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by srrl5
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cool new board feature
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

Re: Cool new board feature

Must be an old age thing, I thought something was wrong with the forum. Have to go back to "Board index" to get back to the section I was looking at. But I now see the four forums are down below the aggregate display. Guess I can get use to it.

David Rohrer
by srrl5
Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: GS-1, finishing up the hard way
Replies: 185
Views: 25923

Re: GS-1, finishing up the hard way

If the pipe is just for looks, you could use solid rod and get a better bend.

David Rohrer
by srrl5
Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: David Rose
Replies: 10
Views: 1590

Re: David Rose

If you look in the foreground of the picture of Richard running David's Northern you can see the pond that was put in for steam boats at one of the meets at LALS, a rare one time event.

David Rohrer
by srrl5
Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: quartering the eccentric crank
Replies: 22
Views: 1975

Re: quartering the eccentric crank

I've always made the eccentric rod to "fit" instead of to the "print" even with every part machined to print I've found as much .100" difference from side to side on the eccentric rod to make the loco run square forward and reverse.

David.
by srrl5
Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: quartering the eccentric crank
Replies: 22
Views: 1975

Re: quartering the eccentric crank

cbrew wrote:Hi Dave,
I am focusing on quartering the crank its self. other then eye balling with a square

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My description is for locating the crank. But it also gives you the correct length for the eccentric rod.

David
by srrl5
Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: quartering the eccentric crank
Replies: 22
Views: 1975

Re: quartering the eccentric crank

I've not set up Baker, but I believe it should be the same as Walshart. You want to hold the input crank where when you move the forward-reverse lever the valve dose not move. Then measure the distance from the eccentric crank to the the input crank at both forward and reverse piston dead centers an...
by srrl5
Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: powered trucks
Replies: 20
Views: 3269

Re: powered trucks

It depends on how close to the limit of traction you will run, with motors in parallel if one brakes traction all oil will flow through the slipping motor and the other will get no flow. I have built and run both series and parallel. the only one I would own and do own is series.

David Rohrer
by srrl5
Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Lackawanna Hudson
Replies: 304
Views: 46777

Re: Lackawanna Hudson

One reason for fuses is if you have wires running through conduit and you get a short it is a real pain replacing the wire that has fused it self to the conduit because the circuit breakers keeps resetting. Of course a manual reset circuit breaker would not have this problem. Jim Berryman knows all ...
by srrl5
Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LE New Northern
Replies: 54
Views: 8783

Re: LE New Northern

Is it just me or does Paul seem a little BLUE. Great looking loco and shop Paul.

David
by srrl5
Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: my project
Replies: 960
Views: 148082

Re: my project

Pamela,

Looks very good, the only suggestion I would make, I always wait to install the piston rings till after the valve gear is timed, It makes it much easier to rotate the driver for timing.

David
by srrl5
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Design Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 1828

Re: Boiler Design Questions

As I approach the design of the boiler for the Rust Bucket I am coming up with questions I am working on a boiler design based around a ten inch pipe. The length will be 41 inches. The firebox will be built of HRS 3/8 plate. (Is this OK or is there something better?) My other question is on the use...
by srrl5
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Narrow Gauge Spark Arrestor Drawings?
Replies: 14
Views: 1923

Re: Narrow Gauge Spark Arrestor Drawings?

Fred

My wife has a Victorio Strainer with screens like that. But I don't think she would let me have one.

David Rohrer