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by tburzio
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: railroading gone wild
Replies: 12
Views: 2788

Re: railroading gone wild

"Pop goes the diesel?!?!?"

Grooooaaaaannnn!!!! :mrgreen:
by tburzio
Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Grate area/combustion volume relationship/smokebox
Replies: 17
Views: 2918

Re: Grate area/combustion volume relationship/smokebox

Bill Shields wrote:You can do a LOT with smokebox volume to totally alter the sound of the loco, little of which actually affects the operation or steaming of same.
Why do Aristocraft steamers in G Scale sound better than their 2 1/2 scale counterparts? Bark box!

by tburzio
Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Grate area/combustion volume relationship/smokebox
Replies: 17
Views: 2918

Re: Grate area/combustion volume relationship/smokebox

cbrew wrote: you must have missed the extreme trains that have been run at train mountain,
Per engine, it's still a LOT less than 35 cars. I'd love to know if any of those engines were even straining to make steam... :mrgreen:
by tburzio
Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Grate area/combustion volume relationship/smokebox
Replies: 17
Views: 2918

Re: Grate area/combustion volume relationship/smokebox

We also probably don't need all that firebox area anyway. A real engine was designed to pull a mile long train. So far, the longest scale sized train I've seen is about 35 cars. Then again, my tiny engine can keep both safeties open all the way around the track if I don't get tired throwing coal in ...
by tburzio
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Grate area/combustion volume relationship/smokebox
Replies: 17
Views: 2918

Re: Grate area/combustion volume relationship/smokebox

Gary Lambert wrote: Is there a smokebox volume relationship
A lot of steam engines had their smokeboxes extended, almost doubled, when they figured out how to put the spark arrestors inside the smokebox. This didn't seem to harm anything.
by tburzio
Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Norris locomotives
Replies: 8
Views: 2799

Re: Norris locomotives

by tburzio
Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Norris locomotives
Replies: 8
Views: 2799

Re: Norris locomotives

by tburzio
Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Norris locomotives
Replies: 8
Views: 2799

Re: Norris locomotives

by tburzio
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sheet metal milling
Replies: 7
Views: 1667

Re: Sheet metal milling

Bill Shields wrote:The TOOL caught fire, or the wood under the sheet-metal?
the tool was fine until it broke by getting wedged. The hardboard caught, plus the metal was burned back quite a bit. Oh well. May have to go to a job shop to have the parts cut on a laser...
by tburzio
Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sheet metal milling
Replies: 7
Views: 1667

Re: Sheet metal milling

Well, heck. I got a different mill with more turns per inch, leaving the speed the same and making the speed of the cut slower, and it caught on FIRE!!! Got it out, but the bit broke. Oh well, back to the original one! :mrgreen:
by tburzio
Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler issue and question.
Replies: 17
Views: 2930

Re: Boiler issue and question.

This says it won't react with any known materials...

http://www.simplegreen.com/products_bbq_grill.php
by tburzio
Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Couple plumbing questions (whistle & injector)
Replies: 19
Views: 2869

Re: Couple plumbing questions (whistle & injector)

it does not work that way with a ball valve :) Yep, that's true. It's also me wondering why everyone insists on using a valve on the steam whistle, where clearly it's much less complicated just to have gravity and steam do the work for you. A short cylinder, perhaps a 1/16" diameter, with a thinner...