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by Marty_Knox
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Best way to pin Stephenson eccentrics
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: Best way to pin Stephenson eccentrics

Tapered pins are far superior to roll pins.
by Marty_Knox
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil firing in 1" scale
Replies: 15
Views: 1116

Re: Oil firing in 1" scale

Find the article in Live Steam magazine, by Joe Monty, titled 'Oil Burning in a Small Firebox'. I think it was in the mid-80's.
It was a big help to me setting up an oil burner.
by Marty_Knox
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Main crank pin on different axle then Eccentric on
Replies: 7
Views: 892

Re: Main crank pin on different axle then Eccentric on

Locomotive builders did it, at least, Porter did. In fact, small Porter 0-4-0s had the eccentrics on the lead axle, with the blades going back to the link, and the rocker between the drivers. Don Young's Marie E and Marie Estelle are made this way.
by Marty_Knox
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: The Green Goddess is for sale ****SOLD****
Replies: 12
Views: 4191

Re: The Green Goddess is for sale

The Green Goddess has been sold! Here is a picture with her new owners, Bill and Sandy Clemens.
by Marty_Knox
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: The Green Goddess is for sale ****SOLD****
Replies: 12
Views: 4191

Re: The Green Goddess is for sale

I have a pending sale on the Green Goddess.
by Marty_Knox
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary tender tank
Replies: 11
Views: 1276

Re: Temporary tender tank

jlakes85 wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:02 am
Hi All,

Thanks for the suggestions, this gives me plenty of ideas.

Marty, how thick is the material you used on your tank?
16 gauge
by Marty_Knox
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary tender tank
Replies: 11
Views: 1276

Re: Temporary tender tank

Here is the temporary tank I welded up in the spring of 1980 to get my Allen Ten-Wheeler on the track.
It's still in use today, every time I hydro a boiler.
by Marty_Knox
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Station, Road, Steam Stafford locomotive
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Re: Station, Road, Steam Stafford locomotive

Someone back east has one. I saw it at New Jersey Live Steamers Spring 2017 Meet. It looked nice, but I didn't see it run.
by Marty_Knox
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Packing material
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: Packing material

I use graphite tape from McMaster-Carr. A 50 ft roll of the 1/4" wide, .015" thick plain back tape is $11.71. The part number is 9481K11.
by Marty_Knox
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: welding boiler
Replies: 13
Views: 1817

Re: welding boiler

The first step in welding a boiler should be to develop a welding procedure. This spells out the joint design, the base metal, the filler metals, the welding process, the electrical parameters, and if pre or post-weld heat treatment is required. Once you have a procedure, you then qualify to that pr...
by Marty_Knox
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-facing Slide Valve & Ports
Replies: 53
Views: 3705

Re: Re-facing Slide Valve & Ports

Timesaver non-embedding lapping compound. You would be much better off using a true lapping plate.