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by Steamin
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Track Work
Replies: 19
Views: 4280

Re: Track Work

St. Louis Live Steamers use recycled black plastic 2x2 lumber, no tie plates, aluminum rail.

by Steamin
Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mid South Spring Meet
Replies: 10
Views: 1924

Re: Mid South Spring Meet

I will be there with my little Crab.
by Steamin
Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How do you time a Little Engines crab
Replies: 6
Views: 1683

Re: How do you time a Little Engines crab

Steve; IIRC, I had both valve chest and front piston covers off during the procedure. I used the 'eyeball' timing method. I timed one side first, setting the piston at top dead center and adjusting the valve eccentric until the valve port was just starting to be uncovered by the the valve. I then sw...
by Steamin
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: engines for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 9034

Re: engines for sale

Chris; Country/Region location information would be nice.
by Steamin
Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Superscale Injectors are in
Replies: 34
Views: 7519

Re: Superscale Injectors are in

...I need to order an injector soon (for my LE 0-4-0 Crab). .... They are a lot more expensive than those from A & K Enterprises ... Ben, I have a Crab with an A&K injector on it - the 5 oz. - which is well sized for this boiler and works well for me. Note the top end for these injectors is 90 lbs ...
by Steamin
Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Swivel base- worth it?
Replies: 14
Views: 3671

Re: Swivel base- worth it?

I've found my swivel base to be a 'nice to have when you need it' -- for angle milling. I may only need it once or twice a year. I can't speak to whether a Glacern will fit a Kurt. If given the option of a Glacern with swivel or a Kurt without, I'd take the Kurt.
by Steamin
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Non-cast trucks?
Replies: 23
Views: 3600

Re: Non-cast trucks?

Nice looking trucks. Interesting to note the seller went with "cast grey iron" for the production run instead of steel like their first prototype. I guess they couldn't find any 'billet' or 'rolled' grey iron to use! :roll:
by Steamin
Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Mogul Project - Down to Details
Replies: 125
Views: 31160

Re: New to the Forums - My Project

Congratulations! There's nothing like the first fire up thrill of the of a new engine!
by Steamin
Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines Crab engine
Replies: 25
Views: 6427

Re: Little Engines Crab engine

I'll echo what Phil and Ray have said: Fun little engine, great for small/tight tracks. Do not build the axle pump as designed, it's a loser. I also found the build-up rods to be a pain, I made mine out of solid. Mine weighs 150 lbs. fully loaded and is able to haul myself, the riding/water car plus...
by Steamin
Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Favorite Metal Working Websites
Topic: Here is another good one
Replies: 3
Views: 14263

Re: Here is another good one

Looking through the Internet Archive; it appeared to be an attempt to build a hobbist forum/community. "Welcome To The Hobbyist's Machine Shop" "forum is private, monitored and requires registration and approval to join" Since the Home Machinist Forums on Chaski have flourished, I think time has ren...
by Steamin
Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1/2" LE castings
Replies: 51
Views: 5326

Re: 1/2" LE castings

Hudson Honey wrote:...not sure it went thru...
It did! Reply sent.
by Steamin
Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: First attempt at a steam engine
Replies: 17
Views: 4675

Re: First attempt at a steam engine

Good looking work! my65pan, It would help to know what country you are located in (update your profile). If in the US I would suggest going to a plumbing supply store, or looking at online suppliers such as for 'Graphite packing'. If you are not going to run the engine on steam, but on ...