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by Builder01
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector size for My Sweet William
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Injector size for My Sweet William

Although my locomotive is a tank engine, I also have a water supply in my riding car. This tank is piped to the tanks in the loco. My injector supply comes directly as a single pipe/flexible tube, from the tank in the riding car. This assures that the supply for the injector is always cool water. Wh...
by Builder01
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Broken Drill Removal
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Broken Drill Removal

Here's the thread you want to read:

http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/vie ... al#p203721

I used this method to remove a broken 3-48 tap in a piece of stainless. It takes a while, but, it worked and I saved the part!

David
by Builder01
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blackgates Engineering Injectors (No.7)
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: Blackgates Engineering Injectors (No.7)

I have a No.4 injector from Blackgates. I do not think it is a "lifting" type. It needs a pretty good flow of cool water to it before opening the steam valve, and then it will pick up and start doing it's job.

David
by Builder01
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary tender tank
Replies: 11
Views: 547

Re: Temporary tender tank

I built a quick brass tank complete with side mounted axle pump by pass pump. Also, a temporary emergency hand pump fed from the tank to feed the boiler. It also fed the injector. Also, you can see the boiler was not even jacketed, but it ran! Such fun! DSCN1461 - reduced 5.jpg I ran this way until ...
by Builder01
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-facing Slide Valve & Ports
Replies: 53
Views: 1894

Re: Re-facing Slide Valve & Ports

The oil I have been using is from PM Research. There is no specification for this oil, it is simply called, "Cylinder Oil" As for Green Velvet oil, it is no longer available online and is no longer being produced by the company in Washington. It is only available from a company in Colorado. Looks li...
by Builder01
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-facing Slide Valve & Ports
Replies: 53
Views: 1894

Re: Re-facing Slide Valve & Ports

Something in your last post caught my attention, you said “superheater”, our scale super heaters normally don’t get hot enough, but it is possible that your steam oil is not holding to the the dry steam, you my check the specs on Lycurgus steam oil. Just a thought. Brent Okay, I give up. I have sea...
by Builder01
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-facing Slide Valve & Ports
Replies: 53
Views: 1894

Re: Re-facing Slide Valve & Ports

Mike, Since this "problem" is a recent event, I am pretty sure the alignment of the valve spindle to the port face is quite parallel. It has run well for almost two years. The valve is not "bound up" on the spindle and is free to float. It is held to the port face strictly by steam pressure. The gro...
by Builder01
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-facing Slide Valve & Ports
Replies: 53
Views: 1894

Re: Re-facing Slide Valve & Ports

Brent, This problem has happened just recently. For a year and a half, my oil and lubricator combination has been working well. (at least I think it has been okay!) So, something has changed recently. I am suspecting the lubricator, not the oil. As for the super heater, that is what it is called in ...
by Builder01
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-facing Slide Valve & Ports
Replies: 53
Views: 1894

Re: Re-facing Slide Valve & Ports

Richard, The pump you describe sounds very similar to mine. The problems you describe will be part of my investigation of my pump when I get home, along with refacing the ports and valve. (On the road right now visiting a few tracks as my loco limps along!). My main focus is running, not building. F...
by Builder01
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-facing Slide Valve & Ports
Replies: 53
Views: 1894

Re: Re-facing Slide Valve & Ports

Richard, Yes, I do have a snifter valve. It is a single one piped to the hot header of the super heater tubes. The loco is a 1" scale, so, the valves are not as large as a 1.5" scale. I think the root cause of all of this may be the lubricator. I have been given a suggestion from someone a way to te...
by Builder01
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-facing Slide Valve & Ports
Replies: 53
Views: 1894

Re: Re-facing Slide Valve & Ports

Bill, Well, I do not know for 100% sure that the oil is getting to each cylinder equally. The oil enters at the bottom of a sort of T that is also fed by the main steam from the throttle . Each leg of the T goes to a cylinder. The "damage" to the port face is quite equal on each cylinder. So, I assu...
by Builder01
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-facing Slide Valve & Ports
Replies: 53
Views: 1894

Re: Re-facing Slide Valve & Ports

Hi Bill, I have pulled the forward cover off the cylinders, and they seem to be just fine. I am using graphite yarn/string in the "ring" groove of the piston. This seems to be working well. In fact, every time I have opened a steam chest, there is always evidence of remaining steam oil, but I think ...