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by Ryker Carruthers
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1/4" Scale Hudson And Northern Build
Replies: 14
Views: 6579

Re: 1/4" Scale Hudson And Northern Build

Dick_Morris wrote:
The northern is missing a tube sheet but I can make one out of a brass disk.
Are you sure you don"t want to use copper here?
The originals were brass castings so I figured I would keep the material the same as the one casting I have.
by Ryker Carruthers
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1/4" Scale Hudson And Northern Build
Replies: 14
Views: 6579

1/4" Scale Hudson And Northern Build

Time for something on the small side... Last year in october a friend of my dads saw that I had some 1/4" scale little engines cylinder and valve gear castings and he said that he has a northern but no cylinders. We talked about it for a little while and he just ended up giving it to me. I thank him...
by Ryker Carruthers
Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1/8 MTP
Replies: 21
Views: 3758

Re: 1/8 MTP

I placed an order a few months ago to coles and called dec 12 and they said they would have them sent by christmas. Still waiting... I did hear that they were broken into and alot of stock was taken so they had to machine alot of new pipe fittings.
by Ryker Carruthers
Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines or Coles
Replies: 18
Views: 3214

Re: Little Engines or Coles

Hey wayne, Is that the engine that Aaron richardson has now?
Ryker Carruthers
by Ryker Carruthers
Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Cylinder oil
Replies: 16
Views: 2971

Re: Steam Cylinder oil

Nice looking engine. Terning/ kauer engine?
Happy thanksgiving
by Ryker Carruthers
Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 125psi Copper Boilers (was 7" Pipe)
Replies: 37
Views: 5732

Re: 125psi Copper Boilers (was 7" Pipe)

Bill gave the answers you really want to know, the first was thT copper prperties drop off significantly with higher pressures and the tempatures asociated with and you need to know your local laws governing operation to make sure your operating within the legal limits for liability. Others answere...
by Ryker Carruthers
Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Cylinder oil
Replies: 16
Views: 2971

Re: Steam Cylinder oil

On our 1/4 size we have an american model engineering mechanical lubricator and we used to use the sapo-a-max 460 but it is a little thick so we got a few gallons of the 320. The 460 is great for bigger engines. For oil on everything else use the same brand pb&j oil. It is super tacky but you may ha...
by Ryker Carruthers
Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive weight/ bore size to determine tractive effort
Replies: 6
Views: 1369

Re: Locomotive weight/ bore size to determine tractive effor

Found what I needed. Thanks everybody.
by Ryker Carruthers
Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive weight/ bore size to determine tractive effort
Replies: 6
Views: 1369

Re: Locomotive weight/ bore size to determine tractive effor

I dont have the book but I can try to find it on ebay or something. Thanks.
by Ryker Carruthers
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive weight/ bore size to determine tractive effort
Replies: 6
Views: 1369

Locomotive weight/ bore size to determine tractive effort

A while back I found the calculations to determine the weight a locomotive needs to be or to size down the bore of the cylinder to just be able to quarter slip, I did a search and couldn't find it. Could someone point it out or enlighten me?
Thanks, Ryker Carruthers
by Ryker Carruthers
Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WANTED 1" scale Coles "Puffing Billy" 0-4-0 drivers
Replies: 2
Views: 969

Re: WANTED 1" scale Coles "Puffing Billy" 0-4-0 drivers

They only have it listed as a complete set in the book. But if you can get them to answer I bet they could get you just the 4 wheels.
by Ryker Carruthers
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WANTED 1" scale Coles "Puffing Billy" 0-4-0 drivers
Replies: 2
Views: 969

Re: WANTED 1" scale Coles "Puffing Billy" 0-4-0 drivers

I think they still sell those. I called and got a catolog and they answered right away but for the past week they havent answered.
When I get home later today I can get you the part number and price