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by Builder01
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" U in 1/4" copper tube
Replies: 22
Views: 826

Re: 1" U in 1/4" copper tube

Fred_V wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:45 am
I've seen a video of trumpet making using pitch too.
Pitch is so they get the notes correct!

David
by Builder01
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Copper boiler water treatment
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: Copper boiler water treatment

Bill,

Is this the copper boiler that ran for 50 years on city water? Looks quite clean all the way down to the foundation ring. Did the owner do yearly or every other year serious clean outs, or, just the normal blow down after running each day?

David
by Builder01
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine rotisserie stand
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Engine rotisserie stand

Glad you like it! The wooden beams that the buffers fit into are white oak with 4, #10 screws holding the top and bottom parts together. The holes that the buffers fit into are felted for a tight fit. This is plenty strong for my 1" loco. The wooden part is probably the part that you would make cust...
by Builder01
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine rotisserie stand
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Engine rotisserie stand

As for swinging the full weight of the loco, the mount is built in such a way that you can change the pivot point relative to the center of gravity. This way, when you remove the locking pin, the loco does not try to spin! But, a worm and wheel would work as well. With the crank, I can lift the loco...
by Builder01
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" U in 1/4" copper tube
Replies: 22
Views: 826

Re: 1" U in 1/4" copper tube

Yes, Cerrobend will do the same thing, and melts in boiling water for easy removal and to be used over and over. To assist during bending, you should first squirt some lube down the tube like LPS2. This keeps the Cerrobend from sticking to the copper pipe. If steam is going to go through a copper pi...
by Builder01
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine rotisserie stand
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Engine rotisserie stand

I have built a "rotisserie" type of construction stand for my loco as it quickly became much too heavy for me to keep turning it over to work on the bottom. Understand, that my loco is a 1" scale loco, not 1-1/2" scale. It is a fraction of the weight of the larger locos. The total weight is about 12...
by Builder01
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Should I grab this shaper?
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Re: Should I grab this shaper?

J-Line shapers are actually pretty nice machines. They are 8" machines usually with continuous variable speed. This is plenty large for me. ( I have operated 20" Cinncinati shapers!) I have a mill and I also use the shaper all the time. It is particularly useful for squaring up stock and bringing st...
by Builder01
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle advice?
Replies: 29
Views: 1594

Re: Whistle advice?

I work exclusively in 1" scale. England has much to offer in this scale. Equivalent castings from England, even after adding postage, are cheaper than castings from here in the U.S. Reeves, Blackgates and Kennions, they all take credit cards and have amazing catalogs. I recommend them all as they ha...
by Builder01
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wolfgang Habicher's 3/4" Scale Duplex Pump
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: Wolfgang Habicher's 3/4" Scale Duplex Pump

Hi Wolfgang,
PM sent to you!
David
by Builder01
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baking Tanks
Replies: 20
Views: 1307

Re: Baking Tanks

I used 2-56 stainless hex head bolts and washers for the tank tops, it's not scale, but, I like the looks of them. All of the fasteners on the sides are flat head. I added baffles for the insides as well. The baffles also help to keep the sides straight when the tank tops are removed. Yes, the RTV m...
by Builder01
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baking Tanks
Replies: 20
Views: 1307

Re: Baking Tanks

Very nice brass plate work! I also put my tanks together with screws and angle. 1/4" brass angle with 2-56 flat head screws. I did the final assembly using high-temp RTV. The top of the tanks were attached with the screws and a 1/64" gasket so the top can be removed to service any of the connectors ...
by Builder01
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fusible Plug Thoughts
Replies: 22
Views: 1641

Re: Fusible Plug Thoughts

What causes the steam dome get to 625 degrees?

David