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by optigman
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bagley burner install
Replies: 37
Views: 4805

Re: Bagley burner install

McMaster Carr. Glass. Cutter. Square section o-rings. 1 stop shopping. I like the red lined glass they offer.
by optigman
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 186
Views: 77496

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Not only is Jack an incredible one of a kind Artist / Craftsman. He is one hell of a host and gourmet cook as well. Those who stayed into the evening were treated to BBQ chicken breast, Beef & Chicken Enchiladas, Ambrosia salad and other tasty offerings. After the meal the historic slideshow of Los ...
by optigman
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bagley burner install
Replies: 37
Views: 4805

Re: Bagley burner install

Not sure how well the spark plug will hold up directly in the path of the flame. Some have success with a tungsten or ceramic rod in the path of the flame. The rod glows red hot and if the fire sucks out the glowing rod immediately re-ignites the hot atomized mixture.
by optigman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bagley burner install
Replies: 37
Views: 4805

Re: Bagley burner install

I see nothing unique about your firebox. Is it not rectangular in shape more or less? What makes it different? The round firebox door opening? There is a length, width, and height to your firebox and the Bagley drawing should be able to work within those dimensions. Unless your firebox is really sho...
by optigman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bagley burner install
Replies: 37
Views: 4805

Re: Bagley burner install

The drawing shows everything except the fire pan side view . It shows the burner is mounted 1/8" outside of the fire pan front wall spraying thru a 5/8" diameter hole. The spray should point to the door bottom or below. It clearly shows the rectangular air hole on the bottom of the fire pan. The fir...
by optigman
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bagley burner install
Replies: 37
Views: 4805

Re: Bagley burner install

The instructions that Dick Bagley wrote ( and are available on the IBLS website) will be of great aid in setting up your burner. Is there a particular reason you don't want to look at the original instructions. Seems the most logical way to go about installing your burner. Just a thought.
by optigman
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bagley burner install
Replies: 37
Views: 4805

Re: Bagley burner install

The IBLS website has the proper documentation written by Dick Bagley himself regarding installation of his Sheedy style oil /atomizer burner. Search for "Bagley oil burner" on the IBLS websight. Link pasted below.

http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?tit ... Oil_Burner
by optigman
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Cylinder castings
Replies: 25
Views: 7968

Re: Cylinder castings

If you are so inclined to invest in some sand and binder and core paste you could ram the mold and make the cores. You could paste the entire assembly together leaving only the cope to be closed. Take it to the iron foundry and simply ask them to cut the gates and risers and close the mold and pour ...
by optigman
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Baking Cores
Replies: 7
Views: 2168

Re: Baking Cores

I have not heard of anybody baking cores for years! Are you making traditional oil sand cores? If so you need to bake them on a flat surface if the core is flat. If it has an irregular shape you will have to make what is called a "bedding frame". The bedding frame gets rammed with green sand, compac...
by optigman
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Brake shoes
Replies: 2
Views: 1475

Re: Brake shoes

California Locomotive Company has them advertised on the locomotives tab on Discover Live Steam. Call for availability.
by optigman
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: injector problem
Replies: 16
Views: 3146

Re: injector problem

Sometimes a bad air leak at the water valve packing is the culprit. As mentioned you should switch left to right and try the injectors and that will tell you instantly if it's a faulty injector or water line /delivery line issue. Another culprit is the injector overflow check valve being stuck. This...