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by BillCochrane
Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: snifter valves
Replies: 26
Views: 7191

snifter valves

With the replies received so far I will not apply snifters to the loco I am building. It seems that by appling the cutoff valve and the throttle as done on the full size modern steam engines little or no debris will be entering the piston valves. I will use the wooden plug trick as advised by B&O Bo...
by BillCochrane
Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: snifter valves
Replies: 26
Views: 7191

snifter valves

Joe;
Eric's will be coal fired, mine will be oil. His is just about ready to roll. Thanks
all for the help and keep the solutions coming.
Bill C.
by BillCochrane
Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: snifter valves
Replies: 26
Views: 7191

snifter valves

Joe
OK, now the question. Since I have the loco just about done what do I do now? Tear the front end apart again?
Bill C.
by BillCochrane
Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: snifter valves
Replies: 26
Views: 7191

snifter valves

Can't this also be done by the ports machined into the liners? I am stumped.
Any help is appreicated
Bill
by BillCochrane
Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: snifter valves
Replies: 26
Views: 7191

snifter valves

Is it necessary for snifter valves to be installed on modern piston valve steam locomotives? I see them on lots of PRR engines but none on modern NYC and NKP locomotives.
Please help me.

Bill Cochrane
by BillCochrane
Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bib Overalls/jackets
Replies: 14
Views: 2656

bib overall/jackets

Joe;
McKays on Abbott Rd sometimes have them
Bill
by BillCochrane
Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bib Overalls/jackets
Replies: 14
Views: 2656

bib overall/jackets

Joe;
They are still available in the downtown Buffalo area I am told. A friend just got some a month or two ago. E mail me or call off line
Bill C.
by BillCochrane
Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Halloween Message
Replies: 12
Views: 1752

A Halloween message

Yes, one of the local clubs actually had 2 nites, last friday and saturday. To bad all we had was cold weather and rain but the people showed up just for the rides thru the haunted woods. That would be Mud Creek. A good time was had by all.
BillC
by BillCochrane
Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Halloween Message
Replies: 12
Views: 1752

hahaween

Yup, you got me. I expected to see a pumkin somewhere on the berk.
Yah got me. Where I live we don't get to see kids. I miss the critters.
BillC
by BillCochrane
Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Economy vs. Hobby
Replies: 22
Views: 2642

Ecomomy vs hobby

What am I to do?? I'm 70 years old, retired in jan 2002 due to a downsiziing of a local plant and thought I would survive OK. Then the recession hits and my 401 k and other investments start to go south. Since retiring I have seen my investments go down and the cost of living go sky high. The first ...
by BillCochrane
Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Backhead Wrapper
Replies: 56
Views: 8309

Backhead wrapper

Jack and Dave; Thanks for all the classes you two have been holding here. You both seem to make it simple for any of us to get great results if we follow your methods and advise. I see a few new live steamers building there own locos from boards and groups like these. I think we will see more new li...
by BillCochrane
Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive Headlight Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2148

hudson headlights

Dick;
Tell me more about this inter-library loan deal as I have not known of this .
Thanks,
BillC.