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by FLSTEAM
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Which fuel for this burner?
Replies: 9
Views: 699

Re: Which fuel for this burner?

BTW kerosene and jet fuel are basically the same thing.

Both have less BTU's than diesel .

JB
by FLSTEAM
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Which fuel for this burner?
Replies: 9
Views: 699

Re: Which fuel for this burner?

I have an oil burner designed after So you want to build a LS. It will burn Kerosene, Diesel, motor oil and even used motor oil. I burned used motor oil for a while but it is too dirty to mess with. Your burner should work fine on what ever you want.

JB
by FLSTEAM
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: OCME Club Suspends Public events
Replies: 29
Views: 2033

Re: OCME Club Suspends Public events

I hope we don't turn this forum into another "Facebook". I have to wade thru too much bullshit now.....
by FLSTEAM
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: OCME Club Suspends Public events
Replies: 29
Views: 2033

Re: OCME Club Suspends Public events

Harold I think it is interesting that you can bash the President on this forum but you don't want me to support him,,,,,,,,,,
by FLSTEAM
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane burner igniters
Replies: 10
Views: 959

Re: Propane burner igniters

Berkman, the firebox is very deep and by the time enough gas reaches the fire door there is a pretty scary relight. The last 8 years that is how I lit the oil burner off. I guess in my old age just pushing a button seams like a better solution.

John B.
by FLSTEAM
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane burner igniters
Replies: 10
Views: 959

Propane burner igniters

I have converted my Shay to propane and I am using a Model T buzz coil for the igniter. Just wondering if anyone has found other spark generators they can recommend? The buzz coil works fine I just am not in love with the electric connections and contacts out in the open.

John B
by FLSTEAM
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Board will be down a bit Friday, March 5th
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: Board will be down a bit Friday, March 5th

Actually Friday was March 6th ……….
by FLSTEAM
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan
Replies: 23
Views: 3388

Re: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan

The trick to getting it finished is doing something every day, even if is only putting a screw in.
That is one less thing to do tomorrow.

John B
by FLSTEAM
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane firing question
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: Propane firing question

Thanks gents. I shouldn't have any problems then putting one in since I have a deep firebox.

JB
by FLSTEAM
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane firing question
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Propane firing question

I am thinking about changing to propane. All my engines have burned oil and had arches.
Is an arch normally used in propane firing?

John B.
by FLSTEAM
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: RR Crossing SHanty
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

RR Crossing SHanty

OK I know this is not exactly Live Steam but it is kinda related. I am building a full size C&NW crossing Shanty based on Banta Model works kit. Here is the progress so far. It is actually my new pump house for the well. The coal box is still to be made. Does anyone have photos of actual C&NW shanty...
by FLSTEAM
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New York Central Baggage Car
Replies: 31
Views: 9811

Re: New York Central Baggage Car

Baggage cars I have been in had Battle Ship Gray inside