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- Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:10 pm
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: 4-4-0 Baldwin Information Needed
- Replies: 13
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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...
- Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:11 am
- Forum: Build Log
- Topic: Rebuilding the Birch 3/4" NYC Pacific
- Replies: 9
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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.
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...
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...
- Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:14 am
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: Who offers window frame castings?
- Replies: 10
- Views: 1427
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.
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?
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.
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...