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by jkimberln
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 61
Views: 2836

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

Steve Vitkovits designed and had castings made for a light 2-8-2. Dick Thomas was also involved. The design was sold to Railroad Warehouse. Dick Thomas had a full size erection drawing of the Baldwin 2-8-2 90 ton Mikado. Steve saw the drawing and said to Dick: "Lets build a locomotive." So Steve wo...
by jkimberln
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 61
Views: 2836

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

RGS-20? Tom Artzberger
by jkimberln
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 61
Views: 2836

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

Steve Vitkovits designed and had castings made for a light 2-8-2. Dick Thomas was also involved. The design was sold to Railroad Warehouse.
by jkimberln
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 61
Views: 2836

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

Was it Bob Maynard of the Cincinnati Cinder Sniffers who drew up the CliShay for Live Steam?
by jkimberln
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Mogul: Packing in saddle assembly?
Replies: 12
Views: 1421

Re: Allen Mogul: Packing in saddle assembly?

Back around 1973 there was a discussion about whether packing the smokebox saddle would prevent the steam from losing a lot of heat. As I remember it didn't really matter. So clean it all out if you feel you have to for some reason. Otherwise leave it in since it isn't hurting anything.
by jkimberln
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blower Valve Vs Injector Steam Valve
Replies: 5
Views: 1095

Re: Blower Valve Vs Injector Steam Valve

A blower valve is usually an adjustable valve so that the blower can be regulated. An Injector valve can be like a blower valve but usually is either on or off. Most injector valves are a push-pull valve and are either on or off and can't be regulated like a screwed valve can.
by jkimberln
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder Borning
Replies: 20
Views: 2538

Re: Cylinder Borning

In my mind, there is no point going out of your way to do the boring precise to plan. It really doesn't matter much since all can be corrected later. I have bored cylinders on the lathe both on the saddle and clamped on a four jaw. The finish is always rough and almost never to plan exactly. But lat...
by jkimberln
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water gauge placement in a Briggs boiler
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Water gauge placement in a Briggs boiler

Other than placing the bottom fitting of the water gauge above the crown sheet, are there any considerations about how to plumb a water gauge into a Briggs type boiler? I've heard water gauges have accuracy problems due to boiling on the crown sheet.
by jkimberln
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: check valve
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Re: check valve

Do you need a check and shutoff for each pipe and both output into one, or can you just combine both inlets into one check and shutoff with one pipe out? Where would this valve sit - side of boiler or top delivery? What size inlet pipes? I'd guess 3/16" OD for 3/4 scale.
by jkimberln
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: side rod lubricators?
Replies: 15
Views: 4169

Re: side rod lubricators?

PM research seems to have them as well.
by jkimberln
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: side rod lubricators?
Replies: 15
Views: 4169

Re: side rod lubricators?

Debolt Machine Co and American ME Supply both have the little screw down grease cups. There may be others too