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by bill4227
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kids Hand Crank Rail Pup
Replies: 2
Views: 1532

Kids Hand Crank Rail Pup

Does anyone know who made the Scale Diversions Silver Rail Pup hand crank car for kids and where they can be contacted.
https://images.app.goo.gl/Q74gHhbizgdPFNKMA

The website is not there anymore and they seem to have gone out of business

Looking for plans to build more.

Bill
by bill4227
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Modeltec magazine - full listing of issues
Replies: 19
Views: 5050

Re: Modeltec magazine - full listing of issues

Modeltec Index from the same website as I posted above is here http://www.homemetalshopclub.org/librar ... eltec.html

Bill
by bill4227
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Another Injector Piping Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Another Injector Piping Question

Can an injector share the same boiler water input with a hand pump?
by bill4227
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Favorite train movie
Replies: 24
Views: 6038

Re: Favorite train movie

Titfield Thunderbolt Great British comedy.
by bill4227
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: BACK ISSUE OF LIVE STEAM WANTED
Replies: 1
Views: 1191

Re: BACK ISSUE OF LIVE STEAM WANTED

PM sent

Bill
by bill4227
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Valve gear parts for big boy
Replies: 30
Views: 8473

Re: Valve gear parts for big boy

From our club secretary Craig Close concerning Steve McDonald. "CALS member Mike Looney has called me to inform me that Steve MacDonald is in the hospital. He has been at the University of Maryland Medical center in Baltimore for several weeks, undergoing several operations. For those who do not kno...
by bill4227
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Valve gear parts for big boy
Replies: 30
Views: 8473

Re: Valve gear parts for big boy

I inquired of our club secretary(Chesapeake & Allegheny Live Steamers} if he had any updates. His response "He made it to the annual meeting (June 2018). I guess it was his daughter who came with him. He has limited use of one arm. That is the only ‘good’ condition. His overall condition has not rea...
by bill4227
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Clishay Engine Driven Water Pump
Replies: 4
Views: 2020

Re: Clishay Engine Driven Water Pump

I am using 1/4" ram. I think that I am also loosing too much suction and force thru the packing nut. I am now experimenting with using an o-ring on the ram and/or for packing. Hand tested it and it seems to work better. I will install back on the engine next week and report back. My boiler is also s...
by bill4227
Mon May 21, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Clishay Engine Driven Water Pump
Replies: 4
Views: 2020

Clishay Engine Driven Water Pump

Has anyone made modifications to the engine driven water pump to improve efficiency and decrease water leakage on the ram?
by bill4227
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive Roller Test Stand
Replies: 15
Views: 3955

Re: Locomotive Roller Test Stand

Thanks to all for the great ideas. I erroneously said 1" gauge at the beginning. I meant 1" scale. I have a Maxitrak Ruby that I have had problems with and I hope that these ideas can help solve the timing issues. I have also just acquired a GER Y74/LNER Y4 0-4-0 and without loading the wheels it ru...
by bill4227
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive Roller Test Stand
Replies: 15
Views: 3955

Re: Locomotive Roller Test Stand

The main reason for asking is the problem of valve timing. This is a Maxitrak locomotive that i have running smoothly in reverse but is terrible forward. Using a roller stand should help get the timing right. Valve gear is Marshall

Bill