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by Marty_Knox
Thu Jun 03, 2004 9:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Schedule 40 Steel Pipe Dimensions & Boiler sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Re: Schedule 40 Steel Pipe Dimensions & Boiler sizes

Charles, 7", 9", and 11" pipe IS available - just not very common. Try Tioga Pipe -www.tiogapipe.com - I bought 10 - 30" lengths of 11" pipe(11 3/4"OD) from them several months ago.
by Marty_Knox
Thu Jun 03, 2004 4:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Copper Tubes for Steel Boilers
Replies: 25
Views: 2711

Re: Copper Tubes for Steel Boilers

Some books refer to a warm water hydro. The new FRA rules require a minimum temperature of 70 degrees F, maximium of 125 F. Electrolysis can be a problem in a steel boiler with copper tubes. A sacrificial anode helps, magnesium would be the best material for an anode. It can be installed in a plug b...
by Marty_Knox
Thu Jun 03, 2004 4:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Smoke Stack Fan
Replies: 21
Views: 2529

Re: Smoke Stack Fan

No, Bill, 46 years is a very respectable life for a boiler. Obviously there are many, many factors in the life of a boiler. I'm just suggesting best practice I'm aware of. What kind of water treatment were you using?
by Marty_Knox
Wed Jun 02, 2004 9:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Smoke Stack Fan
Replies: 21
Views: 2529

Re: Smoke Stack Fan

It's a really bad idea to fill the boiler with air while steaming it up. This can lead to premature boiler failure from oxygen pitting. It's better to install a proper shutoff valve between the boiler and the manifold. This way you can run air in the manifold without it getting into the boiler. Tom ...
by Marty_Knox
Wed Jun 02, 2004 12:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Expirience with TERLYN-8000
Replies: 20
Views: 2299

Re: Expirience with TERLYN-8000

Willi, I don't think it would be worth the trouble to import it to Germany. It is easy and convenient to use, but it doesn't take the place of a true water treatment program. My advice is to have your water tested, then contact a local water treatment firm and get their recommendation. A good place ...
by Marty_Knox
Thu May 27, 2004 9:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 17,000th post - OT
Replies: 19
Views: 2614

Re: 17,000th post - OT

Fred, you need to log onto www.getalife.com!
by Marty_Knox
Wed May 26, 2004 9:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Massproduction of steamengines
Replies: 27
Views: 5143

Mass production of steam locomotives

This is a concept that has been tried in this country in several forms. Jim Gould tried it about 20 years ago with the Model Rails Mogul. Bill Van Brocklin and I worked on a design for an 0-4-0 - I still haven't completed the prototype after 20 years. See the thread from earlier this year on the Rid...
by Marty_Knox
Fri May 21, 2004 5:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: My new website
Replies: 16
Views: 2002

Re: My new website

Which picture, Harry? In the 2-8-4 picture there's the C-Clamp, and the toolbox in the background - I didn't see any giveaways in the 4-4-0 picture.

Nice Website, Jack - except for all the blahs. Marty
by Marty_Knox
Fri May 21, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Equipment in Shop
Replies: 23
Views: 3039

Re: Equipment in Shop

Some other things I forgot to mention - I have the foot contactor/rheostat for fine control when I TIG weld, and I have a real welding rod oven that will hold up to 200 lbs of welding rod, and keep it at whatever temperature I set, up to 500 degrees F.
by Marty_Knox
Fri May 21, 2004 11:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Equipment in Shop
Replies: 23
Views: 3039

Domestic vs. Import Lathes

Ed, no need to apologize for an import lathe. From 1986 - 1990 my lathe was a Lux-Cut 13" x 40", made in Taiwan. I sold it in Texas when I was getting ready to move here to Michigan. Once I set my shop up here in Michigan I bought a used Sheldon 13" x 32". There are times I wish I had kept the Lux-C...
by Marty_Knox
Fri May 21, 2004 10:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Equipment in Shop
Replies: 23
Views: 3039

Re: Equipment in Shop

Will, I forgot to list my Victor cutting torch set, and my air-acetylene torch.
by Marty_Knox
Thu May 20, 2004 10:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Equipment in Shop
Replies: 23
Views: 3039

Re: Equipment in Shop

Miller Dialarc HF TIG/Stick welder, 300 amps. Welding table - 1400 lbs! 1" thick top, 3/4" frame, 3' x 7' Pedestal Grinder Belt/Disc Sander - 2" x 42" belt, 8" disc 2 Drill presses, 1 15", 1 20" 13" Sheldon Lathe with variable speed. - haven't fitted the 5C collett closer yet. 3 ton Cherry Picker Ha...