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by hoppercar
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Machining Cylinders - How to Do?
Replies: 11
Views: 522

Re: Machining Cylinders - How to Do?

I.guess it all comes down to, what type of machinery you have at your disposal, and if your comfortable doing it?..there are plenty of guys in the live steam world, who could lend a hand with them...theres about as many ways to set them up and machine them as there are guys to think.it up. Dont be a...
by hoppercar
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drawings
Replies: 1
Views: 660

Drawings

Does anyone know if Truson Buegel is still around?...At one time he supplied copies of locomotive drawings?..He was located in Downey California, the last time I.purchased drawings ?
by hoppercar
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Necessity of hardened crank pins on 3/4” scale
Replies: 48
Views: 2988

Re: Necessity of hardened crank pins on 3/4” scale

I use 4140 prehard.....it has a prehard condition of I think 32 to 36 rockwell, which is still machineable, and will give you an excellent bearing surface. I assume you are running bronze bushings on it and not needle bearings. ...I have seen some locomotives using the crank pin as the inner race fo...
by hoppercar
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Spring Steel
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: Spring Steel

I rolled mine thru a sheet metal roller, made easy work of it
by hoppercar
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 65
Views: 6295

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

I dont see little engines on.the list
by hoppercar
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Reaming vs. Drilling Holes In Tube Sheets
Replies: 33
Views: 7292

Re: Reaming vs. Drilling Holes In Tube Sheets

I have never had a problem with weld distortion near the hole after boring the sheets
by hoppercar
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Reaming vs. Drilling Holes In Tube Sheets
Replies: 33
Views: 7292

Re: Reaming vs. Drilling Holes In Tube Sheets

No.matter how well you grind your drill, it will never drill a perfectly round, smooth hole. Without reaming you are running the risk of tube leaks later on. Personally, I have always had my sheets on the milling machine, and bored the tube holes...this ensures a round smooth hole
by hoppercar
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Worthington Duplex pump & Brass Hex head screws
Replies: 27
Views: 3264

Re: Worthington Duplex pump & Brass Hex head screws

Just put the next larger size standard screw in there, as long as you have the meat around the casting to drill it out and retap it... your the only one who will know
by hoppercar
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tubing for Smoke Box
Replies: 4
Views: 1279

Re: Tubing for Smoke Box

I think.thats the same size I.used
by hoppercar
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tubing for Smoke Box
Replies: 4
Views: 1279

Re: Tubing for Smoke Box

Yes...contact alro steel...1 888 888 alro.......they have seamless dom tubing.that size in several different wall thickness
by hoppercar
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Handling Bulk Flat Spring Material
Replies: 12
Views: 1940

Re: Handling Bulk Flat Spring Material

Wrap it with several electrical, zip, pull ties....then pull it thru, and uncoil it as you need it.....works for me
by hoppercar
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Petticoat Junction
Replies: 13
Views: 2002

Re: Petticoat Junction

It was always surprising to me , with these hollywood locomotives. How you would see wood stacked on the tender, but the black smoke was obviously oil. ....