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by Marty_Knox
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender Build Advice
Replies: 20
Views: 666

Re: Tender Build Advice

Don't rivet the tank top down. Hold it down with screws so you can remove it if you need to get inside to fix something.
In fact, I would make the top in several pieces.
by Marty_Knox
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: FM Trainmaster - Michigan?
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: FM Trainmaster - Michigan?

Actually, Bill's MC colors are based on Grand Trunk colors - which are the same as CNR.
by Marty_Knox
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: FM Trainmaster - Michigan?
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: FM Trainmaster - Michigan?

Bill Hays built it. He had it at Ridge Live Steamers a couple of weeks ago. Try looking at pictures and videos from Ridge.
by Marty_Knox
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fisher Detail Foundry
Replies: 1
Views: 549

Re: Fisher Detail Foundry

I was hoping you would do this, Jeff!
Best of luck to you!
by Marty_Knox
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" Atlantic and Pacific Boilers
Replies: 10
Views: 886

Re: 1" Atlantic and Pacific Boilers

Not just my skills - my team! Our weldor, Glenn Grasley, is one of the best! John Trinklein, at Weber Steel, does the bending. Here Glenn is welding a backhead. IMG_8083.JPG Here is Dave van Wormer of Weber Steel at the control panel of the plasma cutter. IMG_5247.JPG And here is John Trinklein of ...
by Marty_Knox
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" Atlantic and Pacific Boilers
Replies: 10
Views: 886

Re: 1" Atlantic and Pacific Boilers

Marty would you summarize the sequence for assembly/welding of the firebox? such as: throat sheet to outer side sheets, then back head to side sheets, then mud ring, then inner sides/crown sheet, then inner tube sheet,then top wrapper, then weld to barrel I am trying to glean this sequence fro your...
by Marty_Knox
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" Atlantic and Pacific Boilers
Replies: 10
Views: 886

Re: 1" Atlantic and Pacific Boilers

Not just my skills - my team!
Our weldor, Glenn Grasley, is one of the best!
John Trinklein, at Weber Steel, does the bending.
by Marty_Knox
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" Atlantic and Pacific Boilers
Replies: 10
Views: 886

Re: 1" Atlantic and Pacific Boilers

Testing the Atlantic boiler
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The Inspector -my Grandson Noah
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by Marty_Knox
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" Atlantic and Pacific Boilers
Replies: 10
Views: 886

1" Atlantic and Pacific Boilers

To interrupt the current mass hysteria, here are some pictures of two 1" scale boilers we are finishing up.
One is for an Atlantic, the other a Pacific.
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by Marty_Knox
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Announcing ASR Legends Of Steam - Doyle McCormack
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: Announcing ASR Legends Of Steam - Doyle McCormack

I have my ticket already!
by Marty_Knox
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Who Sell Economy Butterfly Fire Box Door
Replies: 23
Views: 2116

Re: Who Sell Economy Butterfly Fire Box Door

That's not a Butterfly - that's a Clamshell.
by Marty_Knox
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Reaming vs. Drilling Holes In Tube Sheets
Replies: 38
Views: 10057

Re: Reaming vs. Drilling Holes In Tube Sheets

Honestly I don't like the thought of expanding the tubes being the sole method of sealing and securing them. Seems to me over time the tubes would move slightly in the sheet and wear/leak at the connection point? I have been building boilers with copper tubes just expanded in the tube sheets since ...