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by Marty_Knox
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pennsylvania Boiler Code Requirements
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Pennsylvania Boiler Code Requirements

As you found out there is no exemption for hobby boilers in PA. That means you cannot run a non-code boiler at a public venue. Most live steamers in PA run at private tracks, not open to the public.
I know PLS has a boiler inspection program - perhaps someone from PLS can fill in the details.
by Marty_Knox
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Turning the Scarlet Harlot into the Green Goddess
Replies: 34
Views: 5598

Re: Turning the Scarlet Harlot into the Green Goddess

makinsmoke wrote: post_id=387823 time=1518965592 user_id=1501
She really has nice lines as well Marty!
Thank you, Brian! I currently have her down in Florida, and she is for sale.
by Marty_Knox
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Centerville and Southwestern Railroad
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Centerville and Southwestern Railroad

I remember it well! My Aunt Marion lived in Caldwell and we would go past it to and from visiting her. She loved to tell the story of me misbehaving at 5 years old. I was warned that if I didn't start behaving, we wouldn't stop. She told of the look of disbelief as we drove right past it! I rode it ...
by Marty_Knox
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Turning the Scarlet Harlot into the Green Goddess
Replies: 34
Views: 5598

Re: Turning the Scarlet Harlot into the Green Goddess

I have finished the Goddess! I will be changing the whistle, and maybe the lubricator, but she is pretty much done. I will be running her at Ridge next Friday and Saturday, then take her to Pasco.
by Marty_Knox
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil Firing 3/4" Scale
Replies: 21
Views: 1038

Re: Oil Firing 3/4" Scale

Joe Monty wrote a 3 part article for LSM on 'Burning Oil in a Small Firebox', sometimes in the mid to late '80's. He used to burn oil in his C.P.Huntington, whose firebox isn't much bigger than many 3/4" scale fireboxes. It was a big help to me when I was building an oil burning Consolidation.
by Marty_Knox
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Is the live steam hobby in decline?
Replies: 58
Views: 2986

Re: Is the live steam hobby in decline?

Orders for 24 boilers?!!!!! That says a lot about the health of The Hobby! Is this backlog unusually large for you? I really have no idea how large your boiler business is now. Good to hear, though. ~RN Russ, for the last 10 years my order book has had twenty to twenty-six boilers. We have been doi...
by Marty_Knox
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Is the live steam hobby in decline?
Replies: 58
Views: 2986

Re: Is the live steam hobby in decline?

A machinist who made parts for my father's and uncle's business had a 1/2" scale Pacific. He had an elevated track 75 feet long in the backyard of his city lot in Rahway, New Jersey. When I was 5 years old I would ride back and forth as long as he was running the locomotive. Once a year or so my fat...
by Marty_Knox
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen steam fittings
Replies: 23
Views: 1392

Re: Allen steam fittings

Yes, That is exactly how Gene's drawings show construction. The idea with the flared fittings is you "might" get them installed and removed without taking the cylinders apart. I'd sure like a better method. Brian, what's the big deal? Once you have it together you don't need to take them apart for ...
by Marty_Knox
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen steam fittings
Replies: 23
Views: 1392

Re: Allen steam fittings

I never use flare fittings - they tend to break.
I use Swagelok fittings, which are like compression fitting but with a two piece ferrule. Brass is fine inside the smokebox, but they also come in stainless steel. www.swagelok.com.
by Marty_Knox
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mounting Water Glass
Replies: 30
Views: 2498

Re: Mounting Water Glass

jlakes85 wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:14 pm
IMG_20180203_151004020.jpgHi all,

Here is a temporary piping arrangement with 5/16 copper tube. Am I asking for trouble with this?
Yes you are. Look at the attachment in my second response in this thread.
by Marty_Knox
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.
Replies: 99
Views: 3006

Re: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.

Fred_V wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:48 am
Marty Knox that posted a reply following your question is about the best boiler builder in the hobby these days.
Fred V
Thank you, Fred -see you at Ridge?