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by 05hwy28
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE film for Brake Valve wafer / disc
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

Re: PTFE film for Brake Valve wafer / disc

Thank you all for your replies. I ended up ordering the 60" roll from amazon and now have enough to last several lifetimes. Guess I will have to find other uses for it.
by 05hwy28
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE film for Brake Valve wafer / disc
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

PTFE film for Brake Valve wafer / disc

Nelson mentions on his site that he used PTFE from Mc Master that is .015" thick for his redesigned/2nd shay brake valve. A 6" x 12" x .015" sheet from them costs ~10 and with shipping it'll be around ~20 bucks to my door. I found a 16" x 60" .0138" (.35mm) thick roll of PTFE film on am-a-zon for 18...
by 05hwy28
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I am OK And back on track
Replies: 16
Views: 2982

Re: I am OK And back on track

2nd that. Get well soon!

-Mike
by 05hwy28
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wood Firing a Chloe
Replies: 23
Views: 3402

Re: Wood Firing a Chloe

We have ran wood in our Allen and the coal grates worked with wood. My observation was the rate at which the wood would disappear was faster than compared to coal. Consider that wood BTUs per cord are different per species firewoodresource . com/firewood-btu-ratings/ Eucalyptus is 2nd highest BTU pe...
by 05hwy28
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB: working 2.5 inch scale oil headlight
Replies: 3
Views: 1121

Re: WTB: working 2.5 inch scale oil headlight

Working electrical representation of a square OBH. I have the following prints from Norfolk & Western Historical society and could make one, but looking to see if someone makes these or has one for sale.

http://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/detail.php?ID=47870
by 05hwy28
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB: working 2.5 inch scale oil headlight
Replies: 3
Views: 1121

WTB: working 2.5 inch scale oil headlight

Hi All,

I am looking for a working 2.5 inch scale oil headlight and bracket for an 8" diameter boiler.

-Mike
by 05hwy28
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Tig Rods
Replies: 3
Views: 1091

Re: Boiler Tig Rods

BC,

Thank you for your reply. I came to a similar conclusion and we are going with ER70 rods. We are taking boiler parts to our welder tomorrow!
by 05hwy28
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Train is finished
Replies: 17
Views: 5076

Re: Train is finished

They look awesome! Might just have to go that laser cut route for our tender....

I'll have to make an effort to get to the club and take a ride the next time you are there with the whole consist!
by 05hwy28
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Tig Rods
Replies: 3
Views: 1091

Boiler Tig Rods

Hello all, What TIG rods are acceptable for welding our Steel boilers? ER70S-2 and ER70S-6 come up the most in chaski threads, but after talking to our tig welder who works in the steam industry, he wants to weld our boiler up with ER90. This is the first I have heard of this tig rod... I've looked ...
by 05hwy28
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Engine Caught on Infrared Camera
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

Re: Steam Engine Caught on Infrared Camera

Yeah, I went back to edit to say journals and wheels but wasn't able to. You can see what appears to be wheel heat on the passenger cars. It is curved and below the square shape of the journal.
by 05hwy28
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Engine Caught on Infrared Camera
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

Steam Engine Caught on Infrared Camera

Somehow I stumbled upon this video on YouTube and thought I'd share. Way cool. I like how you can even see the heat all the wheels on the tender and cars generate. I also noticed that the tender coupler looks hot, any ideas on why that would be? https://youtu.be/nhMXHdGYGNQ nhMXHdGYGNQ -Mike
by 05hwy28
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Live-in Railroad club
Replies: 31
Views: 5217

Re: Live-in Railroad club

I'd be very interested in a track connected community when I retire, but I would want the fees / dues to be high enough to cover paid employees. I don't want to mow grass, pull weeds, plant flowers, or clean gutters when I retire. Now then, with that being said; stoking a fire ring, a burn pile, or ...