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    RE: Some exciting news for Pennsy Fans...

    Sorry, but if you are going to give lessons you should do some research. Their is no difference in the firebox the difference is in the rapper sheet and the way it is stayed. The rapper sheet is part...
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    RE: Shakedown Run - N&W 1218 2-6-6-4

    The brake stand was changed to 26L so you could make brake repairs
    at any engine shop and so any engineer could operate it also that stand is self laping and has presure mainting. The Y-3 has a...
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    RE: Water usage in Steam

    Hear is the calculation for water consumption on a 1 1/2" scale
    steam loco. With a 2" bore & 2 1/2"stroke

    Vs = A * S * N

    A = Area of piston in square inches
    S = Stroke of piston...
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    RE: I'm an engineer (finally!)

    What gauge
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    RE: EngineVariables and smoke color

    This sounds strange to me higer temp should mean less smoke
    the higer temp burns more of the gasses that make smoke.
    the smoke should get lighter with more regulator becouse more
    air is going...
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    RE: EngineVariables and smoke color

    The reason smoke goes lighter when you shovel coal in is becouse
    the program reads the open door as more air let in on the fire
    and more air to the fire makes less smoke in the program. In a real...
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    RE: Request

    I would like to second that R.B.M&N. 425 is my most favorite engine next to the RDG T-1.
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    RE: Physics of BigBoy

    You shouldn't run a light engine at that speed . Most railroads
    have maximum speed of 30 MPH for light engines.
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    RE: Big Boy 4018 to be restored......

    It wasn't becouse they were to lazy to lub it up. The 4018 was probley bought from the scraper and not the railroad. To save money they cut the piston rods so they could move it in a regular train...
  10. RE: Chessie System 2101!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Can you number one 2102 that is the engine I worked on in the 80's
    and the 90's .I can see if i can find some cab shots for a coustom
    cab becouse it would be a crime to use any other cab on this...
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    RE: Custom Cab for 4-4-0General

    What week is this cab going to be released ?
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    RE: Anybody need any cab pics?

    are you looking for a hand fired or a stoker fired cab shot
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    RE: Custom Cab for 4-4-0General

    could we get a amercan style brakevalve and the throttle
    should be horizontal
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