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by sncf141r
Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NJLS Spring Meet
Replies: 25
Views: 4120

Re: NJLS Spring Meet

Steve - it certainly was THE place to be last weekend.

Nice to see all of the highline locomotives out, especially those from NJLS that had been in storage for a decade or more.

Looking forward to seeing your pictures,

John.
by sncf141r
Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New Guy: Where do I start?
Replies: 35
Views: 6106

Re: New Guy: Where do I start?

To the Original Poster; You'll get tons of advice. Choose what advice you want to follow (if any). Here is mine: 1) I started learning about machining making a small 3-1/2" gauge, 3/4" scale 0-4-0 (Tich plans). I completed it. 2) Small parts, small cost (usually, anyway). Small issues with moving/ca...
by sncf141r
Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Well, I've gone and done it now. I bought a steamer.
Replies: 18
Views: 3106

Re: Well, I've gone and done it now. I bought a steamer.

Steve - Superheaters. For what it's worth, my little Tich has an "LBSC" superheater, that is not of the radiant type. (i.e. it only goes into the superheater flue, but does NOT project into the firebox). First steaming, the flue got choked with ash and gunk. That was about 20 years ago now. Locomoti...
by sncf141r
Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2016 Annual Meet @ Montreal
Replies: 7
Views: 2190

Re: 2016 Annual Meet @ Montreal

on my calendar now, too. Maybe this year I'll bring a 3/4" Shay along - we'll see... ;-)

John.
by sncf141r
Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Murray Bennell
Replies: 9
Views: 2255

Re: Murray Bennell

Steve - I always enjoyed Murray's company, whether barrelling along on the MLS highline, or just talking.

Here's Murray, doing what he loves best to do, back around 2007. https://youtu.be/W2ds0KDfFrw



John.
by sncf141r
Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Software & Electronics for Mini-Lathe?
Replies: 31
Views: 9991

Re: Software & Electronics for Mini-Lathe?

I had to look Unimat up, because I was not sure what sizes they offered. I thought they had stuff up to maybe 8 x 18, but it looks like they're even smaller than my Big Dog. Much, much smaller. In addition, the one I have is one of the first, so it has a short bed, and a motor barely strong enough ...
by sncf141r
Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Feedwater Pressure Gauge?
Replies: 7
Views: 1092

Re: pressure gauge

somebody better look at basic hydraulics. assuming that the pump is working and the discharge is actually OPEN to the boiler the only thing you can measure is the pressure drop across the piping and valve into the boiler. The pressure will never go any higher than that loss + pressure in the boiler...
by sncf141r
Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: MLS fall meet.
Replies: 12
Views: 1482

MLS fall meet.

The Montreal Live Steamers had a fall "blowdown" meet this past weekend. The weather was fantastic, the company great; a nice way to end the steaming season.

My wife had fun with the camera; here are some of her (and, my) pictures.

JohnS.
by sncf141r
Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NJLS 2009 Fall Meet - UPDATED with photos
Replies: 18
Views: 2180

Re: NJLS 2009 Fall Meet

tsph6500 wrote:A buddy and I leave tomorrow for the NJLS Fall Meet. We'll have two highline locos with us. Anyone else going?
Jim;

No, but bring back some pics...

JohnS.
by sncf141r
Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The Home Machinist's 3/4" Scale Locomotive Roster
Replies: 273
Views: 81419

Re: 3/4" Steam

Looks like another mini Blowdown Meet this October 17-18 at MLS. That's a good looking loco. Jim; Thanks for the dates; I'll see if I can make it on the Sunday; on that weekend there is the usual "Railfair" at Ottawa; http://home.ca.inter.net/~brmna/poster.pdf but steaming (and, seein Steve's lates...
by sncf141r
Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Derailments
Replies: 35
Views: 5569

Re: Full-size?

CB&Q wrote:I always heard railroads had re-railing devices and methods. Never saw one, though. Most interesting!
Hi CB&Q - steam locomotive tenders usually had one hanging from (at least) one side. Diesel locomotives the same. Look for something that is hanging down, looking like a "Y" on its side.

JohnS.
by sncf141r
Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PVLS fall meet 2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2562

Bills Hudson. Re: high-line

Bill Shields wrote: need to resurrect my Langworthy Hudson and get it out in the sun again.
Bill - Yes; I missed seeing it in person at Waushakum. Keep her running!

JohnS.