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by Fred_V
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane Quick Disconnectss
Replies: 16
Views: 904

Re: Propane Quick Disconnectss

Would these have enough flow rate to use for water to an injector?
by Fred_V
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coal dust bricks again
Replies: 23
Views: 651

Re: Coal dust bricks again

QUESTION: Considering the cost of coal and the finite limit on life, which is more important, pasting pieces of coal dust together or making something new and worthwhile in your shop? Only asking. I think one's location and needs would determine the worthiness of reclaiming coal dust for use. While...
by Fred_V
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coal dust bricks again
Replies: 23
Views: 651

Re: Coal dust bricks again

good question. everyone has their own answer.
by Fred_V
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coal dust bricks again
Replies: 23
Views: 651

Re: Coal dust bricks again

Thanks, I like the egg carton idea. May have to start with cups till I collect egg cartons. It will take a lot of either. I have been throwing it into the firebox but I still have end up with a 5 gallon bucket of dust from 2 bags of coal. My friends have been sifting it for a couple of years and hav...
by Fred_V
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coal dust bricks again
Replies: 23
Views: 651

Re: Coal dust bricks again

Fender wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:33 pm
I would use corn starch and water mixed with the coal dust. Put the mix into styrofoam egg cartons and let dry. This so the dried lumps can be easily broken apart.
what is the formula Dan.
by Fred_V
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coal dust bricks again
Replies: 23
Views: 651

Re: Coal dust bricks again

My concern is with live steam not full size stuff.
by Fred_V
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coal dust bricks again
Replies: 23
Views: 651

Coal dust bricks again

I've been reading through the old posts on this subject and wonder how wallpaper paste would work. Just flour and water.
Three of us sifted Penn Coal yesterday and got about 4 equal buckets per bag of: dust, 1/4" bits, 1" bits and over 1" size. Sure was a lot of dust; more than 25%.
by Fred_V
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistles
Replies: 19
Views: 923

Re: Whistles

OK, i saw that at Ridge club last Feb. Beautiful engine.
by Fred_V
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistles
Replies: 19
Views: 923

Re: Whistles

So You Want To Build... book had an article on whistles and Many many guys followed it. They ended up making poor sounding whistles. The article placed the steam gap so that it split the edge of the bell. I think this is not correct. I think the slit should be to the inside of the bell. The principl...
by Fred_V
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistles
Replies: 19
Views: 923

Re: Whistles

There is an excellent article in Live Steam Magazine on the construction and tuning of steam whistles. I built a four chime one from the article and it sounds pretty nice. It is made using 1 1/2" brass tubing - it's about 10 - 11 inches long.... There is one on the Green Goddess that does that gurg...
by Fred_V
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: grey iron
Replies: 40
Views: 1443

Re: grey iron

My wheel casting is like that. it faced off on the front and bored the axle hole with no problem. it is the tire that was hard.
by Fred_V
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: grey iron
Replies: 40
Views: 1443

Re: grey iron

Thanks. I'll report back with my results.