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by Marty_Knox
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: steel tires
Replies: 22
Views: 1223

Re: steel tires

Locomotive tires were available in 7 grades. 3 non-heat treated, and 4 heat-treated to different levels of hardness.
by Marty_Knox
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NJLS Fall Meet
Replies: 11
Views: 950

Re: NJLS Fall Meet

I am planning on being there. I have two boilers to deliver, and I'm bringing my 3 1/2" gauge Atlantic. I have some work to do so I can run it.
by Marty_Knox
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Gets a Boiler
Replies: 75
Views: 6635

Re: 730 Gets a Boiler

Full size we called them Ever Dribble blowdowns. They will seal under pressure, but if you open them when the engine is cold, with no pressure, they dribble.
by Marty_Knox
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Gets a Boiler
Replies: 75
Views: 6635

Re: 730 Gets a Boiler

Whatever the cause, the last three boilers that burned propane that I built replacement boilers for, it seemed that there was more corrosion on the fireside than on the waterside. That's why I said what I did. Granted, I did not conduct any tests. There is still a lot to learn about our little boile...
by Marty_Knox
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Gets a Boiler
Replies: 75
Views: 6635

Re: 730 Gets a Boiler

Carl, blowing out the firebox with compressed air is exactly what I am suggesting.
Probably best to wait until the boiler has cooled to ambient - maybe the next day.
by Marty_Knox
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Gets a Boiler
Replies: 75
Views: 6635

Re: 730 Gets a Boiler

Now with everything exposed, the burners were removed from the manifold and a fine torch cleaning tip was run thru each burner orifice. After all the burners received this treatment...here is what fell out on a piece of paper towel... IMG_0574.JPG What was this? A magnet confirmed these were ferrou...
by Marty_Knox
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Recommendation needed for copper boiler repairs
Replies: 15
Views: 1914

Re: Recommendation needed for copper boiler repairs

I can't offer much hope for a successful repair. I recently tried to repair a LE 1" 0-6-0 with a cast firebox and Sil-Fos.
Twice I was able to seal where I was working but opened up other leaks. I am now making him a new steel boiler.
by Marty_Knox
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Another Green Godess
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: Another Green Godess

I'm jealous, Greg! I've always wanted to see the Romney!
And yes, she is where I got (stole) the name for my Green Goddess.
by Marty_Knox
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder
Replies: 45
Views: 8979

Re: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder

This was one of the neatest things I saw - a chassis on a carrier -
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With the boiler in the trunk!
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And here it is put together.
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by Marty_Knox
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder
Replies: 45
Views: 8979

Re: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder

More Montreal action
Larry M.
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Liz and Jim L.
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by Marty_Knox
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder
Replies: 45
Views: 8979

Re: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder

Two 3 1/2" gauge Atlantics
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Atlantics nose to nose
by Marty_Knox
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder
Replies: 45
Views: 8979

Re: 85th Anniversary Meet at Montreal - Reminder

steamingdon wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:45 pm
Any pictures Marty? :D
Here you go, Don!
Jim M and his Pacific
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You on Jim's Pacific
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