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by loggerhogger
Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GEARS 2013 is a go!!! the show continues!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: GEARS 2013 is a go!!! the show continues!!!

THAT IS WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!! :P :P :P
by loggerhogger
Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Antique Stationary Engines
Topic: The Hercules gets valve guides
Replies: 5
Views: 7078

Re: The Hercules gets valve guides

Hi Glen,

I think your engine was actually a Herculese built Economy engine. The economys had the square opening in the water hopper like yours while the engines that were sold by Herculese had an oval shaped opening.
by loggerhogger
Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Antique Stationary Engines
Topic: New to Steam: Is this the place?
Replies: 8
Views: 7573

Re: New to Steam: Is this the place?

Another good site is www.smokstak.com.
by loggerhogger
Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: The end of the Tank water heater?
Replies: 21
Views: 2823

Re: The end of the Tank water heater?

Everyone I have talked to has told me the same thing. Gas burning tankless heaters work great! Electric Tankless heaters are real energy hogs and do not keep up.
by loggerhogger
Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Antique Stationary Engines
Topic: help with maytag engines
Replies: 4
Views: 6015

Re: help with maytag engines

You want to be sure to use 30wt Non Detergent oil in your fuel mixture. I believe that they want to be at a 16 to 1 ratio.
by loggerhogger
Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hard time Making Steam
Replies: 21
Views: 2763

Re: Hard time Making Steam

I have one of those 1/4 scale steam tractors too. It was given to me, so I haven't steamed it yet until i can tear it apart and have a real good look at the condition of the boiler. That being said, i too would encourage you to look for a damper. Mine actually has two. One in the back, and one in th...
by loggerhogger
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1/8 MTP
Replies: 21
Views: 3056

Re: 1/8 MTP

Do an e-bay search for "Model Steam Fittings" I think I saw some last time I checked.
by loggerhogger
Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Antique Stationary Engines
Topic: I need your help please
Replies: 5
Views: 6737

Re: I need your help please

If the one in the video is the one that you are refering to, It is a toy engine. I think built by Weeden. The most it could be used for would to maybe power an erector set, or various toys that are built for these engines.
by loggerhogger
Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need suggestions on dealing with a small leak.
Replies: 27
Views: 3145

Re: Need suggestions on dealing with a small leak.

If you do elect to heat and re- silver solder, you might try some of the heat sink materials that are out there to keep the heat localized. Check with your local welding supply house.
by loggerhogger
Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wash out and Blow Down plug questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1177

Re: Wash out and Blow Down plug questions

I will admit that I haven't built a small scale steam locomotive, but I do have some experience with the 12" to the foot scale. :mrgreen: While I can't say what size of washout plug you will want for your particular boiler, I will say that you want one at each corner of your firebox, as close to the...
by loggerhogger
Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Ductile iron castings.
Replies: 5
Views: 2709

One thing that you might want to consider is that when you apply a welding heat to ductile iron, it usually changes the molecular structure, so that it is no longet ductile, but becomes plain old grey iron.
by loggerhogger
Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New guy in Tacoma Wa.
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Thanks Harold. I'll also extend to you an invitation that if you're ever up this way, let me know, and we'll talk shop. Also, the engine on the Virginia V is pretty much silent since all of the exhaust goes to a condenser. Most of the noise comes from the forced air fan on the boiler. If you're inte...