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by kapullen
Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Accucraft 2-1/2" scale 2-4-0 ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1720

Re: Accucraft 2-1/2" scale 2-4-0 ?

Steam Traction World link on utube

https://youtu.be/v20yf_a0M0o

Station Road Steam link

https://youtu.be/prMYGx78ELM

I have no connection with these companies
Other than being a customer of SRS.

Kap
by kapullen
Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Accucraft 2-1/2" scale 2-4-0 ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1720

Re: Accucraft 2-1/2" scale 2-4-0 ?

Steam Traction World, and Station Road Steam In the UK also make machined engine kits. STW makes a line traction engines in Different scales from 2" per foot up. SRS makes locomotives in various outlines. They have an interesting WW1 trench tank engine. They use Briggs boilers. K Both companies sell...
by kapullen
Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Super scale economy injector question
Replies: 25
Views: 9670

Re: Super scale economy injector question

Did you swap the good and bad injectors side to side to eliminate plumbing problems?
Like swapping boards in a cnc machine.
Kap
by kapullen
Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making Louvers
Replies: 10
Views: 2689

Re: Making Louvers

I wrote a description of making a louver punch
On Discover Live Steam about 15 years ago using an old arbor press, spade drill, and a vise.

Search "Discover Live Steam Louver Punch"

Software won't let me copy and paste the link.

It is smaller than you are looking for but food for thought.

Kap
by kapullen
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Threading without the end groove
Replies: 44
Views: 36469

Re: Threading without the end groove

I can usually just pull out with the machine running at a reasonable speed. Like H said, practice, practice... We used to make cable spools for cranes and hoists. These used round nosed tools to match the cable radius. We had to stop in a drilled hole on some jobs. The King (brand name) 84 inch vert...
by kapullen
Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nylatron for bearings
Replies: 34
Views: 11691

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: 2488

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: 4921

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: 2525

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: 157835

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: 157835

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: 5353

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