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by ALCOSTEAM
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: Lathe wiring

Depending on what Dayton model you have makes a difference in how the wiring is set up, either wires or on a terminal block inside the end of the motor. Basically in 220v you are putting the main windings in series. To reverse a single phase motor you just need to reverse the wires on EITHER the mai...
by ALCOSTEAM
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: Lathe wiring

Of course you will have to change some wiring on the motor to account for the change in voltage. If you just hook up 220 to the same terminals you took the 120 off of you will quickly let the magic smoke out. Is there not a diagram on the motor ? Give me a bit and I will look up a Dayton 1 HP single...
by ALCOSTEAM
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Crosshead Guide Material
Replies: 24
Views: 4746

Re: Crosshead Guide Material

Actually been working on a set of guides for some wagner cylinders and used 4140 crs. I bought some cobalt end mills but would go carbide next time..
Another thing to remember about 4140 crs is it will pull as you machine it.. take small cuts equally on opposing sides to keep the pull equal.
by ALCOSTEAM
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Recommendation for smokebox fasteners?
Replies: 14
Views: 3161

Re: Recommendation for smokebox fasteners?

I would drill and nut. If it appears you have a sealing issue pick up some copper washers and use on the inside. The copper has a bit of smoosh to it and should conform to the shell.
by ALCOSTEAM
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wilbur Wright 7-6-1914 to 3-23-2020
Replies: 0
Views: 1998

Wilbur Wright 7-6-1914 to 3-23-2020

For those that knew Will, he and his wisdom will be greatly missed. Will would have been 106 this July and until recently had still been living on his own. Here is a thread from 2017 with a bit of Will's history. http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=105454&p=376206&hilit=will+wrig...
by ALCOSTEAM
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Insert lathe tooling & inserts
Replies: 1
Views: 1361

Re: Insert lathe tooling & inserts

I will take both A and B.. I think I have a fair bit of inserts for them..

Sending PM for payment info..

thanks
by ALCOSTEAM
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Tube Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1843

Re: Boiler Tube Question

I will also second the tube roller advice. Swaging is a last ditch effort if you cant get a roller in the tube. Years ago I attended the auction of a closed heat exchanger/ pressure vessel builder and picked up a good selection of mostly T.C. Wilson rollers. I have bought new ones also from T.C. Wil...
by ALCOSTEAM
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?
Replies: 38
Views: 7181

Re: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?

I would highly doubt you would ever wear out DOM tube unless you are running on bar stock rail and then it will likely be an owner or two down the road. I have put tires on some old wheels, they were larger than 4.75". DOM tube is expensive, more than round stock cut offs or having rounds cut out of...
by ALCOSTEAM
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wash my locomotive
Replies: 7
Views: 1995

Re: Wash my locomotive

A friends father used to own a mechanics shop. In there parts washers they used a product called Stanisol which I believe was just Stoddard solvent.. It was also fairly cheap if you brought your own containers to get it in bulk. Last I went to buy some it was no longer available they want to sell yo...
by ALCOSTEAM
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Wrapping Split Bolts: Rocket Science?
Replies: 14
Views: 7049

Re: Wrapping Split Bolts: Rocket Science?

Split bolts are a pain in the butt, but they are cheap. This is what I use for splicing in panels and J-boxes. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Polaris-1-0-14-AWG-Insulated-Tap-Connector-Black-IT-1-0B/303578418?mtc=Shopping-VF-F_Vendor-G-D27E-27_11_TOOLS_And_ACCESSORIES-Generic-NA-Feed-PLA-NA-NA-TOOLS_A...
by ALCOSTEAM
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" Scale UP Northern and Other Locomotives
Replies: 3
Views: 2058

Re: 1" Scale UP Northern and Other Locomotives

I do believe its his Big Boy 4019 and the Northern 844 that are now on display at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden. There are very nice pictures on the museum website of these two models . The article lists other models he built, possibly the museum has those or knows there whereabouts. https:...
by ALCOSTEAM
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Timken 1111 (four aces)
Replies: 17
Views: 5666

Re: Timken 1111 (four aces)

Broadway Limited has just released an HO scale brass-hybrid model of the NP A-3 locomotive, very close to the 1111 (later the NP 2626.) https://www.broadway-limited.com/paragon3np4-8-4northern.aspx RussN The first ho brass engine I ever bought is a NP 4-8-4 one of the NJ International Custom Brass ...