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by Marty_Knox
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Cagney Electric Train Set
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Cagney Electric Train Set

That's 'Tiny Tim'! It ran at the Pine Creek Railroad on Rt 9 north of Freehold NJ in the early sixties.
Keith Taylor can probably tell you more about it.
by Marty_Knox
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil burning boiler mods
Replies: 28
Views: 5921

Re: Oil burning boiler mods

I'll second what John said - put a ball valve in the dome.
I put a ball valve in the smokebox of an oil-burning locomotive - it failed after one day's use.
by Marty_Knox
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Larry Fisher
Replies: 8
Views: 1363

Re: Larry Fisher

NHRA has posted a statement about Larry's passing.
www.nhra.com/news/2019/nhra-museum-news ... rry-fisher
by Marty_Knox
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Little Engines 0-4-0 Machined Kit
Replies: 11
Views: 1374

Re: Little Engines 0-4-0 Machined Kit

I wish you well with this venture, Jesse!
This has been the 'Holy Grail' of live steam in this country throughout my lifetime.
by Marty_Knox
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Verifying Blast nozzle height
Replies: 28
Views: 1749

Re: Verifying Blast nozzle height

Stand over it and look down the stack. The most important thing is that the blast nozzle is centered under the stack.
by Marty_Knox
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Low water mark
Replies: 16
Views: 1394

Re: Low water mark

Where is your crownsheet? Low water mark should be at least 1/2" above the highest point of the crown on your steepest grade.
by Marty_Knox
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Larry Fisher
Replies: 8
Views: 1363

Re: Larry Fisher

Larry's day job is Executive Director of the Wally Parks/ NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona.
Best wishes to Larry and Leone!!!
by Marty_Knox
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil burning boiler mods
Replies: 28
Views: 5921

Re: Oil burning boiler mods

What diameter are you looking at? For a 1" OD tube I use SA 178, 12 or 13 gauge, but it's getting hard to find. SA 178 is a welded tube, annealed after welding - for a seamless tube the spec is SA 192.
by Marty_Knox
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bagley burner install
Replies: 37
Views: 5155

Re: Bagley burner install

The burner should be installed at the front of the firing pan. It should be aimed to hit the door sheet (back firebox sheet) below the fire door. This area should have firebrick or refractory cement. The firing pan should be covered for the front 2/3.
by Marty_Knox
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Which steam pump would you build?
Replies: 25
Views: 3748

Re: Which steam pump would you build?

The pump drawings Allen Models used to sell are the VanBrocklin pump.
They are now available from Friends Models.
by Marty_Knox
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Driver machining order
Replies: 17
Views: 3420

Re: Driver machining order

Before I do any machining on spoked wheels I paint them. You can get a good heavy coat on the spokes, then a nice thin coat on the machined surfaces after they are machined.
by Marty_Knox
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NJLS Fall Meet
Replies: 23
Views: 6154

Re: NJLS Fall Meet

Some pictures from the meet.
I didn't get this guy's name, but this sure looks like Ken Stemen's old Pacific.
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Andy Pullen, Paul Pickard, Dawnna Hudak, unknown, and my Atlantic.
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Glenn Papp and Liz Leggett
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