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by NP317
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Holiday Special 3/4 Raritan Kit & Book
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Holiday Special 3/4 Raritan Kit & Book

I think this small locomotive is the ideal project for beginning Live Steamers.
Building the boiler is the biggest challenge.
~RN
by NP317
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Dome Throttle
Replies: 15
Views: 691

Re: Steam Dome Throttle

I bet the throttle rod runs forward internally from the backhead, and actuates the throttle via a 90 degree rocker and vertical rod.
Just guessin'.
~RN
by NP317
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cast Iron Steam Water Pump
Replies: 11
Views: 565

Re: Cast Iron Steam Water Pump

It was the auto correct, not your fat fingering...
~RN
by NP317
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ceiling tile for my shop
Replies: 32
Views: 663

Re: Ceiling tile for my shop

My shop is 26' x 52', fully insulated with peaked ceilings, 1350 sq. feet concrete floor area.. Heat is a wood-burning stove. Instead of a ceiling fan to stir up the heat that gatherers at the top, I installed an 8" diameter stove pipe, 12 feet long. The top is secured ~12" below the peak of the cei...
by NP317
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ed Perry
Replies: 9
Views: 949

Re: Ed Perry

sabin wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:31 am
Funny how things go astray. For those who addressed my question, thank you. Sounds like it's normal dealings with Ed.
Jim
Jim:
Yes, I plead guilty.
Hopefully Ed Perry is doing his normal: Quietly, behind estimated schedule, and excellent.
Keep us informed, please.
~RN
by NP317
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ed Perry
Replies: 9
Views: 949

Re: Ed Perry

About 35 years ago I was in the UK on business. My host housed me near his home in Alton, south of London, and near the north end of the Blue Bell tourist steam line. And of course he got me a Saturday morning ride on the steam train. It was pulled by a pair of Pacifics, with the A4 Mallard on the p...
by NP317
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB Clippard MJQC-B4B4
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: WTB Clippard MJQC-B4B4

This is a very interesting discussion on brake application delay. When I was engineering tourist steam trains at Snoqualmie, WA and at Mt. Rainier Scenic RR in Elbe, WA, our normal practice was to to make a 5 psi reduction on the 70 psi train line brakes when approaching a road crossing. This preset...
by NP317
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ed Perry
Replies: 9
Views: 949

Re: Ed Perry

I hope Ed is OK. He must be in his ?late 80s? by now? 16 years ago he made an excellent boiler for my Ten Wheeler. Even then I could never get any communications response from him. Eventually (after months of silence), I got an email that the boiler was being shipped by a specific freight company. H...
by NP317
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Castings for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: Castings for sale

Holy Ten Wheeler! I do believe those are the unused castings from my Allen Ten Wheeler project of 15 years ago! I was recently wondering what I did with them, and now I vaguely remember putting them in your vehicle (at your request) during one of the Kitsap Live Steamer's Wednesday Brunch gatherings...
by NP317
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Running a live steamer "1930s style"
Replies: 29
Views: 3972

Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

Nice. I like the simple angle-steel rails.
Good idea.
~RN
by NP317
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bucyrus steam crane
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: Bucyrus steam crane

From the Northwest railway Museum website collection information www.trainmuseum.org "Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway #X-5 Industrial Works 1908 75 Ton Wrecking Crane. Gift 1972 of Purdy Co. Built in 1908 by Industrial Works of Bay City, Michigan, the X-5 is a small wrecking crane designed to li...
by NP317
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Vacuum Ejector Drawing / Guidance
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: Vacuum Ejector Drawing / Guidance

It is also possible that the injectors will develop more vacuum with steam, that with equivalent air pressure.
Steam has higher mass/density that compressed air.
~RN