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by JTolan
Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wothington Duplex Steam Pump
Replies: 2
Views: 1235

Wothington Duplex Steam Pump

Hello, I'm currently beginning to construct an Allen Models 3/4" steam pump for my Chloe. I have machined the surfaces down to the correct size but now I need to bore out the two cylinders. What would be the correct way to bore out the cylinders, how many drill bit sizes should I step up before I re...
by JTolan
Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Creating Draft when air is not available
Replies: 49
Views: 7718

For a while I used a old metal hair dryer onverted so it would fit into the stack and blow the air out thhe side. I used this for my little coal fired Chloe it worked fine. On our prototype railroads they used to build a campfire in the smoke box to get a draft :wink: Good Luck, Jeff
by JTolan
Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: rectangular plastic water tanks
Replies: 19
Views: 4216

Hi Mike I got mine at www.plastic-mart.com which allows you to make custom fitting placement and sizes, they use ronco plastics which is out of Tustin. I used two 1/4" fittings in the front and a 1 1/2" fitting on the back top, but with no drain. I use external filters which I highly recomend in lin...
by JTolan
Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: rectangular plastic water tanks
Replies: 19
Views: 4216

There is a place in Irvine CA that will make tanks to your specs. The plastic one in my Chloe is one of theirs.
by JTolan
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Logging Skid
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

The car was actually rebuilt from a thirty year old 1 inch box car. However, On the car there were places that were missing quite a few of the boards in these places I laid in some oak strips slightly roughed up and then stained the replaced areas with a series of different stains to make it look th...
by JTolan
Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Logging Skid
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

Is that 1=1scale? Looks great. Jeff
by JTolan
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Logging Skid
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

Does any one know of an easier way to make the teeth on the saw?
by JTolan
Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Logging Skid
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

Logging Skid

Hello, I had a little extra time last weekend to work on my logging skid. This car is envisioned from the old bunk cars that were boxcars cut down and mounted on the skids. Following this idea the car was out fitted with operating doors on the end with workin latches. I also made a cross cut saw wit...
by JTolan
Wed May 27, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Old Turbogenerator
Replies: 8
Views: 1992

Do you know what the generators will be going for?
by JTolan
Mon May 25, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Old Turbogenerator
Replies: 8
Views: 1992

What scale is it ? Jeff
by JTolan
Thu May 21, 2009 12:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Makin' Suff
Replies: 22
Views: 4140

Looks good Jack, what will you be bringing to LALS? Jeff Tolan
by JTolan
Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Making Little Baloney
Replies: 35
Views: 5739

Yes squaring heads is a very tedious process, I've made countless for my skeleton log car.