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Rick
Administrator

USA
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Posted - 12/17/2011 :  3:35:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Roland, nice painting and weathering.
As for your question, here's a picture that Brett sent me of one of Brian's models.
It's a little hard to see but there is a hose/pipe that runs from the tank to the boiler along the ground.
Where or how it connects to the boiler I don't know.
If you place the boiler along a wall you can run this hose to the back and not really see the connection.

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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17652 Posts

Posted - 12/17/2011 :  6:23:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This one might interest you, Roland. You can see how the big hose goes from the tank to the top of the boiler. I don't remember where I found the model but am almost sure it was a prototypical way.



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Hopeless
Fireman

USA
1843 Posts

Posted - 12/18/2011 :  11:36:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the photos Rick and Frederic. There will be a unseen back side so I will run the piping back there and hide it a little.

Here is a photo of the finished concrete pour. The color you see has not had any paint or chalks applied yet.



Now to finish the piping between the boiler and engine and add a few details then wait for SW to send the goodies.

Roland
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MinerFortyNiner
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USA
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Posted - 12/18/2011 :  11:59:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit MinerFortyNiner's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow, what a nice small power plant! The concrete footings are the perfect extra touch, Roland.
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
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Posted - 12/18/2011 :  1:00:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the concrete, Roland. How did you make it? Plaster?
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CieloVistaRy
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USA
5831 Posts

Posted - 12/18/2011 :  1:00:48 PM  Show Profile  Send CieloVistaRy an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Roland,

Your boiler is excellent. I love the rust streaks.

I did a little looking around and could only find this illustration:



Does not seem to show anything about where the water goes in- but Frederic's and Rick's solution seem to be very sensible.

Arthur

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40645

Edited by - CieloVistaRy on 12/18/2011 1:02:30 PM
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Hopeless
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 12/18/2011 :  7:33:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Verne

Arthur, That is a very interesting boiler. I'm saving that one.

Frederic. The cement is actually cement. Hydrolic cement from Drylok. A very fine powdered cement that is mixed with water into a soup and poured into a mold.

Roland
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
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Posted - 12/18/2011 :  8:06:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the answer, Roland. I didn't expect that it was the real thing, I must say.
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TRAINS1941
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USA
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Posted - 12/18/2011 :  8:34:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Roland

Well if its real cement I guess it won't need much coloring????
A very nice steam engine & boiler to say the least.

Jerry

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

Edited by - TRAINS1941 on 12/19/2011 5:06:04 PM
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Philip
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USA
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Posted - 12/19/2011 :  3:36:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
fantastic [:-angel]
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Dodgezilla04
Engine Wiper

USA
353 Posts

Posted - 12/19/2011 :  4:00:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Frederic Testard

This one might interest you, Roland. You can see how the big hose goes from the tank to the top of the boiler. I don't remember where I found the model but am almost sure it was a prototypical way.







great picture. the device at the hose connection to the boiler should be an injector, uses steam to create a venturi to draw in the water, but i'm probably telling you folks stuff you already know.

Chris.
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railman28
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USA
5186 Posts

Posted - 12/19/2011 :  5:27:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry I'm coming late to the party here and I hope I understand the question correctly but on Roland's excellent looking boiler the first (from the left) line that runs up to the injector from the ground is the water supply line. On locomotives this line ran to the back of the engine where it connected to a hose to the tender.

The illustration provided bu Arthur is very interesting as it shows a pre-injector set-up with a water pump. The S shape line running from the the pump is the high pressure feed line and doesn't seem to be going to the right place to me. I would think that it would head up to a check valve in the more traditional location. but I guess they had a better idea. I which the illustrator could have included it. Arthur, where did you find this illustration?

It's only make-believe

Edited by - railman28 on 12/19/2011 5:30:27 PM
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Hopeless
Fireman

USA
1843 Posts

Posted - 12/19/2011 :  6:59:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bob. That sounds like a solution. Do you know what the pipe on the right was used for?

Roland
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CieloVistaRy
Fireman

USA
5831 Posts

Posted - 12/19/2011 :  7:06:05 PM  Show Profile  Send CieloVistaRy an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Bob,

I found it here:

http://www.builditplans.com/Blog/2004/09/worlds-first-sawmill-was-canadian-made.html

Regards,

Arthur

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brownbr
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USA
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Posted - 12/19/2011 :  8:07:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
fantastic weathering on the boiler

Bryan
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