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by NP317
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil firing
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Oil firing

I suspect the small firebox volume would not provide sufficient combustion paths for oil burning.
But with this group, that only presents a challenge!
~RN
by NP317
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: kozo A3 switcher build
Replies: 28
Views: 3352

Re: kozo A3 switcher build

The pipe extenders for the safety valves was normal practice on many logging locomotives.
~RN
by NP317
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Regauging pressed on wheels
Replies: 14
Views: 883

Re: Regauging pressed on wheels

The Illinois Railway Museum in Union, IL, has a Decapod.
http://www5.irm.org/cgi-bin/rsearch.cgi ... lroad=1630

When I visited, it was steaming and I rode the foot plate.
Hand-bomber coal burner, and really remarkable.
~RN
by NP317
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Board Maintenance Wednesday, July 10th
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Board Maintenance Wednesday, July 10th

Thanks for keeping us informed.
And for your work.
And for hosting us.
And...
~RN
by NP317
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 123
Views: 25234

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Glad you are OK, post earthquake. I wondered how you fared. I grew up in the south San Francisco Bay Area and by age eight I had learned to tell the difference among three types of 'quakes. Always unsettling. I moved to volcano territory north, and find it more comfortable! Stay healthy and entertai...
by NP317
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 509
Views: 82192

Re: 12" working railroad

Great progress!
I've enjoyed watching your work, starting as a railroad newbie with grand ideas.
It is fun to watch you forge ahead and achieve your ideas and goals. Not everyone has such success!
Keep posting, please.
~RN
by NP317
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vise, Vise, Baby
Replies: 54
Views: 1633

Re: Vise, Vise, Baby

Good (proper) anvils have a harder tougher metal forged onto the top surface.
Non trivial manufacturing process.
~RN
by NP317
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horrors of Buffer Safety
Replies: 40
Views: 997

Re: Horrors of Buffer Safety

Harold: I got to attend Dave Brubeck's last live concert at the Seattle Opera House! Pretty cool experience. As for this thread, every time I read "Horrors of Buffer Safety" I think of the railroad accidents in the UK where crewmen were crushed trying to connect the coupling chains between cars! Hap...
by NP317
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reaming Cast Steel Fittings without a Mill
Replies: 27
Views: 977

Re: Reaming Cast Steel Fittings without a Mill

Thanks for letting us know of your success.
~RN
by NP317
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reaming Cast Steel Fittings without a Mill
Replies: 27
Views: 977

Re: Reaming Cast Steel Fittings without a Mill

I find the silence of the O.P. to be interesting.
~RN
by NP317
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A milestone day...
Replies: 13
Views: 1030

Re: A milestone day...

Greg:
Perfect post.
Thanks for sharing, and Congratulations.
~RN
by NP317
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reaming Cast Steel Fittings without a Mill
Replies: 27
Views: 977

Re: Reaming Cast Steel Fittings without a Mill

Holding the part rigidly is a requirement, regardless what cutting tool is used. A drill press is unlikely to provide that support.
And post your location in case someone on this board is close enough to assist you.
~RN