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by Builder01
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pickling solution
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: Pickling solution

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...
by Builder01
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Friends Models 1" line of engines
Replies: 15
Views: 1567

Re: Friends Models 1" line of engines

Lookin' good Bill!

David
by Builder01
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to fixture a stack casting?
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: How to fixture a stack casting?

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...
by Builder01
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hub clearance
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Re: Hub clearance

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.

David
by Builder01
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: From the ground up
Replies: 53
Views: 2366

Re: From the ground up

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...
by Builder01
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB: 1" scale steam locomotive
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: WTB: 1" scale steam locomotive

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...
by Builder01
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB: 1" scale steam locomotive
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: WTB: 1" scale steam locomotive

What part of the country are you located? Your profile shows nothing.

David
by Builder01
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Getting ahold of Cannonball
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Re: Getting ahold of Cannonball

Why did they not answer your initial emails?

David
by Builder01
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Friends Models 1" line of engines
Replies: 15
Views: 1567

Re: Friends Models 1" line of engines

Very nice Bill, thank you.

David
by Builder01
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Friends Models 1" line of engines
Replies: 15
Views: 1567

Re: Friends Models 1" line of engines

What type of valve gear is that Bill?

David
by Builder01
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: mikado
Replies: 7
Views: 804

Re: mikado

No, a photo of when it's in steam!! (What you have done looks great).

David
by Builder01
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: mikado
Replies: 7
Views: 804

Re: mikado

Looking forward to photos!!

David