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by Fender
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Lubricator
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: Lubricator

The problem I have seen is that the shaft under the clutch wears, and then it doesn’t work reliably.
by Fender
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Little Machining Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Re: A Little Machining Problem

In historical full-size practice, the holes were laid out on the smokebox and then match-drilled through the cylinders from the inside, using a “spider” frame that held the drill in alignment with the centerline of the smokebox.
by Fender
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drawings for 3' Narrow Gauge Bettendorf & Andrews trucks
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Drawings for 3' Narrow Gauge Bettendorf & Andrews trucks

Is there any difference between the n.g. trucks and standard gauge, besides the length of the axles and truck bolsters, and wheel diameter?
by Fender
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Regauging pressed on wheels
Replies: 14
Views: 959

Re: Regauging pressed on wheels

That's how the manufacturers reduced the gauge on the drivers of the 'Russian' decapods back in 1918. They were built for the Russian 5' gauge railroad when the bolshevic revolution stranded several hundred of them in various stages of build. They modified the lead trucks, modified the trucks on th...
by Fender
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nusky/Mercer 0-4-0 driver width?
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: Nusky/Mercer 0-4-0 driver width?

Watch the clearance between the crosshead and the crankpin on the lead driver. Pretty close clearance there.
by Fender
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fitting/Bushing/Boiler Question
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: Fitting/Bushing/Boiler Question

What caused it to break? Could it be because of unequal expansion between the boiler and the injector piping?
by Fender
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: rrsc mikado leading truck problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: rrsc mikado leading truck problem?

Suspect that the distance between the pivot points at the top and bottom of the swing links is not the same. In other words, if the right and left swing links are closer together (or further apart) at the top than at the bottom, when the truck swings to one side, a wheel will lift on one side. Anoth...
by Fender
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Searching for a unique protoype? here's the jackpot!
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Re: Searching for a unique protoype? here's the jackpot!

Might be difficult to get drawings for a hypothetical locomotive!
by Fender
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Watch out for the herd of Camels-0-4-0 Camelback history
Replies: 22
Views: 5177

Re: Watch out for the herd of Camels-0-4-0 Camelback history

“Charlie Pipes tried to buy one from his friend Larry who bought the castings in the 90's from Dave. Might be Charlie's someday.” Actually, Charlie told me about this loco, and I ended up with it. I bought it from Larry Kombrink’s estate and brought it to TN. I plan to re-work it into a 2.5” scale 0...
by Fender
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: water glasses
Replies: 32
Views: 4543

Re: water glasses

If the brass tubing is below the typical water level, wouldn't it be subject to "de-zincification", whereby the zinc is leached out of the brass, weakening it? Perhaps another reason to use copper in this location.
by Fender
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 128
Views: 26309

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

JBodenmann wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:37 am
Hello My Friends
I won't be making cast diamond tread but I do plan on having some photo engraved. I'll have some extra sheets made. One I know how much is needed for the entire engine I can select the size of sheets.
Jack
How can you photo engrave tread that has pyramid-shaped points?
by Fender
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 128
Views: 26309

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

What exhausts through the auxillary stack? Air pumps?