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by AnthonyDuarte
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Intermediate Injector testing (Video)
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Intermediate Injector testing (Video)

Hi all, This morning I piped the R&D intermediate injector to my 1" pacific to make sure the design works as it should. Really ought to build a proper test boiler, but this works for now! I took the opportunity to take a more detailed video of how these injectors operate. The video covers lifting, a...
by AnthonyDuarte
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: VERTICAL TURRETT LATHE (CNC)? NO WAY
Replies: 19
Views: 1613

Re: VERTICAL TURRETT LATHE (CNC)? NO WAY

Vertical lathes are a great way to turn extremely large, low-profile parts (not great for long shafts). They are sometimes used to turn railroad wheels. They wouldn't be too beneficial for much in our hobby, but they sure are cool. Here's an interesting modern example with turning, milling, and grin...
by AnthonyDuarte
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: SuperScale Nathan Simplex - light use ****SOLD****
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Re: SuperScale Nathan Simplex - light use

Hi Jack,

The simplex is sold. I still have you down for the 1918 injectors and 1921 starter valves. Still waiting for hardware to assemble the flanges for the starter valves.

Anthony
by AnthonyDuarte
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pump
Replies: 46
Views: 4191

Re: Pump

The pumps that Moe's offered were Westinghouse cross compound air compressors. I believe he made them to pump either air or water.

Anthony
by AnthonyDuarte
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: SuperScale Nathan Simplex - light use ****SOLD****
Replies: 3
Views: 970

SuperScale Nathan Simplex - light use ****SOLD****

Hi everyone, Parting with my SuperScale Nathan Injector. It was on my locomotive for only a few runs before being replaced with my 2.5” scale Nathan Monitor prototype. It’s been cleaned and has new tail pieces (original SS replacements). $1,800 takes it. Anthony Duarte anthony@duarte.com 650-450-142...
by AnthonyDuarte
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nathan 1918A Injector pre-production sample
Replies: 7
Views: 1140

Nathan 1918A Injector pre-production sample

Hi everyone, Just wanted to share a few pictures of the 1918A machined and assembled. There are some things still to work out with the castings before they go into production, but I wanted to have something more than a CAD model to show. Enjoy, Anthony Eccentric Engineer 829C805B-B965-47FE-BD87-6592...
by AnthonyDuarte
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Let's fill in the gaps (Future Injectors)
Replies: 8
Views: 2275

Re: Let's fill in the gaps (Future Injectors)

Put together the Large and Intermediate prototype injectors this week.
Looking forward to showing them at the Riverside fall meet this coming weekend!

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Large, Standard, Intermediate, Small

Anthony
by AnthonyDuarte
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Finger Lakes Live Steamers 50th Anniversary Meet
Replies: 20
Views: 2274

Re: Finger Lakes Live Steamers 50th Anniversary Meet

I'm planning on coming with my 1" pacific, and maybe my 3/4" pacific if I can get it rebuilt in time.
Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and also seeing all the additions to the track!
by AnthonyDuarte
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Standard Injectors back in stock
Replies: 0
Views: 606

Standard Injectors back in stock

Hi everyone, Standard injectors are restocked while inventory lasts. I will be at the Sacramento Valley Live Steamers fall meet this coming weekend and the Riverside Live Steamers fall meet the weekend after. I am hoping to have prototypes of both the Large injector and Intermediate injectors at the...
by AnthonyDuarte
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WHO NEEDS CNC?
Replies: 60
Views: 7717

Re: WHO NEEDS CNC?

Practically anything that can be made with CNC can also be made with manual equipment, but it would be silly to suggest that the old ways are just as easy. Granted, in some cases they are neck and neck as far as cycle times and unattended running are concerned (the automatic cam-driven screw machine...
by AnthonyDuarte
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Last two days R&D
Replies: 15
Views: 2604

Re: Last two days R&D

Custom made springs should arrive in 2 weeks. Having scale safeties made a bigger difference to the engine's aesthetic than I expected.

-Anthony

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Safeties mounted to my 1" Pacific.