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by FLSTEAM
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-light an oil burner
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: Re-light an oil burner

I used a commercial spark plug igniter connected to a Ford spark generator. Worked fine a short time but in the same short time the oil fouled the plug. Simple solution is to carry a propane torch with push button start. As it turns out after firing for several years on oil I have learned how not to...
by FLSTEAM
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Propane car
Replies: 8
Views: 759

Re: New Propane car

The cold temperature the propane can reach can cause the seals to get hard and crack on the quick connect air fittings

Good thought...……..

JB
by FLSTEAM
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Propane car
Replies: 8
Views: 759

Re: New Propane car

Steel plates are mounted on the car frame. A slot is provided at the back of each plate that holds the footplate of the tank. The front tank bracket has a hole which a 5/16 bolt is used to secure the tank. The tanks are removed for filling. The 30# tanks are designed to fill in the vertical and use ...
by FLSTEAM
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Propane car
Replies: 8
Views: 759

New Propane car

Still have a few details to add and need to get the second 30 lb. tank. I have quick connects on each end and can isolate each tank.

John B.
by FLSTEAM
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Possibility for a 2.5" scale dynamo
Replies: 12
Views: 828

Re: Possibility for a 2.5" scale dynamo

I agree with Fred. I have a turbine blade from a model jet engine and when I hit it with my shop air It easily spins up to 10,000 rpm. In fact it is scary to hold the shaft I spin it on.

John B.
by FLSTEAM
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lettering on tongue/groove
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Lettering on tongue/groove

I am getting ready to letter a car with tongue and groove siding. Just wondering what is the best choice. I used vinyl letters on my caboose and just cut the letters over a groove. Seems to work fine but this time I am thinking about using a mask and spray painting. Any suggestions? Can or do you sp...
by FLSTEAM
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: propane question
Replies: 29
Views: 3789

Re: propane question

When you connect the two together any difference in pressure will equalize.

John B
by FLSTEAM
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2 1/2” Harris Tee Boiler castings
Replies: 4
Views: 1607

Re: 2 1/2” Harris Tee Boiler castings

Ken
Several of the 20 ton Shay castings can be used to build the Harris Shay.

John B.
by FLSTEAM
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Wood Refrigerator car ladders
Replies: 11
Views: 2267

Re: Wood Refrigerator car ladders

Exactly what I want. However the car I am building is 2 1/2" scale.

JB
by FLSTEAM
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Wood Refrigerator car ladders
Replies: 11
Views: 2267

Re: Wood Refrigerator car ladders

What scale? How much do they cost?

JB
by FLSTEAM
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Wood Refrigerator car ladders
Replies: 11
Views: 2267

Re: Wood Refrigerator car ladders

RGS had them...…The picture I have looks like two runners with pipe rungs using straps to hold each rung.

JB
by FLSTEAM
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Wood Refrigerator car ladders
Replies: 11
Views: 2267

Wood Refrigerator car ladders

Does anyone have drawings or photos of the ladders used on narrow gauge reefers?
I would like to model them but would like more info on their construction and mounting.

Thanks

John B.