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by Harlock
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane Front End Design
Replies: 15
Views: 465

Re: Propane Front End Design

So do you not use a blower? I would think that there would need to be some vacuum up front. I didn't mean killing all the vacuum, just keeping it to a reduced level. A blower is key to combustion of propane as with everything else. There needs to be some vacuum for propane but not an excess amount ...
by Harlock
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane Front End Design
Replies: 15
Views: 465

Re: Propane Front End Design

I think over the years of looking at this it comes down to two schools of thought. One is to kill the vacuum at the smokebox by shoving the blast pipe up into the petticoat or near it, the other is to open up the auxiliary air intake at the bottom of the firebox to prevent a vacuum from being pulled...
by Harlock
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I understand castings cost a lot, but why drawings?
Replies: 38
Views: 3152

Re: I understand castings cost a lot, but why drawings?

Was not aware of that! What do you think the percentage is who don't complete one? I know that in the automotive world that only 1/4 of the people who take their car apart for a frame off restoration will actually get it back together and running again. Is it similar to that? Hard to say. One in fi...
by Harlock
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I understand castings cost a lot, but why drawings?
Replies: 38
Views: 3152

Re: I understand castings cost a lot, but why drawings?

Look at that, this one is dirt cheap, also saw virginia 4-4-0 plans that are cheap. Trying to understand why some plans are expensive and some cheap. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Raritan-by-Bill-Morewood-Model-Locomotive-instructions-book-on-CD-ROM/312442643979?_trkparms=aid%3D1110012%26algo%3DSPLICE.S...
by Harlock
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I understand castings cost a lot, but why drawings?
Replies: 38
Views: 3152

Re: I understand castings cost a lot, but why drawings?

You're not just paying for the paper when you pay for drawings. you're paying for a copyrighted work that, as Rich Carlstedt points out, took hundreds of hours to develop and perfect, and you're paying for a small business owner's costs, overhead and profit, like any other product that is made of ra...
by Harlock
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: In Memory of - Richard Ulin
Replies: 22
Views: 2987

Re: In Memory of - Richard Ulin

Not to change subjects, but what is the paint color on the jacket on that 2-6-6 Eureka in your pictures? I need to get some of that for a project I'm in the middle of. It may be stovepipe blue. It's hard to fake Russian iron these days, but a lot of modelers used blued stovepipe as jacketing to imi...
by Harlock
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The IBLS URL has expired and UNAVAILABLE
Replies: 16
Views: 1793

Re: The IBLS URL has expired and UNAVAILABLE

I can actually access the site right now. Is it still down for some folks? The domain is registered at DirectNic and the name servers are set to servers designed to handle expired domains, so it does appear to be expired. I may be looking at a cached version of the site. Daris Nevil appears to be a ...
by Harlock
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: In Memory of - Richard Ulin
Replies: 22
Views: 2987

Re: In Memory of - Richard Ulin

Here is the video I did about the Shays, as part of bonus footage about Ron & Peter's railroad. This was shot at Bitter Creek.

YouTube no longer supports clickable links in its videos so you'll have to ignore the 'menu options' before and after the video.

by Harlock
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: In Memory of - Richard Ulin
Replies: 22
Views: 2987

Re: In Memory of - Richard Ulin

Here's some pictures of the Ulin Mason Bogie. This one was built by a gentleman in Utah. It is currently being overhauled.
by Harlock
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: In Memory of - Richard Ulin
Replies: 22
Views: 2987

Re: In Memory of - Richard Ulin

Here are some pictures of me on the Ulin-designed beam engine built by John Dolph and Peter Moseley. This one is a bit different from his original design which had an on-board water tank.
by Harlock
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: In Memory of - Richard Ulin
Replies: 22
Views: 2987

Re: In Memory of - Richard Ulin

And here are interior photos. It has to be seen to be believed.
by Harlock
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: In Memory of - Richard Ulin
Replies: 22
Views: 2987

Re: In Memory of - Richard Ulin

Here are some pictures of the exterior of the coach car Ulin built for Ron Schmidt.