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by johnpenn74
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen steam fittings
Replies: 23
Views: 1375

Re: Allen steam fittings

One idea I cooked up but have yet to try is to toss the Allen Nozzle and make a nozzle with 45 degree connections (or appropriate angle) to receive compressesion fittings between it and cylinder. The motivation is to make the blast nozzle penetration and steam lines in to single holes instead of the...
by johnpenn74
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Henry Greenly Books ****Sold****
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: Henry Greenly Books

GWR, Got one left? I'll take it.

JP
by johnpenn74
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Caribou Chassis ****SOLD****
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Caribou Chassis

What scale an gauge?
by johnpenn74
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hand rail
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Hand rail

Where does one get the formed material to make hand rail stantions for diesel engines? Finished model part supplier? Commercial supplier of formed section?
by johnpenn74
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Dip Painting
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Dip Painting

Does anyone out there have any experience dip painting.

I work on lines at work that do this with decent results. But manually in the shop is another story.

Suggestions?

JP
by johnpenn74
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ohlenkamp injector
Replies: 14
Views: 1262

Re: Ohlenkamp injector

Earl Mueller in Florida has replacement parts for the injectors. Got myself a spare set and replacement cup for Larry.

JP
by johnpenn74
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Behemoth engines
Replies: 7
Views: 791

Re: Behemoth engines

Here's a 3 3/4 built by John Fredricks of ohio.

JP
by johnpenn74
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: 90 ton Baldwin drawings
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Wanted: 90 ton Baldwin drawings

Does anyone have an extra set of 90 ton baldwin 2-8-2 drawings to sell?

JP
by johnpenn74
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive classification lights and flags
Replies: 11
Views: 769

Re: Locomotive classification lights and flags

There's probably a Model Railroad book that explains all this. Or this out of an nyc manual.

JP
by johnpenn74
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Train brakes for the little Mogul
Replies: 35
Views: 2921

Re: Train brakes for the little Mogul

Ray, Yes, absolutely, if you throw enough pressure against you brake cylinder (air or steam) you will lock it up and slide. Truthfully its more operator error than anything else. And yes air is much more forgiving than steam since steam is not regulated and has to be feathered in. My point is if you...
by johnpenn74
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Train brakes for the little Mogul
Replies: 35
Views: 2921

Re: Train brakes for the little Mogul

I cam curious to see what the arrangement is like, can you post a picture from the bottom side of the brakes beams?
JP
by johnpenn74
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Train brakes for the little Mogul
Replies: 35
Views: 2921

Re: Train brakes for the little Mogul

Something is not right. If the wheels are locking up then something isn't free in the rigging or the steam application is just to much. Any idea how much pressure is being sent? I will argue that when your brakes work correctly, you can lock the engine down even at full throttle, and you will be abl...