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by hoppercar
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: lubricator oil
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: lubricator oil

Even running on air without rings you should always use some lubrication, ....running on air, I just use normal steam cylinder oil... Its heavy weight offers good mechanical protection while air testing
by hoppercar
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Expansion link block
Replies: 12
Views: 525

Re: Expansion link block

Round is fine....just so long as the block doesn't bottom out and bind up in full gear
by hoppercar
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Copper boiler build on Youtube
Replies: 13
Views: 870

Re: Copper boiler build on Youtube

I would rather build two steel boilers than a copper one
by hoppercar
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Brass case 0-15 PSI Gauge wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 2352

Re: Brass case 0-15 PSI Gauge wanted

Brass gauges are rare in this age of plastic.....your better off to get a steam rated gauge, remove it from it's plastic housing, and make your own brass case.,I have done this many times
by hoppercar
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kozo k27
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: Kozo k27

Yes !!!!
by hoppercar
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kozo k27
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Kozo k27

What month and year, did the kozo k27 project start in live steam magazine ?....
by hoppercar
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Could I get help picking a set of reamers?
Replies: 25
Views: 1260

Re: Could I get help picking a set of reamers?

You really don't need reamers at all, if your machining your own drivers in the lathe, just bore the axle hole to size.
by hoppercar
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: K & S Metals of Chicago
Replies: 12
Views: 4463

Re: K & S Metals of Chicago

That's why businesses fold, they don't satisfy the customer
by hoppercar
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: USPS is a mess...
Replies: 27
Views: 1936

Re: USPS is a mess...

The post office definitely needs a little competition....it's ironic, how the govt can break up a business they see as an unfare monopoly, yet, they can run a monopoly like the post office
by hoppercar
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4 inch scale Challenger
Replies: 12
Views: 4876

Re: 3/4 inch scale Challenger

Whats with the wierd contraption on the stack, blowing exhaust out sideways
by hoppercar
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: EE Update & Future Product List
Replies: 6
Views: 2793

Re: EE Update & Future Product List

Some cylinder drain cocks with a 3 way valve to.operate them would be a welcome addition.....im not sure thats being currently offered anywhere ?
by hoppercar
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ever get teased for being a live steamer?
Replies: 38
Views: 8928

Re: Ever get teased for being a live steamer?

I had the same experience, in early years of live steam, as a lot of people here have explained....but in.the end it turned out to benefit me.....the "OLD MAN" that owned the machine shop where I worked, in his earlier years was a patternmaker.....when he learned of the hobby I was in, he helped me ...