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by FLSTEAM
Sun May 24, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 111
Views: 9994

Re: Couple of Shorties

Where did you get the bubble leds

John B.
by FLSTEAM
Mon May 18, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another CliShay Build
Replies: 39
Views: 16434

Re: Another CliShay Build

Never a better example of "where there is a will there is a way"...…...Nice work.

John B
by FLSTEAM
Tue May 12, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets
Replies: 41
Views: 2082

Re: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets

A center/edge finder for the mill.

John B
by FLSTEAM
Tue May 12, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Looking for rail
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Looking for rail

I am going to take a wild guess....There are probably two chances of finding that in the US.

John B
by FLSTEAM
Wed May 06, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building My 2.5" 20 Ton Shay
Replies: 36
Views: 27490

Re: Building My 2.5" 20 Ton Shay

Just a short update on Shays. Attached are pictures of TIm Szabo's and Tristan's engines at the winter meets in Florida. Tim ran his 3 cylinder Shay on coal and had no problem keeping up steam. His bore is also larger then what I called for in the drawings. Tim has since then converted his engine to...
by FLSTEAM
Mon May 04, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tank car
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Re: Tank car

Here is my tank built using a 12" pvc pipe. For the ends I turned some 1/2" flat sheet with a slight taper to the edges. A little PVC cement and drive it in to flush with the pipe ends. Sealed water tight and if the ice melts before the beer is gone there is a drain in the bottom. I am guessing you ...
by FLSTEAM
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: weed killer
Replies: 23
Views: 1928

Re: weed killer

Pre-emergents

Learn something new every day....

JB
by FLSTEAM
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kozo"s k 27
Replies: 18
Views: 2412

Re: Kozo"s k 27

I believe the original question was a multiplier for the drawings made in 3/4" scale. If my math is somewhat correct then to get to 2.5" scale you would just need to divide the 2.5 by .75 and get the 3.33 multiplier you are looking for. I have never looked at Kozo's drawings in 3/4" but I assume the...
by FLSTEAM
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Air Pump D Valves
Replies: 29
Views: 3308

Re: Air Pump D Valves

I was referring to Aluminum Bronze. Hard to machine....

JB
by FLSTEAM
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Air Pump D Valves
Replies: 29
Views: 3308

Re: Air Pump D Valves

I agree with Bill, good luck machining it.

JB
by FLSTEAM
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted 2.5" pedistal type journal boxes
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Re: Wanted 2.5" pedistal type journal boxes

Dan
If there is enough metal there it looks like those would work. I emailed them and ask for a drawing.

Thanks JB
by FLSTEAM
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted 2.5" pedistal type journal boxes
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Re: Wanted 2.5" pedistal type journal boxes

Tom has arch bar type and RMI has only the pedestals. I have the pedestals already.

THanks, JB