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by 10 Wheeler Rob
Fri May 31, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a Silicone Soldering Brush
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Making a Silicone Soldering Brush

I rather doubt silicone will stand up to silver soldering temperatures.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Wed May 22, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Side rod bushing clearance
Replies: 28
Views: 2660

Re: Side rod bushing clearance

There are iron filled sintered bronze bearings that take the pounding better. I used them on my 10 Wheeler. No noticeable wear after 4 years. It was available from McMaster Carr. I set the up with around .003" clearance.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sun May 12, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: injector?
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: injector?

Last I knew A & K injectors are available.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sun May 12, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bandsaw blade bevel
Replies: 22
Views: 1466

Re: Bandsaw blade bevel

Another way to make a gauge is to make from two pieces of metal clamped together with a couple screws, machine a step in one piece and fasten a flat sided piece against it.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: FRUSTRATED with threading tubing
Replies: 18
Views: 2900

Re: FRUSTRATED with threading tubing

I often make my nipples from 303 stainless hex stock.

Soft copper I push in a plug with a shoulder that is the minor diameter of the threading die. Helps make it thread straighter and keeps the soft copper from colapasing.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: types of coal
Replies: 29
Views: 3641

Re: types of coal

If you do 50% mix of that hard coal with soft coal it will work just fine. That's what I burn in my locomotives. Gives less smoke and less flue build up.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul
Replies: 35
Views: 3764

Re: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul

I haul my locomotives on a 3/4" thick peace of plywood. I mounted rails and brackets that clamp down the front coupler pocket and rear draw bar pocket. I strap the plywood down to the floor of the van with ratchet straps. You could make up a plywood sheet a head of time and trim it if necessary to f...
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Axle pump feed water
Replies: 17
Views: 2500

Re: Axle pump feed water

If you plan ahead when mounting and piping the axle pump you can make it easier to remove and maintain by having the mounting bolts straight up from the bottom. The other thing is put in enough unions in the piping so they can be disconnected in acessable space. An other helpfully thing is to put an...
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help using Sherline Boring Head
Replies: 12
Views: 1563

Re: Help using Sherline Boring Head

Measuring bore diameters accurately is what I consider to be one the biggest challenge for hobby machinist. Accurate bore gauges are very pricey. Sets of round gage pins are also costly. Afordable bore gages are not very accurate. Using telloscoping gages is probably the lowest cost method, but is v...
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Plumbing question
Replies: 6
Views: 1309

Re: Plumbing question

I also often buy stainless steel nipples, because they are stronger than bronze or brass. And I never connect brass nipples to boilers, always stainless steel or bronze.

Zinc will leach out of brass at the boiler making it porous and weakens with time.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Plumbing question
Replies: 6
Views: 1309

Re: Plumbing question

I tap a jam nut and tap a piece if hex stock not to full depth put on the jam nut and hexpeice tighten the two together on one end of nipple and screw it to the place I want it to go. Then take simple back off the hex from the jam nut.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: McMaster carr part number
Replies: 16
Views: 2515

Re: McMaster carr part number

I have no issues with the super scale injector I piped with the 5/16"OD copper tubing.