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by FKreider
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tiny Power M twin
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Tiny Power M twin

Their store page lists the M twin as castings and blueprints both available:

https://tiny-power.square.site/product/ ... 17?cs=true
by FKreider
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3.5" American On Ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Re: 3.5" American On Ebay

Bill Shields wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:03 pm
track looks a bit wide.....
I agree, looks more like 4.75" to me.
by FKreider
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pacific turn radius
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: Pacific turn radius

This was just recently discussed in another thread I believe and the general consensus is that 25 to 30ft is the minimum turning radius for any track.
by FKreider
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings
Replies: 24
Views: 1603

Re: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings

Just curious- does anyone know the original history of this design? Who was the original builder/designer?
by FKreider
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 432
Views: 141332

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Wow! Nice Work as always!
by FKreider
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: REMOVING rivetts from NAME PLATES
Replies: 9
Views: 1048

Re: REMOVING rivetts from NAME PLATES

Dremel tool with a thin cut off blade, cut a slot and back them out with a flat headed screwdriver. I think there are some YouTube videos out there showing this method.
by FKreider
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: USATC S-160 Consolidation
Replies: 79
Views: 53461

Re: USATC S-160 Consolidation

Excellent work! I am also always pleasantly surprised when the final casting comes out so close to the predicted size when calculating the appropriate shrinkage, the math works like a charm!
by FKreider
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sil-Phos Identification
Replies: 31
Views: 2807

Re: Sil-Phos Identification

Since the degradation of the sil-fos is due to exposure and the chemical reaction to the sulphur, what if the sil-fos was “protected”? What IF the the whole boiler (fittings plugged) was copper plated, isolating the sil-fos from the sulphur containing combustion gas? Copper plating has been used on...
by FKreider
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sil-Phos Identification
Replies: 31
Views: 2807

Re: Sil-Phos Identification

I think that is a pretty hard thing to estimate and I would be skeptical of any answers or advice you get unless the individual was the original builder of the engine and can tell you how often the engine was ran and for how long. Engines often change hands with little to no history known and passed...
by FKreider
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sil-Phos Identification
Replies: 31
Views: 2807

Re: Sil-Phos Identification

I think its fairly easy to identify by the look of it- it tends to be built up kind of like a weld bead vs. silver solder which spreads out thin and does not build up. Is this a brand new boiler that has never been run? If so then hydro test it to 1.5x working pressure and then run it. Sil-phos only...
by FKreider
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Dome Patterns
Replies: 9
Views: 1499

Re: Dome Patterns

3d printing has become the new norm....its almost put the traditional patternmaker in the poor house.. I guess they should have paid attention to changing/disruptive technology and adapted/embraced it! Like Dick Morris I have used 3D printing extensively for sand patterns and master patterns for in...
by FKreider
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gasket thickness for steam chest & cylinders?
Replies: 17
Views: 2159

Re: Gasket thickness for steam chest & cylinders?

Bill Shields wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:15 pm
Especially $20 bills
I bet $100 bills work even better!
:lol: :lol: