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by Glenn Brooks
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Draft plates
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Re: Draft plates

Daris, Very timely question for me. I actually have draft plates on my antique Campbell 4-4-0 (circa 1904) loco. Just looked at them a few days ago when I started stripping the lagging and plumbing off to test the boiler. Apparently these were standard equipment on full size locomotives. I didn’t kn...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New Books On Sir Arthur Heywood's Railways
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Re: New Books On Sir Arthur Heywood's Railways

Mike, looks very interesting! can you say how many of the drawings relate to 4 wheel boogies, rather than the two wheel carts? I’ve been searching for drawings of early style 4 wheeled passenger cars in 15” gauge.

Thanks,
Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Run out of steam pressure after 100 feet
Replies: 27
Views: 3645

Re: Run out of steam pressure after 100 feet

Alcosteam, those were my thoughts also. I think Nicholas might be in Nevada. So, Could be 80 or 90* F there when he shot the video. If so, he wouldn’t get so much visible condensation as where he running in a colder climate. But, the steam has to go someplace! Looking forward to more info concerning...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Conical Boiler Casing
Replies: 10
Views: 1699

Re: Conical Boiler Casing

Dave, I have no idea how the boiler makers accomplished this. But have wondered the same thing for many years. I am just stripping down my 1904 4-4-0, that has a similar boiler configuration. Discovered the wagon key hole portions were assembled in several pieces - so the conical shaping was accompl...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Little Toot Railroad
Replies: 2
Views: 1069

Little Toot Railroad

Here’s a cool video! Nice job showing valve adjustments on a 15” Crown loco. They’ve got three 15” ga Crown’s running now! Apparently Crown made 35 locos in 15” gauge! Never knew that before...

https://youtu.be/6HMz_4us2KQ?fbclid=IwA ... q5Tg4dzqeA

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Run out of steam pressure after 100 feet
Replies: 27
Views: 3645

Re: Run out of steam pressure after 100 feet

Nicholas, Great to see you added your location- already paid dividends, as I see a couple of referrals to your local live steam club. People in the hobby are very generous with their advice and time. Iam sure one of the club members can help you trouble shoot what’s going on. The valves I was speaki...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Run out of steam pressure after 100 feet
Replies: 27
Views: 3645

Re: Run out of steam pressure after 100 feet

Drprez, Welcome to Chaski! There are lots of folks with experience with Little Engines Americans. So hopefully one or many will jump in here with suggestions. In the meantime. Here’s a couple of things to do, that will assist on line folks to help you troubleshoot your loco. First off, add your loca...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Albert S. Campbell's 12" gauge 1902 4-4-0
Replies: 37
Views: 13055

Re: Albert S. Campbell's 12" gauge 1902 4-4-0

Cleaned up the smoke box and steam dome yesterday and today. The smoke box had an angle iron frame bolted to the inside of the rolled plate. This frame had 1/4” wire mesh affixed, assuming it was an internal spark arrestor. So took this out to make room to pull and replace the exhaust plumbing. Also...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VFD setup
Replies: 28
Views: 3301

Re: VFD setup

You might get lucky and find a button, or setting to reset all the factory defaults. My VFD has such a thing.
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Stand for a Burke #4 horizontal mill?
Replies: 11
Views: 2138

Re: Stand for a Burke #4 horizontal mill?

Spro, I’d be interested in seeing a pic of your base stand,,,

Thanks
Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 834
Views: 172133

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

I burn coal hence was worried about sparks out the stack and crowning fires in the trees, here in the PNW (we have 35 tall firs and spruce in the back yard). So called the local Fire Dept. the battalion chief said their biggest worry wasn’t tree fires. rather most wild fires start in dried kindling ...