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by Vance Nickerson
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LALS 8mm movie from the mid 60's
Replies: 21
Views: 1751

Re: LALS 8mm movie from the mid 60's

Yep 5001 on the steaming bay. Just had the honor of bringing the legend back to life and being the first to pull the throttle on it since Frank Mann.
by Vance Nickerson
Sun May 12, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen 10 wheeler boiler
Replies: 13
Views: 1787

Re: Allen 10 wheeler boiler

Just build it like it says and run it. Having built dozens of Allen boilers and never knowing of an issue don't overthink it just enjoy it.
by Vance Nickerson
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: welding boiler
Replies: 13
Views: 3321

Re: welding boiler

Whatever the process it should never be done with inferior equipment! I hate going behind someone because they thought it would work ok. We all started and learned through weld time and instruction from others. I've helped several who did all the prep work and didn't trust their own skills. As far a...
by Vance Nickerson
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Bigboy whistle
Replies: 2
Views: 1382

Bigboy whistle

Looking for a three chime Railroad Supply Bigboy whistle. No response from RR Supply from phone or email.
by Vance Nickerson
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help with throttle valve
Replies: 4
Views: 1583

Re: Help with throttle valve

I have a few spare throttle castings for Allen boilers but like Marty said fix yours. The more time you spend on it the better it will work.

Vance Nickerson
by Vance Nickerson
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Can you test a Superscale economy injector on air?
Replies: 13
Views: 3039

Re: Can you test a Superscale economy injector on air?

The washer is stuck. Skip the vinegar remove the bottom plug reach in with a 5/16" socket and remove the cone and washer. The washer should be stuck to the top of the cone, work it off use care not to drop it. Use fine sandpaper or scotchbrite to clean the tip of the cone so the washer will move fre...
by Vance Nickerson
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little engines C16
Replies: 12
Views: 3742

Re: Little engines C16

It's a full 2.5". It's in my garage.
by Vance Nickerson
Sun May 06, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroads offering signing bonuses
Replies: 5
Views: 1602

Re: Railroads offering signing bonuses

Yep say goodbye to the wife, kids and life and come build America one siding at a time with us.
by Vance Nickerson
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mounting Water Glass
Replies: 30
Views: 4884

Re: Mounting Water Glass

Just take the time to mount it correctly and if you can't see where the crown sheet physically is us a water level to locate the exact location. Look at what I am fixing now. They wondered why the new boiler failed. Sight glass BELOW the crown sheet and the try cocks, well the picture tells it all.
by Vance Nickerson
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil burning boiler mods
Replies: 22
Views: 3851

Re: Oil burning boiler mods

Makinsmoke. Brian, YouTube my name I put a video of the Pacific under full pressure. You can see the results with a Bagley.
by Vance Nickerson
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" OD copper K type tube Roller
Replies: 13
Views: 2194

Re: 3/4" OD copper K type tube Roller

Just buy it they're not that expensive and worth every penny to folks like Marty Knox and I. If your bored I guess make it but most time is better spent making income and progress. I have over a dozen that I have bought and don't regret a one of them.
by Vance Nickerson
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil burning boiler mods
Replies: 22
Views: 3851

Re: Oil burning boiler mods

I'm burning the candle at both ends trying to make it.