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by K. Brouwers
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil firing question
Replies: 38
Views: 2382

Re: Oil firing question

Hello, Harold is correct it would be well advised to use very low pressure only enough to help make the oil flow. This was mentioned on the page I linked too. And an absolute must would be a pressure relief valve on the tank. safety first. There night be a problem with pressurizing the oil tank with...
by K. Brouwers
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will a Bigger Compressor Make me Happy?
Replies: 31
Views: 2278

Re: Will a Bigger Compressor Make me Happy?

Oops,
You are correct I was thinking of the tanks not the compressor head.. :oops:
That way the two pressure switches sense the same pressure and you can have one pump start and run before the other is required.
Karel
by K. Brouwers
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil firing question
Replies: 38
Views: 2382

Re: Oil firing question

Hello Tom, Sorry Glenn to drift off subject but this might be useful to you too. The IBLS Wikipedia website has a design for a pressure regulator. http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Steam_Regulator I have been thinking about the oil firing system. The nozzles you posted a link to earlier woul...
by K. Brouwers
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil firing question
Replies: 38
Views: 2382

Re: Oil firing question

Hello Glenn,
Here is a web page that might be interesting to you and others. The puffing Billy Railway in Australia converted one of their engines to burn oil. https://puffingbilly.com.au/news/worksh ... ou-rather/ Perhaps this can give you some ideas.
Cheers
Karel
by K. Brouwers
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: sweet william cylinder head clearances
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Re: sweet william cylinder head clearances

Hello John. I have looked at my Sweet William drawings and if it is built according to the words and music (it is a British design after all) :lol: you should have a total clearance on each end of the stroke of .09375" or 3/32". You could also check that your holes for the cylinder cocks are not cov...
by K. Brouwers
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will a Bigger Compressor Make me Happy?
Replies: 31
Views: 2278

Re: Will a Bigger Compressor Make me Happy?

Hi Steve, I think that overall you would use less electricity as you would not be using a 7.5 HP motor on one single compressor all the time. You could even get a smaller compressor to have air for your regular jobs and use the bigger one you have now to only boost output when you need larger volume...
by K. Brouwers
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will a Bigger Compressor Make me Happy?
Replies: 31
Views: 2278

Re: Will a Bigger Compressor Make me Happy?

Hello Steve and friends May I make a suggestion? If you have the space add another compressor plumbed in series with the one you have now and adjust one of them to have a lower start pressure so that only one will do the majority of the work but if you are using enough air to overcome its capacity t...
by K. Brouwers
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Uintah #20 0-6-2t
Replies: 15
Views: 1945

Re: Uintah #20 0-6-2t

Hello Nico, I had a look in my photos of moving the La Carlotta Sugar Mill engines and found this. PICT0911.JPG PICT0912.JPG Perhaps it will help modeling the rear truck. The engine is a 3' gauge Baldwin 0-6-2. If you had really deep pockets it could serve as the basis for a full size kit bash. :lol...
by K. Brouwers
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Tie length Question
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Re: Tie length Question

Hello Glenn, I think you could probably do that and over time as the ties need replacing install longer ones. Looking at the photos of your track it looks like you also have a good solid base to lay the track on this will also support the shorter than ideal ties. The ideal length of a tie should be ...
by K. Brouwers
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Uintah #20 0-6-2t
Replies: 15
Views: 1945

Re: Uintah #20 0-6-2t

Good day.
Here are a few photos I have gleaned from the web. One of mt favorite railroads and engines.
Karel
by K. Brouwers
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Working with small wood pieces/patternmaking
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: Working with small wood pieces/patternmaking

Hello, a trick I use is to glue the back side of a pattern to a piece of plywood with a piece of paper between them the paper will split with a chisel or knife inserted between releasing your pattern.
If you can hold it you can cut it. :D
by K. Brouwers
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: DianneB Passing
Replies: 15
Views: 2854

Re: DianneB Passing

When I read the thread title I said oh no out loud...So sorry to hear this sad news.. While I never directly communicated with her I truly enjoyed her posts and can do attitude. She will be missed. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.
Karel