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by Greg_Lewis
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Security
Replies: 18
Views: 850

Re: Trailer Security

I once read a book written by a professional burglar. He was not a druggie, but a guy who supported himself by stealing things. He wrote that it is surprising how many folks don't lock things up. As many of you have said above, make it difficult. While I won't discuss my security measures on a publi...
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bagley burner too hot.
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: Bagley burner too hot.

I've got a PDF of various articles on burners that I'll gladly send to anyone who pms me with an email address. I'm not always on line though so you might not get it until Sunday.
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Appropriate tip for Ball oilers?
Replies: 8
Views: 460

Re: Appropriate tip for Ball oilers?

My pump tends to leak, too, so I keep it erect, on the headstock of my lathe, in a small steel can. That has served me pretty nicely for almost 53 years. Time sure flies when you're having fun! I keep wondering where all the time has gone. H Life is like a roll of toilet paper. It goes faster towar...
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bagley burner too hot.
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: Bagley burner too hot.

My notes show that several builders have suggested that the steam nozzle in the RRSC burner is too big and that the gap between the steam nozzle and the oil nozzle should be half the stated size. Thus the steam nozzle should be .082 and the O.D. of the oil nozzle should be .062. I do not know if all...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Appropriate tip for Ball oilers?
Replies: 8
Views: 460

Re: Appropriate tip for Ball oilers?

Works for me:

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by Greg_Lewis
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 302
Views: 82197

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

I'll bet the BLE members loved that! I am reminded of a memoir written by an engineer on the SP who worked there in the 1960s when the president brought in a bunch of trainmasters who were Stanford grads and had no rr experience. There was lot of resentment in the ranks, and the trainmasters were be...
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 302
Views: 82197

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

So the valve pilot was an engineer nanny....
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 302
Views: 82197

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

What's a valve pilot?
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A small monotube
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: A small monotube

Are you planning on the turbine to do real work? Is this a turbine you have made or a commercial item? My first reaction is that a 6-inch diameter turbine will require orders of magnitude more steam than you'll get out of a boiler that is only 8 inches long and 3 inches in diameter. I think you need...
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TM 2021 Prep
Replies: 55
Views: 2428

Re: TM 2021 Prep

... Sometimes people are more than willing to help get things in position for loading. Just need to inform them politely...1) thanx but no thanx...OR... 2) tell them what they can grab or maybe what NOT to grab. The quicker your loading and securing...the less chance of assistance being needed or d...
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TM 2021 Prep
Replies: 55
Views: 2428

Re: TM 2021 Prep

There is nothing worse at ANY track than to have some piddling slow-poke hogging up the facilities for an hour or two while he loads his one locomotive and 5 or 6 cars. Do everyone a favor including yourself: Get all your stuff in position nearby, get your vehicle into position, roll your equipment...
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Locomotive collection looking for home
Replies: 8
Views: 1410

Re: Locomotive collection looking for home

You might also want to contact the Pennsylvania Live Steamers in Collegeville. More than likely they knew your dad or at least about him. And they could help you put a value on things and be sure that scattered parts get put with their proper partners. Some contact info for them is: 610-454-0477, se...