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by NP317
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building my 1.5" scale Clishay as a beginner
Replies: 201
Views: 42602

Re: Building my 1.5" scale Clishay as a beginner

Nice to see your installation.
It spures me on to start building my original Cole's Worthington Pump "kit."
I looks like a challenging project.
~RN
by NP317
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: HOW TO LOCATE J HAROLD GEISSEL
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: HOW TO LOCATE J HAROLD GEISSEL

Rich: Head on down to Garibaldi on the Oregon Coast, at Tillimook Bay, and visit the actual Skookum 2-4-4-2. It is still undergoing restoration/repairs there, and is, I believe, in the testing-trouble shooting stage. Stories there. Certainly someone there will know what drawings have been acquired/c...
by NP317
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New builder
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: New builder

I would use the solid "pseudo-spring" blocks first.
After you have the locomotive running and feel confident, you can always replace the blocks with real springs.
But it should not be required for your 0-4-0, as long as it has a 3-point suspension.
Keep us updated!
~RN
by NP317
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water treatment for iron boiler?
Replies: 24
Views: 1984

Re: Water treatment for iron boiler?

Fred_V wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:05 pm
The does dry it out but water sits there for a couple of days until it does dry out.
I had previously blown the boiler out with compressed air.

Merry Christmas, all you Live Steamers!
~RN
by NP317
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water treatment for iron boiler?
Replies: 24
Views: 1984

Re: Water treatment for iron boiler?

I open the boiler and place a 100 Watt incandescent light bulb under the firebox.
Convection dries the boilers insides nicely, over several days.
~RN
by NP317
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Replies: 28
Views: 1172

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Ten Points!
~RN
by NP317
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam cylinder oil
Replies: 10
Views: 864

Re: Steam cylinder oil

If the synth fats emulsify the same, that's what matters.
~RN
by NP317
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Restored Australian garrett in action
Replies: 9
Views: 717

Re: Restored Australian garrett in action

Contact Dennis Weaver, through Kitsap Live Steamers.
He probably knows the present status of that model. He was working on it with Trevor Heath in their shared Shop.
~RN
by NP317
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: RRSC dummy single-cylinder air compreesor ****SOLD****
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: RRSC dummy single-cylinder air compreesor ****SOLD****

My dummy pump.
They do add a lot to the looks of a locomotive.
Rwmorris was fortunate to nap the single stage pump above!
~RN
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by NP317
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Cylinder Saddle M172-1 Casting
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Re: Cylinder Saddle M172-1 Casting

Steve:
I hope your posting indicates that your back surgery was successful, and you are re-entering life!
Merry Christmas to you.
~RussN
by NP317
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Shop smith 10er verital mill conversion
Replies: 23
Views: 1748

Re: Shop smith 10er verital mill conversion

Thanks Harold. As pictured, I was able to use the stock Craftsman. As a lathe. That cylinder pictured is the steel smokebox for my Mikado. 8+ inch diameter. Truing the ends to length was quite possible. I have happily replaced that Craftsman lathe with a modern heavy 14-40 lathe. A China-built machi...