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by Donhost4449
Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Watch me cut my boiler in half! **Part 2 just added 3/13**
Replies: 18
Views: 3299

Re: Watch me cut my boiler in half! **Part 2 just added 3/

My only question is, how dead was the lawn after rinsing out the CLR and was the better half upset? Hah! That's some great work, well done. Thanks. The CLR went back into the containers they came in, so the only stuff that went into the lawn was CLR residual, and Simple Green HD. What killed my law...
by Donhost4449
Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Watch me cut my boiler in half! **Part 2 just added 3/13**
Replies: 18
Views: 3299

Re: Watch me cut my boiler in half! **Part 2 just added 3/

Bill Shields wrote:thought I saw a reamer with a large tap handle on it in the first video....

oh well....sometimes you see what you expect to see...
Your correct, I was stuck on the second video. It has just been one of those days. Thanks for the suggestion!

Chris
by Donhost4449
Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Watch me cut my boiler in half! **Part 2 just added 3/13**
Replies: 18
Views: 3299

Re: Watch me cut my boiler in half! **Part 2 just added 3/

after looking at the video again: I have a suggestion regarding reaming of the holes in preparation for rolling. Getting the chucking reamer started correctly is a bit of a chore as you can see. BRIDGE REAMERS are much easier to get started and are just fine for rolled tubes . Well worth the $$$ to...
by Donhost4449
Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Watch me cut my boiler in half! **Part 2 just added 3/13**
Replies: 18
Views: 3299

Re: Watch me cut my boiler in half!

As promised from the original posting, I have completed "Part 2" of the locomotive rebuild project. Enjoy!



I know for some the embedded link doesn't work, but this should: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I90lpHcrWCk

Chris Donhost
by Donhost4449
Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Train Mountain by Drone
Replies: 4
Views: 2124

Train Mountain by Drone

Aaron Bentsen of 7idea Productions brought out his drone to get some footage of Train Mountain. He was kind enough to share it with us, enjoy!

Chris Donhost, Social Media Chairman
Train Mountain Railroad

by Donhost4449
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Watch me cut my boiler in half! **Part 2 just added 3/13**
Replies: 18
Views: 3299

Re: Watch me cut my boiler in half!

Bill Shields wrote:on bigger exchangers, we used to weld clips on the outside, and create 'bridges' that would be used to realign things as we welded them back together.
The clips are a good idea. We sprayed a white strip and etched a straight line on the sides, top & bottom.
by Donhost4449
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Watch me cut my boiler in half! **Part 2 just added 3/13**
Replies: 18
Views: 3299

Re: Watch me cut my boiler in half!

Some guys in central Fl. have done that and said it was the easiest flue job they ever did. I think the timeframe from failure to hydro speaks to this. I have never done one before, but John shared with me his reasoning for suggesting this route. He said that removing the old tubes is a pain in the...
by Donhost4449
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Watch me cut my boiler in half! **Part 2 just added 3/13**
Replies: 18
Views: 3299

Re: Watch me cut my boiler in half!

PRR5406 wrote:Fascinating, if not a bit scary!
As a novice, I'm curious about tube rolling. Does rolling a tube flare the ends to a watertight seal, or does one roll the tube and then weld?
Rolling flares the tube into the tube sheet. The photos here show the tube before/after the rolling.
by Donhost4449
Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Watch me cut my boiler in half! **Part 2 just added 3/13**
Replies: 18
Views: 3299

Watch me cut my boiler in half! **Part 2 just added 3/13**

On January 1, 2015, I had a setback that might have resulted in not having steam at the Triennial. However, some awesome friends extended a helping hand, and we were able to play at the Triennial after all. This video is "Part 1" of the overhaul, and documents the work done on the boiler. In additio...
by Donhost4449
Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Train Insurance
Replies: 35
Views: 5949

Re: Train Insurance

Chris-- Glad I was able to direct you to an honest insurer that could give you what you needed. Ken Shattock IBLS http://www.ibls.org Ken, I have been doing business with them for sometime, they were recommended to me by a friend in the hobby several years ago. However, when I saw you mention HMBD,...
by Donhost4449
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Train Insurance
Replies: 35
Views: 5949

Re: Train Insurance

I appreciate all the questions, and the discussion. It has forced me to dig a little deeper, and re-read the coverage I purchased. I learned that this same policy is owned by several well-known live steam clubs throughout the US. It is also owned by several tourist railroads, and larger gauged comme...
by Donhost4449
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Train Insurance
Replies: 35
Views: 5949

Re: Train Insurance

Chris You better check again with your insurance company. Bob It doesn't matter what my homeowner's policy will or won't cover, as the policy I purchased from HMBD covers my trains anywhere, anytime. What the underwriter from State Farm said is that the trains are covered by my homeowners policy wh...