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by bill4227
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another CliShay Build
Replies: 65
Views: 36647

Re: Another CliShay Build

I have solved the issue with the rear tank overflowing. Tee the line from the crosshead pump to the boiler with the tee running to a needle valve, the output of the needle valve running to the front tank. I fed mine to the filler neck. I keep the rear tank bypass valve closed unless I want more wate...
by bill4227
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another CliShay Build
Replies: 65
Views: 36647

Re: Another CliShay Build

Its for water connections at the rear tank and hand pump and is over the rear truck and calculated from the rear end of the plate. See dimension at the very lower left. The left side of the drawing is the rear. The engine is at the front where there are holes for the crank and eccentrics. Consider a...
by bill4227
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Flaring copper tubing
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Flaring copper tubing

Is this what you are looking for? https://youtu.be/fcUvz4wHecw
by bill4227
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another CliShay Build
Replies: 65
Views: 36647

Re: Another CliShay Build

Here is my Clishay with the Marty Knox boiler.

Bill
by bill4227
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Piston Ring Question
Replies: 24
Views: 1402

Re: Piston Ring Question

I use cast iron rings from here OTTO GAS ENGINE WORKS 2167 Blue Ball Rd Elkton Maryland 21921-3330 http://www.ringspacers.com/rangcast.htm

Bill
by bill4227
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another CliShay Build
Replies: 65
Views: 36647

Re: Another CliShay Build

Had Marty Knox build mine. Works great. We have boiler inspection here in Maryland so consider where you want to run.
by bill4227
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Coming Soon: 3/4" scale Curved-Side trolley
Replies: 8
Views: 2065

Re: Coming Soon: 3/4" scale Curved-Side trolley

Would this be a kit or castings to finish? Approx Price range?
by bill4227
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coles Worthington Model Steam Pump
Replies: 19
Views: 5247

Re: Coles Worthington Model Steam Pump

For something similar to the Coles Worthington pump look at the Mich-Cal No2 pump drawings in Live Steam Oct 1986 and Dec 1986. This might be what you want. This uses no castings.

Bill
by bill4227
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Simple, good looking upgrade for your CliShay
Replies: 10
Views: 4747

Re: Simple, good looking upgrade for your CliShay

If the wheel size is the same as in the book I would recommend that the diameter be increased to 5" which is what I did. Several who built the Clishay have a problem with the chain dragging when it stretches from use. Just my $0.02

Bill
by bill4227
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: CliShay/Big Bertha question
Replies: 15
Views: 4604

Re: CliShay/Big Bertha question

I have added the plug in the top cylinder cover and adding the cylinder cocks. I am using some details from the engine build for the original Clishay.

Also adding the piston rings as per the original design.

Bill
by bill4227
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: CliShay/Big Bertha question
Replies: 15
Views: 4604

Re: CliShay/Big Bertha question

I am building the Clishay/Big Bertha from the Modeltec plans and am planning on adding the cylinder cocks. Also adding piston rings on the piston.

Bill
by bill4227
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines Wendy?
Replies: 16
Views: 10004

Re: Little Engines Wendy?

Not sure who is keeping count of the Wendy's but the Chesapeake & Allegheny in Baltimore has one that runs on occasion.