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by Asteamhead
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New York Central Streamlined Hudson
Replies: 176
Views: 94376

Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Hello Jack,
What a beautiful work of art! 8)
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by Asteamhead
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Firebox Arch?
Replies: 8
Views: 2624

Re: Firebox Arch?

Hello Tristan, Good idea to add in a firebox arch to improve combustion! Position looks right but please shorten the arch to about 5" (horizontal) versus 4" (vertical) distance from the firebox back- versus crown sheet. That will improve access to the tubes and make cleaning somewhat easier! To cons...
by Asteamhead
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coffin Feedwater Heater
Replies: 11
Views: 3020

Re: Coffin Feedwater Heater

Sorry, Jack!
Forgot to post two scans exerpt from loco cyclopedias.
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by Asteamhead
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coffin Feedwater Heater
Replies: 11
Views: 3020

Re: Coffin Feedwater Heater

Hello Jack,
Perhaps some more information excerpt from cyclopedias 1941 and 1947 may help a bit?
A more informative scetch is to bee seen of the Elesco turbine may be seen in the 1941 issue, page 402. I will look for some more.
Best regards
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New York Central Streamlined Hudson
Replies: 176
Views: 94376

Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Hello Jack, Your work is looking so precise, clean and authentic - nearly unbelieveable :!: ! When finished, the cab could be used as a living room for enthusiasts 8) . Like your exceptionel precise piping and nice sheet work! By the way I experienced some isues regarding those fine looking valves o...
by Asteamhead
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 185
Views: 88947

Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Hello Andy, Nothing but my highest respect for all those people who engage in repairing and maintaining those historic steam locomotives - and make them steaming again! When reading that glorious book 'The Mohawk That Refused to Abdicate' some 30 years ago, I was impressed by the chapter about the N...
by Asteamhead
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New Injector Nozzles for SP #18
Replies: 13
Views: 3150

Re: New Injector Nozzles for SP #18

Hello Anthony,
Congratulations! To build injectors of any size which are working properly -take my hat off!

All the best
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pennsy K4 Tender from Down Under
Replies: 11
Views: 3446

Re: Pennsy K4 Tender from Down Under

Outstanding piece of art!
Like those rich deatails exclusively of brake and scoop underneath!
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by Asteamhead
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge
Replies: 151
Views: 82474

Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Hello Chris,
Same laser cut parts as used with my A, different method of making! Here's the missing photo, showing the raw parts.
Much bending and a lot of precise TIG-welding, so many hours of work, yet :roll: !
Carry on!
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by Asteamhead
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Riding a sidewinder
Replies: 9
Views: 2200

Re: Riding a sidewinder

Hello Greg, Thank you for sharing your detailed photos from the cab! Some 20 years ago I enjoyed a similar trip withe Roring Camp & Big Trees RR, can understand your feelings so well! That rapid tripple stack sound is quite similar to those of 3-cylinder paasenger engines at speed (if you close your...
by Asteamhead
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcohol Burner
Replies: 14
Views: 3847

Re: Alcohol Burner

Hello H&NERY,

Please think of using this type of burner with an adjustable nozzle. It*s sucking :idea: and atomizing liquid fuel like diesel, petroleum and any sort of alcohol, too.
Maybe the burner introduced by Eccentric E. could be used, too!
Good luck!

Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Quartering driver axles
Replies: 11
Views: 4726

Re: Quartering driver axles

Hello gcarson,
what about using those clamping parts? Please see:
viewtopic.php?f=45&t=103319
Best regards
Asteamhead