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by Asteamhead
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: N&W S1a Project - Tender Build
Replies: 35
Views: 12056

Re: N&W S1a Project - Tender Build

Hello gamh44,
Watched your video, excellent running 8) !
What a pitty indeed, regarding we are living apart at such distance :( . Your engine would complete our ensemble perfectly!
We will watch your progress with great interest :!:

Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WHO NEEDS CNC?
Replies: 60
Views: 13886

Re: WHO NEEDS CNC?

Hello modelers (who are still using obsolete technics now and then), Talking to several life steamers, I detected a simple method to fix hexagon material in a standard 4 - chuck instead of using a 3 - chuck seems to be unknown by many of them? Shift the hexagon material into the chuck, turn it a bit...
by Asteamhead
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another 2900 project...
Replies: 85
Views: 53965

Re: Another 2900 project...

Hello SF 2900, That's a very big boiler, indeed! And we thought our boilers for the Y, my A and the J under construction were big ones :lol: but that of your fat 2900 is about 50 % bigger! Like that engine, the prototype of which will be returned to service next? year, too. I got a lifelong membersh...
by Asteamhead
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Museum of Obsolete Drafting Technology
Replies: 12
Views: 2754

Re: Museum of Obsolete Drafting Technology

Hi John, Very nice case filled with good old tools! Weren't bad times these tools were all we had! When I wrote my diploma work, the first HP handheld calculator was a revolution then (and is still fine for technical calculations). At the time I normally used an elder calculator stick which my Prof....
by Asteamhead
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 175
Views: 67495

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

Peter, Jack and PRR5406, Thank you all for your kind recognition! Knowing well my A isn't complete yet, your words encourage me to finish it with enthusiasm. But sorry for I am busy now with boiler repairs and inspection of my first engine DB class 44 1167. We are planing to run a record ore train, ...
by Asteamhead
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 141
Views: 56380

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Hello Jack,
Bright idea :!: which solves all the problems of 2 - gauge rails using both the turntable and the steaming rails!
I'm watching your progress with great interest - a lot of hard work!
Got those funny photos from Down Under just recently :)

All the best by
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: USATC S-160 Consolidation
Replies: 42
Views: 22832

Re: USATC S-160 Consolidation

Dick,
nice construction, looking fine!

Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Choice of prototype
Replies: 62
Views: 10665

Re: Choice of prototype

NP317,
like those (mad) prototypes :lol:
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 175
Views: 67495

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

NP317, thank you! Now some more information regarding steaming by means of the stoker. Pure anthrazite coal of high quality seems to be hard stuff for the stoker :? . I did some work to improve the coal crusher but still given coal size wasn't the best to be fed by the stoker. A steamer had develope...
by Asteamhead
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Choice of prototype
Replies: 62
Views: 10665

Re: Choice of prototype

Hello EVGEN, What about building this monumental giant of the former Soviet Union? Found these rare informations in a German magazine just recently. May be a thrill for you to construct and build this engine and make it run successfully as a model - other than the prototype, which failed? Seven(!) p...
by Asteamhead
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to size an Injector?
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Re: How to size an Injector?

Hello, just my 2 cents: For our engines are running all about the same speed (as Anthony pointed out already), steam consumption depends mostly on the effective drawbar pull. This is about 20 % of the friction weight (max) of a typical engine. Specific steam consumtion per hp - hour is about 50 poun...
by Asteamhead
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Eccentric Engineer Announcement - Small Scale Injectors in stock!
Replies: 26
Views: 8275

Re: Eccentric Engineer Announcement - Small Scale Injectors in stock!

Anthony, Received your small injector some weeks ago. The German customs had to be paid, but no problems! Now I mounted it to a medium size stationary boiler as main feedwater supply (photo). It works as promised and intended :D : - succing water from about two feet below, - no dripping / water inle...