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by Andy R
Mon May 18, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 198
Views: 91430

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Over half-way done!
by Andy R
Mon May 18, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 309
Views: 96750

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Privileged as I have been to look at the Hudson up-close I can confirm that the photos cannot convey all of the incredible detail that Jack has put into it.
by Andy R
Tue May 05, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: weed killer
Replies: 23
Views: 1912

Re: weed killer

OCME uses a product called Avenger (I checked with the guy who buys it):
www.avengerorganics.com/organic-weed-killer.html
It is not cheap, but it really works well and is approved by the city parks department.
by Andy R
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan
Replies: 50
Views: 9014

Re: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan

Excellent work Adam!
I echo what Russ wrote above - There's lots of satisfaction in getting something that you made to work.
Andy
by Andy R
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LBSC Virginia plans
Replies: 68
Views: 23725

Re: LBSC Virginia plans

LBSC shows the support of the firebox end of the boiler as a pair of angles on each side, with the topmost screwed to the firebox wall, and the bottom one screwed to the frame. See the sketches on page 123. My Dad built his small-boiler version that way, but threaded penetrations in the thin wall of...
by Andy R
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LBSC Virginia plans
Replies: 68
Views: 23725

Re: LBSC Virginia plans

Here's another quirk in LBSC's design.
As I calculate, the crownsheet for the big boiler version is about 1/16-inch above (yes. above!) the bottom gauge glass fitting as shown on page 124. (It's 1/2 -inch above the centerline of the boiler penetration for the gauge glass.)
Oops!
by Andy R
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LBSC Virginia plans
Replies: 68
Views: 23725

Re: LBSC Virginia plans

Another thing about the design that a full-size scaled drawing would have helped is the superheater assembly. The drawing from LBSC (page 106 in the book) shows 90-degree bends from the upper manifold to the horizontal tubes going back in the three large superheater-sized boiler tubes. Try as i migh...
by Andy R
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LBSC Virginia plans
Replies: 68
Views: 23725

Re: LBSC Virginia plans

LBSC designed a different throttle for the big boiler version of Virginia than for the original small boiler version. The big-boiler throttle stand (shown on pg. 105 of the book) has a horizontal tongue through which two holes are drilled and tapped to facilitate attachment to the inside of the crow...
by Andy R
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LBSC Virginia plans
Replies: 68
Views: 23725

Re: LBSC Virginia plans

I placed a sheet of paper below the linkage to improve the picture.
You can see the new offset and the two setscrews. I left the shaft the original length because it clears the main rod.
by Andy R
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LBSC Virginia plans
Replies: 68
Views: 23725

Re: LBSC Virginia plans

Rereading it - I didn't press on the eccentrics, I pressed on the drivers thus capturing the eccentrics - a big difference!
by Andy R
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LBSC Virginia plans
Replies: 68
Views: 23725

Re: LBSC Virginia plans

With Sunday's successful running of my chassis on air without the eccentrics slipping or other maladjustments, I'd like to relay some things about LBSC's design. The only elevation of the loco is on pages 2 and 3 of his book (same as the full-size drawings) and it shows Rods DOWN. If drawn with Rods...
by Andy R
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drawings for Alkire's B&O Pacific
Replies: 6
Views: 1908

Re: Drawings for Alkire's B&O Pacific

Daris,
I have the Alkire drawings for the 5300 in 1 in scale.
I also have the Coventry drawings for the 5300 in 3/4 in scale.
I have lots of photos from two visits to the B&O museum.
PM me your snail mail address and i'll mail you a CD with the stuff.
Andy