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by Ryker Carruthers
Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted- little engines 1/4" scale hudson/ northern castings
Replies: 5
Views: 2011

Re: Wanted- little engines 1/4" scale hudson/ northern casti

What am I missing now?

having problems with the computer Ill try to get the rest of the photos on this weekend
by Ryker Carruthers
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted- little engines 1/4" scale hudson/ northern castings
Replies: 5
Views: 2011

Re: Wanted- little engines 1/4" scale hudson/ northern casti

I have gotten the major castings for the northern, ill post pictures tomorrow. Im sure I'm missing a few but I have a good start.
by Ryker Carruthers
Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: International Brotherhood of Live Steamers (survey)
Replies: 35
Views: 6188

Re: International Brotherhood of Live Steamers (survey)

Or should we just adjust to the fact that the coming generation cannot do anything any more constructive than push buttons on cell phone and similar devices? Hey now, dont sell us young kids out too fast, yes I realize thats how you see us but there is a minority of us that CAN do things with our h...
by Ryker Carruthers
Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted- little engines 1/4" scale hudson/ northern castings
Replies: 5
Views: 2011

Wanted- little engines 1/4" scale hudson/ northern castings

Does anyone have castings for a 1/4" scale little engines hudson and northern they would be willing to part with? Can be partial set or just one or two pieces. please let me know by pm or email at caserules@yahoo.com

thanks, Ryker Carruthers.
by Ryker Carruthers
Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A question about vertical boiler construction
Replies: 37
Views: 7622

Re: A question about vertical boiler construction

I didn't see what pressure he plans to operate at, or what fuel he intends to use. If he's going to burn butane and run it at 50 PSI or less, I don't see it as being a hazard. But, it is interesting that he doesn't show any calculations of a safe working pressure. Marty, I have seen the video of th...
by Ryker Carruthers
Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The sad look of disappointment !
Replies: 21
Views: 4815

Re: The sad look of disappointment !

Injectors are sometimes another source of problems that crop up...but you don't know that until your loco is under steam. Periodicly it is a good idea to soak injectors every once in a while, we use Ammonia and baking soda, I have heard of people using muratic acid. Rinse out extreamly well when yo...
by Ryker Carruthers
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The sad look of disappointment !
Replies: 21
Views: 4815

Re: The sad look of disappointment !

Who needs to go home to plug a tube--- a long time ago I knew an old farmer with an elderly full size steam roller. When a tube began to leak he simply fashioned tapered wood plugs using his axe and penknife and belted the plugs in with a sledge hammer. He never looked at the fire, only opening the...
by Ryker Carruthers
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Challenger Safety Valve
Replies: 12
Views: 2590

Re: Challenger Safety Valve

I took some pictures of a UP northern and bigboy and they look the same if I can remember, I cant find the pictures now but I want to say they look much like the muffled safety valves that superscale has.
by Ryker Carruthers
Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive Works
Replies: 22
Views: 5207

Locomotive Works

Hello everybody, I have been trying to contact Russell Stewart of the locomotive works, formerly little engines of california, by email and I havent gotten a response at all. This last email I sent was in March. Does anyone know why I havent gotten a reply? I was hoping to purchase the rest of the c...