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by ChuckHackett-844
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Air Tank question
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Air Tank question

In that case, I assume that the pump just runs until the steam times steam piston area equals the air pressure times the air piston area and it stalls. I guess then you want the reservoir to be large enough for a couple of applications to allow the steam pump to recover the reservoir. Hard to say, d...
by ChuckHackett-844
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Air Tank question
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Air Tank question

Are you charging them with an electric compressor with pressure switch? If so, the only thing the tank size determines is how often and how long the compressor comes on. Small tank: compressor cycles often, runs for short time. Large tank: compressor comes on less often but runs longer. If you have ...
by ChuckHackett-844
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Brass case 0-15 PSI Gauge wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 2600

Re: Brass case 0-15 PSI Gauge wanted

If you are by chance measuring propane burner pressure: Since low pressure gauges tend to be expensive I place a needle valve between the gauge (25 psi) and the burner and close the needle valve until I have a usable reading (11-12 psi) when the burner is at full usable fire. I really don't care wha...
by ChuckHackett-844
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What do you think of this build video? Did he take a big risk?
Replies: 25
Views: 5975

Re: What do you think of this build video? Did he take a big risk?

Tapping: The video isn't clear enough for me to see the shape of the tap. I regularly tap with a hand drill if not tapping very deep (which he didn't) and the hole is through or at least overly deep to catch chips. I use "spiral point" ("gun tap") taps whenever possible - they are great! ... even 6-...
by ChuckHackett-844
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Anyone here go to high lines all over the country?
Replies: 49
Views: 10137

Re: Anyone here go to high lines all over the country?

St. Croix Railroad (Hudson, WI) has a high line for gauges 1" and under I think. Not exactly sure of the assortment. They also have a large 1" ground track and a 7.5" ground track (both w/bridges/tunnels).
by ChuckHackett-844
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 1/8th scale 3D Model of a Signal Cabinet
Replies: 3
Views: 3088

Re: 1/8th scale 3D Model of a Signal Cabinet

etsy wanted me to register with the site to contact him but I didn't want yet another login to remember. Not looking for built units (we will cast them from resin), just looking for 3D model or one to use for rubber mold. If he is interested, can you/he PM me?
by ChuckHackett-844
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 1/8th scale 3D Model of a Signal Cabinet
Replies: 3
Views: 3088

1/8th scale 3D Model of a Signal Cabinet

Has anyone done a 3D model of a 1/8th scale signal cabinet/hut that they would be willing to share?

I'm looking for a ground standing unit to cover up some non-scale signal conduits.
by ChuckHackett-844
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Mason Bogie 2-6-6T
Replies: 5
Views: 3867

Re: Mason Bogie 2-6-6T

The only 'For Sale' section I see is very general For Sale (lathes, etc.). Is there one here for Live Steam related items? I know about Discover Live Steam.
by ChuckHackett-844
Tue May 12, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Mason Bogie 2-6-6T
Replies: 5
Views: 3867

Mason Bogie 2-6-6T

I have a full set of un-machined castings produced by Richard Ulin (many bronze, lost-wax castings) for the 2.5" scale Narrow Gauge Mason Bogie 2-6-6T locomotive. For those unfamiliar with this unique engine: http://www.7plusrailroader.com/linda1.jpg http://www.pacificng.com/ref/mason/pdf/Dave-Fletc...
by ChuckHackett-844
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NJ/NYC/LI Machinery Movers
Replies: 19
Views: 5827

Re: NJ/NYC/LI Machinery Movers

I recently moved a 4,000 pound Haas MiniMill and found it was lots cheaper to rent a forklift and trailer. I had contacted a rigger in the area to just lift it off my trailer and place it 30 feet away inside the garage door and they wanted $1,700 - seems riggers do not want to bother with moves invo...
by ChuckHackett-844
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Free 2D CAD Software?
Replies: 27
Views: 12033

Re: Free 2D CAD Software?

Fusion 360 is free as long as you certify that you make less than $100,000 :)
by ChuckHackett-844
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Which pressure gauge to use?
Replies: 27
Views: 8056

Re: Which pressure gauge to use?

For permanent, you want "inches of water" gauge (maybe 0 to 3"). But this is also easily done with just a "U" of clear tubing with water in it for testing purposes.