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- Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:29 am
- Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
- Topic: Need storage ideas!
- Replies: 8
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I like John's idea for a movable lift. Ratcheting boat trailer winches are less than $30. I have a Harbor Freight worm gear drive hand winch for moving heavier things up and down my basement stairs. It was around $30 as well. In my trailer I built a three level rack from 2" x 2" x 1/8" angle. It han...
I have an arch in a 10" boiler burning coal. It makes a noticeable difference in how the boiler steams and minimizing derbies that get pulled into the lower tubes. The arch is a simple stainless plate that fits into a slotted bracket mounted just above the grate on the rear tube sheet. Tubes are bru...
- Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:03 pm
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: Water treatment for iron boiler?
- Replies: 24
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If you order black iron pipe what you will get is steel pipe with a coating on it. I do a white vinegar wash once a year with a camera inspection to make sure the interior is clean. I also store the boiler dry. The first steel boiler failed in 12 years due to build up on the firebox sheets accelerat...
150% is most common. Depending on the service factor some people like to go higher with a new boiler. Mostly you are looking for leaks. A 150% hydro won't reveal firebox sheets and stay bolts that are nearing failure. I have seen two locomotives fire box sheets down to 1/32" in places that passed a ...
The City Coal Yard found blacksmiths favored coal with lots of fines and live steam buyers didn't like fines. They used to screen their coal and bagged a product for both. One of our club members tried a mix using cement as a binder. He had didn't have much success. Poor burning and lots of crud in ...
You can make your own red line water glass by painting a red stripe bordered by white stripes. General illumination directed at the glass makes it easy to see.