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by Dave_Johnson
Sun May 09, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder Check Valves On Oil Lines?
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

Re: Cylinder Check Valves On Oil Lines?

Questions: 1 - since the lubricator itself has a check valve in each pump, just how necessary are check valves at the cylinder end of the oil lines? If it was mine, yes, I would use check valves at the cylinder. 2 - assuming the check valves are necessary (or just a darn good idea), can I move them...
by Dave_Johnson
Mon May 03, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane Conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 2478

Re: Propane Conversion

Have you checked with Chuck Hackett? He could probably give you some good pointers.

Dave J.
by Dave_Johnson
Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Firebrick for annealing and silver soldering etc.
Replies: 17
Views: 2954

I ordered my Soft firebrick from this outfit.

http://www.sheffield-pottery.com/SOFT-B ... -s/372.htm

Dave J.
by Dave_Johnson
Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Backing Up Rivets
Replies: 12
Views: 1900

Re: Backing Up Rivets

What type of tool should I use to back up the rivet? .... Dan, I have had good luck with a chunk of 2 in. diameter round stock about 2 or 3 inches long. You can use the flat end or the round side. The extra mass works to your advantage for bucking the rivets. Also, if there are locations where you ...
by Dave_Johnson
Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Who sells LSB-8000 these days?
Replies: 10
Views: 2140

I just call the phone number in FL and they ship it UPS. They take credit cards. I don't have the phone number handy at the moment.


I don't know if you can get it in less than case lots from them.

Dave J.
by Dave_Johnson
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PRR N2sa
Replies: 10
Views: 2202

Here is a photo of Wayne and his N2 at the Ridge Meet.

Dave J.
by Dave_Johnson
Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Assemblying cylinders
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

Gasket Eliminator.
by Dave_Johnson
Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil Burner Design by LBSC
Replies: 12
Views: 3424

A lot of these questions were discussed here a few years ago. http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?t=73167&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 Also, Nelson Reidel's web page http://www.nelsonslocomotive.com/Shay/Fire/BuringOil/BuringOil.htm has a lot of good information posted about oil bu...
by Dave_Johnson
Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil Burner Design by LBSC
Replies: 12
Views: 3424

Soft Brick for ceramic Kilns is a good fire brick for small locos. It is easily cut or shaped with any saw or file. Kero is easiest to fire with, and the cleanest in my opinion. The atomizer shown in LBSC 's drawing is basically what Dick Bagley described in his LS articles back in the early '80s. T...
by Dave_Johnson
Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: College student with many questions
Replies: 42
Views: 5896

It does not make much sense to build a loco if you don't have a track to run it on.

If your 'home' club track is 7.5 in gauge then I would suggest you build a loco that you can run there.

Dave J.
by Dave_Johnson
Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Workbench surfaces
Replies: 20
Views: 3352

One bench has 3/4 plywood. The other has 3/4 particle board. I prefer the plywood because if it gets wet, it does not disintegrate.

My welding bench is steel grate with a stainless drip pan underneath.

Dave J.
by Dave_Johnson
Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Spark Arrestor
Replies: 31
Views: 4971

Unfortunately, model Live steam locos do throw sparks and start fires. Sparks and cinders do not scale down.

Dave J.