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by KarlKobel
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to fixture a stack casting?
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: How to fixture a stack casting?

John,

Here are some pictures of how I fixtured my stack for various machining steps.

http://www.karlkobel.com/unsorted/Stack/index.html

Karl
by KarlKobel
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: FRUSTRATED with threading tubing
Replies: 18
Views: 1431

Re: FRUSTRATED with threading tubing

I had the most trouble making close nipples. Then I found a 'solution' almost by accident. I had to remove one from a fitting and used the split die as a clamp. I put the die in a 3 jaw chuck and the nipple came out easily. OK, its not really a solution, as I didn't want to abuse an expensive die as...
by KarlKobel
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: .032 copper tubing
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: .032 copper tubing

The thinner wall tubing doesn't flare well if that is your connection method.

Karl
by KarlKobel
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Smokebox Inspection Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: Smokebox Inspection Cover

Thanks little giant,

I fully admit not have done much on the web site in quite a while. I guess I prefer to work on the locomotive ;)

I drew it in a 3D package from the pictures in the Locomotive Cyclopedia (1922 and 1941), so I hope I got it close enough.

Karl
by KarlKobel
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Smokebox Inspection Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: Smokebox Inspection Cover

Thanks guys, it's only taken 6 years.

The cover can be removed, but there is no hole behind it.

Off to the paint shop next.

Karl
by KarlKobel
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Smokebox Inspection Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Smokebox Inspection Cover

My first question to this forum after I joined was a source for a smokebox inspection cover. I couldn't find one and there wasn't any suggestions for one, so I drew one up myself, had it 3D printed, and cast it in bronze. I installed it this Saturday. The chain mount should be a pipe mount, but I di...
by KarlKobel
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Finished - sort of
Replies: 12
Views: 2525

Re: Finished - sort of

Great work.

Mine has been running for 3 years (coal).
I'm in the process or providing more clearance in the trucks (they were too tight).

Karl

www.karlkobel.com

BTW - it's kinda out of date. More work on the loco than the web page.
by KarlKobel
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Butterfly firebox doors
Replies: 10
Views: 2344

Re: Butterfly firebox doors

I have a 3D model of the 1.5" butterfly doors that I cast for my Mike.

I may be possible to scale them up a bit (they are already scaled up for functionality - a fist needs to fit).

Karl
www.karlkobel.com
by KarlKobel
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tapping Pipe Fittings
Replies: 26
Views: 4224

Re: Tapping Pipe Fittings

Mine look like Bills - nice job.

Karl
by KarlKobel
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tapping Pipe Fittings
Replies: 26
Views: 4224

Re: Tapping Pipe Fittings

I made some split - round holders, held together with two SHCS.

I'll take some pictures of them and post them.

Karl
by KarlKobel
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Model nuts and bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Re: Model nuts and bolts

MicroFasteners
McMaster Carr
Unless your talking about BA, then P. M. Research & others.

Karl
www.karlkobel.com
by KarlKobel
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Train is finished
Replies: 17
Views: 4907

Re: Train is finished

That is such a wonderful feeling, great work!

Karl
www.karlkobel.com