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by Kimball McGinley
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Run out of steam pressure after 100 feet
Replies: 25
Views: 1997

Re: Run out of steam pressure after 100 feet

All of this is great advice; but I have an issue with one item that was said a few times. It was said that "...too much water is no good because there is less space for steam..." but that does not make sense. Steam is readily formed from the hot water when the existing steam is drawn off. Fireless l...
by Kimball McGinley
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines Wendy?
Replies: 9
Views: 891

Re: Little Engines Wendy?

The true Wendy was a kit from a Canadian company named MEG, IIRC? I think they went under after only a few were delivered...

There is another ad on the same site right now that refers to "tiny engines" when I believe it is a "Little Engines" loco...
by Kimball McGinley
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: mallet locomotive
Replies: 8
Views: 2321

Re: mallet locomotive

That long cover over the extended piston rod has to be a pretty good identifying feature.
by Kimball McGinley
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Cinder Sniffers - Steaming Bays
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

Re: Cinder Sniffers - Steaming Bays

You might have gotten more replies on the "Steam" forum. This forum was created for "non-steam" posts...
by Kimball McGinley
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: side rod lubricators?
Replies: 15
Views: 2854

Re: side rod lubricators?

PM Research lists open oil cups in 2-56 and 5-40 thread for about $3 and closed grease cups in 5-40, 8-32, and 10-32 for about $5 I have not bought any, just looking at their catalog.
by Kimball McGinley
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New LC 22 Oz. Injector
Replies: 0
Views: 1171

New LC 22 Oz. Injector

I have determined that I will not need this brand-new JC 22 Oz. Injector. I bought it new from Coles Power Models some time ago. It has never been connected, tested, or even seen water. 5/32" steam in, 3/16" water in, 3/16" to boiler, 7/32- 40 overflow $87 delivered in small USPS box in US/Canada. P...
by Kimball McGinley
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: "R R" and "ATSF Chief" Metal Signs ****SOLD****
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

"R R" and "ATSF Chief" Metal Signs ****SOLD****

For sale, 2 high quality round metal signs. These are almost 9" diameter, way bigger that the ones sold by Schrader's for $30 each. R R sign is black and white, ATSF Chief is in color. Asking $40 each or $60 for the pair. Price includes shipping in a padded USPS envelope, which will cost me $8.00. P...
by Kimball McGinley
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 267
Views: 73185

Re: Woodinville Shops

Plug Welds!
by Kimball McGinley
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender Water Valves
Replies: 12
Views: 3859

Re: Tender Water Valves

I find piping or plumbing up my loco and tender to be very different from my usual experience; no time pressure, no wife reminding me she needs to run laundry and use the restroom, perfectly OK if I stop when it is not completed... Actually enjoyable. I don't even get to use my favorite plumbing cus...
by Kimball McGinley
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 3565

Re: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?

Thanks Chris! I was considering comparing the I. D. s from throttle to cylinder to see if 1/4 copper tube would be suitable; now I will do it for certain. Don Young did not leave very much room between the front wall of the saddle and the cylinder supply line; a commercial 5/16" Flare Nut (5/8" hex)...