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by Harlock
Thu May 24, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 2.5" scale cowcatcher pilot
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: 2.5" scale cowcatcher pilot

Price reduced to $400.00.
by Harlock
Wed May 23, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: MEG Wendy on Coal
Replies: 15
Views: 576

Re: MEG Wendy on Coal

Got it! Makes sence to me now. Scratching my head to think up a third/center row of burners. Need an octagonal manifold pipe? Yes a fabricated manifold rather than a square tube would be necessary. I still am partial to the simplicity of the slotted burner, anxious to see your design. Do you (or Ji...
by Harlock
Tue May 22, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Mitutoyo 12" Height Gauge
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: Mitutoyo 12" Height Gauge

Price lowered to $100.00.
by Harlock
Tue May 22, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: MEG Wendy on Coal
Replies: 15
Views: 576

Re: MEG Wendy on Coal

Yes the 'arch' is the front end plate, opposite the larger plate with the fire door in it. It allows gasses from the fire to come up and over the top 1/3rd of the firebox and then down into that 4" long area to distribute into the tubes. The plate sides and bottom form fits the firebox so nothing is...
by Harlock
Tue May 22, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: MEG Wendy on Coal
Replies: 15
Views: 576

Re: MEG Wendy on Coal

Here is a rendered view of the boiler, showing how far burners or grates normally extend. This was an earlier set of burners, not Jim's from above. These were very cheap impingement burners. (it was a failure - too noisy and not enough power) There is about 4" of space between the vertical arch and ...
by Harlock
Tue May 22, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: MEG Wendy on Coal
Replies: 15
Views: 576

Re: MEG Wendy on Coal

Here's the coal grates. As you can see they're just about worn out in the middle and it's time to turn them over. It also shows you where the fire is the hottest, again a little towards the front. They are stainless grates, but the char burns so hot it wears them out anyway. The vertical arch at the...
by Harlock
Tue May 22, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Is Good Boiler Care Enough?
Replies: 7
Views: 564

Re: Is Good Boiler Care Enough?

Periodic boiler washes are also important. Here's a now classic article from Jeff Badger. https://www.discoverlivesteam.com/magazineold/190/index.htm We boiler wash the Mesa Grande engines (3" scale) twice a year, and use LSB. After 55 years, #268's boiler just has a light coat of white on the insid...
by Harlock
Tue May 22, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 2.5" scale cowcatcher pilot
Replies: 1
Views: 308

2.5" scale cowcatcher pilot

This is a beautifully made pilot for a 2.5" scale C-16 but could be used for most any 2.5" scale loco. It is un-painted and un-stained so it's ready for your own personal touch. . There is a lot of work in this item. Can deliver to LALS this Saturday, or ship anywhere in the US. This belonged to Sta...
by Harlock
Tue May 22, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: MEG Wendy on Coal
Replies: 15
Views: 576

Re: MEG Wendy on Coal

Like Steve said, once it is lit, no problems, makes good fire everywhere. No worries on making any special air tubes or siphons. You can use the moon shaped rake as a damper as Steve has done, JIm Sabin does this with his Uncle Sam. When I fire up I don't bother, just turn the blower up and wait aft...
by Harlock
Mon May 21, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: MEG Wendy on Coal
Replies: 15
Views: 576

Re: MEG Wendy on Coal

I have been running my Wendy mostly on coal for the past 8 or 9 years. It fires very well as long as you use good fast burning coal. Australian char was the best, but expensive. Bill Dobbs still has some for sale at Train Mountain from what I understand. More recently I tried Hesperus coal from Colo...
by Harlock
Thu May 10, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Bridgeport Series I 2HP Mill w/Servo 3-axis CNC conversion (SF Bay Area) PRICE REDUCED
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Bridgeport Series I 2HP Mill w/Servo 3-axis CNC conversion (SF Bay Area)

Update: Price reduced to $9,900. (mods can you note on thread title, thank you) Also, this mill comes with a complete copy of GibbsCAM 2000 including manual, discs and dongle. (the dongle on the laptop is for GibbsCAM, not ServoCNC which uses a software solution) Many parts were made on this machin...
by Harlock
Wed May 09, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: 2-piece 6" mill vice set ****SOLD****
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Re: 2-piece 6" mill vice set

SOLD....thanks for looking.