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by Berkman
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pre heating boiler water
Replies: 38
Views: 5966

Re: Pre heating boiler water

Typically full size locos never use cold water for hydro tests either. Even on the small size firing up with hot tap water would let you fire up much faster without potentially stressing the boiler. At night if you are going to run the next day fill the boiler up full, kill the fire and just let it ...
by Berkman
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pre heating boiler water
Replies: 38
Views: 5966

Re: Pre heating boiler water

I think both the prototype elesco and worthington systems had some sort of venting on them. Without looking at drawings I'm not quite sure how it was arranged.
by Berkman
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pre heating boiler water
Replies: 38
Views: 5966

Re: Pre heating boiler water

Any photos michaellynn2? Would love to see it!
by Berkman
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pre heating boiler water
Replies: 38
Views: 5966

Re: Pre heating boiler water

What does the inside of the elesco look like ? Is it simply an open tank or actually a bunch of coil heat exchangers like the prototype etc on your PS4?

Does anyone use hot tap water to fill the boiler before you light off when firing up ?
by Berkman
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Signal Complexity
Replies: 76
Views: 14839

Re: Signal Complexity

How does a automatic signal system handle multiple train sections within a block?
by Berkman
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday
Replies: 23
Views: 4147

Re: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday

Jim,

so you have to buy a whole new unit after 5 years for battery?
by Berkman
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 800
Views: 132541

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

I would go stainless. Another few hundred $ now will save you in the future... A stainless tank will last your lifetime.
by Berkman
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Bad Vender Service Titan Trains
Replies: 10
Views: 4772

Re: Bad Vender Service Titan Trains

Does anyone else make quite the same products though? For example if you want gas locos I suppose trainworks? Then for Pass cars - RRSC ? What about for all those various freight car models?
by Berkman
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 800
Views: 132541

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

looking great! What is the siphon ? Your own design to suck water into the tender? Are the injector valve push/pull? You could always add a small valve to run steam through a dummy turbo gen to make it blow steam out....! a 2.5 inch scale airpump would look great on it as would a worthington water p...
by Berkman
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A VISIT TO HORSESHOE CURVE
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Re: A VISIT TO HORSESHOE CURVE

going to also have a mill creek video ?
by Berkman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wooden refrigerator car
Replies: 14
Views: 3437

Re: Wooden refrigerator car

has anyone used aluminum that's been cut/milled to simulate the wood paneling look? That way its a more weather resistant metal car but with the look of wood.
by Berkman
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: snifter valves
Replies: 26
Views: 8349

Re: snifter valves

I would put drifters on the RRSC mikado or you could pull crud into the cylinders and valves when drifting. People will say oh you can leave the throttle slightly cracked, but that won't always happen and when you forget or someone else is running it, you'll pull grit into the cyls/valves.