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My Mikado does not have a super heater. I am also using a steam rated straight ball valve. In the smokebox. I wrapped it with pink house insulation wrapped that with wire, and it has performed very well for 10 years now. It was purchased from McMaster Carr or MSC , can't remember.
- Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:40 pm
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot
- Replies: 26
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The coupler on the front of this IC Mike is very special to me. It was made by Jim Adams. He worked for the IC from the 40's to 1976. In 1954 he was working on a 7 1/2 2-8-0. He needed couplers so he made his own patterns and took them to Paducah ,Ky. He said they called it a government job when you...