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by cbrew
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: automatic cylinder cocks
Replies: 19
Views: 692

Re: automatic cylinder cocks

this is why i do not care for auto cocks, just no control over them
by cbrew
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: water level, boiler
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: water level, boiler

hi Marty, is that stripping on the glass or behind?
by cbrew
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pulling a cold engine
Replies: 13
Views: 1153

Re: Pulling a cold engine

Emfinger wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:05 am
I must have a problem, no matter where I place the reversing lever the engine rolls very freely..no drag.
I have auto cocks, are they breathing?
the nature of auto cocks, they are likely open all the time until steam pressure is applied.
by cbrew
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pulling a cold engine
Replies: 13
Views: 1153

Re: Pulling a cold engine

This post got me thinking........how do you keep the cylinders lubricated? Do you need to make any modifications to other lubrication points, or change what you are using as a lubricant? Timmy as slimy as mine equipment is inside the cylinders, i can flat tow it a long ways before i have to worry a...
by cbrew
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pulling a cold engine
Replies: 13
Views: 1153

Re: Pulling a cold engine

Mike Walsh wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:09 am
Make sure your axle pump is in 100% bypass... Been there, done that. Got the "OMG!" when the guy towing the engine back to the bay started seeing water spurt out of the safety valves. "Ope... Let's open that bypass!"
self hydro i see :)
by cbrew
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pulling a cold engine
Replies: 13
Views: 1153

Re: Pulling a cold engine

that said, if the cocks can be opened with out getting sucked closed. it should not make a difference.
by cbrew
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pulling a cold engine
Replies: 13
Views: 1153

Re: Pulling a cold engine

I always will put the bar full corner in the direction being towed.
by cbrew
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: RC diesel control unit.
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: RC diesel control unit.

I have successfully used Air wire in large scale (ride on) equipment. http://www.cvpusa.com/airwire_system.php A gentleman by the name of David has developed an interface that command sevcon, 4qd and syren controllers. there is built in safety features, which i enhanced by putting a pressure switch ...
by cbrew
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water Gauge Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Re: Water Gauge Problem

is the top pipe of the water glass connected to anything except the top of the boiler...as in is the top pipe connected to THE TURRET??? normally I would expect this to show 'high water'...but while we are in pursuit of undomesticated birds....never hurts to ask. it also does not hurt to ask if any...
by cbrew
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water Gauge Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Re: Water Gauge Problem

is the glass setup for proper blow down?
also make sure then glass assembly has not developed a leak.

side note, I have seen a glass read wrong with a very hot fire or if the fire box door is open allowing a lot of heat to interact with the glass.
by cbrew
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Shimming driving boxes
Replies: 8
Views: 1367

Re: Shimming driving boxes

you didnt say how much out is the assembly. are you talking, .005 , .010 or .063?