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by Greg temp
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector
Replies: 58
Views: 6077

Re: Injector

The complete body,just the nuts to make then start on the cones.
by Greg temp
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector
Replies: 58
Views: 6077

Re: Injector

Update for those interested,the body is made ,start on the cones this week,
I will post some pictures once I can get them small enough insize to post
by Greg temp
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector
Replies: 58
Views: 6077

Re: Injector

Update on progress,,,D reamers and depth guages done,
Just waiting for the brass to be delivered,will start on the body in the mean time,
by Greg temp
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector
Replies: 58
Views: 6077

Re: Injector

The problem I had was I just miss read the increments on the compound slide,and the tooling is dead center,
by Greg temp
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector
Replies: 58
Views: 6077

Re: Injector

I got the working drawings for a 40oz injector I need to make a 9deg and a 13 deg Dbits,I just stuffed up setting my compound slide on the first one I made,but still a good training excersise
by Greg temp
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector
Replies: 58
Views: 6077

Re: Injector

Hi,Julian,yre wright,the angle is steeper than 9 degrees I made a technical error.it came out at 14degrees,put it down to being too late at night,the shank size is 1/4inch,
That one is now in the bin,remade two (the correct angle this time) last night,
Thanks for the heads up on the deburs,
by Greg temp
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector
Replies: 58
Views: 6077

Re: Injector

I've had a look as well,gotta love eBay they got everything you could possibly want
by Greg temp
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector
Replies: 58
Views: 6077

Re: Injector

That's a good idea trainman,I've got some for my dremmel,will have to investigate
I gave my D reamer a test and it worked well on phosphorous bronze,haven't tried it on anything harder yet don't want to distroy it
by Greg temp
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector
Replies: 58
Views: 6077

Re: Injector

Just a update,for those who are interested, Spent some time in my workshop getting a start on the injector,made the 9degree D reamer,from a broken tap,(I new I kept it for a reason)annealed it first then machined the tapper,surprised how easily it machined,,then reharden it. next is the 13 degree D ...
by Greg temp
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: J3b Hudson
Replies: 2
Views: 1459

Re: J3b Hudson

I'm in New Zealand,as far as I know I'll have the only one in the country,,the boiler is now complete,and foot plate fitted,will post some more pic's shortly
by Greg temp
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector
Replies: 58
Views: 6077

Re: Injector

Anthony Your right the whole point of making my own injector is to challenge myself,just to be able to say at the next convention at my local railway, (yes I made it,)I can order one online tomorrow if I wanted but what's the fun in that. It's better to try and fail than not to try at all,
by Greg temp
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector
Replies: 58
Views: 6077

Re: Injector

I have done a fair bit of stainless machining all my valves are made from 316,I'll get in touch with my local supplier and see if they stock 416, if not 303 maybe,,I think trying to make the cones out of 316 is just asking for trouble