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by Kimball McGinley
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3D Printer Thread on Trainorders
Replies: 0
Views: 923

3D Printer Thread on Trainorders

There is a very good thread about 3D printers over on Trainorders...
by Kimball McGinley
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New LC 22 Oz. Injector ****SOLD****
Replies: 5
Views: 3343

Re: New LC 22 Oz. Injector

- SOLD -
by Kimball McGinley
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Reaming vs. Drilling Holes In Tube Sheets
Replies: 34
Views: 7395

Re: Reaming vs. Drilling Holes In Tube Sheets

Hey now - this is family site - no talk of "Bride Reamers" allowed!
by Kimball McGinley
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New LC 22 Oz. Injector ****SOLD****
Replies: 5
Views: 3343

Re: New LC 22 Oz. Injector

TTom. I will address this after Christmas. Hope that is OK. Kimball
by Kimball McGinley
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New LC 22 Oz. Injector ****SOLD****
Replies: 5
Views: 3343

Re: New LC 22 Oz. Injector

I do not, perhaps there was something in the Cole's Power Models catalog at the time. Does anybody still have one that could let us know?

These may still be sold by British suppliers.

By the way, it is a "J C" injector. JL was a typo...
by Kimball McGinley
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 273
Views: 86286

Re: Woodinville Shops

I had to stop watching when the wheels just spun wildly, over and over again. Once you move from static friction to sliding friction, spinning the wheels faster does not help. If the throttle cannot be modulated, maybe the cylinder cocks can help? What was the name of the British loco that damaged i...
by Kimball McGinley
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Limited room for steam.
Replies: 11
Views: 1792

Re: Limited room for steam.

I believe boilers don't need "room for steam" since steam is released from the hot water to maintain pressure. What is needed is enough height between the bubbles on top of the water and the throttle opening so that only steam goes to the cylinders. Full-size locos measure this distance in feet, us ...
by Kimball McGinley
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Disney American
Replies: 432
Views: 125228

Re: Disney American

For once, just once, I have actually done something as well as Jack! A few years ago, when I pruned a Camphor tree, I found that its branches produced terrific looking model logs for such display purposes. They looked very real, just like Jacks!
by Kimball McGinley
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Run out of steam pressure after 100 feet
Replies: 40
Views: 8553

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: 12
Views: 2885

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: 9
Views: 3894

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: 2609

Re: Cinder Sniffers - Steaming Bays

You might have gotten more replies on the "Steam" forum. This forum was created for "non-steam" posts...