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by SZuiderveen
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: "Civil Engineering for Outdoor Railroads"
Replies: 15
Views: 1005

Re: "Civil Engineering for Outdoor Railroads"

Doug passed in March, 2018.
by SZuiderveen
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LE Rotary Throttle Build
Replies: 7
Views: 1354

Re: LE Rotary Throttle Build

Installing one of these in my new Ridge boiler for the former K Volrath Allen Mogul. Had to disassemble to turn it in. This version was built by John Esposito. Note inset tube sheet: there is not enough room between stack and end of boiler for front end throttle otherwise. Last photo is a recently a...
by SZuiderveen
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Full sized injector from scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 4459

Re: Full sized injector from scratch

For an Army 2-6-2t ?
by SZuiderveen
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: blind driver
Replies: 13
Views: 4732

Re: blind driver

I agree with running it as is. Another option besides a blind driver is to reduce the width and depth of the flange on the middle driver(s). This was sometimes done to increase the lateral motion on these drivers, yet retain some flange. There is a photo of such an arrangement in a book on Colorado...
by SZuiderveen
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: weird RR machine
Replies: 13
Views: 3722

Re: weird RR machine

Here is the transmission Bill describes on an early Plymouth critter.
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Note similarly to gang car.

Steve
by SZuiderveen
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: SRRL #23 First Run in Maryland
Replies: 35
Views: 11877

Re: SRRL #23 First Run in Maryland

Could anyone help point me in the direction of sourcing the dual indicator gauge in the cab? I’m assuming it’s a dual vacuum gauge indicator which is what the society I’m a part of uses for train brakes. I’m planning to build Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge #9. So currently I’m in the planning stages...
by SZuiderveen
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cattail Foundry Match Plate Dimensions Cast Iron
Replies: 1
Views: 1402

Re: Cattail Foundry Match Plate Dimensions Cast Iron

My notes. I would still confirm.

12x14 flask (14x21 board)
14x16 flask (16x23 board)
14x18 flask (16x25 board)

Steve
by SZuiderveen
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Scale blow down valves
Replies: 14
Views: 5401

Re: Wanted: Scale blow down valves

Does anyone know of these made with 1/4” NPT?
by SZuiderveen
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Check Valve Manufacturer?
Replies: 21
Views: 4557

Re: Boiler Check Valve Manufacturer?

With the injector style nut on the bottom, it’s an Allen. I know where the tooling is. . . And have ten test sets of castings to try out. If things work out, this check valve may become available again.
by SZuiderveen
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up
Replies: 38
Views: 17149

Re: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up

The great thing is, these are standard Master Car Builders (MCB) erector set truck parts, and build into a variety of trucks. My first set will be West Side style logging trucks. I may keep inside brakes(or not). Waiting for wheels from Cattail, pattern went in last week 5860D915-3EF7-4141-BC21-994D...
by SZuiderveen
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.
Replies: 50
Views: 29903

Re: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.