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by Dave_Johnson
Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Who sells LSB-8000 these days?
Replies: 10
Views: 2073

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: 2138

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: 1416

Gasket Eliminator.
by Dave_Johnson
Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil Burner Design by LBSC
Replies: 12
Views: 3237

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: 3237

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: 5625

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: 3205

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: 4667

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

Dave J.
by Dave_Johnson
Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: oil versus coal
Replies: 18
Views: 2356

Fuel tanks on our model locomotives need to be cleaned about once per year. If you do not clean them, all kinds of nasty gunk will grow in the bottom of the tank. When I built my tank, I made the top removable so that I could clean it. It is surprising how many oil tanks I have seen that cannot be o...
by Dave_Johnson
Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: tender material
Replies: 22
Views: 2138

I prefer brass. The cost of brass is not that much considering the cost of a rusted out steel tender. PVC is another option, which I am considering for my next tender. You could build the steel tank, then build a plastic box that fits inside for the water. But the steel could still rust. Dave J.
by Dave_Johnson
Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Dick Priest's engine on eBay????
Replies: 34
Views: 8179

Re: gs4

The only thing that came up is the tender had the oil tank on top blended into the tank top. It has a leak that is dripping into the water. You would have remove the tank to fix. Read big job. david. If the leaking oil tank cannot be removed from the tender without cutting a lot of stuff up, it wou...
by Dave_Johnson
Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: MORE ON EBT
Replies: 9
Views: 1900

Sorry I missed you Dave. I was there on Saturday.

Dave J.