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by Marty_Knox
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Future considerations from EE
Replies: 30
Views: 1338

Re: Future considerations from EE

Superheated locomotives had oil fed to both the valves and cylinders, so they would use a 5 feed lubricator.
by Marty_Knox
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings
Replies: 20
Views: 792

Re: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings

Pershing G. Scott, of Live Steam Magazine fame, was the original designer. This was back in the 60's, 70's, somewhere back beyond my time, not sure. That's why it was always called the 'Scotty' mogul. Actually, Carl Purinton was the designer of the original. Scotty built one, but Carl had built one...
by Marty_Knox
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gasket thickness for steam chest & cylinders?
Replies: 17
Views: 1350

Re: Gasket thickness for steam chest & cylinders?

An important thing to remember is that it is easier to seal surfaces that really are flat.
by Marty_Knox
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central
Replies: 35
Views: 2706

Re: 1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central

19copythree wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:17 pm
He was found in the wreckage with his hand on the throttle...

“Breakage in aisle seven”
He should have had his hand on the brake!
by Marty_Knox
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central
Replies: 35
Views: 2706

Re: 1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central

Marty_Knox wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:51 am
A bottle of Crown Royal?
Seagram's VO would work too.
by Marty_Knox
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central
Replies: 35
Views: 2706

Re: 1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central

A bottle of Crown Royal?
by Marty_Knox
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central
Replies: 35
Views: 2706

Re: 1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central

I would have been there - if I'd known about it.
by Marty_Knox
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1" scale steam dome. Turret
Replies: 14
Views: 1640

Re: 1" scale steam dome. Turret

Some pictures would help.
by Marty_Knox
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: GE 23 Tonner RTR $2250 & Options
Replies: 5
Views: 1952

Re: GE 23 Tonner RTR $2250 & Options

Would it be possible to set one up to MU with a Hartford Shops/Artzberger Plymouth?
by Marty_Knox
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" Little Engines Atlantic/Pacific Guidance
Replies: 10
Views: 2094

Re: 1" Little Engines Atlantic/Pacific Guidance

Les Friend built a 1" scale Atlantic that is very similar in size to the LE Atlantic. He wrote 11 articles that appeared in The Miniature Locomotive magazine. A reprint of those articles is available from Friends Models.
by Marty_Knox
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Age Boilers
Replies: 15
Views: 2447

Re: Steam Age Boilers

Hi Tristan, Yep, the S Stamp is key. But the original documents are only on file in the state where originally built. There is no national boiler database, that I have been able to find - at least not one accessible by the public. The real lesson here is you gotta treat the original boiler paperwor...
by Marty_Knox
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drilling through boiler tube
Replies: 10
Views: 2042

Re: Drilling through boiler tube

One of my big objections to using stainless steel in a boiler - you can't cut it with a torch!
With plasma cutters that is not as much of an issue as it used to be.