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by Stuie
Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: GS-1 Tender, finishing up the hard way
Replies: 46
Views: 12786

Re: GS-1 Tender, finishing up the hard way

Hey Donald, If your little air line object is like the one on my full size maintenance project, its a filter/water separator and the valve is a way to blow it down. There should be a paper strainer inside that acts as a water trap to remove water from the air, letting it collect in the bottom. Every...
by Stuie
Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking to gauge the 3/4" scale market out there!
Replies: 8
Views: 1482

Re: Looking to gauge the 3/4" scale market out there!

Happy to see the different and receptive responses so far! Bill, That is one reason I am waiting on the new order! I changed the coupler knuckle design and need to test it. The plan is to have the two couplers together and jerk one side really fast and see what a strain gauge reads. If they break, I...
by Stuie
Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking to gauge the 3/4" scale market out there!
Replies: 8
Views: 1482

Looking to gauge the 3/4" scale market out there!

Hi everyone, I've designed 3/4" scale parts a while back and I am finally getting around to actually testing the designs! Currently I have printed the 3/4" scale headlight, headlight lens cap, headlight bracket, a custom number plate, a regular coupler body, coupler knuckle, and the pilot coupler po...
by Stuie
Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" Scale Box Cars
Replies: 45
Views: 10889

Re: 3/4" Scale Box Cars

I definitely think I'd be interested in two kits around Christmas time! :wink:
by Stuie
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: shapeways casting from hell
Replies: 39
Views: 5846

Re: shapeways casting from hell

Surprised no one suggested migrating to fine threads. Use a 6-40 thread (and lots of cutting oil). Yes, the taps are more expensive and harder to find, but that fine thread will be immensely easier to cut in difficult places. You will probably have to custom make studs and nuts too, but that also is...
by Stuie
Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sanding the Flues
Replies: 14
Views: 2133

Re: Sanding the Flues

Ok, cool! I cant say my american can do the same.

I still need to do my steam trip to the west some day in the future, Ive always wanted to and would definitely like to see the small mikado. I have always had a strange addiction to the 2-8-2 wheel arrangement!
by Stuie
Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sanding the Flues
Replies: 14
Views: 2133

Re: Sanding the Flues

RN,

What type of locomotive was that with the strong draft!? The draft gets really strong on our k class locomotive, but never strong enough to pull a cup out of my hand
by Stuie
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Identify a steam water pump
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: Help Identify a steam water pump

If it is a Knorr pump, I can supply you with detail photos for the rest of it! I just finished helping to re build one and I am currently starting to service another! :D
by Stuie
Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rob Roy Valve Rod
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Re: Rob Roy Valve Rod

Yes it is, thank you Tom
by Stuie
Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Keeying a wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Keeying a wheel

How do you key a wheel? I know how to make a slot in the end of the axle, but how do you make the slot in the wheel hub?
by Stuie
Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Columbia Drawings
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Re: Columbia Drawings

It starts with 6-19 October 1978 and goes till 1-14 February 1980. It alternates with an entry every other issue
by Stuie
Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Columbia Drawings
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Columbia Drawings

Has anyone digitized the Model Engineering construction series for the Columbia? I have all of the ME issues for the build, but it would be nice to have the digital file on my computer will all of my other ones instead of having to carry the individual issues around with me :roll: