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by shayloco
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Small displacement lubricator?
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: Small displacement lubricator?

The lubricator doesn't have to be next to the pump. You can put it out of sight of the pump. I would have said in the cab but lubricators tend to drip and make a mess. There are Chinese made lubricators on eBay, just search on "live steam lubricator". They have both sight glass types and non-sight g...
by shayloco
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simulated wood grain on metal?
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: Simulated wood grain on metal?

I first made my Shay cab out of aluminum. Didn't like it. I covered it with 1/8" thick oak strips glued to the aluminum. Looks great and is strong. I used Gorilla glue. Then I did the same to my walkways. Over 12 years ago and no problems at all. The oak has taken a nice patina with age.
by shayloco
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steel wheel tires - welding?
Replies: 26
Views: 1743

Re: Steel wheel tires - welding?

Sixteen bucks isn't too bad, when you consider the hassle of making that many cuts through thick tubing, oneself... Here's a quote from Speedy Metals: "Speedy Metals® custom cuts to any length and has NO CUTTING CHARGES and NO MINIMUMS!" I say the "Process Fee" is a cutting charge. The first time I...
by shayloco
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steel wheel tires - welding?
Replies: 26
Views: 1743

Re: Steel wheel tires - welding?

shayloco writes: > I have bought thick wall pipe cut-offs from Speedy Metals. They sell by the inch. This was a good deal until they started adding a "specialty fee" or whatever they called it. What did you order that got that? I just ran a dummy order for DOM tubing and I see no added fees. In fac...
by shayloco
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steel wheel tires - welding?
Replies: 26
Views: 1743

Re: Steel wheel tires - welding?

I have bought thick wall pipe cut-offs from Speedy Metals. They sell by the inch. This was a good deal until they started adding a "specialty fee" or whatever they called it. They claim no cutting fees, but that is just what the specialty fee is. However, you may still find that buying thick wall pi...
by shayloco
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" OD copper K type tube Roller
Replies: 13
Views: 1214

Re: 3/4" OD copper K type tube Roller

It is not really difficult to make your own tube roller. Since you won't be rolling boiler after boiler you don't have to harden the tapered shaft. I used hardened dowel pins for the rollers. There have been published plans by Jesse Livingston as already mentioned, plus Rich Dean and at least one mo...
by shayloco
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2", 65 ton New Mexico Lumber Co Shay (Lima C/N 1762)
Replies: 69
Views: 14759

Re: 2-1/2", 65 ton New Mexico Lumber Co Shay (Lima C/N 1762)

jamespnelson wrote:Got the crosshead/lower cylinder head assemblies welded up today.
Nice fabrication work!
-Larry
by shayloco
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender Tank
Replies: 31
Views: 4261

Re: Tender Tank

http://www.karlkobel.com/Tender/TenderTank/index.html BTW - there are 2300 mostly stainless steel rivets, the rivets above the water line are brass. Karl Karl- Nice work on the tender! A good idea on how to machine the beading. I am at the same point with my Climax cab and tender beading. -Larry
by shayloco
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tracks in Connecticut?
Replies: 17
Views: 2329

Re: Tracks in Connecticut?

Here is a picture of one of the trestles. And this picture does not show the full length. Mike McClure and I are standing on the top. Hey Jim do you think my Shay and Climax doubleheaded will handle the grade? I hope to get over there and run sometime soon. About two hours away. I have heard many g...
by shayloco
Sat May 27, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Duplex Water Pump Identification please
Replies: 9
Views: 1365

Re: Duplex Water Pump Identification please

I have a set of castings and drawings for that Barney Barningham pump.
Send me a PM and with your email address and I will send you a copy of the drawings.
-Larry
by shayloco
Fri May 26, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Museums, Factories, Etc.
Topic: Large marine engine factory photos
Replies: 6
Views: 1183

Large marine engine factory photos

Some large scale work being performed here:
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/guides/Wi ... ng_Process
Note the large tracer oxy-acetylene torch cutting very thick metal slabs for crankshafts components.
Huge factory floor full of machinery.
by shayloco
Wed May 17, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Truck Springs
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Re: Truck Springs

Received a set of springs from John. I agree, they are stiff springs that should be suitable for riding cars. Glad to have extra sets of springs on hand.