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by Marty_Knox
Tue Jun 03, 2003 8:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Don Young Lucky 7
Replies: 16
Views: 3808

Re: Don Young Lucky 7

The first Allen Ten-wheeler I built is now owned by someone whose home track has a 28' radius, and he has no trouble getting around it. But there is a D&RG prototype mogul that is close to an Allen, D&RGW 201, ex-RGW. Look in Rio Grande to the Pacific for a picture of it. An Allen can be made into a...
by Marty_Knox
Mon Jun 02, 2003 9:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Don Young Lucky 7
Replies: 16
Views: 3808

Re: Don Young Lucky 7

Do you realize just how big this locomotive is? It is NOT a model, just a small locomotive. It has a 14" diameter boiler, 11" drivers, 4" bore x 5" stroke cylinders, and weighs over a ton, about 2400 lbs. I don't know of any clubs that would let it run on their 1 1/2" scale track. It won't stay on t...
by Marty_Knox
Sat May 31, 2003 9:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Don Young Lucky 7
Replies: 16
Views: 3808

Re: Don Young Lucky 7

The larger gauge version is in 3 3/4" scale, 2 foot gauge on 7 1/2" track. The smaller version is 1 3/4" scale for 3 1/2" gauge track, or 7 1/4-7 1/2" gauge by putting the wheels outside the frame.Jim Small in Ontario has made his own patterns and castings for the one he built. Train Tree Plantation...
by Marty_Knox
Fri May 30, 2003 9:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The Ugly Logger
Replies: 28
Views: 3199

Re: The Ugly Logger

This locomotive is at the Michigan Iron Mine Museum in Negaunee, Michigan. This is in the Upper Peninsula. It was named "Yankee", which is was why I don't understand why you are interested in , Jesse. It was built for the Jackson Iron company. I saw it about ten years ago. Not a whole lot left of it.
by Marty_Knox
Fri May 30, 2003 9:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: oil burners and draft openings
Replies: 7
Views: 1183

Re: oil burners and draft openings

If I recall correctly, you want 1/3 of your air to come in around the burner, 1/3 about a third of the way along the firing pan, and 1/3 to enter at the rear of the firing pan. The Live Steam article by Joe Monte titled "Burning oil in a small firebox" is what I followed with good results. It was a ...
by Marty_Knox
Wed Apr 02, 2003 8:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Best Book to get Started in 1 1/2 gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 1909

Re: Best Book to get Started in 1 1/2 gauge

Don Young published Locomotives Large and Small himself. Once he passed away, it ceased publication. Once in a while you will see some copies on a swap table or on E-Bay. Published quarterly, the first issue was November 1979. The last issue was No. 59, May, 1994.
by Marty_Knox
Mon Mar 31, 2003 9:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Best Book to get Started in 1 1/2 gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 1909

Re: Best Book to get Started in 1 1/2 gauge

The best printed information I've seen is not in a book; it was a series Don Young wrote for his magazine, Locomotives Large and Small. The series was "What makes a steam locmotive tick?" It covered the basic systems of the steam locomotive in clear language. If you have a chance to pick up any copi...
by Marty_Knox
Mon Mar 31, 2003 9:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: British Steam
Replies: 48
Views: 6832

Re: British Steam

Actually, it's because British Mechanical Engineers have absolutely no concern for the men who have to maintain the locomotives they design!
by Marty_Knox
Sat Feb 15, 2003 10:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: SC Boiler Safety Law
Replies: 16
Views: 4933

Re: SC Boiler Safety Law

I was one of the people who served on the hobby boiler committee here in Michigan, and have been involved with full size steam locomotives. This morning I spent several hours driving and was able to give this subject some un-interrupted thought. I have some suggestions, both for South Carolina, and ...
by Marty_Knox
Thu Jan 09, 2003 9:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Okay guys who is going to Cabin Fever?
Replies: 12
Views: 5085

Re: Okay guys who is going to Cabin Fever?

I will be at Cabin Fever on Saturday. I will be presenting a Seminar on Model Boilers, including a demonstration of tube rolling.