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by Fender
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Jesse Livingston
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Jesse Livingston

I never met Jesse in person, but corresponded via email. In addition to writing many articles for LS&OR, he had a lot of good stories about his days working in the Jackson TN shops of the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio RR.
by Fender
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water strainer
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Water strainer

While at the Ridge live steam track in February, I had a discussion with Anthony Duarte of Eccentric Engineer on this subject. I think he said that the minimum clearance inside of the “small scales” injector was 0.023” (or thereabout). If so, then you should be ok with the 100 mesh. Perhaps Anthony ...
by Fender
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water strainer
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Water strainer

I use a plastic-body Y strainer from McMaster, with a 100-mesh screen, and haven’t had any clogs in the Ohlenkamp injector. This mesh should strain out any particles larger than 0.006”.
by Fender
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Loctite
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Re: Loctite

Alternatively, put a UNC nut on a UNF bolt!
by Fender
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baldwin Narrow Gauge 4-4-0
Replies: 18
Views: 2921

Re: Baldwin Narrow Gauge 4-4-0

I’m sure the foundry problem can be overcome. Where are you located?
by Fender
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Axle pump feed water
Replies: 17
Views: 1296

Re: Axle pump feed water

ChipsAhoy wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:31 pm
No, the problem we are having is I left the parts in the vinegar too long.
I believe Howard Gorin sells replacement parts for the injectors. You might also try Earl Mueller. If you need contact info, send me a pm.
by Fender
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Brushless Motor Controller
Replies: 13
Views: 1996

Re: Brushless Motor Controller

Thanks, CP, but I’m concerned that a 350 watt motor won’t be big enough for my loco. Also, I’d like to get better range from my two 12-volt batteries, which is why I’m looking at brushless/outrunner motors.
by Fender
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Brushless Motor Controller
Replies: 13
Views: 1996

Re: Brushless Motor Controller

JPEG image 3.jpeg I want to reboot this thread with a different idea. I found these reversing transmissions that are intended for go-carts, and are relatively inexpensive. If I can connect this to an of-the-shelf brushless motor, then I can use this combo for a powertrain to get what I need. Anyone...
by Fender
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Axle pump feed water
Replies: 17
Views: 1296

Re: Axle pump feed water

Usually, the problem with erratic injectors is caused by trash getting into the cones. Do the injector(s) have strainers on the feed lines from the tender? I had the same type of problem, but installing strainers completely eliminated it (until the strainer fills up 🙄). I clean the strainers every f...
by Fender
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Filler material recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Filler material recommendations

How much did it move in? Did it move in the same amount along the length of the angle?
by Fender
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam oil
Replies: 17
Views: 903

Re: Steam oil

So can an oil that is described as “emulsifying” be assumed to contain tallow? The Chevron ISO 460 product is described this way, but it doesn’t say what’s in it.
by Fender
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam oil
Replies: 17
Views: 903

Re: Steam oil

I can describe the results from baking foundry sand cores in the oven that used molasses and linseed oil as a binder! Best done with the windows open and while the household authorities are out shopping!