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« Reply #840 on: Apr 16th, 2009, 10:13pm »
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« Reply #841 on: Apr 16th, 2009, 10:14pm »
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last insulation pic.

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« Reply #842 on: Apr 16th, 2009, 10:17pm »
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the last  2 pics are from april 12th at kennys track.

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« Reply #843 on: Apr 16th, 2009, 10:18pm »
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last pic for tonight

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« Reply #844 on: Apr 17th, 2009, 8:57am »
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Ray,
Thanks for the update.  
 
Why did it become necessary to insulate the throttle valve? Inquiring minds....
 
That's a good looking tendola you've got there, too.
 
Greg B.


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When the man at the door said," Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms", I, naturally assumed it was a delivery!
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« Reply #845 on: Apr 19th, 2009, 10:16pm »
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Greg , I had planned to insulate the throttle before I left for florida.  I, ran out of time, so it had to wait until I returned home.  This ball valve is rated for 600 water, oil, gas [WOG] and 250 saturated steam.  It has a blowout proof stem, 316 stainless ball, and multi filled TFE seat.  The reinforced TFE is rated at 450 degrees.  After talking with Bruce R. , I decided to insulate it ,to extend the life of the valve.  Ray III

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« Reply #846 on: Apr 20th, 2009, 6:58am »
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Gotcha, Ray. Thanks. This answer also gives a little insight into smokebox temperatures; another area I've been curious about.
 
Greg B.


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Mechanical engineers build weapons, whereas civil engineers build targets.

When the man at the door said," Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms", I, naturally assumed it was a delivery!
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« Reply #847 on: Apr 20th, 2009, 7:23am »
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   Greg,
 
   I know this is a little off topic here, but you and Ray broached the subject. So here goes.  
   I don't use as good quality ball valve as Ray does, but I have always, except for once, wraped the valve in plain old pink fiber glass insulation. The last one that I removed from the recently defunk boiler was in service for five years. However, once, quite some years ago, I did'nt wrap the valve, it lasted little more than a year. Of course that is with a lot of running. But I always did a lot of running, as you know. So, the pink insulation does work.
 
   Bruce
 
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   Sorry for jumping off topic.


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« Reply #848 on: Apr 20th, 2009, 11:07am »
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Bruce,
I fail to see where you went OT. The heading is "BOILER BUILDING + Other Projects by STEAMHEATON". That's fairly ambiguous. IMHO that covers just about anything that happens in his shop and conversations pertaining thereto.....
 
Greg B.


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Mechanical engineers build weapons, whereas civil engineers build targets.

When the man at the door said," Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms", I, naturally assumed it was a delivery!
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« Reply #849 on: Jun 6th, 2009, 9:09pm »
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So Ray, it's been 2 months, any updates?

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« Reply #850 on: Jun 6th, 2009, 9:16pm »
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hi all,
 
bobby:  not to answer for ray, but...no, somebody sent him a crappy wooden caboose to deal with!
 
 
on Jun 6th, 2009, 9:09pm, BobbyT wrote:       (Click here for original message)
So Ray, it's been 2 months, any updates?

 
 
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« Reply #851 on: Jun 6th, 2009, 9:21pm »
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   George,
   I hope Ray brings a few rolls of paper towels with him to his next outing with the mike and the beautiful new caboose.  
 
   To wipe the droll off of the caboose that is. Heh,heh,heh.
 
   Bruce


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on Jun 6th, 2009, 9:16pm, moose_the_caboose wrote:       (Click here for original message)
hi all,
 
bobby:  not to answer for ray, but...no, somebody sent him a crappy wooden caboose to deal with!

 
Moose, I think you meant to say a "crummy" wooden caboose.  Too nice to be the other.
 
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« Reply #853 on: Jun 7th, 2009, 9:07pm »
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hi all,
 
bruce:  i hear ya!   i also hope to see BOTH the erie and the ic together next time!  ray will soon figure out his birthday present...as i mentioned in the email!
 
dan:  the reason for the 'crappy' comment comes from being around horses many years ago.  people have a habit of naming a horse opposite of the horse's abilities...example, a horse named "fearless"...isn't.  if you find one named "utter rubbish", buy it!
 
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« Reply #854 on: Jun 8th, 2009, 10:43am »
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Bobby, there has been very little  progress on the mike.  I hope to have an improved  ash pan finished for the Decatur meet this weekend.  I will post pics of it when it's done.  Ray III

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« Reply #855 on: Jun 14th, 2009, 9:33pm »
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Ray,
 Pleasure to meet you and your new mike yesterday at Kenny's track.  She sure runs great and the stacktalk sounds good.   What a great day we had during the meet.   I hope mine runs that good after I finish it.  And thanks for your patience while I was pestering you with all my questions!
 
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Denis, it was nice to meet you as well.   That was a great day indeed.   You certainly were not pestering me , with your questions about the mike.  Any assitance I can offer  you would be my pleasure. I have some pics of the  petti coat pipe, exhaust nozzle, and smoke box that I will post.   Hope they help. RayIII

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