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by Bill Shields
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3-1/2" OS Porter Live steam need help
Replies: 26
Views: 1212

Re: 3-1/2" OS Porter Live steam need help

They were handled by dealers in the past. I do not know the current status...
by Bill Shields
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mogul Kit Differences
Replies: 15
Views: 702

Re: Mogul Kit Differences

smaller drivers are often easier than larger drivers -> which may require changes to the chassis etc: Many of the 'kits' available are not very specific to a particular, specific loco...hence my thoughts. A few people like Roger Goldmann (spelling) sell castings specifically for particular locos (mo...
by Bill Shields
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: EE Injector Spare Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: EE Injector Spare Parts

now that is really cool.....
by Bill Shields
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mogul Kit Differences
Replies: 15
Views: 702

Re: Mogul Kit Differences

there are a few out there...OS Engines in Japan has a Baldwin MOGUL in that scale that is really bolt together and ready to run. http://oslivesteam.com/ They are 2.25 million yen...which is ~ $20,000 + shipping and tax -> which may sound like a lot until you actually try to BUILD a steamer of that s...
by Bill Shields
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mogul Kit Differences
Replies: 15
Views: 702

Re: Mogul Kit Differences

Kyle:

I hope you fully understand what you are understanding as a 'kit'....
by Bill Shields
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3-1/2" OS Porter Live steam need help
Replies: 26
Views: 1212

Re: 3-1/2" OS Porter Live steam need help

Take care of that little loco since I do not believe that parts are currently available from OS USA.

They may still be available direct from Japan.
by Bill Shields
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3-1/2" OS Porter Live steam need help
Replies: 26
Views: 1212

Re: 3-1/2" OS Porter Live steam need help

The OS Porter is a good little engine. I had one 40 years ago while living in the middle east. We ran it on propane and it ran very well and provided many years of enjoyment. Sadly I no longer have the manuals (or loco), but it is easy to run but requires care since it has a smallish boiler and is a...
by Bill Shields
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Copper boiler water treatment
Replies: 9
Views: 602

Re: Copper boiler water treatment

It is the subject boiler...with one blow-down valve in the front left corner of the mud ring. B&O Bob's father built the loco in 1966. He described what has been done with it since it was built...which was a BIT before my live steaming days. (I was 14 when the loco first steamed). I have no reason t...
by Bill Shields
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Copper boiler water treatment
Replies: 9
Views: 602

Re: Copper boiler water treatment

for those interested...as Bob described....

cutting this up was an interesting experience....

for reference, the firebox is 5" x 5" with a 5" diameter main shell on a 1" scale loco
by Bill Shields
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Copper boiler water treatment
Replies: 9
Views: 602

Re: Copper boiler water treatment

on the other hand, I have a copper boiler in my shop that ran for 50 years on city water (not well water) with absolutely no water treatment and there is no buildup of any type inside the boiler (I cut the boiler in half for giggles after a soft solder joint failed)…. you should treat what you get i...
by Bill Shields
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Piston mounting
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: Piston mounting

there are many ways to do this -> Loctite will work just fine in this situation or you can dimple the counterbore and as you say 'pin' the locknut in place....or center punch the threads after assembly.

There are as many ways to do this as there are folks reading this bbs.
by Bill Shields
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How do you guys feel about the "Just get it done" attitude?
Replies: 20
Views: 1148

Re: How do you guys feel about the "Just get it done" attitude?

Remember that there are times to build a watch and times to build a locomotive and get it out on the track.