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by FLSTEAM
Sun May 23, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kozo A3 3/4 scale up and running sort of
Replies: 27
Views: 2334

Re: Kozo A3 3/4 scale up and running sort of

Greg
Nice looking engine........

John B
by FLSTEAM
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: To pump or not to pump that is the question
Replies: 34
Views: 7335

Re: To pump or not to pump that is the question

Why do away with a working backup when all you need to do is leave it in bypass?

John B
by FLSTEAM
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2 1/2" Ulin Shay - WSLC #15
Replies: 16
Views: 3490

Re: 2 1/2" Ulin Shay - WSLC #15

I have a 13 x 40 that I have had for 15+ years. It did need some tweaking for the first set up but has been a very good investment. However I have been trying to buy Non-China stuff lately so my suggestion wood be find a used lathe or mill even a grizzly since the money has already left the USA. Als...
by FLSTEAM
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Manatee Central Spring meet
Replies: 0
Views: 3051

Manatee Central Spring meet

Is Manatee having a Spring Meet?

John B.
by FLSTEAM
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Dome Cap Material To Use
Replies: 8
Views: 2657

Re: Steam Dome Cap Material To Use

Actually that part is considered part of the pressure vessel and should be SA-515-70. A36 is a mild steel and is used for stay bolts.
These are per the ASME code. Even if you are not building a code boiler why not use code material.

John B
by FLSTEAM
Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: C.P. Huntington
Replies: 83
Views: 20496

Re: C.P. Huntington

You need to be sure what the safety valve settings are. Won't do you any good to hydro to 125psi if the safety's are set at 125 psi also.

John B.
by FLSTEAM
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Building a small loop around the house?
Replies: 21
Views: 5890

Re: Building a small loop around the house?

I agree with John. I have a dog bone layout with about 1500' of track (3000' of ride) and if I had to do it over again, I wouldn't. Too much maintenance. But if you are still a young buck and don't mind the work go for it. BTW my track is on a bed liner (plastic) and ballast with wood ties. Holds my...
by FLSTEAM
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Brake & Wheel patterns for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 2473

Brake & Wheel patterns for sale

The wheel pattern is for a 7" that can be used on 12 to 16 inch gauge equipment. The brake shoe is two parts. The hanger mounts on a one inch brake beam. The shoe mounts to the hanger. I have the patterns for both parts. The shoe can be used on 6 to 8 inch wheels. If you have any interest contact me...
by FLSTEAM
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New Couplers, 1.5" and 2.5"
Replies: 11
Views: 4519

Re: New Couplers, 1.5" and 2.5"

Are the 2.5" couplers compatible with the RMI ones?

John B
by FLSTEAM
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hauling your locomotive
Replies: 41
Views: 8775

Re: Hauling your locomotive

The really important thing is to have enough tongue weight. Don't load a lot of weight in the back of the trailer.

JB
by FLSTEAM
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hauling your locomotive
Replies: 41
Views: 8775

Re: Hauling your locomotive

BTW make life simple and get electric brakes. New trucks like my Chevy have factory controller wiring.

JB
by FLSTEAM
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hauling your locomotive
Replies: 41
Views: 8775

Re: Hauling your locomotive

Buy a 6x10 trailer. Hauls my 800 lb. Shay and three 2 1/2" cars. When you get home after dark from running all day just park it. Rain or shine.

John B