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by hoppercar
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Getting ahold of Cannonball
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: Getting ahold of Cannonball

this seems to be the new norm with suppliers...I've had calls out to several, and cant get any responses
by hoppercar
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Check out line
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Check out line

Stores and gas stations need a special checkout for people who gotta hold up the line buying lottery tickets and cigarettes
by hoppercar
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Cylinder castings
Replies: 17
Views: 360

Cylinder castings

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 ?
by hoppercar
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tom bee
Replies: 11
Views: 888

Re: Tom bee

Aaaaahhhh..ok, thanks
by hoppercar
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tom bee
Replies: 11
Views: 888

Tom bee

Is tom bee still in business?....I been waiting weeks on a small order, and get no response to emails or calls ?
by hoppercar
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: .032 copper tubing
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: .032 copper tubing

No flares, just silver soldering too the tubing connectors for the injector and check valves
by hoppercar
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: .032 copper tubing
Replies: 3
Views: 291

.032 copper tubing

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 ?
by hoppercar
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Axle pump feed water
Replies: 17
Views: 1309

Re: Axle pump feed water

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...
by hoppercar
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Axle pump feed water
Replies: 17
Views: 1309

Axle pump feed water

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...
by hoppercar
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Silver solder flux
Replies: 16
Views: 1197

Re: Silver solder flux

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
by hoppercar
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder drain valves
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: Cylinder drain valves

Yeah, between the valves, I put a cross from pm research, with a plug, so I will be able to remove the plug and blow the lines out
by hoppercar
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder drain valves
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Cylinder drain valves

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...