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by Bill Shields
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Riding a sidewinder
Replies: 9
Views: 738

Re: Riding a sidewinder

what....the locos have improved technology and increased speed?????
by Bill Shields
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Storing End Mills
Replies: 18
Views: 894

Re: Storing End Mills

A dado blade in a table saw run through some wood 3/4 thick x whatever needed can make many a handy tray quick and dirty (like most of my solutions). If you don't have a dado / table saw, then a router works well.

Varnish and don't worry about any rust.
by Bill Shields
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Riding a sidewinder
Replies: 9
Views: 738

Re: Riding a sidewinder

When at the Durban and Greenbriar, you can 'rent a caboose' for an evening or the weekend. they will push you all the way out to the end of the line and drop you off, pick you up whenever.... Our train out / back was the loco, passenger / camera car and 3 cabooses for the evening. Pictures from the ...
by Bill Shields
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy
Replies: 15
Views: 2158

Re: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy

Jon Leiby had it in his basement the last time I spoke with him.
by Bill Shields
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1939 Danvers
Replies: 7
Views: 1141

Re: 1939 Danvers

I have a stack of large format negatives that Jim Stuart took in / around the track after WWII up until the mid to early 50's.

If I scan them...does anyone have a place where they can be posted that won't rely on my personal longevity to maintain?
by Bill Shields
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy
Replies: 15
Views: 2158

Re: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy

which means 'no tender'.....Everett died before he got started on it.

I was helping him design a propane burner for it.

Jon Leiby had his eye on this loco...was waiting for the museum to decide they wanted to do something with it besides sit in a back room.
by Bill Shields
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Dome Throttle
Replies: 42
Views: 5541

Re: Steam Dome Throttle

3/8 od copper, but the hole through the cylinder block to the valve chest is maybe 1/4"...standard Allen size
by Bill Shields
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Dome Throttle
Replies: 42
Views: 5541

Re: Steam Dome Throttle

you are correct on the size....

loco runs just fine on any of the tracks where I run.

I do not pull long trains full of people...so that may be a concern, however....

you have to remember that you can get a LOT of steam at 1100 feet / second through a 3/16" hole...
by Bill Shields
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy
Replies: 15
Views: 2158

Re: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy

that's it!!!!!

I can hear the blower running from here.

Those of you who knew Harold understand the lament
by Bill Shields
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy
Replies: 15
Views: 2158

Re: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy

ah...ok...no cab roof.....giggle....well I was 2/3 correct which is better than average. Maybe he had taken the cab sides off before I saw it. will need to go back and look at Jim's pictures for personal edification. The last time I spoke with Jon Leiby about it (around 2009), the frames were 'tweek...
by Bill Shields
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcohol Burner
Replies: 14
Views: 1127

Re: Alcohol Burner

I have a 3/4' Hudson that runs very nicely on propane, which I find easier to deal with than alcohol.

There is an article on it in a 1988 version of live steam magazine.

I am sure that I can 'dig up some drawings' and scan them if needed...
by Bill Shields
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Dome Throttle
Replies: 42
Views: 5541

Re: Steam Dome Throttle

I use a tapered plug 'pull' throttle in several of my locos and find them very easy to operate... You can also consider having a small orifice I the throttle to keep response under control. My 1-1/2 camelback has a 3/16" hole from the throttle to the 2" diameter cylinders and 9" drivers...the tip of...