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by Fred_V
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blower Valve Vs Injector Steam Valve
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Blower Valve Vs Injector Steam Valve

I have used screw valves for 3 different makes of injectors and they all worked fine.
by Fred_V
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Long Term Project
Replies: 46
Views: 7511

Re: A Long Term Project

Steve, what did you do about milling?
by Fred_V
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Long Term Project
Replies: 46
Views: 7511

Re: A Long Term Project

We rode with Holy War in '03.
by Fred_V
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Long Term Project
Replies: 46
Views: 7511

Re: A Long Term Project

Great detail Steve. Did you add a superheater? I here these are wet engines to run with all that cylinder and steamchest iron.
by Fred_V
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Long Term Project
Replies: 46
Views: 7511

Re: A Long Term Project

Very nicely done Steve. The spring buffers were never used on the working Hunslets nor did they have cabs. That would make your design a Preservation engine as all that was added for their present working.
Is this a 4" scale engine?
Fred
by Fred_V
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Limited room for steam.
Replies: 11
Views: 908

Re: Limited room for steam.

I face a similar situation with a high crown sheet and limited steam volume. In my Build log there is a discussion of solutions builders have made: http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=106308&start=12 Look at the lower half of that page and beyond for some pictures and drawings ...
by Fred_V
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Possibility for a 2.5" scale dynamo
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: Possibility for a 2.5" scale dynamo

The generators used in the hobby turn up to 10K RPM and would sling out the windings on that unit you are looking at. What seems to work is an alternator where the magnets spin and field windings are around the outside. Some years ago Live Steam had an article about making a 2.5" scale gen. Maybe 20...
by Fred_V
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gene Allen's model engines
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Gene Allen's model engines

https://youtu.be/BKFbjxkxSEU

I don't remember seeing this here. If it was please forgive me.
by Fred_V
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: shipping engines
Replies: 14
Views: 1292

Re: shipping engines

I'm shipping from north Fla. to north California. I'll make the crates from 3/4" plywood with 2x4 corner bracing so they should be crush proof. Just don't dump them off the dock.
by Fred_V
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: shipping engines
Replies: 14
Views: 1292

Re: shipping engines

Right, I've done all that in the past with success except the foam. I may add that this time. I just screw 2x4s to the crate bottom so the forks can lift the crate.
by Fred_V
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: shipping engines
Replies: 14
Views: 1292

Re: shipping engines

Bill, I went to Old Dominion and they quoted me 1400 bucks to ship the engine. Everyone else is in the 400 to 800 bracket.
by Fred_V
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: pneumatic bell ringer
Replies: 10
Views: 1254

Re: pneumatic bell ringer

Dan, your design is what got this started. I had sold my ride in cab engine to a guy in Cleveland. He turned it to a Porter style and added a large bell and sent me your drawing. I'm looking for a simpler way to do it. My mentor had made a bell rotator like GWdriver showed so I'm leaning in that dir...