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by ccvstmr
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TM 2021 Prep
Replies: 55
Views: 2081

Re: TM 2021 Prep

There's no better way for someone to ruin your personal experience than to shower you with ill-placed negativity for your first or last exposure at a track. Hopefully, those types of people are few and far between. Have a friend that contributes here on occasion. He has a great response for the mode...
by ccvstmr
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TM 2021 Prep
Replies: 55
Views: 2081

Re: TM 2021 Prep

Best suggestion I can give someone when considering "how to transport equipment" in an SUV, pick 'em up truck or trailer...stand around the loading/unloading facilities at their home track...or at other tracks. WATCH what others have done. Ask questions (ask if you can take photos). Make mental note...
by ccvstmr
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Monitor Inectors and other Updates
Replies: 1
Views: 776

Re: Monitor Inectors and other Updates

Hello Anthony...cast, machined or ready for sale...even your waxes are impressive to look at! Kudos to you and the skills you've manged to perfect to deliver a working scale replica. Realize there's already a substantial amount of time invested just to have waxes ready to be cast (btw...do you mount...
by ccvstmr
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New york style pump
Replies: 11
Views: 1496

Re: New york style pump

Chris...getting cross-eyed trying to follow your 3D 3D drawing. Safe bet there's holes you'll have to drill...and then plug. Even the Van Brocklin water pump shown in the photos above has a couple of those. Something to consider (cause you didn't mention)...if you're looking to pump air, you'll need...
by ccvstmr
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New york style pump
Replies: 11
Views: 1496

Re: New york style pump

Chris...I'm assuming your question is in regards to the steam porting. Using the photo DaveS provided (similar to the 1st photo you posted), steam enters the pump from the right...and enters the right side valve chamber. There is a steam port that runs across the face of the pump (the horizontal bli...
by ccvstmr
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Hydrostatic Lubricator Casting Source
Replies: 13
Views: 1875

Re: Hydrostatic Lubricator Casting Source

At 1" OD...why not spin two halves out of brass round stock and silver solder the pieces together? The hex can be machined using an indexing head in a mill or something I've used...a 5C hex block in the mill vise. Polish to finish. Just offering an alternate idea. Carl B.
by ccvstmr
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I thought this was supposed to be fun.
Replies: 28
Views: 4181

Re: I thought this was supposed to be fun.

Hickory, dickory, dock. Three mice ran up the clock. The clock struck one...and the other two escaped with minor injuries! Sorry Greg...couldn't resist. Would point to one of the lines in my signature... Life, is like a sewer. What you get out of it, depends on what you put into it! (Tom Lehrer) If ...
by ccvstmr
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: shipping engines
Replies: 14
Views: 2322

Re: shipping engines

Friend of mine a couple years ago shipped a 1.5" scale loco "down under". He was NOT ALLOWED to do and of the crating. Had to find an int'l shipping service. That service took care of all the paper work and they built the crate using certified materials for international transport. The receiving cou...
by ccvstmr
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Which pressure gauge to use?
Replies: 27
Views: 3618

Re: Which pressure gauge to use?

Glenn... "U" tube or "slack tube" is the best low tech approach if you're just looking to get an relative vacuum reading. You can ty-rap the vertical legs of tubing. Don't crimp the "U" at the bottom. To get your reading...measure the height difference between two water columns. Can add some dye if ...
by ccvstmr
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Full sized injector from scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 4394

Re: Full sized injector from scratch

Anthony...only one word to describe your work...(expletive deleted) INCREDIBLE! It's one thing to know how to do machine work...it's another to design a smaller version of the real thing. In this case, an injector and get the geometry worked out to produce the desired criteria. I tip my hat to you! ...
by ccvstmr
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Old Boiler Dissection
Replies: 75
Views: 19715

Re: 730 Old Boiler Dissection

What's Next? In examining the old boiler, one item showed up that so far can't be explained. There's this tan'ish colored scale/residue on the inside of the boiler. In fact, inside the ENTIRE boiler with the exception of the crown sheet. With the rapid generation of steam and water boiling over the...
by ccvstmr
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Old Boiler Dissection
Replies: 75
Views: 19715

Re: 730 Old Boiler Dissection

One conundrum about boiler wasting in our models: why do live steam steel boilers (particularly fireboxes) waste away so much faster than full-size locomotive boilers? A typical live steamer has a firebox that is 0.25” thick when new, but a 1:1 firebox is anywhere from 0.375” to 0.500”. The life of...