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by Dave_Johnson
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil firing question
Replies: 38
Views: 2953

Re: Oil firing question

If you are burning oil i.e. Kerosene or Diesel fuel, it is not necessary to pressurize the tank. Just make sure the oil control valve is not too small to allow fuel to flow when the head pressure drops as the tank empties. Based on my experience, this applies to 1 inch scale - 1.5 in scale.
by Dave_Johnson
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender Water Valves
Replies: 12
Views: 3519

Re: Tender Water Valves

This is how I did mine.
by Dave_Johnson
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: silver soldering steel to steel
Replies: 34
Views: 6918

Re: silver soldering steel to steel

I use the white flux (never tried the black flux because the white seems to work). Propane or acetylene, with a small tip, on smaller parts. Acetylene (large tip) on larger steel parts. (I'm not talking about huge parts here, but typically parts that would just be better off using a little more heat...
by Dave_Johnson
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need EBT two bay hopper dimensions.
Replies: 8
Views: 2016

Re: Need EBT two bay hopper dimensions.

Adam Wright is a supplier of EBT vulcan trucks. Is this who you tried to contact?
by Dave_Johnson
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: is anyone making these?
Replies: 11
Views: 3026

Re: is anyone making these?

Precison Steel Car has them for 1.25 each.

Part number L-006. Look under this link http://www.precisionsteelcar.com/details_loco.html

Scroll down to "Other Parts".

Can't beat the price.

Dave J
by Dave_Johnson
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Southern Valve Gear
Replies: 16
Views: 2562

Re: Southern Valve Gear

Did not know you were offering a kit.
by Dave_Johnson
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 0-4-0 CAMELBACK ALTERNITIVES.
Replies: 21
Views: 3779

Re: 0-4-0 CAMELBACK ALTERNITIVES.

At first glance, it looks like your blast nozzle is too low.
by Dave_Johnson
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Plastic couplers
Replies: 12
Views: 7384

Re: Plastic couplers

I put one on my stock car. I use it for a propane car, so it is the first coupler behind the loco. I pull 8 cars, sometimes more. The coupler has never failed.
by Dave_Johnson
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wilbur Wright articulated locomotive
Replies: 13
Views: 3083

Re: Wilbur Wright articulated locomotive

Quite an interesting batch of photos. I did notice the prop driven car had plates!
by Dave_Johnson
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wilbur Wright articulated locomotive
Replies: 13
Views: 3083

Re: Wilbur Wright articulated locomotive

Old project photos are always interesting. The older the better.
by Dave_Johnson
Wed May 10, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil firing with a Bagley burner
Replies: 4
Views: 1935

Re: Oil firing with a Bagley burner

No heating of the oil or steam. Keep it simple. If it's not working, it's not because you need to heat the steam or fuel.
by Dave_Johnson
Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: My Southern Ms4 Tender Project
Replies: 31
Views: 7463

Re: My Southern Ms4 Tender Project

Nice! Hope to see it run soon.

Dave J.