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by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3.5" American On Ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: 3.5" American On Ebay

If it's 1" scale that scales to 9 ft wide, modern train cars are around 10 '-6". So that would probably be a b out right for an early American type to be 9 ft wide
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central
Replies: 35
Views: 3360

Re: 1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central

Looking fore a rd to the day you can have an invitational meet.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gasket thickness for steam chest & cylinders?
Replies: 17
Views: 1825

Re: Gasket thickness for steam chest & cylinders?

I have read that paper gaskets work best if they are coated with shellac.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gasket thickness for steam chest & cylinders?
Replies: 17
Views: 1825

Re: Gasket thickness for steam chest & cylinders?

I use 5 or 10 thousands thick PTFE Teflon. Easy to cut with razor blade or exacto knife, and punch holes into.

They are reusable since they do not stick to the surface. Most paper gadgets delaminate when taken apart.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central
Replies: 35
Views: 3360

Re: 1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central

Obviously someone has spent too much time in Covid isolation. Wish we could have attended the meet.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making gear sprocket pinion
Replies: 7
Views: 982

Re: Making gear sprocket pinion

Just get one more small sprocket and put a bronze beearing in it for the idler/tensioner. The small sprockets are cheap.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1945 footage of New England Live Steamers in Color
Replies: 21
Views: 2765

Re: 1945 footage of New England Live Steamers in Color

I believe the locomotive at 2:45 in the vedio is Joe Hilds B & O P7 Pacific. It may be his brother Herb operating it. I currently own it and run often at Pioneer Valley Live Steamers.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drilling through boiler tube
Replies: 10
Views: 2100

Re: Drilling through boiler tube

Word of caution when drilling thru boiler shells, make sure the drill bit can't grab as it breaks thru and go in deep enough to poke a hole in a boiler tube. And that a tap will not project thru and do the same. Saw it happen to someone once on a copper boiler and the tube had to be replaced.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water pressure gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 1478

Re: Water pressure gauge

I pipe my bypass line back to the tender and position it where the discharge can be seen thru a port when the bypass is open. Puting your finger against the line shows if its pumping pressue as well. Not a gage, but works well for me on 3 locomotives.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cast iron Allen smoke box vs Aluminum smoke box
Replies: 12
Views: 2879

Re: Cast iron Allen smoke box vs Aluminum smoke box

I put large band clamps around the smoke box and kept reposkoning them as I machined it. I machine it with a plywood plate with a metal center plate I, the middle and the other end in a 4 jaw chuck. Machined it half way and the turned it around and machined the rest. I also had dowel pins in the joi...
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cast iron Allen smoke box vs Aluminum smoke box
Replies: 12
Views: 2879

Re: Cast iron Allen smoke box vs Aluminum smoke box

Yes, I had to machine down the OD of my Allen Ten Wheeler aluminum smoke box.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to increase tightness between splined pieces?
Replies: 21
Views: 3162

Re: How to increase tightness between splined pieces?

Is the splinded shaft
Large enough to drill and tap with NPT thread. Spilt the shaft with 2 or 3 saw cuts and then put on a pipe plug to rap and the shaft into the female part. There are flush pipe plugs that would not stick out when assembled.