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by squandt
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: strange fastners
Replies: 1
Views: 208

strange fastners

Hello all, does anyone know of a chart or the like's that show's the comparison of american to british thread's? I have a print that calls out B2 B4 etc bolt's , and I wish to know how big they are so I can replace them with american thread.Any help would be great
by squandt
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: how to design an axle pump in 3/4 scale
Replies: 14
Views: 516

Re: how to design an axle pump in 3/4 scale

:D Thank you for reminding me about that book, Mr Simms of the old Littltengines of California told me of it years ago and I down loaded it to a CD years ago ,I still have it so I looked at it and there is all I need to get going again .Thank you for the mind jog. :D
by squandt
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: how to design an axle pump in 3/4 scale
Replies: 14
Views: 516

Re: how to design an axle pump in 3/4 scale

I have been looking in as many places I can for an engine that is the same or close,the boiler is 5 1/2 "diam, 30" from the front tube sheet to the rear bulkhead /firedood sheet. The cylinders are 1.375 x2.875 wheels are 5" this is a 4-8-4 northern from Little Engines in 3/4" scale I got in 1982, as...
by squandt
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: how to design an axle pump in 3/4 scale
Replies: 14
Views: 516

Re: how to design an axle pump in 3/4 scale

3/4" scale is what I am building I have the book you are speaking of,What Bill Shields has told me is that every engine needs to have an axle pump fitted to its own size after you do the math to get the right amount of water it will need to pump.That is why I am asking around to fine the math I need...
by squandt
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: how to design an axle pump in 3/4 scale
Replies: 14
Views: 516

how to design an axle pump in 3/4 scale

Hello all, I am trying to find any articles about the design of axle pumps,I have been emailing with Bill Shields about it and he has started me on the quest to find all I can about them. Anyone out there who may have info please chime in.
by squandt
Tue May 19, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Breaking Small Drill Bits
Replies: 13
Views: 967

Re: Breaking Small Drill Bits

I worked in the thermoforming industry, we made molds to make plastic parts that needed many many vacuum holes in them. We used #60 bits to drill up to 1/2 inch deep vac holes, we pecked and pecked and pecked till we got thru,on a mill with tons of oil( water based) only ever broke 1 bit in 15 years...
by squandt
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: oil cups in scale or close
Replies: 6
Views: 993

oil cups in scale or close

Morning, dose any one know of a suppler of scale oil cups for drive /side rods? I have looked for what come's up if you Google them no luck,any help would be great. :)
by squandt
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Clear material for steam chest cover timing
Replies: 7
Views: 944

Re: Clear material for steam chest cover timing

plex dose no have the crosslink that polycarb dose,the parts that the company I worked for made from polycarb were used in the medical testing area,it had to stand up the being autoclaved,pressure up to 500 psi and acid .I don't know if you can put it under steam or not,butair will not hurt it,have ...
by squandt
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Clear material for steam chest cover timing
Replies: 7
Views: 944

Re: Clear material for steam chest cover timing

as someone who has worked with polycarb,it can be cut with HHS ,drilled and tapped ,etc, you can heat polish it with a propane torch.As to the thickness,are you going to make your clear cover the same as the one used to close the steam chest? if so 3/8 will work. The only thing about polycarb is it ...
by squandt
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Paint help
Replies: 26
Views: 3783

Re: Paint help

I worked in the thermoforming industry for 15 years in California making medical and computer case parts that had to hold up to all kinds of miss handling.We use primer and a two part paint from Cascade Coating of San Jose Ca.There website is W.W.W.cascade-coating.com you can check with there staff ...
by squandt
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: spring loaded tap follower
Replies: 12
Views: 3296

spring loaded tap follower

hello all,I am looking for a drawing for a spring loaded tap follower,have looked on line, all I get are sites wanting to sell me one,I have a shop in my home and a big box of drop of all kinds of metal,so all I need is a drawing. Thank you for your time.
by squandt
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Mogul: Packing in saddle assembly?
Replies: 12
Views: 3298

Re: Allen Mogul: Packing in saddle assembly?

Looks like the stuff that was packed around boilers on Navy ships years ago.It was a form of rockwool that was put on the outside of the boiler before the jacket was closed up after a retube.Very messy to use, but it kept the outside of the boiler cooler that if it was not there.