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by Builder01
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alco West.
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: Alco West.

If email is a waste of time, why bother posting your email address?

David
by Builder01
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: When it is snowing and blowing you can still drive a Train
Replies: 14
Views: 376

Re: When it is snowing and blowing you can still drive a Train

And you Engineer a train. ~RN Or, do you just engineer the locomotive and not the entire train? The engine is only part of the locomotive, not the train. Or, is the person that designed the locomotive an engineer of locomotives? When in control of a locomotive, have you actually engineered anything...
by Builder01
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alco West.
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: Alco West.

It is not clear to me why some businesses post a contact email address at a website, and then simply do not respond to emails. If you don't do email, please just post a phone number at the website. I have encountered this many times, especially for overseas businesses.

David
by Builder01
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: When it is snowing and blowing you can still drive a Train
Replies: 14
Views: 376

Re: When it is snowing and blowing you can still drive a Train

Any 4-3/4" gauge tracks down South?

David
by Builder01
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: AIR COMPRESSOR IDENTIFCATION
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: AIR COMPRESSOR IDENTIFCATION

The drawings are available right now. Just look for "modeltec duplex simplex pump" on Ebay.

David
by Builder01
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Stainless steel boiler/exchanger?
Replies: 29
Views: 1095

Re: Stainless steel boiler/exchanger?

NP317 wrote:
Carrdo wrote:Probably expensive, too.
~RN


More than copper?

David
by Builder01
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lots of questions on 7 1/2" gauge railroad
Replies: 32
Views: 944

Re: Lots of questions on 7 1/2" gauge railroad

So sorry to hear you weren't treated right at the PA live steamers. I am a proponent of clubs, and what happened to you is wrong. This is usually not the case for most guys at most clubs including the PA live steamers. But, there are, well, frankly "old farts" that are tired, of what they ...
by Builder01
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Brass or Bronze?
Replies: 34
Views: 1067

Re: Brass or Bronze?

As for commercial fittings, yes, what you are saying is true. That's why I make just about all of these fittings myself, even the clean out plugs on my water gauge are bronze. I believe anything that touches live steam, should probably not be brass. These commercial fittings, if and when there is a ...
by Builder01
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Brass or Bronze?
Replies: 34
Views: 1067

Re: Brass or Bronze?

Well, I certainly am sorry to hear all of this. Have you tried OnLineMetals? They sell in small quantities, but, I do not know the shipping arrangements to Canada. For small quantities, they ship USPS, surely this could cross the border. Do you know anyone in the U.S. that you visit regularly? Maybe...
by Builder01
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Brass or Bronze?
Replies: 34
Views: 1067

Re: Brass or Bronze?

Both 510 and 544 bronze are readily available from McMaster-Carr. It can be purchased in quantities as short as 1 foot. Diameters 1/4" to 2", at least for the 510. The 544 can be purchased as short as 6 inches, 3/16" to 2-1/2" in diameter. 544 machines very well. Yes, all fitting...
by Builder01
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Brass or Bronze?
Replies: 34
Views: 1067

Re: Brass or Bronze?

Well, bronze rarely is made in hex. Brass is very common in hex. If you are making a copper boiler, I would not make any of the bushings in brass as I assume they will be silver soldered in. They will not be easy to replace. Bronze should last the life of the boiler, brass, maybe not. If you want to...
by Builder01
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I am OK And back on track
Replies: 16
Views: 1054

Re: I am OK And back on track

Wishing you both a speedy recovery!

David

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