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- Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:34 pm
- Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
- Topic: Cylinder castings
- Replies: 17
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Building a live steam locomotive, it's nearly impossible to get a commercial foundry to pour a one off iron casting, from a loose pattern that's molded up by hand with coreboxes. Is there anyone on this chaski site, that takes on pouring iron jobs in there own home foundry ?
Was looking on msc catalog for some 5/16 copper tubing to plumb up my injectors. They have it with .049 wall thickness and .032 at almost half the cost of the .049......I'm wondering if .032 would be ok ?
I think your right..2 injectors is plenty.....this my first go around with an axle pump after building several engines. It's a hastle too get to too plumb up, let alone if it starts leaking, and your on your back under the steaming bay tinkering with it...I think I am going to take the eccentric str...
I wish now, I would have put another check valve up on the boiler, for the axle pump...but oh well.....right around the corner from the blow downs, I have washout plugs on the throat sheet...was planning on running the pump into there, putting water in down low near the mud ring....has anyone else d...
I get my flux at a local welding supply house, made by harris.....I found an item called, sparex2 for cleaning solder flux....mix a few spoonfuls, with about a quart of water.....it's a dry mix pickling compound, safer than acid, and does a good job cleaning brass..and removing flux
Got the cylinder drain valves on my mikado plumbed up today. This is my first go around with steam operated cylinder drains. I have always had mechanically operated ones, for years, until now. They look nice, I was able to get a set of the superscale ones, but I wonder about that 1/8 inch m.t.p. thr...