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by tburzio
Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder cock thread kinda stripped...
Replies: 3
Views: 1025

Re: Cylinder cock thread kinda stripped...

Fred_V wrote:you could solder the nut to the threads
That's clever! I like! :mrgreen:
by tburzio
Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blow by in Winton piston valves.................
Replies: 5
Views: 1249

Re: Blow by in Winton piston valves.................

Winton cylinders... blow by. Have you taken the cylinders out to inspect the rings? I have a Winton clone, so assuming they did the inside the same too, the rings can get stuck in the grooves from steam oil build up. Happened to me. I boiled the removed piston and the rings popped out of the groove...
by tburzio
Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder cock thread kinda stripped...
Replies: 3
Views: 1025

Cylinder cock thread kinda stripped...

The cylinder cock on my engine is a 4mm threaded tube that screws into the bottom of the cylinder casing. To get it to seat in the correct position, a jam nut is screwed up against the cylinder. Looks like this part of the thread is stripped, and the nut won't hold the cock from twisting. The thread...
by tburzio
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: More throttle questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1364

Re: More throttle questions

kvom wrote:assuming that the packing material would accomodate any expansion of the rod.
Huh, that's what I thought too... :mrgreen:
by tburzio
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:31 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Track etiquette.....
Replies: 22
Views: 3410

Re: Track etiquette.....

If a person is interested, I recruit them to fire my engine. Your hands will get dirty! I have never been accused of not talking. In fact, if you stay around long enough, we'll probably both collapse from lack of water and food! :mrgreen: I don't let others drive the engine (it's the only one I'll e...
by tburzio
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: More throttle questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1364

Re: More throttle questions

Well, aside from corrosion, thermal expansion is a problem. My throttle is a screw type (Japanese style) and works great almost all the time, but ever so often it will stick closed when I fire up. You have to turn the valve really, really hard to overcome the initial resistance, then it's fine. A de...
by tburzio
Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Waterproof HD movie camera, crazy price!
Replies: 1
Views: 1491

Waterproof HD movie camera, crazy price!

Portable HD camera, UNDER $50!!!

http://actionshotcam.com



I have a GoPro for $300, and it looks like this is the same thing for $75 (with waterproof case)
by tburzio
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: International Brotherhood of Live Steamers (survey)
Replies: 35
Views: 5529

Re: International Brotherhood of Live Steamers (survey)

So, we need to find out what IBLS CAN DO that is needed by the hobby. That's easy. - The wheel standard is fine, now draft a bolster standard. - A brake standard, including design and standard interconnect. - Pool money together to take out ads in the train mags to capture folks who never heard of ...
by tburzio
Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Mogul Loose Driver
Replies: 83
Views: 10749

Re: Allen Mogul Loose Driver

Wouldn't it just be easier to put in a seat belt so the driver doesn't fall off any more?
by tburzio
Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: IBLS Wheel Standards
Replies: 15
Views: 2755

Re: IBLS Wheel Standards

We also need an "off road" standard for trains that run where the ballast is up over the top of the rail head. Tampered steel wheel, or maybe hardened rubber with knobby treads?? Integral plow? :mrgreen:
by tburzio
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 765 on Horseshoe curve
Replies: 23
Views: 3574

Re: 765 on Horseshoe curve

Some day in the future, the techies will solve two annoying camera problems. First, all tripods are so sticky that they can't pan. Try it, doesn't work, as the mechanism sticks, releases, etc. With the zoom all the way out, the bumps are magnified. Telescope tripods with hand grip knobs at the end o...
by tburzio
Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: IBLS Wheel Standards
Replies: 15
Views: 2755

Re: IBLS Wheel Standards

Most poorly performing cars I've seen seem to be a result of poorly designed or executed bolsters rather than bad wheels. Usually, the tight radius on our tracks creates a bind or rub and the wheel pops off the rail.