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by Andy R
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: How do I know SB9 Lathe I just bought is a good one?
Replies: 3
Views: 143

How to keep your SB9 Lathe in trim

In addition to what Harold wrote, you might try to get a copy of "KEEP YOUR LATHE IN TRIM" by South Bend Lathe Works.
It was their Bulletin H-4 and was reprinted by Lindsay Publications Inc., in 1994.
by Andy R
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 181
Views: 72203

steel boiler Raritan on Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Here's two photos of John's steel-boiler Raritan when it was new (at LALS), one with the wood cab and one without in preparation for steaming.
by Andy R
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water gauge placement in a Briggs boiler
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: Water gauge placement in a Briggs boiler

I had a Briggs boiler on my 40-year-old mogul until three tubes failed during the annual hydrotest. The bottom of the glass was piped to a tap on the bottom of the barrel in front of where would on a water-leg boiler be the throat-sheet. The top of the glass was piped to a fitting in the top of the ...
by Andy R
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 181
Views: 72203

Alcalde & Coalfield High Line Steaming Bay

Keith, This is a photo taken by Mike Getscher when we were just arriving and unloading on Friday. It shows some really thoughtful items in Jack's steaming bay: (1) track high enough to work on and under the locos. (2) air hoses at alternate bays - one for each side so no sharing was needed. (3) wate...
by Andy R
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 181
Views: 72203

more photos of Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

OK, Keith, Here's a few more photos. We were too busy flapping gums (jawboning) and boiling water to take a lot. One is John McKnight running his steel-boiler Raritan. The other is Les Bernell steaming up his PRR 0-4-0. Les also steamed his Pacific. There's about 300 ft. of RR in-service, so end-to ...
by Andy R
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 181
Views: 72203

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

Jack hosted a meet at the A&C for 3.5-inch gauge steamers last weekend. There were 8 of us on Friday, and a veritable mob by Saturday afternoon. Seven locos eventually steamed up. Lots of good folks were able to troubleshoot cranky locos that have been on the shelf for a longtime. The first photo is...
by Andy R
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: An O.S. Porter Journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1292

Re: An O.S. Porter Journey

Although Mike has mentioned that he "... wanted a ¾” scale or 3-1/2” gauge engine I could run with my friends while other projects made their slow way towards completion in the shop..." he may be building a mantlepiece queen like his Falk. I've been watching the detail work that he's been putting in...
by Andy R
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3 Boiler tri cocks ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2999

Re: 3 Boiler pet cocks ?

The top cock should upon opening emit steam.
The bottom should only emit water.
The middle - you guessed it - both water and steam if right at the water-steam interface.
There should be an inclined drain trough below the cocks connected to a drain line extending below the floor of the cab.
by Andy R
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ed Perry
Replies: 10
Views: 4238

Re: Ed Perry

Yesterday I picked up a custom boiler from Ed Perry.
It will replace the 41-year-old boiler that was on my 7.5-in gauge mogul.
Ed also built and installed in the boiler a Gene Allen style dome throttle.
He is busy building other boilers.
by Andy R
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 243
Views: 60615

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Jack,
A sheet of that 3/4" scale diamond tread will be ultimately needed for my P-7d and the C-16, so if you had any extra made let me know how much $ to send for one?
Thanks.
Andy
by Andy R
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Olton Hall Plans
Replies: 6
Views: 1477

Re: Olton Hall Plans

I have the castings aging under my bench for a 3.5-inch gauge Lickham Hall (LBSC design).
I'll copy and send you the drawings.
PM me with your mailing address.
Andy
by Andy R
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Around the country
Replies: 18
Views: 3130

Re: Around the country

Pat, Schedule your itinerary to be in Los Angeles at Memorial Day weekend. The LALS Spring Meet is always on that weekend and is a big deal: not to be missed. If you get there by early Thursday before the weekend you might score one of the limited on-site camping spots. Plan to also visit Riverside ...