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by jlakes85
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cast Iron Steam Water Pump
Replies: 11
Views: 1447

Re: Cast Iron Steam Water Pump

Bill,

Sounds like I might want to upgrade myself to cast iron piston rings..I'm a little leery about the pressed in sleeve.

-jlakes85
by jlakes85
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cast Iron Steam Water Pump
Replies: 11
Views: 1447

Re: Cast Iron Steam Water Pump

I'm thinking if I send them out to get honed to size, I'll be ok to go the o-ring route?
by jlakes85
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cast Iron Steam Water Pump
Replies: 11
Views: 1447

Cast Iron Steam Water Pump

Hi All, Fairly recently I picked up a set of iron LE castings for their 2.5/3 inch scale water pump. The plans call for o rings to be used on both sides of the pump. I'm a little worried that even with the right bore finish, the cast iron material will wear out the o rings prematurely (with dedicate...
by jlakes85
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Best way to pin Stephenson eccentrics
Replies: 8
Views: 1140

Re: Best way to pin Stephenson eccentrics

Hi All, Thanks for the responses. I'm leaning towards the dimple and two setscrew method. This is on a Shay loco, so I have better access than usual. I already have one setscrew per eccentric. I'm guessing I drill a new hole with a marked drill bit, tap using a spiral point to get rid of the chips a...
by jlakes85
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Best way to pin Stephenson eccentrics
Replies: 8
Views: 1140

Best way to pin Stephenson eccentrics

I've finally accepted the fact that the eccentrics will keep slipping until I pin them to the crank shaft. Is a roll pin sufficient to keep everything in place?

-jlakes85
by jlakes85
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary tender tank
Replies: 11
Views: 1657

Re: Temporary tender tank

Hi All,

Thanks for the suggestions, this gives me plenty of ideas.

Marty, how thick is the material you used on your tank?
by jlakes85
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blackgates Engineering Injectors (No.7)
Replies: 2
Views: 921

Blackgates Engineering Injectors (No.7)

Hi All,

Can anyone advise of these are of the lifting variety? These are sized to go with 5/16 OD tubing and are rated at 6 pints/minute. Thanks

-jlakes85
by jlakes85
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary tender tank
Replies: 11
Views: 1657

Re: Temporary tender tank

Awesome. Thanks for the recommendations. I've read that many people use an automotive fuel filter in the injector water feed line. I there a specific type (small engine?) that's easier to design around than others?
by jlakes85
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary tender tank
Replies: 11
Views: 1657

Temporary tender tank

I'm close to steam testing my Shay project, but want to rig up a temporary water tank to feed the injectors e.t.c. what types of tanks have been quickly rigged up to test?

-Jlakes85
by jlakes85
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1/4, 3/8 sch 40 and sch 80 pipe bender
Replies: 6
Views: 1300

Re: 1/4, 3/8 sch 40 and sch 80 pipe bender

Hi Howard,

Some of the header and exhaust piping on the shay that I'm building was speced to 1/4 npt steel piping
by jlakes85
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1/4, 3/8 sch 40 and sch 80 pipe bender
Replies: 6
Views: 1300

1/4, 3/8 sch 40 and sch 80 pipe bender

I've been looking for something that will fit the bill for steel pipe, as these sizes fall below the standard hydraulic pipe benders. Also I think these are too hard for a tubing bender to tackle. I've tried the sand filling/torch method with mixed results. Just wanted to see if anyone knew of a bet...
by jlakes85
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 14 ga. Steel Material cutting
Replies: 11
Views: 1617

Re: 14 ga. Steel Material cutting

Hi Bill,

Excellent suggestion..problem solved. Thanks again.

Regards,

jlakes85