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by tsph6500
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Brake Stand Suppliers
Replies: 14
Views: 2373

Re: Brake Stand Suppliers

Thank you for the leads.
by tsph6500
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Brake Stand Suppliers
Replies: 14
Views: 2373

Brake Stand Suppliers

Asking for a friend who is not on forums or social media…

Is there a supplier of prototypical & functional brake stands in 1.5" or 1.6" scale?

He is building a very nice NYC H10b Mikado.

Thanks in advance.
by tsph6500
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1” pacific boiler
Replies: 7
Views: 1538

Re: 1” pacific boiler

It is not unusual at my club to have copper boilers dating from the 1930s and a few of us have repaired several of them over recent years. The deflections in the firebox sheets are most likely from the initial fabrication or heating during construction, not from staybolt failures. Heat application f...
by tsph6500
Thu May 27, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Prototypical looking hydrostatic lubricator?
Replies: 28
Views: 7525

Re: Prototypical looking hydrostatic lubricator?

I can't help but wonder how many guys who want one have ever worked with a real one. When they are working well they are great - but they don't always work well. Trying to refill them hot can be a challenge. Every engineer that worked with me at the HRR managed to spray hot oil all over the inside ...
by tsph6500
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: To pump or not to pump that is the question
Replies: 34
Views: 9134

Re: To pump or not to pump that is the question

I too run full-size locomotives beginning around 1999 or 2000 and I still haven't found one with an axle pump bypass valve on the cab floor or tender top. :lol: I am surprised no one mentioned running their axle pump in the more "prototypical" manner, similar to an injector, of only adding water on ...
by tsph6500
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tommy Thompson’s 9” steam engines
Replies: 12
Views: 46135

Re: Tommy Thompson’s 9” steam engines

Thanks for the great steam story. History gets forgotten so easily if we don't tell the tales.
by tsph6500
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tommy Thompson’s 9” steam engines
Replies: 12
Views: 46135

Re: Tommy Thompson’s 9” steam engines

OK… so I'll be the one to ask the question most of us are thinking… what's the story of Tommy Thompson’s railroad?
by tsph6500
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Horizontal hydrostatic lubricator in3/4" scale
Replies: 4
Views: 2758

Re: Horizontal hydrostatic lubricator in3/4" scale

I've made one but the "plans" were just in my head. They are very simple to make to suit the available space on your loco. It is just a tank with a single inlet controlled by a needle valve, a drain for the condensate, and an oil fill plug. Just be sure to be very generous with the size of the oil f...
by tsph6500
Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suppliers of 1" Rolling Stock
Replies: 3
Views: 3853

Suppliers of 1" Rolling Stock

I am curious if there are any suppliers of 1" scale rolling stock in North America currently in business. Asking for a friend…
by tsph6500
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Where is it now
Replies: 3
Views: 2098

Re: Where is it now

I made that video. Fern Poulin was quite the builder.
by tsph6500
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Could I get tips on dumpster diving for materials for your build?
Replies: 52
Views: 17031

Re: Could I get tips on dumpster diving for materials for your build?

BTW… there's a big difference between "scrap" metal and garbage. I classify "scrap" as bare metal off-cuts, over-stock, etc that have no paint, powder coat, foam, or other coatings that require removal prior to machining, cutting, or welding. The removal of coatings is not worth the time nor potenti...
by tsph6500
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Could I get tips on dumpster diving for materials for your build?
Replies: 52
Views: 17031

Re: Could I get tips on dumpster diving for materials for your build?

shild wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:28 am
Do you get new boiler certificates for all 7 every year? Or are some just display?
There are no boiler certifications required here for our size boilers.

My club recommends following standard designs and practices.