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by k36no4862002
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New member from Texas thinking about a K36 (or 37)
Replies: 42
Views: 3486

Re: New member from Texas thinking about a K36 (or 37)

When i build loco's i try to think of them as lots of little projects in their own right, that way the entire project does not overwhelm me and I can see my progress and keep the momentum going piece or sub assembly by sub assembly. The Challenger that I'm doing has been just like that, 10 years of ...
by k36no4862002
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New member from Texas thinking about a K36 (or 37)
Replies: 42
Views: 3486

Re: New member from Texas thinking about a K36 (or 37)

All, As the builder and owner of a 2.5" scale 71/4 K36 in the UK I can confirm the following. With no water coal or driver in the engine weighs 1.5tones, y trailer is a boxed in tilt be car transporter trailer with a capacity of 2 tones. The tilt bed is handy as I can unload straight onto the ground...
by k36no4862002
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baldwin green paint scheme
Replies: 26
Views: 3200

Re: Baldwin green paint scheme

Powder coat is great, I had the K36 powder coated over 15 years ago and it still looks good. I think you can get the powder in most RAL colours although I prefer black! - oh and a bit of graphite grey for the smokebox, but I paint that with stove enamel anyway. Well worth it and yes make sure they p...
by k36no4862002
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Derailment - crash bars
Replies: 20
Views: 2406

Re: Derailment - crash bars

Chris, They look very smart it's usually a bit of rough old angle that I have on my loco. As you may know I'm also building a Challenger and whilst I'm no way as advanced through the job as you are I do have a rolling chassis. 1 thing I have also wondered was A crash bars but also how I'm going to g...
by k36no4862002
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Butt joint advice.
Replies: 12
Views: 2093

Re: Butt joint advice.

Ah, I too assumed we were going round the boiler and not along it. A possibility is to find another piece of pipe of the correct diameter and to cut a new piece out of that instead. All the holes will go oval and may need drilling bigger to get them round again. If you are going to bend that then a ...
by k36no4862002
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Butt joint advice.
Replies: 12
Views: 2093

Re: Butt joint advice.

Hi, Not sure about your setup, but are you able to put some small tack welds on it? If so you could put a rough curve in it to start with, then tack weld one end. Then you could put a heavy duty ratchet strap around it and crank it up to pull the steel up against the outside of the barrel, then care...
by k36no4862002
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rear 4 wheel truck bissel
Replies: 1
Views: 572

Rear 4 wheel truck bissel

Hello all, As some of you may remember I'm working on a UP Challenger. I'm in the process of building the rear truck and I have question over the self centering device. On the rear corners of the truck is a curved rocker that takes the weight of the main frame, the curved thing sits in an upside dow...
by k36no4862002
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Running a British Injector above its rated pressure?
Replies: 29
Views: 3508

Re: Running a British Injector above its rated pressure?

Gents, I did not know Double B Designs was still going. I bought 2 custom made injectors off him years ago for my K36 - they were 1/2" pipe feed. I have never had an issue with them and so when it comes to getting a pair for the Challenger I will go straight back to him. Not sure about your pressure...
by k36no4862002
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sweet Creek drawings
Replies: 33
Views: 5516

Re: Sweet Creek drawings

All,
There is a supplier in the UK offering a Sweet Creek, I don' t know any more than what the website says but they may be able to assist. See the link below:
http://www.cromarwhite.co.uk/products.php?id=27

Hope this helps
Paul
by k36no4862002
Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steel on Plastic Track Tech. Details?
Replies: 10
Views: 1759

Re: Steel on Plastic Track Tech. Details?

Hello, My loco club Surrey SME (UK) has been changing over to plastic tie and steel rail for the last few years. Our extension was completed in 2012 and we have run on this a fair bit with some heavy loco's including a 2.5" scale K36. We have not suffered any issues at all in relation to the rail or...
by k36no4862002
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Air Compressor Governor
Replies: 32
Views: 3753

Re: Air Compressor Governor

Gents, Do you need a governor? I run a twin cylinder air pump, i turn i on at the start of the day and that's it all the air i need all day for the brakes. The pump will only pump to boiler pressure and as long as my boiler is 50+ psi then i have enough pressure for the air brakes. It does stop pump...
by k36no4862002
Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler jacket material
Replies: 12
Views: 1585

Re: Boiler jacket matrial

Gents, I had my K36 powder coated over 15 years ago. The powder coat company sand blasted all the bits and then coated them and baked them. I also had some pieces painted too. After 5 years the painted stuff wore out on bolt head and rivets so i got those bits powder coated too. The original powder ...