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by Fred_V
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder drain cocks?
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Cylinder drain cocks?

I have several designs of steam operated ones but they don't blow out the side like that.
by Fred_V
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Favorite train movie
Replies: 16
Views: 614

Re: Favorite train movie

"The Train" with Burt Lancaster. Great train shots. No quote sticks out for me.
by Fred_V
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive Steam Chest Question
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: Locomotive Steam Chest Question

I just leave one bolt in the chest cover and swing the cover out of the way.
by Fred_V
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Injector Questions

i'm don't know for sure but I would thing a 3/16" delivery line would be too small. I once worked on an engine with an LS Chicago injector that would not work; just blew water/steam out the overflow. It had a 5/16" delivery tube but it turned out to have only a 3/16" ID. heavy wall brass tube. I cha...
by Fred_V
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Model Machine shop
Replies: 4
Views: 763

Re: Model Machine shop

if you dig around that site you will find an amazing amount of stuff. Here is a collection of Cherry Hills models. She was brought up on Chaski awhile back. Wonderful models.
https://archives.imeche.org/archive/art ... herry-hill?
by Fred_V
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Model Machine shop
Replies: 4
Views: 763

Model Machine shop

this has to be the best I've ever seen anywhere. click on the video to the right side.

https://archives.imeche.org/archive/ind ... op?ipage=1
by Fred_V
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Firebox Arch?
Replies: 8
Views: 1088

Re: Firebox Arch?

looking at your drawing i wonder if your flue brush will come all the way clear of the lower flues before hitting the arch. if not you will get a stuck brush; they don't like to reverse within the tube.
by Fred_V
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Balanced slide valves?
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: Balanced slide valves?

Is this it?
The article in question is covered by copyright and should not be posted on this board.
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by Fred_V
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson
Replies: 6
Views: 951

Re: UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson

That one sells there every year. what did it sell for? I'm not sure it runs, just a display model. sure is ugly.
by Fred_V
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Welding Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 2753

Re: Welding Machine

Be sure to get one with DC welding as this one is. DC is easier to make good welds; doesn't stick the rod as badly as AC does. My welding improved 100% when i got a DC machine.
by Fred_V
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Clyinder Cocks for the LE American
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

Re: Clyinder Cocks for the LE American

I have a CAD drawing for a similar drain that I used on my Chloe. If anyone wants it send me a PM.
by Fred_V
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water treatment for iron boiler?
Replies: 24
Views: 2883

Re: Water treatment for iron boiler?

The does dry it out but water sits there for a couple of days until it does dry out. I had previously blown the boiler out with compressed air. Merry Christmas, all you Live Steamers! ~RN I jack mine up off the wheels to run the engine on air, clear the cylinders and plumbing then blow down the boi...