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by NP317
Thu May 30, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 800
Views: 133051

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

I lagged the boiler of my Allen Ten Wheeler with 1/4" thick cork sheet!
It provides good support for the stove pipe jacketing and absorbs very little moisture.
It even provides some heat insulation.
Still good after 15 years of steaming.
~RN
by NP317
Thu May 30, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Shared air and electric line
Replies: 28
Views: 1092

Re: Shared air and electric line

Thanks for your description.
Wow!
~RN
by NP317
Thu May 30, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 800
Views: 133051

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Sounds like Pontiacguy1 had some "adventures"!

Yes on the sharpie marking.
I also painted the boiler-side of the jacketing with high temp paint, to decrease the possibility of corrosion.
~RN
by NP317
Thu May 30, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Shared air and electric line
Replies: 28
Views: 1092

Re: Shared air and electric line

Harold said: "When I built the castle..."
And then the photo...!!!

Tell us more, please?
~RussN
by NP317
Thu May 30, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in London: help me prioritize
Replies: 21
Views: 905

Re: Steam in London: help me prioritize

Of course I always vote to visit Greenwich, because it is of global significance. In 1997 I visited Victoria Station with my then 13-year old son. It was the first evening of a 13-day UK trip. As we wandered out onto a platform we heard a steam whistle. A gorgeous Pacific pulling a compliment of her...
by NP317
Wed May 29, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in London: help me prioritize
Replies: 21
Views: 905

Re: Steam in London: help me prioritize

Miss your airplane home and stay longer!
~RN
by NP317
Wed May 29, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 800
Views: 133051

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

You can view a short discussion on making jacketing on my 90-ton 2-8-2 Build Log
http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/vie ... 5&t=106308
The first page.
I also used poster board to make patterns, transferring the shapes to the sheet metal.
~RN
by NP317
Tue May 28, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Thieves caught on video stealing mini steam train in West Seattle
Replies: 15
Views: 1608

Re: Thieves caught on video stealing mini steam train in West Seattle

I can't get the video to play beyond 20 seconds. Did the the thieves take the tender too?
RN
by NP317
Mon May 27, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam shovel quest
Replies: 12
Views: 1199

Re: Steam shovel quest

Glenn: The NW Railway Museum in Snoqualmie, WA, has both a small wrecking crane, and Seaboard Lumber Co. Ohio Crane 1929, 25 Ton lifting boom crane, with drive to an axle (a locomotive crane.) I operated it about 30 years ago. Anyway, they are relatively local to you and could be sources of some mea...
by NP317
Sun May 26, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Dry Pipes Question
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: Boiler Dry Pipes Question

Same hollow stays on my Ed Perry-built boiler for my Allen Ten Wheeler. I machined simple brass cups that press onto the stay ends. The left side supports the blower line into the smokebox. The right side has a long stainless steel bolt through into the smokebox to hold the end caps onto the hollow ...
by NP317
Fri May 24, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Save my Lawn Tractor's Rockshaft Cylinder
Replies: 32
Views: 1445

Re: Save my Lawn Tractor's Rockshaft Cylinder

Goats are looking better, I suspect.
~RN
by NP317
Fri May 24, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Clippard QC's
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: Clippard QC's

The company probably went with a lower bidder for the machined parts.
Bean counters at work.
Speculation. And common.
~RN