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by Asteamhead
Mon May 20, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 62
Views: 20326

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

NP317, Seems to be a proper choice! Using this sort of DupliColor silikcon based spray paint for my first painting job, too. :) Burning the smaller parts inside a pizza oven after being spray painted worked out fine. Proper cleaning by means of acetone as last finish is necessary of course! :!: Aste...
by Asteamhead
Mon May 20, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 128
Views: 41629

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Hello Jack,
You raised a lovely place to play and rest! A nice summer day, some trains are running under steam or waiting on the ready tracks. Siting in the shadow watching an listening must be a great pleasure 8) !
Congratulations!
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Fri May 17, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Super heated Steam Throttle Lag
Replies: 28
Views: 1378

Re: Super heated Steam Throttle Lag

Dave, Looks excellent, well done! I'm using this method of welding the SH return ends, too some 40 years now with best results :) But I don't recommend enlargeing the back ends into the firebox due to the risk of overheating! Please think about of firing by means of the blower at standstill. One can...
by Asteamhead
Tue May 14, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Long Henry-Tribute on a Train
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: Long Henry-Tribute on a Train

Hello steamers, First thanks to Chris for your fine video! This event was the reason to bring back to life (and paint :P ) my old DB class 44 fuel (043) during the last months. That old friend of mine, builder of that strong going 44 1263, celebrated and enjoyed his 80th birthday this way! :lol: Thu...
by Asteamhead
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Are dynamos too noisy?
Replies: 25
Views: 2153

Re: Are dynamos too noisy?

Wolfgang, Look, here is the solution - done: (Took me some time to gather and adept the old fotos and drawings). The prototype has an extension combined with the wheel which holds two piston rings. These slip into the bore of the housing and will move slightly until they aren't in touch with the hub...
by Asteamhead
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Are dynamos too noisy?
Replies: 25
Views: 2153

Re: Are dynamos too noisy?

Hello Greg_Lewis,
Is this you want to hear?
Working brushless turbo generator, scale 1 in 10 (about of 1 " diameter). About 5 to 10 W output with just a teeth wheel as turbine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wf-jVKJ9Xw
Good luck!
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 87
Views: 12669

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello NP317, Great work with your Heisler! There is on more severe advantage using stainless steel for the jacketing: Thermal losses by radiation will be reduced a great deal due to the reflecting inner side of the jacket :idea: Experience with both my locos which are equipped with boilers and jacke...
by Asteamhead
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: A Real Dirty Job
Replies: 94
Views: 25975

Re: A Real Dirty Job

Hello friends, Watching the atempt to refurbish an old and worn piece of locomotive with interest. I did a similar job during the last months. The only difference is, this locomotiive is well known to me for I built it myself some 30 years ago :lol: For I didn't like the painting process :oops: (and...
by Asteamhead
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: steam locomotive emulator
Replies: 6
Views: 1272

Re: steam locomotive emulator

Hello gregoryc, What do you think about the good old Train Simulator? Maybe this will be only working with ancient WIN 2000 or Expert on your labtop yet? Years ago I checked out, if the calculations used with this programme were true regarding the real thing. Found out that both drawbar power and -f...
by Asteamhead
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Turbine Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1481

Re: Steam Turbine Question

Hello Phil, RET, Just let me add some photos to show how a simple construction will do, too. Using a standard gear wheel (made of aluminium, if you can get) will work just fine :idea: . The steam is directed tangential along the wheel and is exausted after about 90°towards the generous exaust. Force...
by Asteamhead
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Turbine Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1481

Re: Steam Turbine Question

Hello Phil, Maybe the air inlet should be much smaller in diameter for using steam. A diameter of about 1 mm (1/32") should be fine! In addition the outlet might be enlarged to reduce back preasure. For use with steam the simple ball bearing to be seen won't work for a long time, anyway. Working ste...
by Asteamhead
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 87
Views: 12669

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello Jack,
Nice to see that (later on) hidden jewelry. Thanks for explaining the making!
Asteamhead