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by Fender
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Eagle Point Fall Meet Oct 18-20
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Eagle Point Fall Meet Oct 18-20

Great News ! Despite the ban on open fires in Sequatchie County, Permission to operate coal fired steam engine locomotives at our Fall Run this weekend has been granted ! However, you must have a proper stack cover / spark arrester and ash pan installed on your steam powered locomotive (except propa...
by Fender
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Model Steam Pressure Gauges
Replies: 16
Views: 1249

Re: Model Steam Pressure Gauges

My gauge (including the 3/16” fitting) came in the mail today, and it is beautiful! If you decide to offer them in the 0-250 psi range, I’ll buy one of those too!
by Fender
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Old Boiler Dissection
Replies: 70
Views: 5860

Re: 730 Old Boiler Dissection

One conundrum about boiler wasting in our models: why do live steam steel boilers (particularly fireboxes) waste away so much faster than full-size locomotive boilers? A typical live steamer has a firebox that is 0.25” thick when new, but a 1:1 firebox is anywhere from 0.375” to 0.500”. The life of ...
by Fender
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Model Steam Pressure Gauges
Replies: 16
Views: 1249

Re: Model Steam Pressure Gauges

Adam,
Will you be restocking the 3/16” tube fittings, or do I need to find one elsewhere?
Thanks, Dan
by Fender
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Model Steam Pressure Gauges
Replies: 16
Views: 1249

Re: Model Steam Pressure Gauges

Thanks! Eager to see the gauge.
by Fender
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Model Steam Pressure Gauges
Replies: 16
Views: 1249

Re: Model Steam Pressure Gauges

Adam,
I just sent money through paypal; please confirm that it came through.
Dan Watson
by Fender
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam pressure gauges is there any interest in them?
Replies: 25
Views: 3680

Re: Steam pressure gauges is there any interest in them?

Is paypal the only form of payment, or will you take a check?
by Fender
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 7" schedule 40 tube
Replies: 19
Views: 2637

Re: 7" schedule 40 tube

The pipe has arrived! Six feet X 7.625” o.d. schedule 40 pipe with certifications for A106B. Cost was about $250 plus $150 freight. Thanks, Steamingon, for the lead on where it could be purchased.
by Fender
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Old Boiler Dissection
Replies: 70
Views: 5860

Re: 730 Old Boiler Dissection

I agree, safety factor of these additives you'll likely be breathing in as you operate your steamer? Well, you don’t think it’s safe in small quantities in a boiler, but it is ok in eye drops? Look, concentrated NaOH is very caustic (aka Caustic Soda) but isn’t a big deal in the minute quantities u...
by Fender
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Old Boiler Dissection
Replies: 70
Views: 5860

Re: 730 Old Boiler Dissection

Sodium hydroxide is a chemical commonly used for pH adjustment. I’ve even seen it on the list of ingredients for eye drops! But you only need a small amount in the boiler water to raise the pH to the desired level. True enough, in concentrated form it is quite toxic.
by Fender
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up
Replies: 29
Views: 9445

Re: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up

Charlie,
I bet the “bolster ring” top and bottom pieces would perform well enough as printed plastic parts, without being made into metal castings. If needed, you could put a thin ptfe “washer” between them for lubrication. Did you upload these to Shapeways?