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by doublereefed
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ash Pan Latch Ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 5738

Re: Ash Pan Latch Ideas?

I get it now. Thanks for taking the time to post that Marty.
by doublereefed
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ash Pan Latch Ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 5738

Re: Ash Pan Latch Ideas?

Love the idea of the remote release. However, MAGNETS. I'm on it Steve. Perfect solution. Thanks!
by doublereefed
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ash Pan Latch Ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 5738

Re: Ash Pan Latch Ideas?

Bill, good point. I have a gap on the slides, we shall see.

Marty... I like the idea of using friction. I'm not quite following the geometry you describe. Could you provide some more insight?

Thanks!
by doublereefed
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ash Pan Latch Ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 5738

Re: Ash Pan Latch Ideas?

Steve, the next time I lift to boiler I am absolutely 100% doing it the way you have shown. For now I need a retrofit for the front. I am doing a sliding arrangement like you show for the rear pan.

Thanks!
by doublereefed
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ash Pan Latch Ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 5738

Ash Pan Latch Ideas?

The ash pan drop-down doors on my Allen Mogul were completely unworkable. I am converting the rear access to a slider, but I need an easy to use latch for this front access. It would nice to have something that trips easily with the poker, and then automatically re-latches when pushed back up. I'm s...
by doublereefed
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wash my locomotive
Replies: 7
Views: 3249

Re: Wash my locomotive

Thanks all for the advice and tips.
by doublereefed
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wash my locomotive
Replies: 7
Views: 3249

Wash my locomotive

I've been working on my Allen Mogul in the garage. I've had it on it's side, had to grind a brass tab off... there's soot, ash, grime, filings, and junk all over the chassis, drivers, running gear, etc. I'd love to hose it down with pressurized kerosene or diesel, but that's out of the question. Wha...
by doublereefed
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Mogul: Packing in saddle assembly?
Replies: 12
Views: 5131

Re: Allen Mogul: Packing in saddle assembly?

Bill... that makes sense. The cavity was packed full. I will don my mask, soak it with water and then pull/scrape it all out of there. Thanks for the reply.
by doublereefed
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Mogul: Packing in saddle assembly?
Replies: 12
Views: 5131

Allen Mogul: Packing in saddle assembly?

Greetings, This situation has me stumped. I removed the axle pump from this smokebox saddle casting and it is full of something. I removed the plate that is the pilot truck pivot and lo and behold it is full of some sort of crumbly material. Maybe it's ash... but it doesn't seem like it. Also, using...
by doublereefed
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pump o-rings
Replies: 14
Views: 5130

Re: Pump o-rings

Thanks all for the info and advice. I'm headed to the Parker O-ring guide.

10 Wheeler Rob: how many wraps of graphited yarn would you expect on the hand pump? 2 full wraps or so? It makes sense now that this is how that pump works. The packing was missing when I took it apart.
by doublereefed
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pump o-rings
Replies: 14
Views: 5130

Pump o-rings

See the attached photo. These are the tender and axle pumps out of the Allen Mogul I am working on. The tender pump has no o-ring, I will be machining one into the ram. If one ring is good, are two better? What is the correct way to spec the o-ring? Select an o-ring size, then machine the grooves to...
by doublereefed
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Radius for Allen Mogul?
Replies: 9
Views: 4175

Re: Radius for Allen Mogul?

Many thanks for the input. There's room for 45' so I think I will go with that consensus. When the time comes...