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by Smokey N Steamer
Tue May 07, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Worthington SA feed water heater
Replies: 12
Views: 2454

Re: Worthington SA feed water heater

If you look at the ICS textbook "Boiler Feeding Devices," you'll find some more drawings and info on how the system works.
by Smokey N Steamer
Thu May 02, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailing truck booster
Replies: 13
Views: 2072

Re: Trailing truck booster

I know cbrew made an operating TENDER booster, so theoretically a trailing-truck booster should be possible. I don't know if it's been done already or not. If you look at the back of the ICS Steam Firing textbook there are some descriptions of the various components.
by Smokey N Steamer
Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Air Pump Governors...?
Replies: 9
Views: 2775

Air Pump Governors...?

Personally, I really get annoyed when I see people use electric-drive air compressors on (live) steam-hauled trains because that's not how the real thing works--a real steam locomotive has a steam-driven air compressor or pump. The I wondered... Has anyone tried to make (preferably in 1-1/2" scale) ...
by Smokey N Steamer
Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender Trucks
Replies: 9
Views: 1462

Re: Tender Trucks

I think they're called "Commonwealth" trucks.
by Smokey N Steamer
Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Possibility of N&W 'J' Returning to Operation.
Replies: 21
Views: 3693

Re: Possibility of N&W 'J' Returning to Operation.

On the subject of NS steam, since the NS now "owns" the PRR, how would the idea of K4s #1361 returning to operation sound? Then we've got representatives from 4 roads that formed NS:

1361 representing PRR
611 & 1218 representing N&W
765 representing NKP
630 representing SOU
by Smokey N Steamer
Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: sources for drawings and blueprints
Replies: 31
Views: 5508

Re: sources for drawings and blueprints

Linn Westcott's book Model Railroader Cyclopedia: Volume 1: Steam Locomotives by Kalmbach Publishing has drawings of several locomotives, even though the drawings themselves are in HO scale.
by Smokey N Steamer
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Disc Drivers Actually Hollow?
Replies: 25
Views: 4430

Disc Drivers Actually Hollow?

There are three main types of disc drivers used on American steam locomotives from the 1930's on--Boxpok, Baldwin and Scullin. But there is an interesting aspect to their design that has me curious... "While appearing [on the outside] to be solid, [disc drivers] are actually hollow, made of two thin...
by Smokey N Steamer
Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: BK Stoker
Replies: 10
Views: 1607

Re: BK Stoker

Are you intending your castings to be part of an operational stoker a la SteamChris/ASteamHead did with his HT stoker on his N&W Y6b? Or are they "for display only"?
by Smokey N Steamer
Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The Making of a Coal Scoop - part 1-2
Replies: 6
Views: 1565

Re: The Making of a Coal Scoop - part 1

Rich, you should go into commercially making these for live steamers all over the country. i got the perfect name for it. Live Steam Scoops INC. that is fantastic work you do. Or better yet, an entire line of firing tools for live steam--grate shaker bars, fire rakes, coal picks, I could just go on...
by Smokey N Steamer
Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: A "True" IC-Electric...?
Replies: 24
Views: 4195

A "True" IC-Electric...?

Most "Regular" full-size diesel locomotives are diesel-electric , meaning the diesel engine drives a generator to power electric motors on the axles. Regardless of this, most one-eighth scale locomotives' drive trains can be described as "internal combustion-hydraulic," "internal combustion-mechanic...
by Smokey N Steamer
Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NYC Dreyfuss Hudson
Replies: 60
Views: 17876

Re: NYC Dreyfuss Hudson

Looking good? I just can't wait till you get the shroud on it!

BTW: Is this engine gonna be a coal burner? The nose would have to be easily removable to facilitate cinder removal from the smokebox, right? (I saw footage of the N&W class J #611 in the shops that demonstrates this).
by Smokey N Steamer
Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: US-Meet&HT-Stoker at Huserland
Replies: 7
Views: 1356

Re: US-Meet&HT-Stoker at Huserland

I've considered using a mechanical stoker for an engine I'm thinking of building. I'd love to try (or see someone try) to build a duplex stoker in 1/8 scale (see the Descriptions of Different Kinds of Stokers ). Hey smokey, thanks alot, very interesting Material!!! Regards,Chris You're welcome, Chr...