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by Andy R
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Chloe Boiler Suggestions
Replies: 25
Views: 2123

Re: Chloe Boiler Suggestions

If you change one thing it affects something else.
Try reading through this string:

https://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/vi ... 82#p155016

(initially about the stack and nozzle designs but it's interrelated with the tube designs as well.)
Regards,
Andy
by Andy R
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Minimum Track Radius for Kozo's 3/4" Engines or Similar
Replies: 13
Views: 2549

Re: Minimum Track Radius for Kozo's 3/4" Engines or Similar

Kozo's 3/4" Engines or Similar:
My late father's elevated track had 17.5 ft radius curves.
The Kozo-designed Heisler negotiated that quite well.
The LBSC-designed 4-4-0 "Virginia" and the Bill Morewood-designed "Raritan" also traversed it with no derailments.
Andy
by Andy R
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help identifying photos
Replies: 53
Views: 8457

a 3/4” 999

Keith,
There's photo on page 101 of the "Live Steam of Years Gone By" book that shows a 999.
It appears to be 3/4-in. scale. Is it?
The caption credits Ed Bergh as the builder, and it's at Danvers in 1948.
Regards,
Andy
by Andy R
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 429
Views: 137407

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Very timely on the running board supports, Jack.
I'll do that for my Virginia.
Thanks for posting the details!
Andy
by Andy R
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kirkwall Central
Replies: 49
Views: 25320

Re: Kirkwall Central

Steve,
That looks like a wonderful RR.
I hope that you enjoy many years running on it.
And a nice story about the signals too.
Andy
by Andy R
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest
Replies: 37
Views: 13788

Re: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest

I finally finished the tender. I would have preferred to have the height of the tender one row of holes lower than it assembled but I couldn't get the holes to line up that way. It looks taller when photographed from the rear. The track was inspired by the cover drawing on Gilbert's 1938 "How to Mak...
by Andy R
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 2234

Re: Lathe wiring

When I re-powered my 1940 South Bend 9-inch workshop lathe I found a paper wiring diagram inside the original drum switch that was helpful.
1/4hp is more than enough for that lathe btw.
by Andy R
Sun May 31, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest
Replies: 37
Views: 13788

Re: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest

IMG_4010.jpg
ASteamhead has inspired me to create a 4-4-0 from Erector set parts.
The tender is next.
by Andy R
Mon May 18, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 202
Views: 108794

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Over half-way done!
by Andy R
Mon May 18, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 429
Views: 137407

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Privileged as I have been to look at the Hudson up-close I can confirm that the photos cannot convey all of the incredible detail that Jack has put into it.
by Andy R
Tue May 05, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: weed killer
Replies: 24
Views: 5755

Re: weed killer

OCME uses a product called Avenger (I checked with the guy who buys it):
www.avengerorganics.com/organic-weed-killer.html
It is not cheap, but it really works well and is approved by the city parks department.
by Andy R
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan
Replies: 53
Views: 19344

Re: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan

Excellent work Adam!
I echo what Russ wrote above - There's lots of satisfaction in getting something that you made to work.
Andy