I had a friend that had the same problem with a pile of castings and he fired up his wife's pottery kiln and left them in there for a period of time and then brought them down slowly with the timer and they were able to be machined. This was an electric system that could be controlled well.
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- Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:17 pm
- Forum: Build Log
- Topic: Rebuilding the Central of Georgia #408
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Thank you John for taking the time to post this very helpful thread. Jacob and I have enjoyed reading through it quite a few times since you sent the link. Your efforts have been greatly appreciated by Jacob and I and thank you again.
- Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:20 am
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: cylinder cock design from latest live steam mag...
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Here is a very rough drawing of what I have used many times. It is not only a drain, but a relief valve in case the cylinder fills up with water. Excuse the crappy spring drawing, but you get the idea. http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l45/crazysteamer/BALL-RAMP-COCKS/BALL-RAMPCOCK.jpg A = valve ba...
Here is my plan of attack: 1) Remove all tubes 2) Ream holes to roughen up surface 3) Buy .065 walled copper tube 4) Swage the ends to fit closer to hole diameter 5) Roll tubes in 6) Report outcome Thanks to everyone who helped me out Did you ever report the outcome? If so, I missed the report. Wer...
I piped an 0-6-0 for a friend many years ago and we came up with a solution for dealing with all round items that didn't have flat surfaces to place a wrench on because we didn't like marks on the piping and fittings. We took leather about 1/4" thick and the length and width of the tool surface and ...
- Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:13 pm
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: Little Engines Crab - Son's first locomotive
- Replies: 12
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IMG_6278.JPG IMG_6338.JPG IMG_6280.JPG IMG_6352 (2).JPG We were at the December meet at our club and a friend asked us for an update on my son's engine so here are some progress photos. He has sold the dickens out of his birdhouses and firewood to keep his project going so we are proud of him learn...
- Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:20 pm
- Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
- Topic: For Sale: 30" Gauge Steam Locomotive & cars
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For Sale: 30" Gauge Steam Locomotive & cars Built by Tom Ternings of Kansas. The engine is a 5/8 scale model of a Baldwin 2-4-2 steam locomotive. It was originally built with a non-code boiler and a new code boiler was built and installed in 1994. The boiler is coal fired and the operating pressure...