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by Kimball McGinley
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pump
Replies: 42
Views: 2434

Re: Pump

Seems like the rear tube sheet shot forward, carrying the tubes and flues with it?
by Kimball McGinley
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pre heating boiler water
Replies: 38
Views: 1991

Re: Pre heating boiler water

Slightly off topic, I had good results filling my G-scale Mamod loco and tractor with hot water.
by Kimball McGinley
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pioneer Valley coffee maker
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Pioneer Valley coffee maker

A few years ago, I attended a big show at a farm and tractor museum. A local Fie Department brought their horse-drawn vertical boilered steam pumper. Boy, was it pretty! They drew a big crowd when they started pumping water about 100 feet! As I got closer, I could not discern a water level on the ga...
by Kimball McGinley
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday
Replies: 23
Views: 2057

Re: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday

For what it is worth, I have a 24 foot SeaRay motor boat that sits on a trailer most of the year. I have hardened chains and hardened padlocks through the frame and the wheel in two places. I try to make them tight enough so they cannot be defeated by a lugwrench; I once 3-wheeled a 2 axle trailer w...
by Kimball McGinley
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Making a boiler without a lathe
Replies: 17
Views: 2165

Re: Making a boiler without a lathe

The 90 elbow idea in the water space will ruin the gauge. The idea behind the siphon is that it fills up with condensation and still transfers the boiler pressure to the gauge, but not the heat. It probably also helps that it places the gauge some distance away from the shell too, both in tube lengt...
by Kimball McGinley
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for prints for the "Doc Fixit" loco
Replies: 9
Views: 1360

Re: Looking for prints for the "Doc Fixit" loco

Just a thought: An SP "Daylight" pacific ran at Traveltown in LA for a number of years around the '70's. It was billed as Gene Autry's "Melody Ranch Special" IIRC?
by Kimball McGinley
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Main crank pin on different axle then Eccentric on
Replies: 7
Views: 959

Re: Main crank pin on different axle then Eccentric on

The Marie Estelle and E have springs as optional; one axle is solid-mounted and one just has a center pivot. This makes a classic 3-point suspension. I built mine as- designed, the solid rear axle goes right through the ashpan. The front pivoting axle does carry the eccentrics. I considered switchin...
by Kimball McGinley
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Father & Sons build project: Fitchburg Northern (2.5" scale, 7.5" gauge)
Replies: 30
Views: 4037

Re: Father & Sons build project: Fitchburg Northern (2.5" scale, 7.5" gauge)

I have heard it said that reaming Oilite bushing closes off the pores that make them work so well???

Recommended was pushing through a ball the correct size...
by Kimball McGinley
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RR Coupler for Trailer hitch?
Replies: 9
Views: 1105

Re: RR Coupler for Trailer hitch?

Thanks everyone! I just want an answer to my wife's "SeaRay" hitch cover... A bit spendy, maybe I can carve one from wood?
by Kimball McGinley
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RR Coupler for Trailer hitch?
Replies: 9
Views: 1105

RR Coupler for Trailer hitch?

Does anybody know where I can get a knuckle coupler to fit in my 2" receiver on my SUV? Just a decorative item, plastic would be fine. Prefer larger size, like 2-1/2" scale. Thanks.
by Kimball McGinley
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Features
Replies: 56
Views: 9595

Re: Trailer Features

Storage kills most trailer tires, All rubber tires are compounded with a UV blocker compound. When the tire is rolling, it oozes to the surface, protecting the tire. The tires on your daily driver stay well-protected; they are likely to just wear out the tread. After sitting still for a month or so,...
by Kimball McGinley
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Unusual boiler design
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Re: Unusual boiler design

Why do the plates extend out like that? Reminds me of fins on a radiator; can you trim them back closer to the barrel diameter?