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by PeterCraymer
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Places or people to visit in Germany in February
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Places or people to visit in Germany in February

I am traveling to Germany in the 2nd week of Feb. 4th-9th for work. I will be in Kleinostheim/Hanau/Frankfurt area. I will have training all day long, but should have most evenings free. Is there any places or people with whom I can visit (full size, Live Steam, Stationary etc.) with during that tim...
by PeterCraymer
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Video question, where to mount a propane control valve
Replies: 21
Views: 2750

Re: Video question, where to mount a propane control valve

I burn coal in my Allen 10-Wheeler, but I used 1/4" copper for the blower since I had fittings and tubing that size. What matters is the size of the holes you put in it. I did mine to print and I have plenty of capacity for most any situation.
by PeterCraymer
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.
Replies: 35
Views: 13961

Re: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.

I knew a guy that got burned from the aluminum petticoat melting on a Allen 10-wheeler. It was shooting out the stack with each exhaust beat! He was running a crazy pressurized kerosene/diesel fuel system and as mentioned, I believe that the fire in the firebox wasn't the only one!
Peter
by PeterCraymer
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.
Replies: 35
Views: 13961

Re: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.

My vote is that since it appears that you have to replace the stack, make a new petticoat and blast pipe that attaches inside the new stack and re-use the smokebox half. The aluminum castings may have had some porosity, but the bottom line is that they were melted away from the heat. The peticaot co...
by PeterCraymer
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.
Replies: 35
Views: 13961

Re: Rebuild of an Allen Mogul.

Looks like fun. Is that your Shenwai lathe in the background? I picked one of those up a number of years ago and have built many parts on it.
by PeterCraymer
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam down in the Atlanta Georgia Area?
Replies: 9
Views: 1938

Re: Steam down in the Atlanta Georgia Area?

Adam, I got your message. Will Do. It's been a couple years since I have been to the SERM, but I know they have some really nice exhibits (including S&A 750) that are inside and well preserved as well a yard full of equipment. There is a short train ride (diesel) on the museum grounds and a decent s...
by PeterCraymer
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam down in the Atlanta Georgia Area?
Replies: 9
Views: 1938

Re: Steam down in the Atlanta Georgia Area?

APM,

At NGLS, we are planning a club run day/fun day on that Saturday the 4th. We would be happy to have you come by if you have time. PM me as it gets closer and I will keep you in the loop for whatever the plan ends up being.

Thanks,
Peter Craymer
by PeterCraymer
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot
Replies: 26
Views: 3892

Re: Illinois Central Mikado Pilot

Looks great Ray!
by PeterCraymer
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge
Replies: 141
Views: 55074

Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Christian, Any updates on the J? I am trying to get slowly started on my 1.5" scale one! Maybe it will be done in 20 years! What dimension did you find for the width of the front buffer beam? I have found 10'2" but the drawing is hard to read and it covers a number of different class engines and pil...
by PeterCraymer
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive Water Issues
Replies: 17
Views: 4132

Re: Locomotive Water Issues

To my knowledge, the A&K is non-lifting. Mine is a #6 I can tell when the water in the tender is getting low as it is harder to get the injector to pick up because of less head pressure to the injector. I have had an issue as well with this type that has the ball type overflow valve in that if there...
by PeterCraymer
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive Water Issues
Replies: 17
Views: 4132

Re: Locomotive Water Issues

With my A&K injector, I must turn the water on full, turn on the steam (ball valve) until a stream appears out the overflow that only experience can tell you what that should look like and then cut the water back until it picks up. As soon as it picks up, you must snap open the water back up to full...
by PeterCraymer
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the Frisco 1522
Replies: 89
Views: 38672

Re: Building the Frisco 1522

"I don't know how you waterjet a hole." - It's called a pierce by some. It goes to a position inside the circle of the hole, starts the abrasive/water and then moves out to traverse the circumference of the circle or hole. A lot would depend on the diameter you re trying to get and the capability of...