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 Posted: Sun Sep 25th, 2022 09:56 am
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Thanks Ken and Gerold for your thoughts.

I bought the beads over thirty years ago to use
as insulators on telephone poles, but never got to use them.

Recently I have been busy making items for myself and other modelers,
and it would be very easy to get carried away fitting LEDs everywhere,
and I am avoiding that.

Because most of my layout represents forested areas,
there is little lighting required.

Three drum fires, a tree stump fire, beehive burner,
boiler fire (under construction) and some building lighting,
is all that is planned or required.

Modeling has a lot more opportunities
to create better creative scenes these days, with things like LEDs,
but there is always room for the old ways.

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 Posted: Sun Sep 25th, 2022 04:18 pm
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Peter

Will be looking forward to your boiler build.

Have a Thomas Yorke kit for a stationary boiler,
debating if I should install lighting or not.

As it will be installed in a building,
it may not be worth the trouble.




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 Posted: Mon Sep 26th, 2022 03:29 am
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The boiler in place and needing more detailing to finish off.

The boiler is technically a pressure vessel that I have modified by adding
the fire box, water gauges (made from beads) and a  firebox door.

With some careful drilling into resin boiler castings
I was able to fit the LEDs from the rear of the boiler.

The LEDs are very effective in this situation, considering
building a roof to cover the area without hiding details.


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 Posted: Mon Sep 26th, 2022 03:30 am
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A closer view showing the clear glass beads for the water gauge glass just another use for those beads.


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 Posted: Mon Sep 26th, 2022 06:01 am
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Peter

Have the same parts for future use myself, perhaps a
reciprocating pump for water supply to the boiler could be found.

Failing this run a pipe from the building to the boiler with the pump inside.

If someone asks why there is no steam done, explain to them
that the boiler has a dry pipe to reduce moisture carry over.

Operated a few boilers with a dry pipe arrangement.




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 Posted: Mon Sep 26th, 2022 07:37 am
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I had been looking for something for a steam dome
but have nothing in my stock.

Looked at buying from the US,
but $75 Au. for postage, on a $7 Au. item,
seems a bit steep.

(_!_)

Will be running the injector pipes and a few extra details later,
thanks for the advice Ken.

A weir pump would go there very well,
but I don't have one.

:td:

I have been using a lot of old stock in the last couple of years
and almost run out of everything.

:doh:

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Looks great.

Will keep this scene in mind.

If I ever will find time to continue work on the Buckhorn Mine powerhouse
I will add an additional boiler outside for emergency use.





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Great work.









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 Posted: Wed Sep 28th, 2022 08:41 am
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The finished boiler.







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And a closer view.







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