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by VGC
Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Slide valve
Replies: 44
Views: 1664

Re: Slide valve

After all I read here, I would expect a contract with the obligation to execute the work for free before getting the drawing.

But do I really want to find out if I am right?

No ;-)
by VGC
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Slide valve
Replies: 44
Views: 1664

Re: Slide valve

Bill if you are not able or interested please don't ask for dimensions. RussN, he wrote this without Bill having refused anything. So which option would you prefer now? a) Promise manufacturing first, and then having the choice between being guilty for disfunction -and- iterating and teaching until...
by VGC
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Slide valve
Replies: 44
Views: 1664

Re: Slide valve

I think the steam hobby is a rather temporary occupation in this case...
by VGC
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Slide valve
Replies: 44
Views: 1664

Re: Slide valve

If a PC user wants an IT specialist to tell him which button to press when any error occurs, the result certainly will not be the specialist showing him this button. And this is not because the specialist is unpolite. Understanding this could be helpful if the PC user does not want to be nicknamed "...
by VGC
Fri May 28, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to start Walschaerts Design as a beginner?
Replies: 81
Views: 37065

Re: How to start Walschaerts Design as a beginner?

@Steve: I did not thank you for your reply including the image https://i.postimg.cc/K4XKsNW6/004-Oval-Reverse-Steps.png yet, so many thanks late! Is this your own result, or is the valve gear behind this diagram downsized exactly from a real (original sized) valve gear? If not, does anyone here have...
by VGC
Sun May 16, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help with Charlie Dockstader Program
Replies: 25
Views: 11665

Re: Help with Charlie Dockstader Program

Hello, as I did not know where to publish the links I just found, I append them here. Who doesn't like this, please ignore it ;-) http://www.rgusrail.com/manuals.html On the book specific subsites, look at the link for downloading the full book: "Download a word searchable PDF version of this book."...
by VGC
Sat May 15, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to start Walschaerts Design as a beginner?
Replies: 81
Views: 37065

Re: How to start Walschaerts Design as a beginner?

Hello Steve,
could you also post some diagram for bakward gear?
I would be glad to see in this diagram if (or how much) it is really true that Baker valve gear was rather weak on riding backward.
Best regards
VGC
by VGC
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help with Charlie Dockstader Program
Replies: 25
Views: 11665

Re: Help with Charlie Dockstader Program

But there is an absolutely promising way to make it even more simple: Just throw away all your tooling, only keep the hammer. Then you can be sure that ANY problem will exactly look like a nail ;-)
by VGC
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help with Charlie Dockstader Program
Replies: 25
Views: 11665

Re: Help with Charlie Dockstader Program

The optimization rules within the program are the same as always before. So they are just as simple as always before. The difference is that after changing a main dimension (e.g. the cylinder position), you do not have calculate or design for hours or more to get the same diagram quality again. The ...
by VGC
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help with Charlie Dockstader Program
Replies: 25
Views: 11665

Re: Help with Charlie Dockstader Program

Hello, I've tried a little bit with the URLs on the previous page of the discussion. Here is my result: "Walschaert Valve Gear Design" pages: https://ia800304.us.archive.org/BookReader/BookReaderImages.php?zip=/2/items/railwaymechanica91newy/railwaymechanica91newy_jp2.zip&file=railwaymechanica91newy...
by VGC
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to start Walschaerts Design as a beginner?
Replies: 81
Views: 37065

Re: How to start Walschaerts Design as a beginner?

After several months of weekend work on the program, now there is a large update concerning English translatoon of the whole website, much easier access for website visitors and many other (rather hidden) little changes. See the program weblink in the signature of the comment above and enjoy the tem...
by VGC
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: AME quits publication
Replies: 6
Views: 3141

Re: AME quits publication

Is it possible that you ordered a single test magazine?
You can choose if you want to get it regularly or not.
Perhaps they can send you also the missing editions since then.