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by GN2114
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help identify this duplex feedwater pump
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

Re: Help identify this duplex feedwater pump

That same pump easily keeps up with a Northern boiler's demands.
by GN2114
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam up blower/fans where to find one?
Replies: 14
Views: 3478

Re: Steam up blower/fans where to find one?

Sometimes the low temp rating stems from the use of plastic shims or washers in the assembly. Replace with metal and you are good to go.
by GN2114
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Modeltec Wrecking Crane Search
Replies: 9
Views: 3204

Re: Modeltec Wrecking Crane Search

You may be referring to Feb. 1985 issue of Live Steam (volume 19 number 2) page 57. Check out the youtube video "Pioneer Valley Live Steamers June 16, 2012" by Karin Wilmarth. Is this the one?
by GN2114
Tue May 17, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam engine oil and boiler contamination.
Replies: 18
Views: 2543

Re: Steam engine oil and boiler contamination.

My understanding is that the condensate is returned to a tank (hotwell?) where the oil floats and is skimmed (rolls of toilet paper).
by GN2114
Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What Size Anthracite?
Replies: 9
Views: 1439

Re: What Size Anthracite?

I too am an advocate of the 50/50 mix. Better recovery if you get behind on the fire, less ash in the pan, more ash carried to the smoke box, a cleaner stack than straight bituminous but with just enough haze to show that you are burning SOMETHING ( gosh mister, what makes this thing go? ).
by GN2114
Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Kozo k-27 build log thread missing
Replies: 5
Views: 2571

Re: Koxo k-27 build log thread missing

Thank you Pennsy fan......and here I thought that we were supposed to leave our politics at the door.
by GN2114
Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WLS 43 Annual Meet this Weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Re: WLS 43 Annual Meet this Weekend

Pioneer Valley's 2114 will be there Saturday.
by GN2114
Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Another First Firing
Replies: 16
Views: 2563

Re: Another First Firing

Well it's about time!
by GN2114
Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LE New Northern
Replies: 54
Views: 10584

Re: LE New Northern

Rob

The smokebox is 11.5" OD

There is a picture in the link in my post above. Another good shot is found at:
http://neme-s.org/PVLS_June_2012/pionee ... eamers.htm
pic is DSC05275.JPG
by GN2114
Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LE New Northern
Replies: 54
Views: 10584

Re: LE New Northern

Perhaps this is the prototype new northern - kitbashed in 1972/75 from LE parts for 7 1/4" by Arnie Wheaton.

http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/dow ... &mode=view
by GN2114
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Thoughts on letting other people run your locomotive
Replies: 31
Views: 3949

Re: Thoughts on letting other people run your locomotive

Everyone ran my engine BUT me this past weekend at the WLS meet. I only had about an hour of seat time, even though 2114 put 200 lb of coal up the stack.
by GN2114
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Turbo Generator Thoughts and Thanks
Replies: 61
Views: 13647

Re: Turbo Generator Thoughts and Thanks

Chaz, The guts of a pneumatic hand tool is not a turbine, but a vane motor (similar to a vacuum pump). As such, it has more torque at a much lower RPM. My father built just that combo back in the 1970s for use on his northern. It was successful, not too loud and not too big. In fact, we mounted it o...