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by FLSTEAM
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Comments on train unloading facilities
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Comments on train unloading facilities

Here is the transfer table I have on my RR. Made from a 3 Ton hydraulic lift table mounted on a carriage with rollers to align loading/unloading vehicles. It will go down to 18" and rise to 6 ft.

John B.
by FLSTEAM
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: injector problem
Replies: 16
Views: 1237

Re: injector problem

Don't forget the check valve on the boiler. I had similar problems that turned out to be a stuck check valve at the boiler.

JB
by FLSTEAM
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: flat car
Replies: 12
Views: 2357

Re: flat car

I have seen those tanks at Boots. Not sure if they are John's. UR right nice looking load.....

John B.
by FLSTEAM
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Regauging pressed on wheels
Replies: 14
Views: 2292

Re: Regauging pressed on wheels

Important, do you have 3/8" between the frame and driver. I changed the wheel profile on my mogul to match 5" scale standards by installing new tires but I had to make a little compromise because the new profile would rub the frame.

John B.
by FLSTEAM
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Where can I find 1/8 tee barbed for air brake line?.
Replies: 5
Views: 1553

Re: Where can I find 1/8 tee barbed metal or plastic for air line?.

1/4" Instrument air tubing is just over 1/8" I.D. I have tee's for this tubing which measures 3/16" O.D. plus the barbs.

JB
by FLSTEAM
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Question about a DLS ad
Replies: 16
Views: 4585

Re: Question about a DLS ad

That sure runs faster than I would like to ride behind.

JB
by FLSTEAM
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: railroad row...
Replies: 4
Views: 2029

Re: railroad row...

Nope, that was before my time...………..

John B
by FLSTEAM
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to fixture a stack casting?
Replies: 7
Views: 1830

Re: How to fixture a stack casting?

Here is the setup I used.
by FLSTEAM
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tom bee
Replies: 33
Views: 6602

Re: Tom bee

He was at the Florida meets....

JB
by FLSTEAM
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Ox Yoke™ Safety Chains
Replies: 23
Views: 4616

Re: Ox Yoke™ Safety Chains

Train Mountain is where I saw them a few years ago.

John B
by FLSTEAM
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Another plumbing question
Replies: 6
Views: 1993

Re: Another plumbing question

The injector valves on my SHay are both globe valves with the threads machined off the stem. They push/pull for off/on.
Just make sure they are installed backwards to normal i.e. the steam pressure keeps the valve closed..

John B
by FLSTEAM
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Plumbing question
Replies: 6
Views: 1763

Re: Plumbing question

Just use the check valve as the flat to tighten by. If you need to take it apart use the check again. Leave the nipple in the part it stayed with.
Close nipples are pretty much one time use. If you have to remove it completely throw it away an buy a new one.

John B