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by kapullen
Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nylatron for bearings
Replies: 34
Views: 4294

Re: Nylatron for bearings

I built a Case Half Scale Traction engine about 30 years ago. The valve gear is similar to a Hackworth gear. I made the sliding block out of Nylatron as well as the main crank pin. The engine would tighten up at times. It took a while to find the sliding blocks were tightening up while running. I ma...
by kapullen
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2016 Little Engines Open House
Replies: 3
Views: 1194

Re: 2016 Little Engines Open House

Does anyone else plan to attend?
I plan to be there most of both days.
Mike has a huge stock of castings, finished
parts, and accessories in the warehouse.

Kap
by kapullen
Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder Block Machining
Replies: 10
Views: 2051

Re: Cylinder Block Machining

Greg, That is an interesting idea with the shaper.

I write a couple lines if code, mount the cylinder block in two vises
And push the green button.

https//youtu.be/lVB5x5q74c0



If I copied the link right.
by kapullen
Wed May 27, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Florida Boiler Inspections ??
Replies: 2
Views: 1234

Re: Florida Boiler Inspections ??

Might be a good Idea to put your stuff in proper order, and not have to worry about this issue.
kap
by kapullen
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A champion is born.
Replies: 407
Views: 81557

Re: A champion is born.

pkeiser wrote:Thanks Kap !
I'm an idiot. I never thought of that. As a matter of fact ,I do have a .062'" key cutter.
Thanks again
Paul,
Come on now, You aren't an idiot!
I miss my share of things.
Well, maybe I'm an idiot too. :|
Beautiful work though.
Kap
by kapullen
Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A champion is born.
Replies: 407
Views: 81557

Re: A champion is born.

Hi Paul, I would use a woodruff cutter for those slots. We used to cut keyways by the thousands for an industrial air conditioner company. Fought every one for size, and tool life, 'till using the woodruffs. Mcmaster has 1/16 inch wide by 3/4 diameter for about 21 bucks and change. Here is a little ...
by kapullen
Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: What's this bit about?
Replies: 12
Views: 2277

Re: What's this bit about?

Just a guess, but maybe they go in an adjustable shell reamer like this.
They are pretty useless without the body or shell.
Kap
by kapullen
Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Spark Arrestor mesh size?
Replies: 10
Views: 2600

Re: Spark Arrestor mesh size?

I reciently made a spark arrestor for one of my engines. It is made of an upper and lower plate, both recessed for 1/16 mesh stainless screen from Mcmaster Carr. The upper has a male shaped cone on the lower side to deflect the sparks down and ease the smoke thru the unit. The lower plate has a piec...
by kapullen
Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A champion is born.
Replies: 407
Views: 81557

Re: A champion is born.

Paulie,
You do such nice work. You, Pam, and Mike, are an inspiration to many of us out here in la la land.
Kap
by kapullen
Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: O Rings for a CliShay
Replies: 8
Views: 1482

Re: O Rings for a CliShay

Evan,

If your grandfathers rings don't work out, this company
has cast iron rings for a very reasonable price.
They are located in Elkton Maryland.

http://www.ringspacers.com/

I have no connection other than being a satisfied customer.

Kap
by kapullen
Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Chain for air brake linkage.
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Re: Chain for air brake linkage.

Bob,
Check out clock weight chain on line, especially grandfather clock weight chain.
Those weights are pretty heavy and some filled with lead.
If this is not just for looks, you may have to silver solder the links.
Kap
by kapullen
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Dual-Gauge 1 1/2" scale Trackage
Replies: 18
Views: 2334

Re: Dual-Gauge 1 1/2" scale Trackage

Here is a self guarding frog that will allow 7 1/4"- 7 1/2 " operation provided all wheels are machined the same. The wheel does not rely on the back to back dimension and guard rail to block the wheel from going the wrong way in the frog. If someone wants to run 2 1/2 inch per foot equipment with t...