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by Andy R
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LBSC Virginia plans
Replies: 64
Views: 13359

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: 64
Views: 13359

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: 64
Views: 13359

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: 64
Views: 13359

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: 64
Views: 13359

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: 1349

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
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: 4
Views: 1239

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: 186
Views: 84551

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: 951

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: 186
Views: 84551

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: 186
Views: 84551

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: 186
Views: 84551

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...