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    • January 25, 2018 7:43 PM EST
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      So, I guess we could move to the left side of the "Crab" and all the plumbing that Ken is interested in.  However, let me type about one more piece of plumbing on the right side.

       

       

       

      See the roof of the cab over the name "Liberty", the brass knob on top is how it is how the 2 gallon water supply tank is filled with water.  It has a screen inside the fill and that presented a problem of not knowing how much water is left after the steam engine was running for awhile and with all mechanical pumps, that relied on steam and water to work, my only choice was to shut down.  During the learning curve, this was tough and a resolution was eventually created.  That is another story and relates to the 4th pump. to be discussed later.

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        So lets talk about the left side and the 3rd pump.

      This post was edited by Ric Golding at January 25, 2018 7:54 PM EST
    • January 25, 2018 7:59 PM EST
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      Welcome to the left side of the "Crab".

       

       

      All this plumbing is somewhat simple, if you believe in "smoke and mirrors'

      This post was edited by Ric Golding at January 25, 2018 8:03 PM EST
    • January 25, 2018 8:14 PM EST

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      Ric, I am glad to get to see this neat looking critter. Very colorful and i like the brass and the wood wrapper around the boiler. Any videos of it "in steam?"

      Doc Tom

    • January 26, 2018 6:59 AM EST
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      Doc Tom,

      I'll do my best.  Give me a few days.

    • January 27, 2018 1:34 PM EST
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      Ric, you haven't typed yet about how it's fired either. Solid fuel, wood or coal, or (gasp) propane. Neat lookin engine anyhow.

      Ben H.

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