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by Fender
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Watch out for the herd of Camels-0-4-0 Camelback history
Replies: 20
Views: 4006

Re: Watch out for the herd of Camels-0-4-0 Camelback history

“Charlie Pipes tried to buy one from his friend Larry who bought the castings in the 90's from Dave. Might be Charlie's someday.” Actually, Charlie told me about this loco, and I ended up with it. I bought it from Larry Kombrink’s estate and brought it to TN. I plan to re-work it into a 2.5” scale 0...
by Fender
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: water glasses
Replies: 29
Views: 1622

Re: water glasses

If the brass tubing is below the typical water level, wouldn't it be subject to "de-zincification", whereby the zinc is leached out of the brass, weakening it? Perhaps another reason to use copper in this location.
by Fender
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 112
Views: 17731

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

JBodenmann wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:37 am
Hello My Friends
I won't be making cast diamond tread but I do plan on having some photo engraved. I'll have some extra sheets made. One I know how much is needed for the entire engine I can select the size of sheets.
Jack
How can you photo engrave tread that has pyramid-shaped points?
by Fender
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 112
Views: 17731

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

What exhausts through the auxillary stack? Air pumps?
by Fender
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LALS 8mm movie from the mid 60's
Replies: 21
Views: 1512

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

The 2-4-0 is numbered 609. I went back in the “barn find” thread and found this: I was just reading the January 1977 issue of Live Steam magazine and on page 41 is a large advertisement for the sale of what I think is your engine. It was numbered 609 at the time, and was being sold by a K.V. Hackman...
by Fender
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LALS 8mm movie from the mid 60's
Replies: 21
Views: 1512

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

Looked like an Allen 2-4-0 appeared several times. There can’t be that many of them around! Is this the same one as the “barn find” 2-4-0 in the “Build Log” forum?
by Fender
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler treatment
Replies: 23
Views: 970

Re: Boiler treatment

Many railroads used Worthington feedwater heaters, which mixed exhaust steam with the feedwater. This removed most of the oxygen before the water went into the boiler.
by Fender
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler treatment
Replies: 23
Views: 970

Re: Boiler treatment

I thought so. If it doesn’t do anything for oxygen or pH, I see no reason not to correct for these conditions.
by Fender
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Large injectors in production
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: Large injectors in production

Look out, Penberthy!
by Fender
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler treatment
Replies: 23
Views: 970

Re: Boiler treatment

Iam currently using LSB 8000 to remove free oxygen.
I’m not sure that LSB has an oxygen scavenger in it. My understanding is that it only prevents scale buildup. But then, there’s no list of ingredients!
by Fender
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler treatment
Replies: 23
Views: 970

Re: Boiler treatment

From my observation, some of the worst boiler problems arise from ground water (well water) rather than surface water. Rainwater collected from roofs has very little dissolved minerals, but often needs pH correction (because it's too acidic). I've seen boilers that used well water with significant c...
by Fender
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler treatment
Replies: 23
Views: 970

Re: Boiler treatment

From what I’ve read, pH should be about 9-10 for steel boilers with copper tubes, and 10-11 for steel tubes.
Ideally, the hardness should be zero, but this may be “hard” to achieve! 🤨