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by Bill Shields
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Identifying a NYC & HRR no. 999 Locomotive
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Help Identifying a NYC & HRR no. 999 Locomotive

Are you asking for information about the full size loco or the specific model? Much is know about 999 (now sits in Field Museum in Chicago) As to whether or not the model will 'drive itself' depends greatly your definition of 'drive'. running on air is a good start, but being able to run on steam is...
by Bill Shields
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Considering a DRO
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Considering a DRO

i have their systems on both my lathe and mill. very reliable. the 'thin' magnetic scales are quite good for lathes (south bend 10") with short quill travels... dro on cross slide - small.jpg dro view small.jpg mounting along with the taper attachment was a bit of a challenge but has worked out well.
by Bill Shields
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Lombard Log hauler
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Lombard Log hauler

yes as long as you setup the propane burner correctly
by Bill Shields
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anodizing Power Supply?
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Anodizing Power Supply?

the first question to be asked is:

how many square inches of material are you going to anodize on the largest part?

Once you know that...you can work backwards....
by Bill Shields
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NELS Track At The Box Factory
Replies: 16
Views: 907

Re: NELS Track At The Box Factory

the only challenge was if you were to fall off the bridge or into the water!
by Bill Shields
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NELS Track At The Box Factory
Replies: 16
Views: 907

Re: NELS Track At The Box Factory

Jim was a active member there for years until NYCRR started moving him around the country..but unfortunately is no longer around to add to this discussion....but much of what you relate sounds very familiar to what he described.
by Bill Shields
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NELS Track At The Box Factory
Replies: 16
Views: 907

Re: NELS Track At The Box Factory

this picture is from 1951 - recognize him (before you read the picture title) BILL VAN BROCKLIN WITH 4-4-2 AT DANVERS 1951 small.jpg this one from 1939 M. SPANGENBERG'S 2-8-2 NELS 1939 small.jpg here is one with people in shirt / tie / jacket at the track. Look through the smoke... wearing tie under...
by Bill Shields
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Basket case 2-4-0
Replies: 28
Views: 8738

Re: Basket case 2-4-0

as long as the saddle fits around the edges you can always fill the gap with Permatex...nobody but the 4000 people reading Chaski will know the difference after it is painted :shock:

the flange / welding on the boiler looks a bit iffy..but it is probably just surface crud obfuscating the optics.
by Bill Shields
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Plate/Pan-Style Propane Burners
Replies: 12
Views: 478

Re: Plate/Pan-Style Propane Burners

it takes a bit of experimentation to get the hole size correct...most of which can be done OUTSIDE of the boiler.

combustion air / fuel mix is handled by the adjustable venturi.

The size of the gas orifice is reasonably straightforward to calculate....the positioning takes a bit of finesse.
by Bill Shields
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Limited room for steam.
Replies: 11
Views: 884

Re: Limited room for steam.

full-size locos used a centrifugal separator...unfortunately it cannot be scaled down...but is something I have looked at long and hard before I just 'raised the dome'.
by Bill Shields
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder Borning
Replies: 20
Views: 961

Re: Cylinder Borning

what's the face - to - face of the cylinder?
by Bill Shields
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kit Iron Castings
Replies: 16
Views: 736

Re: Kit Iron Castings

reference the picture: the only thing more awkward than a derailed steam locomotive is.....a HOT derailed steam loco :shock: been there...done that and happy for all the helping hands (and gloves). about the iron differnces...if you are THAT worried about broken flanges...the shrink on steel tires a...