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Like to have a spare laying around never know what locomotive is going to come in my shop for rebuilding. C-16 issue is finding a good coal supplier. Only need a few bags to test it out and will probably get some off the discover live steam site. It did cross my mind and if i were going to keep it t...
Get some clear tubing from the hardware store and fill it with water. Holding it to the bottom of the crown sheet and up the backhead mark the level and add one inch assuming the sheet is half in thick. If you're oil firing look into a better dry pipe fed from the steam dome. If the boiler is built ...
Backhead view of the Pacific. I install dry pipes on my boilers whether coal or oil firing for the turret to help with the atomizer getting as dry steam as possible. I use a high temperature rated stainless ball valve for smoke box installations. Never attach the sight glass to the turret. And yes i...
- Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:53 pm
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: Run out of steam pressure after 100 feet
- Replies: 40
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If your firebox looks like this give up and get a new boiler. My third boiler this year with the same problem. Wouldn't maintain steam and passed the hydro test. Look inside the blow down holes or steam dome and I'll guess it's never had a boiler wash. When a customer says they run out of steam fast...
- Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:57 am
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: LALS 8mm movie from the mid 60's
- Replies: 21
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Yep 5001 on the steaming bay. Just had the honor of bringing the legend back to life and being the first to pull the throttle on it since Frank Mann.
Whatever the process it should never be done with inferior equipment! I hate going behind someone because they thought it would work ok. We all started and learned through weld time and instruction from others. I've helped several who did all the prep work and didn't trust their own skills. As far a...