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« Reply #460 on: Jun 23rd, 2008, 1:09pm »
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Ray,
You sure do pretty work. I'm glad to see those seal welds. A lot of people, in the hobby, either wouldn't be aware of them or would choose to ignore them.
 
Nice to see the Rariten out and about.
 
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« Reply #461 on: Jun 23rd, 2008, 4:53pm »
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thanks Bobby ,and Greg
        
      It sure is nice to get to read about each others projects.  Learn  some tricks here and there.  Then get together  once a year and see the progress in person.  what a great hobby. Ray III


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« Reply #462 on: Jul 24th, 2008, 12:45pm »
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Any updates?  

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« Reply #463 on: Jul 24th, 2008, 5:24pm »
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Ollie, I am sure if there were any updates they would be posted. I know Ray is extremely busy with work right now and the boiler has probably been moved to the back burner for right now.  
 
Sometimes our projects don't move along as fast as we would like, but we must be patient.
 
But, since you have taken the time to venture here, maybe you could tell us a little about yourself and live steam experience / adventures.
 
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« Reply #464 on: Jul 25th, 2008, 1:21pm »
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on Jul 24th, 2008, 5:24pm, B+MNW21201 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
But, since you have taken the time to venture here, maybe you could tell us a little about yourself and live steam experience / adventures.
 

 
I don't really have any.  


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« Reply #465 on: Jul 25th, 2008, 8:06pm »
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   Ollie,
 
   I've tried to stay out of this for a while. But I do have a few suggestions for you. Take the time to go back through this thread. You will see what "steamheaton" has accomplished and is accomplishing in the live steam hobby. And, you might even learn a little about the man, who just happens to be a live steamer. There is plenty of information already posted here that should occupy your time without any UPDATES.
 
   Also, while drifting throguh the thread, you SHOULD notice that when "steaheaton" has taken a few more steps in his projects, he promptly
post the UPDATES that you are asking about. Continuealy requesting  
"updates" in five word posts will not hurry the process of building a boiler for an 1 1/2 inch scale Illinois Central Mikado.
 
   My last suggestion for you is this. BE patient. I'm not so old that I don't remember being your age. But patience is something that needs to be practiced. Particularly in the live steam hobby. Go into a few of the other threads here instead of posting one liners. You just might lern a thing or two from the hand full of good live steamer/ride on scale hobbyists that post here.
 
   OK, I'm off of my soap box. But believe me, when "steamheaton" has an UPDATE on his boiler project, HE WILL POST IT !!!!!! Be patient!
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #466 on: Jul 26th, 2008, 9:26am »
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on Jul 25th, 2008, 8:06pm, ErieAtlantic7597 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
   Ollie,
 
   I've tried to stay out of this for a while. But I do have a few suggestions for you. Take the time to go back through this thread. You will see what "steamheaton" has accomplished and is accomplishing in the live steam hobby. And, you might even learn a little about the man, who just happens to be a live steamer. There is plenty of information already posted here that should occupy your time without any UPDATES.
 
   Also, while drifting throguh the thread, you SHOULD notice that when "steaheaton" has taken a few more steps in his projects, he promptly
post the UPDATES that you are asking about. Continuealy requesting  
"updates" in five word posts will not hurry the process of building a boiler for an 1 1/2 inch scale Illinois Central Mikado.
 
   My last suggestion for you is this. BE patient. I'm not so old that I don't remember being your age. But patience is something that needs to be practiced. Particularly in the live steam hobby. Go into a few of the other threads here instead of posting one liners. You just might lern a thing or two from the hand full of good live steamer/ride on scale hobbyists that post here.
 
   OK, I'm off of my soap box. But believe me, when "steamheaton" has an UPDATE on his boiler project, HE WILL POST IT !!!!!! Be patient!
 
   Bruce

 
Sorry I'm just kinda impatient sometimes  


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« Reply #467 on: Jul 26th, 2008, 5:27pm »
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   Ollie,
 
   I also am sorry for jumping up on my soap box. I completely understand about wanting things to happen a little quicker. But I can tell you from personal expierience, that haste in the live steam hobby useually ends up with bad results. I'm sure you looked over the pics of the process of building that boiler that steamheaton is involved in. What really stands out, at least to me as a live steamer, is the attention to detail that Ray is incorporating into this major project.
 
