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by Marty_Knox
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Tube Question
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: Boiler Tube Question

You are much better off buying or borrowing a real tube roller. Most live steam locomotives would use what is called a condenser roller. The two most prominent manufacturers are Elliott (Elliott-tool.com) and Thomas C. Wilson (TCWilson.com) company. You will need to know the OD of the tube and the w...
by Marty_Knox
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?
Replies: 34
Views: 956

Re: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?

Dan, most of the DOM tubing I see is 1026, some is 1028.
by Marty_Knox
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: BR55/G8.1 Locomotive Project
Replies: 14
Views: 609

Re: BR55/G8.1 Locomotive Project

I think your crownsheet is way too high. I try to keep the top row of tubes on the vertical centerline of the boiler, with the top of the crownsheet about an inch above center. You will have far more problems with a high crownsheet than you will from too few tubes.
by Marty_Knox
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Tich driver castings ****SOLD****
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Tich driver castings

Tim, I think those are Chloe drivers.
by Marty_Knox
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Locomotive collection looking for home
Replies: 8
Views: 1441

Re: Locomotive collection looking for home

Dave, I would suggest you contact Jim O'Conner at Discover Live Steam. He probably has the best idea of current prices. The running locomotive is a Little Engines Camelback 0-4-0. The second locomotive you show is a Coventry 4-6-0, the brass tender goes with it. The partial locomotive looks like a H...
by Marty_Knox
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Calling Marty Knox
Replies: 16
Views: 1997

Re: Calling Marty Knox

A buildup of scale or some other reason for the bulge. I suspect someone may have got carried away with a hydro.
by Marty_Knox
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Calling Marty Knox
Replies: 16
Views: 1997

Re: Calling Marty Knox

First, is this copper, or steel? It's hard to tell from the picture.
Is there any way to look inside?
by Marty_Knox
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LE Rotary Throttle Build
Replies: 7
Views: 1354

Re: LE Rotary Throttle Build

Steve, that is not a Little Engines throttle valve. That is based on a Railroad Supply throttle valve. There is an article about this throttle in the 'So you want to build a live steam locomotive' book.
The Little Engines Rotary Throttle Valve is larger.
by Marty_Knox
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul
Replies: 37
Views: 3370

Re: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul

Pontiacguy1 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:40 pm
Was that Harry 'Scorcher' Bean's 2-8-0?
Yes, it is. Not many know, but I had started it for Harry when I lived in Texas. When I moved to Michigan to work at the Huckleberry RR Harry came and got what I had done. He took it to Al Humbyrd to finish it.
I did an overhaul of it in 2012.
by Marty_Knox
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Spring Steel
Replies: 7
Views: 992

Re: Spring Steel

hoppercar wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:03 am
I rolled mine thru a sheet metal roller, made easy work of it
Just make sure to run it through both ways so you don't end up with a flat spot at one end.