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by tburzio
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Could this work?
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: Could this work?

Propane burners suffer from the time it takes for propane, a very large molecule, to bind with oxygen. In general, it takes about 2' of pipe to mix completely before burning, else you get delayed heat release. This is the reason for the turbulators, to keep the gas in the boiler for the desired time...
by tburzio
Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad font identification help
Replies: 12
Views: 1649

Re: Railroad font identification help

tburzio, trace those letters and send over the Corel Draw file! Teeny tiny image: http://www.burnhamshops.com/steamer/lw.jpg Corel Draw: http://www.burnhamshops.com/steamer/lw.cdr PDF if you just want to print or don't have Corel Draw: http://www.burnhamshops.com/steamer/lw.pdf Have fun!
by tburzio
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1 1/2" Arch Bar Truck Suppliers
Replies: 21
Views: 2326

Re: 1 1/2" Arch Bar Truck Suppliers

layed out his current solution, Yes, I love Bill, he's a great guy that makes wonderful railroad equipment. I've spent years making trips to his shop once a week, listening to the current plans to get our equipment ready that was promised the year earlier. Some of the plans have been interesting, l...
by tburzio
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1 1/2" Arch Bar Truck Suppliers
Replies: 21
Views: 2326

Re: 1 1/2" Arch Bar Truck Suppliers

They seem to have found a solution for the brazing vendor.
I wish you the greatest of luck getting your trucks. If, on the off chance, you do get them, please let us know as we will be heartily surprised.

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.
by tburzio
Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1 1/2" Arch Bar Truck Suppliers
Replies: 21
Views: 2326

Re: 1 1/2" Arch Bar Truck Suppliers

timmy wheeler wrote:Real Trains makes some beauties
Not in production, since they can't get the parts brazed. I wish, because the two I have are excellent! (Last checked, 2 weeks ago)
by tburzio
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad font identification help
Replies: 12
Views: 1649

Re: Railroad font identification help

Three. Traced from the bitmap, only took a minute...

Need a key chain to go with your loco? :mrgreen:

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by tburzio
Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad font identification help
Replies: 12
Views: 1649

Re: Railroad font identification help

I am trying to identify the font
If you want, I can trace the font and send back a corel draw file for you to get stencils cut, or I can laser cut the letters on sticky paper so you can air brush spray thru the paper. Works great, that's how we did my tender!
by tburzio
Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Another breakthru in 3D printing...
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

Re: Another breakthru in 3D printing...

RB211 wrote:Cheap printer = expensive media.
Yep, but it beats the heck out of 15 pounds of brass curls in the shop recycling bin! :mrgreen:
by tburzio
Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Another breakthru in 3D printing...
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

Another breakthru in 3D printing...

The boffins at MIT have made another breakthru. This new desktop printer is 4x more resolution than the current desktops (25 microns instead of 100). http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/formlabs/form-1-an-affordable-professional-3d-printer Some of the live steamers are already printing rolling stock...
by tburzio
Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Re: Water pump

discovered chrome balls had acquired a carbon like deposit, not easily removed I'm gonna bet that's magnesium. My ball bearing pumps get stuck all the time. A few very light taps with the small rock hammer fixes the problem. Tap tap tap rattle, fixed! This is why you should always test your pumps a...
by tburzio
Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LSB 8000
Replies: 20
Views: 3543

Re: LSB 8000

A treatise on "How to Test and Treat Boiler Water" would be a best seller for clubs all around the country!
by tburzio
Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LSB 8000
Replies: 20
Views: 3543

Re: LSB 8000

Call them direct. Our club buys the treatment by the case and sells it at cost to our members.

http://www.terlyn.com/contact_us.html