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by Jacob's dad
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Green velvet oil
Replies: 21
Views: 2674

Re: Green velvet oil

Mike,
Do you sell gallon jugs of the oils?
Thank you,
Jeff
by Jacob's dad
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coal dust bricks again
Replies: 37
Views: 4124

Re: Coal dust bricks again

I don't have a big enough press at this time, but has anyone taken some coal dust and put it in a piece of pipe on a 100 ton press and pressed it into a brick? I know that they press brick pavers here in my area that way and they are a dry mixture when pressed together. I toured the plant and though...
by Jacob's dad
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coal dust bricks again
Replies: 37
Views: 4124

Re: Coal dust bricks again

Out of curiosity though do coal dust bricks hold some shape as they burn or do they break up? Right now I am working off some soft coal I don’t much like, because it doesn’t break up in the fire and is more difficult to use. I’m having to smash it into pieces before it goes into the firedoor. I'll ...
by Jacob's dad
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: grey iron
Replies: 43
Views: 5383

Re: grey iron

Fred,
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.
by Jacob's dad
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Rebuilding the Central of Georgia #408
Replies: 193
Views: 45014

Re: Rebuilding the Central of Georgia #408

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.

Jeff Smith
by Jacob's dad
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: cylinder cock design from latest live steam mag...
Replies: 73
Views: 21247

Re: BALL - RAMP - SPRING - DRAIN - COCKS

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...
by Jacob's dad
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Design and Material Selection
Replies: 67
Views: 14425

Re: Boiler Design and Material Selection

Is the preferred choice in copper for tubes type L or type K. I have seen both used.

Thank you,

Jeff Smith
Florida
by Jacob's dad
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Design and Material Selection
Replies: 67
Views: 14425

Re: ASME materials

I just found this thread and it was very interesting to read. Thank you for starting it Marty.

Jeff Smith
Florida
by Jacob's dad
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Soldering flue tubes
Replies: 24
Views: 3998

Re: Soldering flue tubes

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...
by Jacob's dad
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PLumbing Method
Replies: 12
Views: 2284

Re: PLumbing Method

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 ...
by Jacob's dad
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines Crab - Son's first locomotive
Replies: 12
Views: 2779

Re: Little Engines Crab - Son's first locomotive

I don't know why it rotated the last three photos. Sorry about that folks.
by Jacob's dad
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines Crab - Son's first locomotive
Replies: 12
Views: 2779

Re: Little Engines Crab - Son's first locomotive

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...