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by LVRR2095
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 186
Views: 77533

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Thanks Andy!
It looks like a fine time was had by all.

Keith
by LVRR2095
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 186
Views: 77533

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Are there any pictures of the other locomotives and their owners?
by LVRR2095
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Run out of steam pressure after 100 feet
Replies: 27
Views: 3509

Re: Run out of steam pressure after 100 feet

Another point to consider is how long have you waited after reaching operating pressure until you start your run. Just because you are up to pressure you are NOT ready to run. If the locomotive is still cold to the touch....every bit of that cold metal is pulling heat out of your boiler. On small lo...
by LVRR2095
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lathe for turning wheels
Replies: 54
Views: 5760

Re: Lathe for turning wheels

Variable Frequency Drives are another way to get a 3 phase power supply. They are inexpensive and take up a LOT les space than a rotary converter.

Keith
by LVRR2095
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kirkwall Central
Replies: 38
Views: 14301

Re: Kirkwall Central

Steve, looks great!

Keith
by LVRR2095
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 15" Gauge 1907 4-4-0 Project
Replies: 13
Views: 7441

Re: 15" Gauge 1907 4-4-0 Project

J.R,
Why not re-gauge to 16” gauge then run it on the same lines as MTC G-16s???

Keith
by LVRR2095
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fall Meet PVLS
Replies: 18
Views: 4337

Re: Fall Meet PVLS

19copythree wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:30 am
what a long strange trip it's been....
Hopefully that trip is not over just yet!
by LVRR2095
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3 Boiler tri cocks ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3488

Re: 3 Boiler pet cocks ?

Hi Glenn; I guess I am a purist and do things like keep the original electro-pneumatic relay for the 1919 Wurlitzer we are installing at our home. At least could I suggest that you preserve all of the original parts, including the boiler so that at some point in the future the locomotive could be re...
by LVRR2095
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3 Boiler tri cocks ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3488

Re: 3 Boiler pet cocks ?

Also..have you done ultrasonic testing to determine the boiler sheet thicknesses?
If the sheets are not wasted you do not need to replace the boiler. Age alone will not condemn a boiler.
by LVRR2095
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3 Boiler tri cocks ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3488

Re: 3 Boiler pet cocks ?

Just as info.....the normal term for these valves were “Tri-Cocks” because there are three of them.

Keith
by LVRR2095
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fall Meet PVLS
Replies: 18
Views: 4337

Re: Fall Meet PVLS

Thanks Robin and Don.....I’ll do my best.
Keith
by LVRR2095
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: gunsmithing tools
Replies: 10
Views: 3837

Re: gunsmithing tools

Steve,
It would help if we knew what sort of tools you have. Are they things like chambering reamers and rifling broaches or just pin punches and screw drivers. Checking a catalogue like Brownell’s will give you an idea of some current values of new tools.

Keith