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by Soot n' Cinders
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 781
Views: 124134

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

rkcarguy wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:32 pm
Oh ok, good to hear it's just splatter from the stuff coming out the stack.
Yeah, splatter is hard to keep under control with such a long exhaust run. I havent quite figured out how to warm the lines up without splatter yet so for now its just a lot of wiping with some kerosene and a rag.
by Soot n' Cinders
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 781
Views: 124134

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Wonderful accomplishment! Really enjoyed watching the video. Now get back to work. Ahaha Oh I am! Materials to finish the tank and get it ready for paint should be here thursday, so I brought the tank home so I can get it finished. Looks like it's a strong puller and it sounds sweet! The embers are...
by Soot n' Cinders
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Half round source
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Re: Half round source

Thanks for the tips guys! Im going to get the half round from locoparts since he has 3ft lengths. I like what PM Research has for channel though.
by Soot n' Cinders
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 781
Views: 124134

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Berkman wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:30 pm
It really sounds good! So what's going to be your next big project? 2.5 scale Class B climax.... ?
Ha! I need to get some cars built to pull first, and Im not even done with the shay yet! Need to quit playing with it long enough to get it home and do some more work on it
by Soot n' Cinders
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: types of coal
Replies: 29
Views: 1717

Re: types of coal

Down here, Alabama coal is good stuff. It’s smokey but it doesn’t clinker and it doesn’t cost too much. Last I bought coal I paid $15 per 50lb bag. What I have came from Buck Ice in Columbus, GA
by Soot n' Cinders
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pipe thread sealant?
Replies: 20
Views: 1033

Re: Pipe thread sealant?

I use regular engine anti seize. Seals up nicely plus makes things easy to remove later on.
by Soot n' Cinders
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 781
Views: 124134

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

It sounds great! Looks like it performs well. Congrats. Thanks! I’m quite please with her! Only thing that showed up after that run was I need to shim the crankshaft between the out webs and carrier bearings. Evidently when working like that, the lateral forces are strong enough to push the eccentr...
by Soot n' Cinders
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Half round source
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Re: Half round source

jtdute wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:54 pm
LocoParts stocks 3/16", 1/4" and 5/16" brass half round.
Good to know! How much are you asking?
by Soot n' Cinders
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 781
Views: 124134

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Sorry for the late response, I've been busy with school and work, and then spending my free time up at the railroad playing with the shay. Im going to leave the tank unlined, it spends most of its life empty so I dont see there being issues. Ive heard other stories of liners failing and the moisture...
by Soot n' Cinders
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Half round source
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Half round source

Does anyone have a good source for brass or copper 1/4" diameter half round stock? I need some for the tank on the shay and have not been able to source it. Special Shapes seems to have discontinued theirs and the other suppliers I know of dont go smaller than 5/16" diameter. Slit copper tube would ...
by Soot n' Cinders
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3-3/4" Scale Sunbeam Headlamp
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: 3-3/4" Scale Sunbeam Headlamp

The only 2.5” scale headlight I know of is the one Tom Artzberger sells, but I don’t know how readily available it is.
by Soot n' Cinders
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2.5" Scale Safety Valves
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: 2.5" Scale Safety Valves

From what I’ve heard Dave is working on trying to move to Florida.