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by xo18thfa
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trucks for riding cars
Replies: 8
Views: 2385

Re: Trucks for riding cars

Tom Bee Bettendorf with 1000# springs
by xo18thfa
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Riverside Live Steamers Spring Meet
Replies: 12
Views: 4630

Re: Riverside Live Steamers Spring Meet

Wife and I are coming over from Las Vegas. Bringing the Shay. See you Friday.

vr Bob
by xo18thfa
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Clockmaker's Skills
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Re: A Clockmaker's Skills

I picked up a lot of neat ideas. Especially Borac Acid to eliminate the blackening on hardened parts.
by xo18thfa
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Clockmaker's Skills
Replies: 3
Views: 989

A Clockmaker's Skills

Check out this guy on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8Y146v8HxE

by xo18thfa
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge Black 5 drawings
Replies: 9
Views: 1455

Re: 5

This guy has LBSC's article on "Doris", a 3.5" ga Black 5. Might help some.

http://www.john-tom.com/html/LBSCEngines.html
by xo18thfa
Tue May 24, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Torch for Silver Soldering Copper Boiler
Replies: 48
Views: 7690

Re: Torch for Silver Soldering Copper Boiler

Hi David. Just add the citric acid powder to water and stir until no more powder disolves. When the powder just starts to settle out, you are in business.
by xo18thfa
Sun May 22, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Torch for Silver Soldering Copper Boiler
Replies: 48
Views: 7690

Re: Torch for Silver Soldering Copper Boiler

Citric acid comes in powder form. I got it from McMaster-Carr, 5 lb tub will last a long time. I hear you can get it at most health food stores, but don't know for sure. Mix it in water until saturation. Citric acid is non-toxic and has no fumes. Sulfuric acid is dangerous stuff. It eats steel, wher...
by xo18thfa
Tue May 17, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Torch for Silver Soldering Copper Boiler
Replies: 48
Views: 7690

Re: Torch for Silver Soldering Copper Boiler

Good news David. You will be pleased with that torch. It's all practice. IMHO "reading" the flux is important. The flux goes through a number of stages as it heats up. Just before the solder flows the flux is mostly clear and bubbles. You will see bright shiny metal underneath as the bubbles pop. Th...
by xo18thfa
Sat May 14, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Torch for Silver Soldering Copper Boiler
Replies: 48
Views: 7690

Re: Torch for Silver Soldering Copper Boiler

Just want to echo what the board says about Sievert torches. They are first rate and worth the investment. I had to replace the handle recently and got a new one from this outfit.

http://www.bestmaterials.com/default.aspx
by xo18thfa
Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fixing Harbor Freight Lift
Replies: 14
Views: 13780

Re: Fixing Harbor Freight Lift

I had the same thing happen to mine. Fiddled around with it, tried all the fixes. Ended up hauling it to the recycle. Some times life is too short to mess with things like that.
by xo18thfa
Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Cannon diagram
Replies: 9
Views: 6558

Re: Cannon diagram

Interesting Bob, I didn't either. :o Are you planing to make a cannon? If so , it would be nice to see another thread on this subject. :) Jack. Hi Jack. A cannon has been on the "to do" list for 40+ years. I had a quarter scale 12lb mountain howitzer in 3/4" bore. Got it from Dixie Gun Works around...
by xo18thfa
Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Cannon diagram
Replies: 9
Views: 6558

Cannon diagram

From this image on the internet. Did not know all these parts had names.

Have a Happy New Year, Bob