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by NP317
Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: LocoParts
Replies: 1
Views: 1060

Re: LocoParts

Jeffrey: Thank you for taking over Don Orr's Locoparts business and keeping it going! It is good to know his products will continue to be available to The Hobby. My Allen Ten Wheeler happily utilizes several Locoparts items, including the propane burner. A fun fact: In 2010 one of the Locoparts larg...
by NP317
Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: used 16# rail
Replies: 3
Views: 894

Re: Wanted: used 16# rail

Glenn Brooks wrote:Hi, I am looking for 1200' of 16# used rail to help establish a small steam railroad in the Seattle area. Anybody know where I might look for unused rail at a reasonable price?
Glenn:
Does this mean you found the locomotive your were hoping for?
~Russ
by NP317
Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: portland railway museum
Replies: 1
Views: 656

Re: portland railway museum

Learn about the Portland Railway Heritage Center at:
http://www.orhf.org/

~RN
by NP317
Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1881
Views: 176254

Re: Never enough time

lets see, you could start with the sub memorial at richland wash, and then a tour of a reactor at Hanford, head on up to the railroad museum in Snoqualmie, then the flight and rock,n,roll museums in seattle. stop by McCord air base for there military museum, down to fort vancover then the railroad ...
by NP317
Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Thanksgiving
Replies: 10
Views: 1152

Re: Thanksgiving

redneckalbertan wrote:Happy Thanksgiving to those who are a month behind!
Eh, indeed!
~RN
by NP317
Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Next personnel Build, what you think?
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: Next personnel Build, what you think?

Looks interesting, Chris! I look forward to construction reports.
Hoppy Thanksgiving to You.
~Russ
by NP317
Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Noisy Draft
Replies: 9
Views: 1426

Re: Noisy Draft

On my Allen mogul (which I no longer own) I would turn the blower off going up grade and just crack it open going Down grade. I ran it on 6-8psi and had a Locoparts burner. If I smelled unburned propane it was because I had the burner set to high. I had a arch to keep the fire from burning in the t...
by NP317
Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1881
Views: 176254

Re: Never enough time

NP317: Ya I did the touristy web site, but i cant answer well as the first memories were from the late 60's , when they were putting all the engines up the sides of trails with newly made rip tracks here and there. My last trip was about 12 yrs ago, down a dirt road that still had some engines cove...
by NP317
Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LE Pacific blast pipe size
Replies: 3
Views: 1028

Re: LE Pacific blast pipe size

I build my locomotives' exhaust blast pipes with internal-threaded top ends that receive plugs (blast nozzles) with holes of varying sizes for experimentation. The plugs are made from commercially available brass pipe plugs. Their square top end is thru-drilled as needed. Testing is easy, because th...
by NP317
Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1881
Views: 176254

Re: Never enough time

If you are looking for info on the"locomotive collection" in the town of Snoqualmie, Washington (45 minutes drive west of the US Highway 90 Snoqualmie pass over the Cascade mountains), look here: http://www.trainmuseum.org/ I have volunteered at this railroad museum since 1972, and was the last pers...
by NP317
Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Smokebox Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Re: Smokebox Paint

Brian: I use: Dupi-Color Ceramic Engine Enamel, good for 500 degrees F and more. "DE1651 Cast Coat Iron" It gives the best representation of the traditional steam cylinder oil and graphite mix that I've applied to several full-sized steam locomotive smokeboxes. The below recent picture of my Ten Whe...
by NP317
Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Float charger for winter
Replies: 37
Views: 4125

Re: Float charger for winter

I think more information would be useful and interesting, especially now. OK. Typical failure modes of lead-acid batteries: Discharge failures: Includes "sulfation" of the lead plates due to discharging too much. As discharge occurs, the sulfuric acid changes to water and sulfur oxide (a non-conduc...