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by Slipped Eccentric
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Performance on Air vs. Steam
Replies: 14
Views: 3336

Performance on Air vs. Steam

Hello all, I've run into something that I've never experienced before. After timing and running the engine on air, the engine has plenty of power and the speed/power output increases as the throttle is opened. But on steam, the engine runs freely for a very small amount of throttle opening with very...
by Slipped Eccentric
Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New guy learns as he goes, starting with an Invicta
Replies: 3
Views: 1521

Re: New guy learns as he goes, starting with an Invicta

Add one more to the list.. Welcome, Jim, glad to see you picked something up.
by Slipped Eccentric
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Another Livesteamer Comes to life.
Replies: 7
Views: 1517

Re: Another Livesteamer Comes to life.

Nice work!

What cylinder and front spreader/saddle bottom castings are those? I picked up and engine with what looks like identical parts and don't know where the castings came from. Thanks.
by Slipped Eccentric
Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American
Replies: 188
Views: 45149

Re: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American

My American had a steel boiler. Never hurt for steam and the extra weight probably helped it pull a little better.
by Slipped Eccentric
Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3.5" gauge narrow gauge?
Replies: 7
Views: 2390

Re: 3.5" gauge narrow gauge?

I'm working on a 4-4-0 patterned after the Baldwin 8-18C's using Virginia parts.
by Slipped Eccentric
Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4 scale Big Boy
Replies: 20
Views: 3512

I was wondering where that ran off to. Good to see it went to a good home.
by Slipped Eccentric
Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Anyone Going to Cabin Fever?
Replies: 35
Views: 6246

I'll be there running Gauge 1 engines.
by Slipped Eccentric
Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Unusual Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 2170

How about Victor Tool in New York? Dealt with them many times and had very good experiences with them. They have a 5/8-26 tap (RD-5/8-26-C) for just over $16U.S.

http://www.victornet.com/subdepartments ... /1360.html
by Slipped Eccentric
Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Contact info
Replies: 0
Views: 615

Contact info

Hey guys, I'm looknig for contact info for Dick Mackey in Ohio. I've misplaced his number and would like to get in touch. Thanks in advance.
by Slipped Eccentric
Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Best Bronze for cylinders
Replies: 6
Views: 1505

Would like to avoid brazing or soldering if I can avoid it. I can get aluminum bronze in the sizes I need, but don't know how it wears.
by Slipped Eccentric
Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Best Bronze for cylinders
Replies: 6
Views: 1505

I'll be shaping the cylinders from a solid block.
by Slipped Eccentric
Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Best Bronze for cylinders
Replies: 6
Views: 1505

Best Bronze for cylinders

Have been shopping for material for cylinders. What type of bronze would be best? The cylinders will be for a small loco with a 7/8" bore and slide valves.