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by steamjam
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: ramble about jets and potstands
Replies: 53
Views: 34039

Re: ramble about jets and potstands

In my experience sitting around my dank hole of an office playing around with penny stoves and the such, that the relationship between how fast the stove can transmit heat from priming to the fuel is a much better indication of short bloom time then jet size/number. I found that in open top soda can...
by steamjam
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: New to fourm
Replies: 4
Views: 3332

Re: New to fourm

That's pretty cool lookin.
by steamjam
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Locomotive Steam Engine Wood Fired
Replies: 18
Views: 5172

Re: Locomotive Steam Engine Wood Fired

And I love those colour pics of the railroad life.. That is one BIIIG FRICKING MICKEY!!!
by steamjam
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Bored at work
Replies: 7
Views: 3612

Re: Bored at work

zelph wrote:How many horsepower in the locomotives you use on the rails? Where is the barn/roundhouse located (city)
When I was still runnin the diesels: 1800hp. And steam engines are measured in tractive effort. I
IE: total lbs of a steam engines divided by number of drive wheels that touch the rail.
by steamjam
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Locomotive Steam Engine Wood Fired
Replies: 18
Views: 5172

Re: Locomotive Steam Engine Wood Fired

zelph wrote: Does the oil burner just drip the fuel or is it sprayed in a fine mist?
Oil burners use steam to atomize the oil, and a blower to inject steam into the smoke box to create a draft for the fire through the flame tubes
by steamjam
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Locomotive Steam Engine Wood Fired
Replies: 18
Views: 5172

Re: Locomotive Steam Engine Wood Fired

Basics is all that I can handle :mrgreen: Thanks for insight into steam loco's I think they are totaly interesting. A couple of years ago I stood next to vintage locomotive in Iowa.......they are humongous and even bigger than that :o Does the oil burner just drip the fuel or is it sprayed in a fin...
by steamjam
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Locomotive Steam Engine Wood Fired
Replies: 18
Views: 5172

Re: Locomotive Steam Engine Wood Fired

I was countin on you to come up with the howto's.....thank you. thank you ....thank you!!! I went lookin and found this photo: I marked my calendar to attend this steam power show not too far from me: http://www.threshingbee.org/ Thats your basic flame tube boiler with a super heater. There are oth...
by steamjam
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Bored at work
Replies: 7
Views: 3612

Re: Bored at work

zelph wrote::lol: You get bored at work and you are able to play with stoves :o :o :o Must be nice to have a job you can do that. 8-)
Yeah well. I prefer cruisin the rails, but when I'm not out there, I'm the IT guy... And there isn't a whole lot of IT-ing to do most of the time... :)
by steamjam
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Locomotive Steam Engine Wood Fired
Replies: 18
Views: 5172

Re: Locomotive Steam Engine Wood Fired

Big question Anyone here know how to start a wood fire in a steam locomotive fire box? :D 1. clean ash pan, punch the tubes 2. toss in as many coals as you can, and open all dampers. 3. check water glass 4. light fire in the middle by using some naptha and a rag 5. start throwing wood in. pattern L...
by steamjam
Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: bored at work again mini fire pit
Replies: 10
Views: 5549

Re: bored at work again mini fire pit

I was hoping wood fired :( Gloves and boots Now that's quite the tradition :o Must be something akin to gym shoes thrown up onto telephone wires at the end of the school year. :mrgreen: Someone once mentioned an oil fired stove in one of the threads here. It was a sphere that would have oil drawn u...