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by Dale_F
Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: "SOLD" ---- RGS20 RTR
Replies: 3
Views: 1631

Re: RGS20 RTR

Photos of the RGS-20
by Dale_F
Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Toy box caboose - general inquiry
Replies: 8
Views: 2510

Re: Toy box caboose - general inquiry

It just so happens that there is a Fesco toy caboose for sale right now in the "for sale" section. It looks to have had the fake trucks removed and replaced, and is set to carry up to a 30lb horizontal propane tank! The cupola has been moved from the back to the center, and the top has been replaced...
by Dale_F
Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane burner suggestions for 6" vertical boiler
Replies: 26
Views: 4179

Re: Propane burner suggestions for 6" vertical boiler

Wow - not sure where TrainMan shops, but that 10 jet burner he has (10k BTU at 10psi) is available from BayouClassicDepot.com for $28!

I am not affiliated with Bayou Classic, nor with TrainMan!
by Dale_F
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Locomotive Shipping?
Replies: 15
Views: 2076

Re: Locomotive Shipping?

This is the crate that PostwarBob referred to above.
by Dale_F
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Locomotive Shipping?
Replies: 15
Views: 2076

Re: Locomotive Shipping?

I once had a locomotive shipped to me in California from Ohio by Yellow Freight. I was astounded how it was crated, and that it made it as well as it did -- no damage. I do NOT recommend ever crating a locomotive this way - this photo is "how not to do it". If a locomotive is on a sturdy pallet, and...
by Dale_F
Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: SOLVED: Sight Glass water drops during running
Replies: 137
Views: 13245

SOLVED: Sight Glass water drops during running

I have found and fixed the specific problem on this specific engine. What I am trying to say here before I detail the solution is this might not be a universal solution - and I am not trying to change peoples thinking, etc, etc. In other words - I will not force this solution on you, so don't throw ...
by Dale_F
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: SOLVED: Sight Glass water drops during running
Replies: 137
Views: 13245

Re: Sight Glass water drops during running

Dan - I tried all the things you suggested - moving to a different place lower, etc. in fact, the glass is plumbed to a spot very low on the backhead now. Bill - I will run a line from the bottom of the sight glass to the left side blow down this afternoon. As Chris confirmed, the problem behaved th...
by Dale_F
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: SOLVED: Sight Glass water drops during running
Replies: 137
Views: 13245

Re: Sight Glass water drops during running

To be clear, the engine does not really have a baffle plate. It has a steam dome welded to the body of the boiler that covers 2 1/2" pipes. So when I am talking about drilling holes inside the steam dome to drain water and facilitate steam movement, I am really talking about the boiler shell - not a...
by Dale_F
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: SOLVED: Sight Glass water drops during running
Replies: 137
Views: 13245

Re: Sight Glass water drops during running

OK - I made sure the holes in the boiler are at least 3 times the area of the pipe to the throttle and pipe to the manifold. Both those pipes are 1/2" pipe. If you did not notice in earlier postings, the steam dome is just a dome welded to the top of the boiler shell, with the pipes runing thru the ...
by Dale_F
Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: SOLVED: Sight Glass water drops during running
Replies: 137
Views: 13245

Re: Sight Glass water drops during running

My opening were WAY less than 3 times the area. Even when I opened them up so the open area was equal to the dry pipe area yesterday it turned out to be not enough, but did help a little. I felt I was on the right track with no real proof. This afternoon I will open the plate to be at least 3 times ...
by Dale_F
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: SOLVED: Sight Glass water drops during running
Replies: 137
Views: 13245

Re: Sight Glass water drops during running

Today was full of suprises. I remounted the sight glass, and plumbed to the bottom hole on the boiler. On one of my most memorable tests, I ran a pipe from the top of the water glass to the top of the steam dome - and had spectacular results - all bad of course. When plumbed to the top of the dome, ...
by Dale_F
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: SOLVED: Sight Glass water drops during running
Replies: 137
Views: 13245

Re: Sight Glass water drops during running

The steam when the saftey valves blow is wet - quite a bit of water. It is not pure dry steam. I also get quite a bit of water up the stack. So that makes me lean towards foam. But when I blow down the glass, the water comes back up quickly, which makes me lean away from foaming. Is there anything I...