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by daves1459
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1.6" Kerosene Headlight Build"
Replies: 15
Views: 4429

Re: 1.6" Kerosene Headlight Build"

One of the more fun pieces of the headlight to make was the valance located at the top. The first picture shows it dropped into position right after forming. The second picture shows the simple tooling needed to form the valance flanges. The valance was first drawn out on .015" 360 brass then cut an...
by daves1459
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Kerosene Headlight Chimney
Replies: 0
Views: 1838

Kerosene Headlight Chimney

#1 Post by daves1459 » February 2nd, 2021, 6:09 pm I recently had some 1 1/2" scale kerosene headlight chimneys custom glass blown for my current project. I have a few spares available at $28 each including Priority postage to the continental USA. A drawing is below. I had them made for a kerosene h...
by daves1459
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1.6" Kerosene Headlight Build"
Replies: 15
Views: 4429

Re: Kerosene Headlight Chimney

Can you post a photo of the locomotive itself? Those Buchanan NYC & HR RR 4-4-0’s are beautiful. Keith Thank you all for your kind words. I really appreciate your compliments. My 999 is not yet finished. Although when everything made is assembled the loco itself is about 85% complete. Luckily about...
by daves1459
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1.6" Kerosene Headlight Build"
Replies: 15
Views: 4429

Re: Kerosene Headlight Chimney

That second headlight is beautifully done, even down to the manufacturer's plate. Here's a full-size one for comparison: headlight3.jpg The second headlight is for my 1.6" scale NYC & HR 999 project and was a project in itself. Before construction I researched it using specifications from the origi...
by daves1459
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1.6" Kerosene Headlight Build"
Replies: 15
Views: 4429

Re: 1.6" Kerosene Headlight Build"

As I mention previously I made the chimneys for use with a kerosene headlight. The following photos show that installation.

Dave
by daves1459
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1.6" Kerosene Headlight Build"
Replies: 15
Views: 4429

1.6" Kerosene Headlight Build"

I recently had some 1 1/2" scale kerosene headlight chimneys custom glass blown for my current project. If anyone has an interest in purchasing this item, please follow this link: https://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=110333&p=435267#p435267 A drawing is below. I had them made fo...
by daves1459
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Silver Brazing Fun
Replies: 25
Views: 7836

Re: Silver Brazing Fun

Great tips Greg & Russ, thank you.

Dave
by daves1459
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Tender Rebuild
Replies: 35
Views: 13698

Re: Tender Rebuild

Your tender rebuild was nicely completed. I'm sure it will survive the 15 to 20 year target life. I'm also glad your mindful of the wheel white walls as they are a important part of the locomotive presentation. There is nothing more eye catching and hard to look at than white walls that are chipped ...
by daves1459
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Silver Brazing Fun
Replies: 25
Views: 7836

Re: Silver Brazing Fun

Well, I can't remember how I held the bits in place, but Russ should! I don't feed solder, I cut bits of it and set them at the joints. Use less than you think you need. The heat will cause the solder to suck into the joint. I use the cadmium alloy solder. Considering the amounts used and some comm...
by daves1459
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Silver Brazing Fun
Replies: 25
Views: 7836

Re: Silver Brazing Fun

Dave: The round part of the snifter valve in my brazing setup had gravity holding it in position. The "W" shaped heating "pan" was purposely bent with a tilt to it. And the "frog" wire held the main part slightly angled upwards, increasing the tilt of the parts. The round portion nicely seats in th...
by daves1459
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Silver Brazing Fun
Replies: 25
Views: 7836

Re: Silver Brazing Fun

I like the snifter design and have obtained a copy of the 2002 article. I plan to make four valves. I have a couple questions before I start. How is the little round piece kept from moving out of position when the water is boiling out of the flux and how is the silver solder wire fed into the joint ...
by daves1459
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Valve Lap vs. Eccentric Angular Advance
Replies: 2
Views: 2789

Re: Valve Lap vs. Eccentric Angular Advance

Dave, Don Ashton, who died recently, is very highly regarded in the UK for his valve gear work. You may want to post your question on the Model Engineer forum for live steam locomotives (https://www.model-engineer.co.uk/) where you'll likely get some first-hand feedback. Best regards Steve Hello St...