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by jschoenly
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Copper Boiler Design
Replies: 53
Views: 8035

Re: Copper Boiler Design

Bill, I actually don't have much of a plan, but was more inquiring. It seems like the original builder that started the boiler was planning on using the 3/8" thickness as the "flange" for enough solder on the lap. It seems there going to be pockets milled into the plates to make them more like flang...
by jschoenly
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Copper Boiler Design
Replies: 53
Views: 8035

Re: Copper Boiler Design

This is an old thread, but since the discussion went from design (flow and areas) to construction (Fastening and silver soldering), I'd like to revive it for a discussion on sheet design. I'm currently in ownership of a 1" engine with a copper boiler which has some parts made for it but far from com...
by jschoenly
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2018 Cabin Fever Show
Replies: 3
Views: 1255

Re: 2018 Cabin Fever Show

Art,

Preview will begin at 8:30 for the auction, but auction will begin selling the Gauge 1 at approx 2pm. Thanks!
by jschoenly
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2018 Cabin Fever Show
Replies: 3
Views: 1255

Re: 2018 Cabin Fever Show

Rich - Thanks for posting!

Also if any one is interested, we will be auctioning 87 lots for very nice Ga 1 Live Steam and rolling stock. See the listing for details, pictures, and the Lot catalog. Thanks!!

https://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/auct ... id=3028718
by jschoenly
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: REAL Scary!
Replies: 24
Views: 4511

Re: REAL Scary!

Saw some of this boiler, Absolutely crazy. This must have used some REALLY terrible water on top of the neglect. Marty - Do you think there was some off spec steel used? I just couldn't believe the sheets of rust in this thing. For the age it nearly seems impossible but obviously we are seeing it....
by jschoenly
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bowlus Engineering Inc? What all did they make?
Replies: 9
Views: 1785

Re: Bowlus Engineering Inc? What all did they make?

What I have is a kit for the Modern 4 Wheel Trucks I believe to be complete but I have to check. These will be for sale if anything is interested, feel free to PM me. Thanks!
by jschoenly
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bowlus Engineering Inc? What all did they make?
Replies: 9
Views: 1785

Re: Bowlus Engineering Inc? What all did they make?

Thanks John. I didn't see that one in my searches but it also doesn't say any more than you pasted from the site. Answers a little of who but still kinda curious what all they may have made/marketed.
by jschoenly
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bowlus Engineering Inc? What all did they make?
Replies: 9
Views: 1785

Bowlus Engineering Inc? What all did they make?

I have some castings marked Bowlus Engineering Inc. Nice aluminum truck castings. Who were they, where, and what all did they make?
by jschoenly
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mystery Injector
Replies: 2
Views: 1149

Re: Mystery Injector

I have one just like it in my box. "BB" people called them but I'm not sure the make either. I think they are an English knock off of a penberthy but wish I had more details for you as well.
by jschoenly
Mon May 29, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Dave Gumz' 4-6-0 4-3/4" Narrow Gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 2817

Re: Dave Gumz' 4-6-0 4-3/4" Narrow Gauge

Great engine and info! I'll be working on completing one of these engines only it will be adapted to become the later EBT ten wheeler Cromwell. Good stuff!
by jschoenly
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Stainless steel balls for check valves and pumps
Replies: 9
Views: 1900

Re: Stainless steel balls for check valves and pumps

Most SS balls will likely be a 400 series which can/is magnetic. Also not the more corrosion resistant of SS's. I've always liked Bronze for checks or away from heat, delrin is even better for sealing. Many of the Stanley Steam Car drivers are using delrin, nylon, or other plastics in their water pu...
by jschoenly
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WANTED - Breisch Duplex Steam Pump Kit
Replies: 3
Views: 1220

Re: WANTED - Breisch Duplex Steam Pump Kit

daves1459 wrote:I have a set of Paul Breisch castings. I sent a private Email this AM with some details. Did you receive it?
I replied now that I'm back. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks!

Jared