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by ChipsAhoy
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Spoked wheels in CAD
Replies: 8
Views: 1426

Re: Spoked wheels in CAD

Ohh, I am starting on a set of spoked wheels today....timely! I have switched to OnShape, but the sequence is the key here.
I just about missed this thread tho, perhaps see if Mods might place it in "All things Cad and Cam" section.
Scotty
by ChipsAhoy
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Rapid build RR truck castings listing
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Rapid build RR truck castings listing

Here is the listing for the "Simulated Arch Bar" castings. It also list the castings to make trucks for 4 3/4" and 5" guage.
It also list PLA Patterns for sale.
http://newproductllc.com/railway-truck- ... nch-gauge/
by ChipsAhoy
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: Hit & Miss engine and flywheel castings
Replies: 0
Views: 605

Hit & Miss engine and flywheel castings

Here is a listing for hit & miss engine castings.
http://newproductllc.com/hit-and-miss-e ... nmachined/
by ChipsAhoy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another CliShay Build
Replies: 30
Views: 9372

Re: Another CliShay Build

Bill,
I do know Larry, his container is right next to mine (ours, 3 owners). We are kinda working on improving the same area of track by installing plastic ties that he purchased.
Scotty
by ChipsAhoy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another CliShay Build
Replies: 30
Views: 9372

Re: Another CliShay Build

Bill: No. There are 5 of us building one CliShay. We have broken the build down to divy up the work. My first section to build is the frame with the jackshaft. When that is complete, my next task is to collect the parts to build the "flame in tube" boiler. The two fellows who are partnering up on th...
by ChipsAhoy
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Never seize in lieu of pipe dope
Replies: 32
Views: 3496

Re: Never seize in lieu of pipe dope

I bought it from you, altho we never met. At the time, if I remember right, you worked at Chugach electric, ML&P or some electric outfit, mebbe IBEW? We kept it for two years, several of us used it as a time builder out of Birchwood. Flew mostly around Palmer, Talkeetna, Kenai & Swentna. I sold it t...
by ChipsAhoy
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Reaming vs. Drilling Holes In Tube Sheets
Replies: 33
Views: 7245

Re: Reaming vs. Drilling Holes In Tube Sheets

Try a smaller whistle! LOL I know that was said in jest.... BUT, It does look like the whistle is of a bigger dia than the boiler. :shock: We were stopped in the yard at Maricopa Live Steamers waiting to build up steam, and a young fellow, perhaps 5 years old, and his mom came over to look. To keep...
by ChipsAhoy
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Never seize in lieu of pipe dope
Replies: 32
Views: 3496

Re: Never seize in lieu of pipe dope

WHAT! Tell me more. The last time I flew 3032golf was around 1979 in Anchorage! I heard it was latter wrecked down in Alyeska during a hard handing on a gravel strip. Glenn Nope, it was never wrecked, we did bend up a few, but not her. Only thing I did to it was to strip all the old paint off and p...
by ChipsAhoy
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Never seize in lieu of pipe dope
Replies: 32
Views: 3496

Re: Never seize in lieu of pipe dope

Glenn: I don't know if you will find an antiseize that is a good sealant, but Loctite makes several sealants that are high temp resistant. Long ago and faraway, we used Loctite59235 and 483629. Don't know the cost as the pipeline bought it, but I've seen it in small quantities.... try Amazon. Scotty...
by ChipsAhoy
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another CliShay Build
Replies: 30
Views: 9372

Re: Another CliShay Build

I posted my progress over at the Backyard Railroading Facebook group and had a question about have the transmission works. z We have found that If building the Big Bertha replacement engine, there is no need for the transmition. One can install a simple "Slush Box" type of clutch if you desire to r...
by ChipsAhoy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Hydrostatic Lubricator Casting Source
Replies: 13
Views: 1881

Re: Hydrostatic Lubricator Casting Source

Dave:
I was able to enlarge, copy and print the info. Thank you very much. That is a good narrative.
Scotty