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by apm
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Model Steam Pressure Gauges
Replies: 15
Views: 876

Re: Model Steam Pressure Gauges

Just an update here, I am now all sold out, hopefully we will do another run sometime in the not too distant future, if not even expand on the line altogether.
by apm
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Model Steam Pressure Gauges
Replies: 15
Views: 876

Re: Model Steam Pressure Gauges

I ran out of the compression fittings for now, but still have 5 gauges available. Dan and Jeff they should go out today.
by apm
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam pressure gauges is there any interest in them?
Replies: 25
Views: 3481

Re: Steam pressure gauges is there any interest in them?

One question - how do you verify the gauges will accurately register what they indicate on the gauge? I’d be interested in maybe a couple of gauges, if they register at least up to 250 PSI. Thanks Glenn Glenn, the gauges themselves are a commercially available 300psig pressure gauge which I then ov...
by apm
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Model Steam Pressure Gauges
Replies: 15
Views: 876

Re: Model Steam Pressure Gauges

To answer a few questions; Tim 2" is the dial face itself measured at the largest diameter of the bezel. The case itself is is nominally a little larger than 1.5" the whole gauge stands about 1-1/16" tall. Howard, it seems like last time this came up the consensus was most guys wanted something in t...
by apm
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Model Steam Pressure Gauges
Replies: 15
Views: 876

Model Steam Pressure Gauges

With the help of fellow board member Mike McCotter we came up with the following steam pressure gauges; IMG_3975.JPG IMG_3980.JPG In the first round we made up 10 of these so they are first come first serve, but if the demand is there we hope to make more. Basic specs, the dial comes in at 2" in dia...
by apm
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam pressure gauges is there any interest in them?
Replies: 25
Views: 3481

Re: Steam pressure gauges is there any interest in them?

Well it only took about 3 years and the encouragement, and manufacturing assistance of fellow form member Mike McCotter, but now the first batch of 10 of these are now ready for sale, here's the photos of what we came up with; IMG_3975.JPG IMG_3980.JPG The final gauges measure in right around 2"dia ...
by apm
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in London: help me prioritize
Replies: 23
Views: 5760

Re: Steam in London: help me prioritize

I wish I had heard of Crossness before going to the UK but sadly some how I missed it so we never went. So with that being said I can't help you rank that one vs The London Museum of Water and Steam at Kew Bridge but I can help with the comparison between Kew Bridge and the London Museum of Science....
by apm
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Things to do in Florida in January?
Replies: 8
Views: 2530

Re: Things to do in Florida in January?

Stephen, I didn't realize things were that bad down there. Prior to your post I only thought the only thing they try stealing in that area of Florida was elections with the help of magic boxes of ballots that pop up out of nowhere! :D Technically I will be working in Miramar but free on the weekends...
by apm
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Things to do in Florida in January?
Replies: 8
Views: 2530

Things to do in Florida in January?

I am going to be down in the Miami area Florida the weekends of Jan 12, 13 and Jan 19, 20th for work and free on the weekends. I have some relatives up in West Palm beach to visit but should have some time to go touring around. Especially with the company paying for hotels it never hurts to go somew...
by apm
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Using a steam indicator
Replies: 42
Views: 11085

Re: Using a steam indicator

On the subject of CAD, the drawing you are looking for is a 2minute sketch that can be done by hand, and is probably takes no more than 15mins to make start to finish on both the lathe and mill. No need for CNC here, in fact CNC most likely would slow you down trying to use it for one part. Since th...
by apm
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Using a steam indicator
Replies: 42
Views: 11085

Re: Using a steam indicator

Dick, Yes you are right about pressure transducers, we do a ton of hydraulic measurement and use this rubber hose that maybe has about 0.025"dia and it works great. I always marvel at how well 30ft of this hose still gives me good measurements. I have seen over 4ft delays maybe on the order of 2-4mi...
by apm
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Using a steam indicator
Replies: 42
Views: 11085

Re: Using a steam indicator

I took a look at those pictures and my recommendation stands, take the 4 screws out and make a dummy cylinder head that the pressure transducer screws into. Sure it will look goofy but who cares, using some very tiny tubing is going to introduce a host of new variables and problems that you don't wa...