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by ccvstmr
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New york style pump
Replies: 11
Views: 902

Re: New york style pump

Chris...getting cross-eyed trying to follow your 3D 3D drawing. Safe bet there's holes you'll have to drill...and then plug. Even the Van Brocklin water pump shown in the photos above has a couple of those. Something to consider (cause you didn't mention)...if you're looking to pump air, you'll need...
by ccvstmr
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New york style pump
Replies: 11
Views: 902

Re: New york style pump

Chris...I'm assuming your question is in regards to the steam porting. Using the photo DaveS provided (similar to the 1st photo you posted), steam enters the pump from the right...and enters the right side valve chamber. There is a steam port that runs across the face of the pump (the horizontal bli...
by ccvstmr
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Hydrostatic Lubricator Casting Source
Replies: 13
Views: 1268

Re: Hydrostatic Lubricator Casting Source

At 1" OD...why not spin two halves out of brass round stock and silver solder the pieces together? The hex can be machined using an indexing head in a mill or something I've used...a 5C hex block in the mill vise. Polish to finish. Just offering an alternate idea. Carl B.
by ccvstmr
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I thought this was supposed to be fun.
Replies: 28
Views: 3550

Re: I thought this was supposed to be fun.

Hickory, dickory, dock. Three mice ran up the clock. The clock struck one...and the other two escaped with minor injuries! Sorry Greg...couldn't resist. Would point to one of the lines in my signature... Life, is like a sewer. What you get out of it, depends on what you put into it! (Tom Lehrer) If ...
by ccvstmr
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: shipping engines
Replies: 14
Views: 2079

Re: shipping engines

Friend of mine a couple years ago shipped a 1.5" scale loco "down under". He was NOT ALLOWED to do and of the crating. Had to find an int'l shipping service. That service took care of all the paper work and they built the crate using certified materials for international transport. The receiving cou...
by ccvstmr
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Which pressure gauge to use?
Replies: 27
Views: 3171

Re: Which pressure gauge to use?

Glenn... "U" tube or "slack tube" is the best low tech approach if you're just looking to get an relative vacuum reading. You can ty-rap the vertical legs of tubing. Don't crimp the "U" at the bottom. To get your reading...measure the height difference between two water columns. Can add some dye if ...
by ccvstmr
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Full sized injector from scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 3674

Re: Full sized injector from scratch

Anthony...only one word to describe your work...(expletive deleted) INCREDIBLE! It's one thing to know how to do machine work...it's another to design a smaller version of the real thing. In this case, an injector and get the geometry worked out to produce the desired criteria. I tip my hat to you! ...
by ccvstmr
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Old Boiler Dissection
Replies: 75
Views: 18976

Re: 730 Old Boiler Dissection

What's Next? In examining the old boiler, one item showed up that so far can't be explained. There's this tan'ish colored scale/residue on the inside of the boiler. In fact, inside the ENTIRE boiler with the exception of the crown sheet. With the rapid generation of steam and water boiling over the...
by ccvstmr
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Old Boiler Dissection
Replies: 75
Views: 18976

Re: 730 Old Boiler Dissection

One conundrum about boiler wasting in our models: why do live steam steel boilers (particularly fireboxes) waste away so much faster than full-size locomotive boilers? A typical live steamer has a firebox that is 0.25” thick when new, but a 1:1 firebox is anywhere from 0.375” to 0.500”. The life of...
by ccvstmr
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lathe for turning wheels
Replies: 61
Views: 10302

Re: Lathe for turning wheels

RK... Have a '41/'42 vintage 12" Atlas/Craftsman. Probably used by the defense department for training before WWII. Nice machine...for hobby work. Certainly wouldn't use this for production purposes. My lathe was a gift from a machinist cousin when I was in high school taking metal shop. The spindle...
by ccvstmr
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Gets a Boiler
Replies: 82
Views: 20550

Re: 730 Gets a Boiler

End of the line for the year... You never know in the upper Midwest when you'll get that last run of the year in. The Rutland might have had that opportunity Friday, Oct. 18th. Morning temps were high 40's...with afternoon temps expect to reach 60. Decided to make the best of the situation and go f...
by ccvstmr
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Gets a Boiler
Replies: 82
Views: 20550

Re: 730 Gets a Boiler

BigDumbDinosaur wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:51 pm

4) No crud in the new boiler to impair heat transfer into the water. :D
BDD...#4)...maybe so. BUT...with the crud in the old boiler firebox water legs...consider this. There was less water to heat! Carl B.