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by johnpenn74
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fire watch, solid fuel run at Train Mountain?
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Fire watch, solid fuel run at Train Mountain?

As I opened the most recent copy of TM Gazette I got to wondering about the upcoming 2018 Triennial and made a quick thoughts about attending. Sadly the answer is no, as I am all grates and solid fuel. Oh well,... But this led me to ask the question, why isn't there a single run, once a year for sol...
by johnpenn74
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mystery Injector
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Mystery Injector

Can anyone offer any information on the make and manufacturer of the pictured injector?

JP
by johnpenn74
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler to Smoke box alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 798

Boiler to Smoke box alignment

Fellow Live Steamers, I am doing some work on my smoke box to boiler connection and am concerned about getting the smoke box aligned rotationally with the rest of the engine. Not being one to eyeball it, can anyone recommend any ways to get alignment BEFORE I start drilling holes that mount the two ...
by johnpenn74
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen Models needs votes.
Replies: 20
Views: 1775

Re: Allen Models needs votes.

I will second the Scotts suggestion for the short wheel base 4-4-0 based on the mogul main rod. I would also like to throw in two cents on what a fast first build the 4-4-0 is. There are several things that make this a easier build than the 4-6-0, side rods, reduced braking components (jam brakes) F...
by johnpenn74
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Source of inexpensive fish plates?
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: Source of inexpensive fish plates?

Inquire at Mill Creek.

JP
by johnpenn74
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender Tank
Replies: 31
Views: 3450

Re: Tender Tank

Guys I am hearing a lot of suggestions for building a tender that leaks and then sealing it with sealant, solder, welding, etc. Is it that hard to make water tight riveted seams? Didn't the real guys do this on just about every tender, boiler, tank car for almost 100 years?? Has anyone actually made...
by johnpenn74
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Live-in Railroad club
Replies: 31
Views: 3379

Re: Live-in Railroad club

I would not knock 4.75. I have a 2-6-2 and would like to see some three rail track. 7.x to 4.x diamonds at when the Narrow gauge crosses the standard gauge. I can't say that I would really buy into mixed steaming facilities and yards, as three rail switches get complicated, but I can deffinately it ...
by johnpenn74
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What details do you want to see made avaliable?
Replies: 10
Views: 1127

Re: What details do you want to see made avaliable?

Automatic air brakes - tripple valve, etc.. Lets get something that works that we can all use that doesn't break the bank.
by johnpenn74
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Air Compressor Governor needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1343

Re: Air Compressor Governor needed

Little engines has a kit.
by johnpenn74
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water Spouts
Replies: 0
Views: 422

Water Spouts

Does anyone in the abyss have any pictures of the steel water spouts built by Richard at the old NGLS in Duluth, Ga?

JP
by johnpenn74
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Signals: Stick relay....
Replies: 17
Views: 1452

Re: Signals: Stick relay....

Its certainly nice having an all integrated product, but for my nickel I am trying to steer clear of proprietary, integrated circuits. The prototype used simple polar relays for APB for almost a hundred years, that's my thinking and what I am trying to recreate. If we want to throw technology, I cou...
by johnpenn74
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Truck bolsters and draft gear sizes....
Replies: 21
Views: 2038

Re: Truck bolsters and draft gear sizes....

Springs In Draft: The evolution of the draft gear brought us to the following 1) compression of the train is sprung and 2) tension of the train is rigid. This is the case for modern draft gear today, and most earlier stuff developed in that direction. You can find examples of where we spring in both...

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