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by Dick_Morris
Wed May 27, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Shimming driving boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Shimming driving boxes

My CP-173 frames were jig welded and Blanchard ground (per the catalog description). I noticed that the pedestal openings were slightly wider than called for in the drawing. So many years ago I sent a note to RRSC and Chet Peterson responded that I should use shims. The problem is that if the shims ...
by Dick_Morris
Tue May 26, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Model Steam Pressure Gauges
Replies: 49
Views: 11649

Re: Model Steam Pressure Gauges

Cole's had a 1" diameter gauge and Godhall's now has a listing for them but they are shown as all sold out. My recollection is that the Cole's catalog's disclaimer about availability was that they were made by one person in his spare time.
by Dick_Morris
Tue May 26, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Model Steam Pressure Gauges
Replies: 49
Views: 11649

Re: Model Steam Pressure Gauges

I have a photo of a 160 psi duplex air gauge built by Rich Dean. I think he stacked two commercial (2"?) U.S. Gauge gauges and modified one so that the shaft was hollow. Since it was sent privately I don't want to post it.
by Dick_Morris
Sat May 09, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Class Lamps and Smokebox Heat
Replies: 15
Views: 1754

Re: Class Lamps and Smokebox Heat

Stainless steel is a lousy conductor of heat compared to other metals (16% of brass, 12% of aluminum, 35% of carbon steel). Using it for stand-offs or brackets would decrease heat transfer somewhat.
by Dick_Morris
Mon May 04, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 120
Views: 11561

Re: Couple of Shorties

I think Berne did two articles for HRJ, one on the cars and one included info on making seats. My recollection is that the bottom and back cushions were made from standard wooden molding, glued together and then cut into seat length sections. I don't remember what he did for ends, but 3D printing wo...
by Dick_Morris
Sun May 03, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Brazing, heating and machining 3D printed items
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Re: Brazing, heating and machining 3D printed items

Thanks. I have been curious, but this is the first time I've seen a description of what can be done with the 3D printed SS.
by Dick_Morris
Sun May 03, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 120
Views: 11561

Re: Couple of Shorties

Anyone wanting to build a string of wooden passenger cars should also take a look at Berne Ketchum's thread -https://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/vi ... er+coaches

2007? My, how time flies!
by Dick_Morris
Sat May 02, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!
Replies: 143
Views: 74935

Re: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!

The April status report is posted at http://www.557.alaskarails.org/restore/progress-reports/2020_04/index.html. Activities have slowed appreciably due to the virus, but they haven't stopped. We have been able to continue some single person jobs where we can ensure ample separation. Several of our v...
by Dick_Morris
Fri May 01, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 120
Views: 11561

Re: Couple of Shorties

Several years ago I found a RR front on a web site of fonts and downloaded it for free. I don't have the file any more, but it's probably out there somewhere. A search for "railroad roman font free" turned up several.
by Dick_Morris
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Air Pump D Valves
Replies: 29
Views: 3646

Re: Air Pump D Valves

PEEK HPV
Yikes! 1 inch diameter by 1 foot $141.05. Good to 480 degree f.
by Dick_Morris
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Recommendation for smokebox fasteners?
Replies: 14
Views: 2618

Re: Recommendation for smokebox fasteners?

Could you use 8-32 as a replacement for more strength? Possibly with the same head size as 6-32. If there are only six of them, maybe make replacements from bronze?
by Dick_Morris
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender Build Advice
Replies: 34
Views: 4885

Re: Tender Build Advice

Don't rivet the tank top down.
I took a different direction on my RRSC CP-173 and attached the tank bottom to the tank sides and baffles with about 100 2-56 flat head screws to keep the screws from being visible on the top.