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by jcbrock
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?
Replies: 34
Views: 957

Re: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?

To tell the truth, when I saw the ARA recommended different steels for passenger/freight/switching, I felt the prototype was guilty of a little overthinking, but it was interesting so I posted it.
by jcbrock
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?
Replies: 34
Views: 957

Re: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?

Pulling out the trusty 1930 Loco Cyc lists the ARA Recommended Practice, 1920 revision. Carbon Per Cent Passenger 0.50 to 0.70 Freight 0.60 to 0.80 Switching 0.70 to 0.85 Remaining elements Manganese 0.50 to 0.75 Phosphorus not over 0.05 Sulphur not over 0.05 Silicon 0.15 to 0.35 So a high carbon st...
by jcbrock
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Spoked wheels in CAD
Replies: 15
Views: 1820

Re: Spoked wheels in CAD

Tsukunea wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:30 pm
Are you using an IBLS standard profile for your drivers or are they blind?
I'd hazard a guess these are from Anthony's SP S-14 project, and he is using a tire.
by jcbrock
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TM 2021 Prep
Replies: 55
Views: 2552

Re: TM 2021 Prep

I was volunteering at loading on Friday and we had a guy taking forever, 4 or so hours to load a 6x12 trailer. We were joking about it and somebody pulled up, I think he was from Mid-South, had an Allen steamer and a couple cars who said 'time me'. I recall he loaded in a little under 8 minutes. You...
by jcbrock
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TM 2021 Prep
Replies: 55
Views: 2552

Re: TM 2021 Prep

Thinking about it, one unwritten rule is to have your act together unloading and loading, especially loading, as that's a bottleneck and at the end of the week people are impatient and want to get on the road.
by jcbrock
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TM 2021 Prep
Replies: 55
Views: 2552

Re: TM 2021 Prep

You'll be amazed at how that place can suck up trains. That said, if someone breaks down there can be a bit of a delay while it gets cleared, for example if a 2-6-6-2 2.5" scale Uintah articulated derails at the main entrance crossing. There are plenty of sidings though to drag stuff to, and water s...
by jcbrock
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TM 2021 Prep
Replies: 55
Views: 2552

Re: TM 2021 Prep

Two words: comfy seats. Two 30 gal of propane should get you out and back, they do have propane at the track or at the casino across the highway. There are water stops along the ROW, just keep filling up. An Allen tender will get you between them. It's never a bad idea to have a few gallon jugs of w...
by jcbrock
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LE Rotary Throttle Build
Replies: 7
Views: 1356

Re: LE Rotary Throttle Build

I'd be interested in anything you were willing to post, John. I've got a ball valve installed in a 1" LE Pacific but would prefer something like you've done, I think it'll last much longer.
by jcbrock
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Refractory Brick
Replies: 8
Views: 1149

Re: Refractory Brick

I use masonry firebrick like GWRdriver. You can get it at anyplace selling wood stoves around here, in my case I got it at a local farm and ranch chain - Coastal Farm.
by jcbrock
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul
Replies: 37
Views: 3375

Re: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul

Another data point I found a picture of 1842 with a 100-C-1. SP had a large rebuild program of 70's into 100's, so some of the musical chairs is probably that. Some is due to service considerations - where could they get water? Some was likely which car was ready to go when a locomotive came out of ...
by jcbrock
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul
Replies: 37
Views: 3375

Re: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul

Doesn't surprise me at all, as I wrote earlier SP swapped tenders all the time. Look at it as an opportunity to build the tender of your choice. But here's another question from those pics - where'd the BL heater go on 1838? I suspect that photo is in a dead/scrap line and the heater has been scavan...
by jcbrock
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul
Replies: 37
Views: 3375

Re: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul

The model number for that feedwater heater likely is a BL-2. The type is BL and the size is 2 (although there are other sizes). Small correction here (pedantic I know, but you gotta know what you're looking for). Worthington made 3 types of "B" pump, the "B", the "BL" and the "BL-2". The difference...