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by FLSTEAM
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New York Central Baggage Car
Replies: 22
Views: 5619

Re: New York Central Baggage Car

Baggage cars I have been in had Battle Ship Gray inside
by FLSTEAM
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Never seize in lieu of pipe dope
Replies: 32
Views: 1934

Re: Never seize in lieu of pipe dope

back to the topic. Never seize works fine on tapered pipe thread. NPT and MPT are interference fits which means self sealing. Straight threads on the other hand not so much.

BTW most Dupont plants don't use Teflon tape because the little threads it creates get plugged in instruments.

JB
by FLSTEAM
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Florida Winter Meets
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Florida Winter Meets

No dates for North East and Largo?

JB
by FLSTEAM
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Reverse is fine, no forward
Replies: 20
Views: 2306

Re: Reverse is fine, no forward

The first place to start is checking the timing. There are several posts here on timing Stephenson gear. Short of that just take the steam chest cover off and watch the valve motion as you roll the engine back and forth. You may need to add some washers to two of the steam chest studs to hold it in ...
by FLSTEAM
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-light an oil burner
Replies: 17
Views: 1996

Re: Re-light an oil burner

I used a commercial spark plug igniter connected to a Ford spark generator. Worked fine a short time but in the same short time the oil fouled the plug. Simple solution is to carry a propane torch with push button start. As it turns out after firing for several years on oil I have learned how not to...
by FLSTEAM
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Propane car
Replies: 8
Views: 1320

Re: New Propane car

The cold temperature the propane can reach can cause the seals to get hard and crack on the quick connect air fittings

Good thought...……..

JB
by FLSTEAM
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Propane car
Replies: 8
Views: 1320

Re: New Propane car

Steel plates are mounted on the car frame. A slot is provided at the back of each plate that holds the footplate of the tank. The front tank bracket has a hole which a 5/16 bolt is used to secure the tank. The tanks are removed for filling. The 30# tanks are designed to fill in the vertical and use ...
by FLSTEAM
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New Propane car
Replies: 8
Views: 1320

New Propane car

Still have a few details to add and need to get the second 30 lb. tank. I have quick connects on each end and can isolate each tank.

John B.
by FLSTEAM
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Possibility for a 2.5" scale dynamo
Replies: 12
Views: 1610

Re: Possibility for a 2.5" scale dynamo

I agree with Fred. I have a turbine blade from a model jet engine and when I hit it with my shop air It easily spins up to 10,000 rpm. In fact it is scary to hold the shaft I spin it on.

John B.
by FLSTEAM
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lettering on tongue/groove
Replies: 3
Views: 1099

Lettering on tongue/groove

I am getting ready to letter a car with tongue and groove siding. Just wondering what is the best choice. I used vinyl letters on my caboose and just cut the letters over a groove. Seems to work fine but this time I am thinking about using a mask and spray painting. Any suggestions? Can or do you sp...
by FLSTEAM
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: propane question
Replies: 29
Views: 5279

Re: propane question

When you connect the two together any difference in pressure will equalize.

John B
by FLSTEAM
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2 1/2” Harris Tee Boiler castings
Replies: 4
Views: 1878

Re: 2 1/2” Harris Tee Boiler castings

Ken
Several of the 20 ton Shay castings can be used to build the Harris Shay.

John B.