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by daves1459
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sharp Corners
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Sharp Corners

Pretty cool. I wonder if it would be worth the trouble in the future to make a mold and cast those braces. It seems you had to go through quite a bit of work to get to the finished product. Once I figured out the milling of the "V" slot to form the bend it took about two hours to make each corner b...
by daves1459
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Disney American
Replies: 385
Views: 58670

Re: Disney American

Thanks for the tip. Good info!

Dave
by daves1459
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sharp Corners
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Sharp Corners

Here's a technique that some of you may find useful: For my NYC & HR 999 project I had to make corner braces for the cab walls. Luckily about 85% of the original 1893 drawings exist so, in this case, details of the braces are available. The original braces were an iron casting 1/2" thick that tightl...
by daves1459
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Disney American
Replies: 385
Views: 58670

Re: Disney American

Ah-ha, now I get it. The O-ring is on the poppet. I had thought it was nested in the body. Thank you Jack for the sketch. Jack ( or anyone): Any preference on the O-ring material. Per McMaster-Carr in steam silicon is poor, Buna-N and Viton are not recommended. EPDM is good and Teflon rated excellen...
by daves1459
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Disney American
Replies: 385
Views: 58670

Re: Disney American

My compliments on your beautiful locomotive. I'm interested in one of your 1870s Westinghouse brake valves. When do you think they would be available? Is a drawing or photo or dimensional information available? Also, I've read and reread you description of your boiler check and am too thick to under...
by daves1459
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: How to build a 4" Case traction engine Book ****SOLD****
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: How to build a 4" Case traction engine Book

Is the book a compilation of the Live Steam magazine construction series or is it something in addition?

Thanks, Dave
by daves1459
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1.5 " scale working snifter valves
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: 1.5 " scale working snifter valves

What are the attaching threads? Can the attaching threads be 5/16" - 27 MTP? What is the outside finish?

Thanks, Dave
by daves1459
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Lagging Joint
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: Boiler Lagging Joint

My Ten Wheeler has horizontal joints in the jacketing because I could not get the blued stove pipe large enough. So I made simple 1-fold joints that hook together, just under the hand rails. The upper joint overlaps the lower one to keep water out of the joint. Each course of jacket is clamped at t...
by daves1459
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Lagging Joint
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Boiler Lagging Joint

I have noticed in several steam locomotive pkoto what appears to be a horizontal seam or joint in the boiler lagging. The seam or joint seems to be most prominent on pre 1900 locomotives when Russian iron is used for the lagging. Case in point is the NYC&HR 999 of 1893 that I am modeling. Note in th...
by daves1459
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The boiler jacket for the K-4
Replies: 13
Views: 1261

Re: The boiler jacket for the K-4

. Dave, is this an all-new jacket & sub-jacket, or are you re-using the original materials? If I understand your question correctly the answer is all new materials. What is pictured is the restoration of a Disney loco that construction started in 1953. After several owners it sat idle in an unheate...
by daves1459
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The boiler jacket for the K-4
Replies: 13
Views: 1261

Re: The boiler jacket for the K-4

Wonder how much weight that added? It is a rather small boiler so the total added weight was not a lot. The weight as I recall was around 12 pounds. I also put a lead plug in the sand dome that weighed 7 pounds. The advertised weight of the loco was 250 pounds which is probably optimistic. I also p...
by daves1459
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The boiler jacket for the K-4
Replies: 13
Views: 1261

Re: The boiler jacket for the K-4

has anyone added lead sheet under the jacket for added weight ? I have. I got the lead sheet from McMaster-Carr. They have several thicknesses available. First I insulated the boiler with 3/32" thick adhesive back woven ceramic insulation, also from McMaster-Carr. The insulation comes in strip and ...