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by hoppercar
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: How to gate and runner a car frame?
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: How to gate and runner a car frame?

A much simpler way is to pour smaller end sections, and bolt them together with channel iron
by hoppercar
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Soler II Pumps
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: Soler II Pumps

Why is scratch building of locomotives fading?...I haven't seen any sign of that ?
by hoppercar
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bucyrus steam crane
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Bucyrus steam crane

Ok, after finishing up my latest steam locomotive...I've been thinking about a new steam project to get my teeth into this winter?...for a while now, I've been thinking about a bucyrus Erie railroad wreck crane. Does any one out there in chaski have any leads, or information, where a person could fi...
by hoppercar
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Something good about Harbor Freight
Replies: 44
Views: 6436

Re: Something good about Harbor Freight

Well, I seem to get nothing but junk from them ?
by hoppercar
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam space.
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: Steam space.

Nope, I'm afraid niagaras were long before my time
by hoppercar
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pump
Replies: 42
Views: 2275

Re: Pump

How did we go from talking about a moes pump to hydrostatic testing ???
by hoppercar
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam space.
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: Steam space.

Yeah, I don't mind running a little bit higher water glass, and then keep glass at a constant level as possible....just keeping that crown sheet covered is what it all about !!!!
by hoppercar
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pump
Replies: 42
Views: 2275

Re: Pump

Hmm....I didn't know they were so finicky....I've built several of the little engines single cylinder and twin cylinder pumps over the years, there pretty reliable, and work fairly well....guess I'll stick with one's of those, since you probably can't get the moes pumps anyway.....
by hoppercar
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pump
Replies: 42
Views: 2275

Re: Pump

Guess I am not familiar with these pumps, I only know they look good, like a Worthington pump...why are the not reliable ?
by hoppercar
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam space.
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Steam space.

Finishing up the plumbing on my railroad supply mikado. ..I felt comfortable with the bottom of my waterglass, 3/4 of an inch above the crown sheet....I. may even move it a bit higher?...with the water glass I am using, if it were completely at the top of the glass, this would leave about 1 1/2 inch...
by hoppercar
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pump
Replies: 42
Views: 2275

Re: Pump

Yes, that is the YouTube video of the moes pump
by hoppercar
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pump
Replies: 42
Views: 2275

Re: Pump

There is a video on youtube of one of moes Worthington pumps.....I would say it looks like a Worthington compound pump, that he is using to pump water