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If you are pickling copper, when the metal is almost pink, it is then clean. You may have to scrub a little with a brass brush or a bit of scotch brite. Depending on the strength of your solution, or the depth of the oxidation, the cleaning time may take 1 hour, or, as much as overnight. In any case...
- Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:31 am
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: How to fixture a stack casting?
- Replies: 7
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Here's how I machined my smoke stack and outer steam dome casting. The bottom radius was cut using a boring bar between centers. The outside was done by finishing the inside first. I held the outside by using a split wooden ring to hold it in the 3 jaw. No photo of this. After the inside was done, i...
My 1" scale 0-6-0 loco has a different clearance on each axle. The forward axle has .015" per side, the center has .032" per side and the aft axle has .062" per side. This was specified on the drawing and seems to work well.
start with something small.. you have NO IDEA how much work it is to build an articulated locomotive and how many decades it will take to finish if you are just getting started. I'm sure you're right, but that's exactly what I'm looking for. I'm not looking for a short term project to get me on the...
- Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:02 pm
- Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
- Topic: WTB: 1" scale steam locomotive
- Replies: 5
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You are probably in a good part of the country to find what you are looking for. Are you familiar with the "Discover Live Steam" website? There is currently listed a 4-3/4" gauge steam locomotive in Indiana. 1" scale Little Engines steamer; 4 3/4" Gage 0-4-0 T tank engine. Coal fired, top quality, t...