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by Glenn Brooks
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PVC Tender tanks
Replies: 14
Views: 1937

Re: PVC Tender tanks

Dave, I think you could slip a shell over a PVC tank, easy enuf. The only structural effort you might have to do is add stiffeners front and rear, on the bottom of shell, to impart rigidity to the frame. Or build a bottom lip 2” around the frame, similar to the pics below. Very sturdy this way. the ...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PVC Tender tanks
Replies: 14
Views: 1937

Re: PVC Tender tanks

Another option, at least here in the PNW, is to use polyethelyne water tanks, purchased from a marine sanitation, or RV supplier. We have one such marine vendor locally who stocks 100’s of various sizes and shapes. Most are in the hundred dollar category. These are typically seamless, being “forged”...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: It followed me home!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1757

Re: It followed me home!!!

Dennis, you might try emailing Tony Griffiths at Lathes.co.uk Tony@lathes.co.uk He has posted a very comprehensive list of machine tools and service Manuals on his web site. Alas, his site has become almost impossible to search unless you already know what you are looking for…so an email might be be...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: 9" South Bend Back Gear Repair Kit
Replies: 3
Views: 810

Re: 9" South Bend Back Gear Repair Kit

Fantastic. Excellent resource!
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: EMD F7 in SCALE
Replies: 172
Views: 113441

Re: EMD F7 in SCALE

BDD, makes sense now. Thanks! Here’s a couple of photos I took last month unit in Hawaii, when I was studying brake systems, these are a brake system on a Whitcomb 44 toner center cab. Although in this case there Is only one brake shoe per wheel each side, not two, I suppose because the Whitcomb is ...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Safety valve location
Replies: 12
Views: 1963

Re: Safety valve location

Harold, poor choice of words on my part. Iam happy to accept boiler pressure is generally isothermic, throughout the stream space. However, in a hobby boiler, this pressure is far from static. Boiler pressure changes rapidly and repeatedly due to repewted introduction of feed water, cut off and thro...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: EMD F7 in SCALE
Replies: 172
Views: 113441

Re: EMD F7 in SCALE

BDD, I like the way you have modeled your trucks and brake rigging to represent the actual prototype. This is exactly the kind of brake assembly I would like to replicate on my Center cab rebuild. One thing I missing, and don’t understand fully, is how you would connect your brake cylinder to the br...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: EMD F7 in SCALE
Replies: 172
Views: 113441

Re: EMD F7 in SCALE

BDD, I like the way you have modeled your trucks and brake rigging to represent the actual prototype. This is exactly the kind of brake assembly I would like to replicate on my Center cab rebuild. One thing I missing, and don’t understand fully, is how you would connect your brake cylinder to the br...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Safety valve location
Replies: 12
Views: 1963

Re: Safety valve location

Mike, Iam no expert, but I’ve always heard the safety should be located at the highest point in the system- which allows it to gauge highest pressure. Hence the steam dome is the ideal location. Maybe someone expert in boiler design can join in and clarify...

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Biofuel coal test at Burke Valley RR, UK
Replies: 10
Views: 1518

Biofuel coal test at Burke Valley RR, UK

Normally I would post in the Grand Scales threads, bit this seems more widely applicable. Very interesting test of biofuels as a replacement for coal, in UK Heritage Steam Railways... https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2021/06/norfolks-bure-valley-railway-tests-new-bio-coal-for-steam-locomotives.html?fbcl...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Tie replacement machine
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Re: Tie replacement machine

Thanks Dick, this is the one I was looking for, but couldn’t remember the name!

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Tie replacement machine
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Tie replacement machine

Hello All, Hawaiian Railway Society is restoring this old automated tie replacement machine, and attempting to identify the original manufacturer and model. We are in need of a service manual and electrical diagram to figure out what parts of the wiring system are missing. Please let me know,if it l...