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by Vance Nickerson
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: welding boiler
Replies: 13
Views: 1521

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: 751

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: 975

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: 2284

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: 2663

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: 1252

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: 3896

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: 2945

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: 1794

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: 2945

Re: Oil burning boiler mods

I'm burning the candle at both ends trying to make it.
by Vance Nickerson
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: STARTER VALVES UPDATE
Replies: 10
Views: 1753

Re: STARTER VALVES UPDATE

Dave I'm having an issue with mine I need to get your advice on when you can. Every time I pull them on the o ring comes off any suggestions? I can't down size my picture hope this works.
by Vance Nickerson
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil burning boiler mods
Replies: 22
Views: 2945

Re: Oil burning boiler mods

Just give me a call I'm finishing up a coal to oil conversion on a Pacific right now and tested it yesterday awesome results with a Bagley burner.