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by FLSTEAM
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little engines C16
Replies: 12
Views: 842

Re: Little engines C16

From the picture and the caboose behind the engine looks like it is 1 1/2" scale.

John B
by FLSTEAM
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Piston Ring Drag
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: Piston Ring Drag

One other possibility is the ring grove is not deep enough i.e. not allowing the ring to fully compress.

John B.
by FLSTEAM
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust
Replies: 222
Views: 12706

Re: SP NG Diesel #1 (GE 50T) - Triennial or Bust

I was there at the NG meet also but sorry to say I did not see you loading or unloading. FWIW I would say TM would not be a good place to trial run anything. Just too far from anything if you get in trouble and it sounds like you did. If you get all the bugs out you may want to reconsider trying TM ...
by FLSTEAM
Mon May 07, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Union copper tube to 1/4-40 MTP ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1401

Re: Union copper tube to 1/4-40 MTP ?

Just drill out one side of the threaded union and sweat solder to your copper tube.

John B.
by FLSTEAM
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: "Catherine", a USA "Sweet Pea" engine build
Replies: 231
Views: 43404

Re: "Catherine", a USA "Sweet Pea" engine build

" I wonder what my locomotive will look like in another 5 years? "

Done I hope.......

John B.
by FLSTEAM
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tips for a newbie
Replies: 17
Views: 1472

Re: Tips for a newbie

Genesis Fan
Where are you located? Might help to find a club near you.

John B.
by FLSTEAM
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 692
Views: 83104

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Ditto for me. I just did 4 gears the same way Triston did them.

John B
by FLSTEAM
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector steam out
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

Re: Injector steam out

Just for the record Brass 5/16 tube has an ID of .285 and 1/4" sch 40 pipe ID is .364
Injectors work best with the path of least resistance i.e. no curves or restrictions.
The inlet should also have a path with no restrictions and no air leaks.

John B.
by FLSTEAM
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Stiff throttle on Allen Mogul
Replies: 11
Views: 1068

Re: Stiff throttle on Allen Mogul

Is the problem while under steam or cold? The throttle on my Shay is very stiff when cold.

John B.
by FLSTEAM
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Conway Locomotive drawings wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Conway Locomotive drawings wanted

Anyone have a set of Narrow gauge passenger car truck drawings from Conway Loco they would be willing to part with?

John B.
by FLSTEAM
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Molalla Train Park
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Re: Molalla Train Park

Thanks, I ran into the same problem with the website.

John B.
by FLSTEAM
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Molalla Train Park
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Molalla Train Park

Is the Train park going to be operating on Memorial Day?

We are going to the Narrow Gauge Meet at Train Mountain and will be going by on our way back to Portland.

John B.