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by hoppercar
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: another shout out to dave..trainman 4602
Replies: 0
Views: 297

another shout out to dave..trainman 4602

I bought a couple of his quick pull, injector start valves,...got to steam my new engine for the first time memorial day.....the start valves work great, each and every time !!!!......thanks dave, great valves
by hoppercar
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: vaccuum brakes
Replies: 1
Views: 250

vaccuum brakes

I decided to give vaccuum brakes a try, just on the tender of my new locomotive. I have never used vaccuum brakes,, and have no experience with them. when testing the vaccuum ejector, blowing compressed air thru it, I could feel it suck pretty good on the end of my finger. when hooked up to the tend...
by hoppercar
Tue May 28, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: water glasses
Replies: 11
Views: 748

Re: water glasses

yeah, I wouldn't have either...but it never showed up till it was hot....but, anyway, I took the pipes off for both water glasses, and am going to bend new ones out of copper. ...I wasn't comfortable bending that heavy wall brass tubing from pm research anyway, I called them about it. they said to a...
by hoppercar
Tue May 28, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: water glasses
Replies: 11
Views: 748

water glasses

memorial day was a good day, after 8years work, fired newly completed rrsc mikado. was very pleased, injectors, and blower worked great !!. I have 2 water glasses as per prototype, both glass bottoms are the same distance above the crown sheet, but the firemans glass shows water a 1/4 inch or maybe ...
by hoppercar
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: ALLEN MODELS New Leave Springs.
Replies: 8
Views: 1707

Re: ALLEN MODELS New Leave Springs.

I got away from punching holes in blue clock spring steel a long time ago, its to hard on the punches..and you break a lot of them.....put mine in the mill, in a vise, and drill with carbide drills.....its just as quick, and I go thru minimal amount of drills
by hoppercar
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: railroad row...
Replies: 4
Views: 1563

railroad row...

with spring garden work right around the corner, was talking with a friend about gardens, and I had forgotten....years ago in are community, many people had gardens, planted near the railroad tracks, it was kind of a gentleman's agreement, that one row of crops was left for the railroad caboose crew...
by hoppercar
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Stainless steel boiler/exchanger?
Replies: 100
Views: 18401

Re: Stainless steel boiler/exchanger?

I would recommend against it.....I know a couple people who even have these outdoor wood burning boilers for house heat...that were built out of stainless...even though, these are open systems and don't build pressure,after a few years, they are having trouble with cracks in the welds due to chlorin...
by hoppercar
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: SS is toxic in California
Replies: 25
Views: 3611

Re: SS is toxic in California

is there anything not known to the state of California to cause cancer...seems every label says that
by hoppercar
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: types of coal
Replies: 29
Views: 3559

Re: types of coal

I don't see how you guys are getting by mixing that anthracire with soft coal?...when the anthracite burns out, it leaves a large hard rock , and very little ash, that plugs my grates all up
by hoppercar
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wax Molds and casting
Replies: 7
Views: 1379

Re: Wax Molds and casting

not to drive you off, but you should also post this on the casting and foundry work chaski site...those guys, I'm sure could steer you in the right direction
by hoppercar
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: types of coal
Replies: 29
Views: 3559

Re: types of coal

that's the secret with any coal fire...just enough, to not choke off air supply, so the volatiles will ignite
by hoppercar
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Half round source
Replies: 8
Views: 1274

Re: Half round source

pm research