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by mbrusso39
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Another plumbing question
Replies: 6
Views: 2677

Re: Another plumbing question

I have the American model ball valve for the EE injector on my newest engine, easy to fit in and works great (just as good as my superscale valves I use on the Hudson).
by mbrusso39
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine stand
Replies: 16
Views: 5570

Re: Engine stand

It’s close to the 1000 pound limit the stand has and is a foot longer with the overhang...the wheel base works. Maybe I should reweigh and assess the length (the end of the stand stocks out a bit when the stand is lower (eg if I sit on the end of the stand with it all the way down when Emoty lifts t...
by mbrusso39
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine stand
Replies: 16
Views: 5570

Re: Engine stand

I put 2 tracks on my Harbor Freight stand for the American, tender & propane car (build is 98% complete)...this works great, wish I could use one of these for the Hudson but it is too heavy. I also put new casters on and extended them out a bit to keep the thing balanced. At $299 (with coupon) plus ...
by mbrusso39
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Copper boiler water treatment
Replies: 16
Views: 5666

Re: Copper boiler water treatment

Thanks everyone for the advice on this. Marty I can soften the water at my house, but it’s when visiting tracks I want to protect this boiler as best I can. With my 1.5” Hudson no problem, however this little 1.5” American is my first experience with copper and I want to do all the precautions I can...
by mbrusso39
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Copper boiler water treatment
Replies: 16
Views: 5666

Copper boiler water treatment

I just finished an engine with a copper boiler. What do you recommend as a boiler water treatment? I have been using lsb8000 in my Hudson’s steel boiler with great results. Water here is on the hard side. Thanks
by mbrusso39
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Derailment - crash bars
Replies: 20
Views: 3803

Re: Derailment - crash bars

Chris, how the heck did you get that engine upside down??
by mbrusso39
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Derailment - crash bars
Replies: 20
Views: 3803

Re: Derailment - crash bars

Good thread Chris. Paul, FYI and BTW, my challenger boiler has 4 lifting lugs (goldmann’s design). I recall the late Bruce Hamilton mentioning the lifting lugs that were on his 1.6 scale C&O #614 Greenbriar boiler and said that a small portable crane would lift the engine in a derailment...i wondere...
by mbrusso39
Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Godshall's Challenger Photos June 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 4176

Re: Godshall's Challenger Photos June 2013 (updated 7/14/13)

Here are more shots that Wayne sent to me 7/14: http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r667/michaellrusso/Godshalls%20Challenger/tenderbrakes_zps44cae625.jpg http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r667/michaellrusso/Godshalls%20Challenger/leftside_zpsc1828df3.jpg http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r667/m...
by mbrusso39
Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Godshall's Challenger Photos June 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 4176

Re: Godshall's Challenger Photos June 2013

John...he used auto paint for everything except the smokebox.....
by mbrusso39
Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Godshall's Challenger Photos June 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 4176

Re: Godshall's Challenger Photos June 2013

Here are more Pics: http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r667/michaellrusso/Godshalls%20Challenger/GodshallsChallengerSandDome2_zpsbe4d429b.jpg http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r667/michaellrusso/Godshalls%20Challenger/GodshallsChallengerSandDome1_zps31de7e73.jpg http://i1361.photobucket.com/album...
by mbrusso39
Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Godshall's Challenger Photos June 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 4176

Godshall's Challenger Photos June 2013

I was visiting Wayne Godshall's shop Saturday (6/8/13) and took some photos of the Challenger he is building for a customer. These pictures do not do the engine justice! Enjoy... http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r667/michaellrusso/Godshalls%20Challenger/GodshallsChallengerbackhead_zps12aadecf.jpg...
by mbrusso39
Wed May 08, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blast nozzles
Replies: 8
Views: 1905

Re: Blast nozzles

Beautiful Chris!