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by Asteamhead
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 128
Views: 26727

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello Jack,
Locking so nice and perfect, hats off 8) !
Some of those parts I'm knowing so well when I built my class A :)

Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 172
Views: 61406

Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Hello friends, After spending almost a year to paint my old DB class 44 and bring it back to life, I started finishing my A again :D . First project are the two Westinghouse CC air pumps. The cylinders were sand casted of bronze. The mold included a shaft which made centering in the lathe quite easy...
by Asteamhead
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 80” Boxpok drivers in 1” scale
Replies: 7
Views: 1058

Re: 80” Boxpok drivers in 1” scale

Hello Anthony,
Those wheels are looking great! Wonders of modern CNC tools in the hands of a skilled worker!
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2019 Big Boy schedule
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Re: 2019 Big Boy schedule

Unbelievable what the optimistic UP team is planning! A lot of opportunities to enjoy that Big Engine which may not come again for sure.
Whised I where there (not overseas here in Europe)!
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 128
Views: 26727

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello Jack,
What an amount of precise work for just one(?) piece 8) ! Hats off!
Tools to help staying parts in place during soldering are recommended to every modeler! :)

Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector question
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Injector question

Hello Göran,
Don't worry! That's not an issue due to the energy needed to compress and feed the air into the boiler.
Look, even any minor :( leakage (of air) within the water supply from the tender will break delivery of the injector.
Asteamhead
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: 24457

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: 134
Views: 49414

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: 4669

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: 1366

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: 4033

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: 4033

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