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by Greg_Lewis
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Balanced slide valves?
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Balanced slide valves?

Thanks, James. I wasn't planning on building such valves. I was chatting with Ed Wishart who has balanced valves on his engine and I just wanted to see how it might be done.
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Balanced slide valves?
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Balanced slide valves?

That's it. THANKS guys.
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Balanced slide valves?
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Balanced slide valves?

Somewhere in what's left of my memory is a recollection of an article or post that included a sketch of balanced slide valves. I think it may have been in Live Steam but a search of their online index came up empty. A search here reveals that there was such an article but does not give the issue. Th...
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New York Central Streamlined Hudson
Replies: 154
Views: 54839

Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

We just got home from a visit to Jack's shop and this locomotive is something that has to be seen in person to fully appreciate. Even the best photos do not completely reveal the level of detail and perfection in this piece. I've seen museum pieces that do not rise to this level. Asteamhead: Barry H...
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Welding Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 1831

Re: Welding Machine

SteveHGraham wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:18 pm
Reminds me of something my dad told me. He started working for a big urban law firm, and he said he was amazed the first time he saw someone bill for more than 24 hours in one day.
Could have been an auto mechanic working off the flat rate manual....
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Interesting steam
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Re: Interesting steam

Interesting that they roll the boilers over to work on them. Great idea.
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Riding a sidewinder
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: Riding a sidewinder

Thanks for the links, Asteamhead. Fun to hear the drivers slip in the first link. I didn't get any video of my ride. I'm a cellphone luddite and returned the annoying thing to my wife after I shot the cab pix.
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Riding a sidewinder
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: Riding a sidewinder

Thanks for sharing, Carl. Nothing can compare to a steam locomotive. I think many of us were born about 50 years too late.
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Riding a sidewinder
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Riding a sidewinder

I meant to post this months ago but somehow it just didn’t get done. Last August, Honey and I escaped the searing heat of California’s Central Valley to Felton, CA., the home of the Roaring Camp and Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad. The Roaring Camp railroad is what I call “user friendly” — there are...
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Marker light lenses- availability and sizes?
Replies: 11
Views: 807

Re: Marker light lenses- availability and sizes?

You can also get GE push button indicator lenses through online sources such as Ebay or some of the electrical supply houses. You chuck them and part off the diameter you need. They are cut on the interior like a Fresnel lens. Here is one source that has some colors for $2 each. These are surplus. h...
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pvc pipe for air ??
Replies: 24
Views: 2388

Re: Pvc pipe for air ??

When I was re-doing my shop I discovered a PEX that's rated for air. I decided not to use it since it's not commonly available locally while copper is available at the big box home stores and hardware stores.
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pvc pipe for air ??
Replies: 24
Views: 2388

Re: Pvc pipe for air ??

... it grows brittle over time and can blow apart violently even at moderate pressures. ... At one time I spoke with an engineer at a PVC manufacturer and he said they do not recommend it for air. Personal story: I had PVC air lines in my shop for quite a few years. After a remodel I replaced them ...