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by Marty_Knox
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drilling through boiler tube
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: Drilling through boiler tube

jeffsmith wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:30 pm
What would be the objection of using stainless steel studs?
Carbon steel in contact with stainless steel corrodes very quickly in a boiler.
by Marty_Knox
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1" scale 4 3/4" gauge Pacific
Replies: 5
Views: 1712

Re: 1" scale 4 3/4" gauge Pacific

I'm ready to take this apart and rebuild it. Once I do, the price will go up.
by Marty_Knox
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines ALCO video
Replies: 14
Views: 1099

Re: Little Engines ALCO video

My Granddaughter says I look grumpy - I told her I was concentrating!
by Marty_Knox
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Duplex steel
Replies: 6
Views: 1086

Re: Duplex steel

After meeting Dave Giles, John Heald, and Paul Newton at Train Mountain in 2012,I investigated building Duplex 2205 steel boilers. Sandvik quoted over $2600 for a kit of parts for an Allen Ten-Wheeler boiler. That works out to about $20 a pound. Granted, if I were a regular customer the price would ...
by Marty_Knox
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1" scale 4 3/4" gauge Pacific
Replies: 5
Views: 1712

Re: 1" scale 4 3/4" gauge Pacific

Price reduced to $5000
by Marty_Knox
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: automatic cylinder cocks
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

Re: automatic cylinder cocks

That MIGHT work for the bottom one. It will not work for the top one.
by Marty_Knox
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: automatic cylinder cocks
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

Re: automatic cylinder cocks

jeanluc83 wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:32 pm
Do automatic cylinder cocks work on vertical cylinder engines?
No - they have to sit horizontally below the cylinder.
by Marty_Knox
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: automatic cylinder cocks
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

Re: automatic cylinder cocks

If you use them in a locomotive with slide valves and they don't open, the valve will lift off the seat. Piston valves won't relieve the pressure that way, so something can break. The stainless ball will float on any water. Steam will push the ball against the seat. Bill van Brocklin recommended lar...
by Marty_Knox
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 700
Views: 155669

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

Well, Charlie - how do you like the TIG? That weld around the 1" pipe looks good.
by Marty_Knox
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1" scale 4 3/4" gauge Pacific
Replies: 5
Views: 1712

Re: 1" scale 4 3/4" gauge Pacific

I'm ready to consider any reasonable offers.
by Marty_Knox
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1" scale 4 3/4" gauge Pacific
Replies: 5
Views: 1712

Re: 1" scale 4 3/4" gauge Pacific

Marty_Knox wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:12 pm
I would consider interesting trades as part payment for this locomotive.
I should have been more specific - I would consider trades of large scale railroad equipment, preferably 7 1/2" gauge.
by Marty_Knox
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1" scale 4 3/4" gauge Pacific
Replies: 5
Views: 1712

Re: 1" scale 4 3/4" gauge Pacific

I would consider interesting trades as part payment for this locomotive.