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by rspringer
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender Tank
Replies: 31
Views: 4685

Re: Tender Tank

I went to local sheet metal shop had a galvanized box made. Soft soldered all of the joints. The last one lasted over 20 years and it only cost fifty bucks. Mounted it on 1/4 inch wooden spacers for ventilation and allow any spills to dry
by rspringer
Tue May 23, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Donkey
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Steam Donkey

Anybody out there have a Steam Donkey. I have one and just love watching the gears and drums spin. I want to set up a display at some steam meets (ie. Soule this fall) looking for suggestions. It is 1.5 inch scale and currently on a flat car with an A-frame hoist attached. Propane fired (firebox so ...
by rspringer
Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Ten Wheeler Rehab
Replies: 19
Views: 2375

Re: Allen Ten Wheeler Rehab

The roller bearings are lubricated buy cross drilled holes in the axle. There is a hole in the center of the axle You just pressed the oilcan up to it squeeze until you see it coming out of the other side of the bearings
by rspringer
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Ten Wheeler Rehab
Replies: 19
Views: 2375

Re: Allen Ten Wheeler Rehab

Loco has roller bearings. The tender has half brasses I ended up putting felt under the axle. This should lube the bearing and not get oil on everything.
by rspringer
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Ten Wheeler Rehab
Replies: 19
Views: 2375

Allen Ten Wheeler Rehab

I bought an Allen that was built in 1983 and it needs a lot of tlc. I have and will have more questions. It has brass bearings on the tender. Does it need some kind of waste in the journals or just give it a shot of oil. More questions to come. Goal is to have it running in time for some of the Flor...
by rspringer
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coal & Firing
Replies: 37
Views: 2838

Re: Coal & Firing

I bought soft blacksmith coal in Verona VA last year. It was in 50 lb bags. I have not used it yet still working on steamer. Dixie Gas & Oil just checked on price 50 lb of Soft (Bituminous) coal: Pea/Stoker size is 11.50 and Hard (Anthracite) coal: Nut size 40 lb is 7.00 a bag. The soft coal was lab...
by rspringer
Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Loctite 680
Replies: 8
Views: 1329

Re: Loctite 680

Thanks Finger nail polish remover worked on the uncured and a paint scraper worked on the harder parts. It was not fully set up.
by rspringer
Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Loctite 680
Replies: 8
Views: 1329

Loctite 680

How and what will remove the half hard residue from Loctite 680? Some of it ran down the side of my parts and is just a sticky residue on the side.