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by hoppercar
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: blind driver
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: blind driver

yes, the damage is to the back side of the flange, wear it was rubbing on a nut
by hoppercar
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: blind driver
Replies: 7
Views: 441

blind driver

had some damage done to the flange, on the second driver, of a mikado, when the drivers would lateral in the frame, for a curve..... the flange was rubbing, on a nut, that bolts the brake hanger bracket to the frame. nut, will be removed, hole countersunk for a flat head screw, and a nut put on insi...
by hoppercar
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: steel tires
Replies: 22
Views: 1080

Re: steel tires

thanks, I'm not planning on pressing the drivers off of the axles, gonna turn them down between centers, and drop the tires on, so the axle bore, shouldn't be a problem ?
by hoppercar
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: steel tires
Replies: 22
Views: 1080

Re: steel tires

do the rings need to go against a shoulder, like the prototype, or can the iron center, just be turned straight across ?
by hoppercar
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: steel tires
Replies: 22
Views: 1080

steel tires

looks like I will need to put some steel tires over some cast iron drivers. ...I'm sure there guys out there who have some this....just wanting some input, o n how much to allow for shrinkage and a tight fit
by hoppercar
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: boxcar brown
Replies: 10
Views: 708

boxcar brown

does anyone know the name of the shade of brown, that was prevalent on boxcars in the steam era? ….I have heard it called boxcar brown, and also Tuscan red?....are these one and the same?...…..any idea if this is available today in a rattle can, or would it be a custom mix?
by hoppercar
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Bolster for Mercer Loco Works Gould Truck
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

Re: Bolster for Mercer Loco Works Gould Truck

I'm pretty sure I have some of those?...let me take a look
by hoppercar
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: injector problem--update
Replies: 5
Views: 799

injector problem--update

thanks to everyone who gave me ideas to try on the stubborn injector, that would mis fire all the time. I tried running water on all hose connections, to see if there was a leak, didn't help.....then I swapped positions, with the injector that works and is reliable. ..the problem followed the inject...
by hoppercar
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: injector problem
Replies: 16
Views: 1182

Re: injector problem

I mentioned that in my earlier post......nothing
by hoppercar
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: injector problem
Replies: 16
Views: 1182

Re: injector problem

hmmm....there's some good thoughts, I have not tried. I'll try swapping the injectors, and see if the problem follows?....and the short hose in a can of water, to eliminate and tender piping leak. ...In the mean time until I fire up again, I took off the injector in question, shook it....couldn't re...
by hoppercar
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: injector problem
Replies: 16
Views: 1182

Re: injector problem

it's seems like the several times I could get it to start, it was right near popping pressure at 120 psi.... but anything say below 110 psi...it just spits and sputters ?.. air leak in the water suction?...if there is, I cant find it?.....I'm having thoughts about this cupped washer, check valve ins...
by hoppercar
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: injector problem
Replies: 16
Views: 1182

injector problem

I have two brand new superscale economy injectors...one works great, the other is sporadic. I've tried everything I can think of. I have screens on the intakes, in the tender. I took the steam cone, and delivery come out, according to the directions, that came with the injectors...there clean..the c...