheet however as suggested above the weld did not properly penetrate. Over the years as the boiler was heated and cooled and the metal contracted and expanded the tubes/welds have basically pulled away from the tubes...
by FKreider
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tubes...leaking
Replies: 71
Views: 2107

Re: Tubes...leaking

Hard to tell but I had the same thought as Bill S. - it does appear that the firebox side of the tubes are welded.
by FKreider
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What do we have for pics and video of the Waushakum Norfolk street era?
Replies: 33
Views: 1286

Re: What do we have for pics and video of the Waushakum Norfolk street era?

The members of WLS have plenty of pictures of the Norfolk street location. Are you a member of WLS? If not you should become one, live steam clubs need all of the support that they can get these days since it is expensive to maintain facilities and pay for insurance. Not a member, but when I get my...
by FKreider
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What do we have for pics and video of the Waushakum Norfolk street era?
Replies: 33
Views: 1286

Re: What do we have for pics and video of the Waushakum Norfolk street era?

The members of WLS have plenty of pictures of the Norfolk street location.

Are you a member of WLS?

If not you should become one, live steam clubs need all of the support that they can get these days since it is expensive to maintain facilities and pay for insurance.
by FKreider
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Smokebox Length Ratio
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: Smokebox Length Ratio

Interesting discussions, some of these things I had not thought of. I had assumed it was something to do with grate area vs. smokebox area in order for these engines to draft correctly.
by FKreider
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Smokebox Length Ratio
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Smokebox Length Ratio

I have noticed that some of the most modern steam locomotives built (such as the Reading T-1, FEF-3, Big Boy, etc.) all have long smokeboxes in relation to their boiler length, especially when you compare them to some Atlantics and earlier engines which seem to have very short smokeboxes. Can anyone...
by FKreider
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Expansion link block
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: Expansion link block

You could always install a round "block" with bushing as you suggested and if it wears then you could swap it out for a traditional square one.

At some point all locomotives will wear in places and need some level of overhauling in the shops.
by FKreider
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tubes...leaking
Replies: 71
Views: 2107

Re: Tubes...leaking

If the boiler is old and the tubes are weak from corrosion you can actually puncture right through them with a brush/rod.
by FKreider
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Argent Lumber 3 spot
Replies: 25
Views: 1042

Re: Argent Lumber 3 spot

Would it be possible to make a wooden form in multiple peices, with one "key peice" you can pull out and have the whole thing collapse in and come out in peices? If you had a couple of references, you could remove it for annealing and re-install. I havent done anything similar myself, but may be an...
by FKreider
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1/2'' scale drawings
Replies: 18
Views: 1232

Re: 1/2'' scale drawings

Excellent pattern work Jesse! Are the steam passages cored as well?