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by cbrew
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New york style pump
Replies: 11
Views: 787

Re: New york style pump

Bill Shields wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:12 am
well there you go.....it looks doable....

hopefully you will keep the electric as a backup...giggle....
haha,, for a while anyways. :D
by cbrew
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New york style pump
Replies: 11
Views: 787

Re: New york style pump

Morning Bill, MVIMG_20180726_170404.jpg Spec's 7 Car passenger train, each car is 8 foot long. main tank pressure is 80. train pipe pressure is 40 to 60 psi depending on RR and ratio of braked to non braked cars First charge takes a while to fill all the car tanks after charging the train, the pump ...
by cbrew
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New york style pump
Replies: 11
Views: 787

Re: New york style pump

Morning Carl B. yes that does make sense, last night i drew up the block porting after referencing the VanBrocklin drawings that Bill Shields published, after reading your description, the theory is the same. one design, the complex porting resides in the block with external driven valve and the oth...
by cbrew
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New york style pump
Replies: 11
Views: 787

New york style pump

Hi All, I am looking for drawings for this pump,
the goal is to understand how the valving works so i can use it in a another pump

Thanks
by cbrew
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Crank Pin Alignment
Replies: 22
Views: 2385

Re: Crank Pin Alignment

rkcarguy wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:34 pm
cbrew wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:53 pm
rkcarguy wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:33 pm
The important part will come when installing the wheels on to the axles, ensuring the crank pins are exactly 180* from each other.
180 degrees? wait what? :D
I'm off my coffee for medical reasons and therefore dumb lol, correct to 90*.
i figured something like that :) :D :D :o
by cbrew
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Crank Pin Alignment
Replies: 22
Views: 2385

Re: Crank Pin Alignment

rkcarguy wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:33 pm
The important part will come when installing the wheels on to the axles, ensuring the crank pins are exactly 180* from each other.
180 degrees? wait what? :D
by cbrew
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Low water mark
Replies: 16
Views: 2232

Re: Low water mark

yes, for the smaller locomotives,
so how high is the crown sheet?
much have water over the crown sheet at all times. hence the the request above.
by cbrew
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Verifying Blast nozzle height
Replies: 28
Views: 2929

Re: Verifying Blast nozzle height

Morning Glenn, just looking at the attached picture, the first order of business would be to pop the three unions on the steam feed to gain a clear shot of the blast nozzle/s . it looks at the two exhaust pipes have a 45 degree elbow, is that accurate? if this is true, this will need to be replaced....
by cbrew
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Low water mark
Replies: 16
Views: 2232

Re: Low water mark

Mine is an oil burner, the crown sheet is flat, and if I use the 1/2"above rule there isn't any room for steam above that line. maybe a sq picture of the back head with a ruler, also stick you finger in the fire box door and get a measurement from the bottom of the crown sheet to the top of your fi...
by cbrew
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Conical Boiler Casing
Replies: 10
Views: 2115

Re: Conical Boiler Casing

assuming you are talking about the jacket. the dumb way I did mine, i took the circumference of each end, centering end that on the sheet metal with the spacing equal to the run and drew intersecting lines. cut and rolled by hand. surprising, it worked with minor tweaking. just leave enough to have ...
by cbrew
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: tire shrinkage
Replies: 4
Views: 1397

Re: tire shrinkage

I personally use .001 per inch of diameter plus .001
by cbrew
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Radius for Allen Mogul?
Replies: 9
Views: 2221

Re: Radius for Allen Mogul?

my Allen American and Ten Wheeler both would go around a 25 foot radius with not issue. i would suggest steel rail and steel tires to keep wear in check. a blind center driver will help a lot.