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by Kimball McGinley
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to size an Injector?
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: How to size an Injector?

Thanks Anthony and Jeff. I think Anthony's calculations are a bit big for my Porter, if so it just increases the safety margin. ( I can't off the top of my head remember bore and stroke) The little red guy is labeled 22 oz., so that is about 1/2 of the EE Small. Anthony - saw your video - picked up ...
by Kimball McGinley
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to size an Injector?
Replies: 6
Views: 719

How to size an Injector?

I am very slowly building a Don Young "Marie Estelle" 2-1/2" scale 7-1/2' gauge 0-4-0 Porter. This has a 6" diameter copper boiler. I am ready to plumb it up and expect to run at 100 psi. How do I get the correct sized Injector? I have a red "English" injector from Coles, I think it might not like t...
by Kimball McGinley
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building a Veranda
Replies: 29
Views: 1874

Re: Building a Veranda

I think the veranda was only on one side, right?
by Kimball McGinley
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building a Veranda
Replies: 29
Views: 1874

Re: Building a Veranda

I found this picture on Trainorders.
by Kimball McGinley
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fusible Plug Thoughts
Replies: 22
Views: 2775

Re: Fusible Plug Thoughts

I figured Nixon's drawing was upside down, and the rivet is supposed to fall out?
by Kimball McGinley
Tue May 15, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1.5" Scale Ride Astride Passenger Car Kits
Replies: 12
Views: 2025

Re: 1.5" Scale Ride Astride Passenger Car Kits

I am curious; why would somebody want a 2.5"/foot (3' narrow gauge) scale version of a car that has no prototype? Making it taller and wider seems questionable; would that not reduce the stability of these cars, which is there primary reason to exist? I remember trying to squeeze into scale gondola ...
by Kimball McGinley
Fri May 11, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 95
Views: 8492

Re: RANT THREAD?

My dad used to speak of "The innate orneriness of inanimate objects".
by Kimball McGinley
Mon May 07, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another 2900 project...
Replies: 72
Views: 28059

Re: Another 2900 project...

Regarding the cylinder and valve heads; that seems to be way too many fasteners, especially for the piston? You will never get that many on the backside. On the valve, there has been some trouble using set screws for studs; a failure was reported because the nut was only threaded on the hollowed- ou...
by Kimball McGinley
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Insulating fluid for connections?
Replies: 9
Views: 1303

Insulating fluid for connections?

What are people using to protect and insulate electrical connections that are too awkward to wrap with tape? An example would be the "Hot" battery post with the side studs. I don't like the rubber covers, but I have seen a red liquid that is meant to be brushed on? And, where to get? Please advise, ...
by Kimball McGinley
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Return to Service
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: Return to Service

The best wrench for hollow valve packing nuts etc. is a "tubing wrench" or my A + P mechanic friend called them "line wrenches." These are 6 points as opposed to 12 points in a regular box end wrench and so they grip the hex more securely. They also feature a slot that fits the tubing to be able to ...
by Kimball McGinley
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Center of cold rolled roundstock is always softer right?
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

Re: Center of cold rolled roundstock is always softer right?

You can buy plastic knobs that turn an Allen screw into a thumbscrew. Look at McMaster-Carr p/n 91175A063 25 pieces for $10.20 plus shipping
by Kimball McGinley
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 2 1/2” stake pocket supplier??
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: 2 1/2” stake pocket supplier??

I bought mine from Roll Models; they are injection molded plastic and look very much like the pictures above. I think you can choose between brown and black. I made my own U-Bolts; I had an article on them in Live Steam magazine in the July/August 2012 issue. If you cannot find that, I can send a co...