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by NP317
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pre heating boiler water
Replies: 38
Views: 1655

Re: Pre heating boiler water

I like that side mounted heater!
~RN
by NP317
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New laser cut tender tank kits from Allen Models!
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: New laser cut tender tank kits from Allen Models!

The Locoparts tenders are a different design, but similar. I've built two of them, and they include more detailing than the new Allen tenders.
You could use the Locoparts forward valves, and half-round edging for your new Allen tenders.
Both products look superb.
~RN
by NP317
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Cannonball Pass. Truck Plans or Drawings?
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Cannonball Pass. Truck Plans or Drawings?

Have you tried contacting Cannonball LTD?
http://www.cannonballltd.com/trucks_cat.html

Are they still in business?
~RN
by NP317
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New laser cut tender tank kits from Allen Models!
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: New laser cut tender tank kits from Allen Models!

Wow! Great additions to the Live Steam world!
'Hope they sell well. That took a huge amount of work to design and create.
~RN
by NP317
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pre heating boiler water
Replies: 38
Views: 1655

Re: Pre heating boiler water

I use the injectors to heat the water!
Other than that, I do not have water pre-heaters.

Unless I am going to enter a British Economy Contest, I prefer to avoid the added complexity of heaters.
'Like to keep it simple.
~RN
by NP317
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nathan 1918A Injector pre-production sample
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Nathan 1918A Injector pre-production sample

OH MY!
~RN
by NP317
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New and shiny or weathered?
Replies: 12
Views: 1532

Re: New and shiny or weathered?

Jack:
I've been using that "Cast Iron" rattle can high temperature paint for years.
The smokebox on my Ten Wheeler still looks excellent (and a little weathered) after 15 years of running.
Good recommendation.
~RN
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by NP317
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Block isolation
Replies: 35
Views: 2467

Re: Block isolation

Delrin machines easily. No problem for your needs.
~RN
by NP317
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Signal Complexity
Replies: 25
Views: 939

Re: Signal Complexity

Thanks, BDD!
:lol:
~RN
by NP317
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Signal Complexity
Replies: 25
Views: 939

Re: Signal Complexity

Please define the abbreviations used. Not everyone understands their meaning, and it is always helpful.
I know some of them, but not all.
ABS
APB
EPRR
GAR
BDD (Oh wait! I know that one...)

Thanks.
~RN
by NP317
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Best way to pin Stephenson eccentrics
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: Best way to pin Stephenson eccentrics

Yes: Use the first set screw to hold position while you drill, tap, dimple, and insert the second set of set screws. Then remove the first set screw and repeat dimple operation +. Drink a beer. Better and easier method (requires pre-planning...): Pre-drill and tap the eccentrics for two set screws, ...
by NP317
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: I started an Allen Mogul project
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: I started an Allen Mogul project

Glad to see you are making parts.
Please keep sharing.
~RN