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by Steve Bratina
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 4-4-0 Baldwin Information Needed
Replies: 13
Views: 1273

Re: 4-4-0 Baldwin Information Needed

There is a 3/4" live steam model of the Countess of Duffern at the Komoka Museum. The last time I saw it, it was sitting in the corner of an old tin barn on a shelf. If was donated (left) to the museum by a local. I don't think they even took his name down. I have no idea if it came with any plans o...
by Steve Bratina
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Rebuilding the Birch 3/4" NYC Pacific
Replies: 9
Views: 1102

Re: Rebuilding the Birch 3/4" NYC Pacific

Was there a need to replace the rods? Sometimes it is a shame to change a "classic" engine to something newer. I do realize that as the owner, you paid the bill so you can do as you wish. Just a thought.
by Steve Bratina
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy
Replies: 15
Views: 2734

Re: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy

The engine was built by Everett Clem and is now entoumbed in a museum.
by Steve Bratina
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcohol Burner
Replies: 14
Views: 1630

Re: Alcohol Burner

Looks good. Air and turbulence is what Tom Sullivan said was important in burners. I guess any design that follows those parameters would do the trick. The other important thing is having the engineer know how to read and listen to what his burner is doing and know how to adjust it for the load at h...
by Steve Bratina
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcohol Burner
Replies: 14
Views: 1630

Re: Alcohol Burner

It depends on how you design the burner Bill. I know of some that worked very nicely.
by Steve Bratina
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pump
Replies: 47
Views: 7220

Re: Pump

It is a website. Over time, man has developed short attention spans. We no longer have the ability to stay on topic for very long. As to your question, Moe is spelled M O E.
by Steve Bratina
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pump
Replies: 47
Views: 7220

Re: Pump

Leaks? The pressure increases with leaks? My full size HRT boiler needed a lot of pumping to get the pressure to 10% above MAWP. While the volume of the pump was small, water still went in but didn't leak out. If you have a perfect container with no plate deflection or leaks that is FULL of water an...
by Steve Bratina
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pump
Replies: 47
Views: 7220

Re: Pump

Don't we compress water to do a hydrostatic test?
by Steve Bratina
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Who offers window frame castings?
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

Re: Who offers window frame castings?

Look up places that sell parts and pieces for doll houses. The smallest ones are 1" scale. I used stuff from the local dealer to build a 1" combine. Lots of good stuff for our hobby.
by Steve Bratina
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Using a steam indicator
Replies: 42
Views: 7230

Re: Using a steam indicator

At this point we need to ask a very important question. One which I think I have missed completely looking over what I have posted on the subject. That Question? Did we answer the original question brought forth by the young lad?
by Steve Bratina
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Using a steam indicator
Replies: 42
Views: 7230

Re: Using a steam indicator

The steam at the final expansion is at a temperature and pressure below 212 F and 0 psi but it is still steam and used to cushion the piston I believe. The basic question and follow ups seemed to deal with locomotives and stationary engines so that was where I was aiming.
by Steve Bratina
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Using a steam indicator
Replies: 42
Views: 7230

Re: Using a steam indicator

What Harold and the many like him accomplished in his working life is nothing short of AMAZING. What computers do today is nothing short of amazing and we don't even need human intervention. We have come a long way. As for exhaust, you can't have steam pressure at 0 because you need to close the val...