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  • Thanks again for the comments. I must have asked the question wrong. What I want to know is how does the water get into the boiler from the water tank.

    I just poured a pad for the boiler and support for the engine using Drylok hydraulic cement. It's drying now and looks pretty good. At least the color is right. I didn't go for the finished look of a professional finisher, rather a rough finish. Photo after it sets up.

    Roland

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    • 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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      • 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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        • 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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          • Wow, what a nice small power plant! The concrete footings are the perfect extra touch, Roland.

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            • I like the concrete, Roland. How did you make it? Plaster?

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              • 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

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                • 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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                  • Thanks for the answer, Roland. I didn't expect that it was the real thing, I must say.

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                    • 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



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                      • fantastic [:-angel]
                        Philip

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                        • 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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                          • 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

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                            • Thanks Bob. That sounds like a solution. Do you know what the pipe on the right was used for?

                              Roland

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                              • Bob,

                                I found it here:

                                http://www.builditplans.com/Blog/200...dian-made.html

                                Regards,
                                Arthur

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