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by cbrew
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tubes...leaking
Replies: 76
Views: 8774

Re: Tubes...leaking

Emfinger wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:25 pm
FYI none of the tube welds penetrate the sheet, smokebox or firebox end.
Tom
this will likely prove to be a good think,
by cbrew
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Water Gauge Replumbing
Replies: 6
Views: 1108

Re: Boiler Water Gauge Replumbing

Looks Good Russ,
I had the same glass design flaw, but as you can see, i was able to address the issue a different way. you can make it out here.
RightSide.jpg
by cbrew
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Air Tank question
Replies: 5
Views: 1332

Re: Air Tank question

I am running a pair of copper tanks on the tender that are 6" long and 2" dia. then like Chuck, I run auto air,, each passenger car has a alum paint ball tank that supplies the cars twin cylinders. when the system is pumped up, the viair 444 compressor will have a 30 to 45 sec cycle. I run the tende...
by cbrew
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Foaming boiler water
Replies: 25
Views: 3326

Re: Foaming boiler water

Oil I'm sure all of the water up here is bad. I do use a conditioner of sorts...turns the water blue. The water has high calcium and all sorts of other crap. My plan was to have my whole house water system processed one way or another. Then deal with the foaming. However the water treatment issue h...
by cbrew
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Foaming boiler water
Replies: 25
Views: 3326

Re: Foaming boiler water

Emfinger wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:51 pm
A 45 year old boiler.
looks like you may have run bad water,, how is the locomotive fired?
by cbrew
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Foaming boiler water
Replies: 25
Views: 3326

Re: Foaming boiler water

I have used heavy LSB and lots of blow downs to clean new boilers, it took a couple complete fire ups and blow downs to get a foam free boiler.
by cbrew
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What wheel arrangments work best on a high line?
Replies: 24
Views: 3927

Re: What wheel arrangments work best on a high line?

mattmason wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:24 pm
A minimum of three wheels work best. Anything over is even better. :D
three wheels or axles :D :D
by cbrew
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Future considerations from EE
Replies: 34
Views: 12271

Re: Future considerations from EE

You can expect to see a variety of boiler checks and safeties available from EE in the future. The exact styles/variations will be announced when the designs are finalized. Again, these aren’t the only appliances I’m considering making. These are ONLY the items on which I was skeptical regarding vi...
by cbrew
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Future considerations from EE
Replies: 34
Views: 12271

Re: Future considerations from EE

Berkman wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:43 am
doesn't mercer still make various boiler checks? albeit not a top mount.
a small run, i have been waiting for another run. i heard he sold that stuff off...
by cbrew
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Future considerations from EE
Replies: 34
Views: 12271

Re: Future considerations from EE

the market is lacking boiler checks, there are some basic version, the top mounted boiler twin checks are cool, but i am not sure what vintage something like that would be seen on. none the less, i need to come up with a solution for my early/light pacific i am building in 1.5/1.6 scale. about a yea...
by cbrew
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric drive motor specs
Replies: 62
Views: 15580

Re: Electric drive motor specs

no way those motors will handle that much weight. you need to big
you need to be in this range of hardware https://www.thunderstruck-ev.com/index. ... HYQAvD_BwE