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by tsph6500
Wed May 11, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WEIGHTING A LOCOMOTIVE PART 2
Replies: 28
Views: 6161

Re: WEIGHTING A LOCOMOTIVE PART 2

.....Springs take out the shock of a bump or dip, they don't change the load. Sorry, if you adjust a spring hanger nut you introduce an extra vertical load which affects all the other ones. Pre-loading springs one way handling adjustments are made in NASCAR. It's called a wedge adjustment and is do...
by tsph6500
Wed May 11, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WEIGHTING A LOCOMOTIVE PART 2
Replies: 28
Views: 6161

Re: WEIGHTING A LOCOMOTIVE PART 2

JJG Koopmans wrote:
johnpenn74 wrote:.....
Springs take out the shock of a bump or dip, they don't change the load.
JP
Sorry, if you adjust a spring hanger nut you introduce an extra vertical load which affects all the other ones.
That's jack screws and spring wedges are two ways handling adjustments are made in NASCAR.
by tsph6500
Wed May 04, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Superheater Elements (steam dryer)
Replies: 19
Views: 3245

Re: Superheater Elements (steam dryer)

On my Northern I have the elements run to with an inch of the backhead.

Steam oil is introduced after the elements, into the branch pipes.
by tsph6500
Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2016 Annual Meet @ Montreal
Replies: 7
Views: 1931

Re: 2016 Annual Meet @ Montreal

Here is the official notice sent to clubs. Please pass it along to others you feel may be interested. The more the merrier! Fellow Live Steamers, We would like to extend a friendly invitation to all members of your club to attend our annual Live Steam Meet. The dates this year are July 1st - 3rd, ea...
by tsph6500
Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in Quebec & Nova Scotia?
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

Re: Steam in Quebec & Nova Scotia?

The museum in Ottawa was closed a couple of years ago due to mould contamination. I hear they plan to construct a new building in the future.

http://cstmuseum.techno-science.ca/en/
by tsph6500
Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in Quebec & Nova Scotia?
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

Re: Steam in Quebec & Nova Scotia?

You can visit us at the Montreal Live Steamers and Exporail, formerly the Canadian Railway Museum. In Quebec City there is also another live steam club. Links are below.

http://www.exporail.org/en/welcome-to-exporail/

http://www.qmrs.org/
by tsph6500
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: some more NJLS photos
Replies: 15
Views: 3073

Re: some more NJLS photos

Just for fun I made a few adjustments in Photoshop to see if I could roll back the colour shift.
by tsph6500
Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Superscale / Ohlenkamp Injector
Replies: 2
Views: 1188

Re: Wanted: Superscale / Ohlenkamp Injector

CanadianSteam wrote:Does anyone out there have an injector they might be interested parting with?
I have one that I believe was never used. I kept it as a spare when I owned an 1-1/2" scale Mogul. I'll send you a PM with a photo.
by tsph6500
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: "SOLD" Little Engines 3/4" 4-8-4 Northern
Replies: 20
Views: 6223

Re: Little Engines 3/4" 4-8-4 Northern

Bill Shields wrote:not sil-fos or cos-copper which was very common that vintage
Since Sil-fos soldered boilers do not leak until possibly after decades of use, how can you tell what type of solder was used? Is there a chemical method?
by tsph6500
Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2016 Annual Meet @ Montreal
Replies: 7
Views: 1931

Re: 2016 Annual Meet @ Montreal

I am happy to report that my wife Connie will be returning as head of Food Services for 2016. No one will go home hungry. President François "Frank" Desaulniers is back as our fearless leader, so no one will go home thirsty either. Menus to follow in a few weeks… Looking forward to see you Rob and J...
by tsph6500
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2016 Annual Meet @ Montreal
Replies: 7
Views: 1931

2016 Annual Meet @ Montreal

mls_2016meet-banner-80.jpg The dates for this year's meet will be 1st to 3rd of July. Early arrivals can be arranged with notice. Delicious meals will be served each day. A menu will be posted here later. Plenty of room to camp, no hook-ups. 1370 feet of elevated mainline, 3-1/2" & 4-3/4" g. 4,000 ...
by tsph6500
Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Highline Haulin' - VIDEO
Replies: 3
Views: 1224

Highline Haulin' - VIDEO

Some video shot last September at Montreal. Nice weather, a good track, strong locos and some freight cars.

Watch on YouTube for the big HD picture https://youtu.be/auFn3ZFQYcY