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by Builder01
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Cinder Sniffers - Steaming Bays
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: Cinder Sniffers - Steaming Bays

I guess I am not sure which forum my question has ended up on! I thought this was the Live Steam & Riding Scale Railroading forum. Sorry about that.

David
by Builder01
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Cinder Sniffers - Steaming Bays
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: Cinder Sniffers - Steaming Bays

Now, after the fact, yes, they absolutely have compressed air available at the steaming bays. There is a singe hose that is very long. I did not even need to break out any of my hoses. It is interesting that no steam person from the Cinder Sniffers club is on this forum, and, that no one on this for...
by Builder01
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Cinder Sniffers - Steaming Bays
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Cinder Sniffers - Steaming Bays

Does anyone know if compressed air is available at steaming bays at the Cinder Sniffers track? I will be visiting there with my steamer. The contact person said he was not sure, as his locomotive is electric! I thought someone on this forum might know what facilities are available at the steaming ba...
by Builder01
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: sweet william cylinder head clearances
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: sweet william cylinder head clearances

Do your cylinders have drain valves?

David
by Builder01
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Modified D-valve dimensions from print
Replies: 16
Views: 1844

Re: Modified D-valve dimensions from print

I understand your explanation of what is going on, thank you so much. I understand the plate is held in position by the steam chest and it's screws. I was just curious about why steam going into one of the steam ports would not go sideways to the exhaust port, by traveling between the plate and the ...
by Builder01
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Modified D-valve dimensions from print
Replies: 16
Views: 1844

Re: Modified D-valve dimensions from print

A potential problem with taper pins for alignment, is that, unless the holes for the pins are through holes, it would not be possible to remove the pins. I suppose you could drill and tap them, but, this makes it unnecessarily complicated. If you keep the clearance for the steam chest fasteners tigh...
by Builder01
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Modified D-valve dimensions from print
Replies: 16
Views: 1844

Re: Modified D-valve dimensions from print

Although steam is pressing on the plate and slide valve, the steam port has steam at chest pressure that is very close to the exhaust port. It would only leak when the steam port is uncovered. Gasket sealer would minimize or eliminate leakage altogether. This would be the area I would be concerned a...
by Builder01
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Unexpected Injector Failure Cause
Replies: 22
Views: 2640

Re: Unexpected Injector Failure Cause

Brown is the new Black........ahem........sorry Bill.
by Builder01
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Modified D-valve dimensions from print
Replies: 16
Views: 1844

Re: Modified D-valve dimensions from print

Usually the thin port plate is simply sandwiched between the top of the cylinder surface and the valve chest. RN I understand it is "sandwiched". This tells me where it is attached, but, not how. The valve chest cannot be the only thing holding the plate to the cylinder block, that would only hold ...
by Builder01
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Modified D-valve dimensions from print
Replies: 16
Views: 1844

Re: Modified D-valve dimensions from print

when I made my last two allen engines, I made a valve plate out of eighth inch thick stainless steel. I duplicated the valve dimensions according to the print. made the d valve to print specs. I milled out the ports on the cylinder block a bit in order for them to align up a bit better. sandwiched ...
by Builder01
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" pumps Van brocklin
Replies: 75
Views: 18392

Re: 3/4" pumps Van brocklin

The valve rods are pretty much blocked visually by the piston rods and cylinder spacers. You can sort of see them, but, they can be seen better if you put them on the side toward you. To me, the "back" of the pump is more interesting visually than the front". Not only can you see the actuating arms ...
by Builder01
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" pumps Van brocklin
Replies: 75
Views: 18392

Re: 3/4" pumps Van brocklin

Yes, the drawings are available. I believe the link is somewhere in this thread. Perhaps Bill could repost it here. Yes, if an actuating arm loosens, or, needs adjustment, this arrangement can make it a challenge to get to the set screw. This actually has already happened to me one time. I was able ...