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by jeffsmith
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1.5" scale narrow gauge K-36
Replies: 46
Views: 21231

Re: 1.5" scale narrow gauge K-36

Hello Harold,

They were lost wax castings but poorly made. The area where the spring hanger fit was tight and narrow. The castings shrunk too much in that area.
by jeffsmith
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1.5" scale narrow gauge K-36
Replies: 46
Views: 21231

Re: 1.5" scale narrow gauge K-36

I just finished making 12 of these spring hanger brackets. They are made of three separate pieces and silver soldered together. I had some castings of these parts but they weren't consistent, so I decided to make new ones. The second picture shows how it is used.
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by jeffsmith
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pyle National electrical boxes
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Re: Pyle National electrical boxes

Thanks for your help. I've got the prototype I can measure but it's 300 miles south of me and I really don't feel like leaving home with this pandemic out of control. These electrical boxes were on the rear of the tender and allowed marker lamps to be plugged into them when they were mounted. The te...
by jeffsmith
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pyle National electrical boxes
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Pyle National electrical boxes

I am in search of information for these Pyle National electrical boxes. It looks like a typical four way box with a spring loaded lid cover. Does anyone have dimensional information on these boxes? Any help would be appreciated.

Jeff
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by jeffsmith
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Share your special tools
Replies: 37
Views: 10626

Re: Share your special tools

Here are some photos of a tube bender I built to do the bends for plumbing on my locomotives. You need to make bending dies for each of the different size tube you want to bend. The dies have a half round milled into each half so the tube is supported around the whole diameter. This prevents collaps...
by jeffsmith
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1.5" scale narrow gauge K-36
Replies: 46
Views: 21231

Re: 1.5" scale narrow gauge K-36

Thank you Jack for your kind words. Her are some photos of the #6 Distributor valve I've been working on. It will be located under the cab on the engineers side. It is quite the puzzle with many separate pieces soldered together.
by jeffsmith
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Carter Brothers link-pin couplers
Replies: 7
Views: 1896

Re: Carter Brothers link-pin couplers

Just a word of warning; The cast iron link and pin won't stand up to being used in service. They will break due to the nature of the material.
by jeffsmith
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 454
Views: 168286

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Neat little details. It all adds up to make a very smart looking model. The lever is something I usually machine out of solid because soldering three pieces together it sometimes ends up not lining up perfectly, at least for me. It's tricky getting things to stay in position with out sucking a lot o...
by jeffsmith
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Electrical boxes in 1.5" scale
Replies: 2
Views: 2040

Electrical boxes in 1.5" scale

I am looking for electrical boxes similar to the one in the photo. Does anyone know if these might be available? Thanks
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by jeffsmith
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1.5" scale narrow gauge K-36
Replies: 46
Views: 21231

Re: 1.5" scale narrow gauge K-36

I finished up the sand dome and have been working on the water column for the K-36.
Here are some photos of the progress.
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by jeffsmith
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Future considerations from EE
Replies: 34
Views: 11071

Re: Future considerations from EE

Hi Anthony,
As you know I am interested in 1.5" scale Nathan inspirator H-N-L and starter valves. Also the Nathan top mounted dual check valve. I would think a 3 feed Bulls Eye lubricator would be more ideal for 2.5" narrow gauge.
Could use all these right now.

Jeff Smith
by jeffsmith
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 188
Views: 132131

Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Hello Asteamhead,
Wanted to let you know that those are Coles valves not Superscale. Love your work, enjoy watching your progress.

Jeff Smith