   Also, I'm fairly sure you've seen some of the pics of the track work that I like to do. It takes time and patience. But nice track is always nice track. No matter who is building it.  
 
   In almost forty years as a live steamer, I've seen a lot of beautiful equipment and track facilities. But every once in a while, something crops up where  someone wanted to either have something running quickly or wanted to have track on the ground right now. These situations useually end up either real bad or being rebuilt .
 
   So again, I appologize if I came off a little turse, but when Ray has some more pics available, we all here will be the first to see the progress he's made.
 
   Take care,  
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #468 on: Jul 28th, 2008, 10:30am »
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hi all,
 
ollie:  not to seem like i'm throwing salt on the wound, but bruce is right.  in this hobby, patience is a virtue.  it takes time.  now, about that lack of hobby experience...go back to the main menu and start with the 'how to' threads, then go to the very first page of the 'building live steam railcars...' thread.  when you're done with all the pages in that thread, you should be ready to ask questions about the equipment you want to build!  with guidance, your live steam experience begins...now.  
 
building a loco should done after you know how a railcar and rails work together.  without that understanding, most people build equipment that won't stay on the rails.  we're here to help you on your journey.  watching steaminheaton is a great way to gain knowledge, but understand, his journey has taken him a long way.  as i teach, so he is teaching.  i, too, look forward to his posts...i'm learning from him as well.
 
hope this is the push you needed to get started!
 
moose the caboose
 
 
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I don't really have any.  



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« Reply #469 on: Aug 4th, 2008, 12:02am »
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Now where was I ??    Thats what I have been asking myself lately.     Ollie  I can appreciate your enthusiasm,  and I am glad you are enjoying the post.   As Bobby George,and Bruce have stated , the  12" to the  foot  railroad has kept me very busy lately, toooooooooooo busy infact.   The last thing  posted, was the couplings being welded on.  The next  job was to locate the holes and  figure the length of the supply lines.  These are both 1/2"  schd 80 pipe.  The print calls for  3/8ths for the throttle  and  1/4 for the  manifold in the cab.   They would have to order the 3/8ths and  1/4 in schd 80 .  I would have to buy 20ft of each.   I had to buy 20 ft of the 1/2 schd 80 [min order] for the stay or dry tubes anyway, and it was instock, with plenty of pipe leftover , hence the  1/2"  supply lines.  The elbows I used on the supply lines , are heavy duty high pressure fittings. They should last a long time.  This boiler will have a sealed steam dome.   There will  be no access to this dome.  The throttle will be in the smoke box, and it is less work to use a weld cap.  If I should need  to enter the boiler in that area , I  will remove the safetys.   Ray III                        

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« Reply #470 on: Aug 4th, 2008, 12:38am »
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this first pic is the boiler  print , with the  supply lines  fitted together , and checking the fit, against the boiler  specs.

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« Reply #471 on: Aug 4th, 2008, 12:40am »
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this pic shows the first hole in the barrel for the supply lines

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this pic shows  both supply lines  on top of the boiler, inverted.  They will actually  be placed inside the barrel with the nipples sticking up through the holes in the barrel.  I was just checking the fit.

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one more pic of  supply pipes from rear.

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« Reply #474 on: Aug 4th, 2008, 12:52am »
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this pic shows  , the schd 80 weld cap, that I am using for my steam dome.  I had to grind  a radius  to match the barrel.  The tractor bucket makes a very handy work bench. It keeps all the grinding mess outside.

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another view of grinding the radius.

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« Reply #476 on: Aug 4th, 2008, 12:58am »
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this pic shows , cap on boiler , with grinding half way done checking the fit.  The green cap is how it fit before grinding. The green cap is schd 40 and the black one is schd 80.

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pic shows grinding complete, with bevel  ready for welding.

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this pic shows finished cap ,back view.

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last pic for tonight.  cap in my hand showing the radius.  Ray III

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