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by 10 Wheeler Rob
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Polishing inside of 0.25" cylinder?
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: Polishing inside of 0.25" cylinder?

I cut a slot with band saw in small diameter wood dowel and slip a small piece of rag in it. Put some brass polish on it and spin it with an electric drill as I push it and out of the hole.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project
Replies: 41
Views: 6422

Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

It's a 2-4-2. The trailing wheels do not show up in the photos due to the width of the 2 1/2" scale cab. And yes it definitely needs the trailing wheels for balance. It would be a rocking horse with out them.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Packing material
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Packing material

I used the graphite tape from McMaster Carr. It works fine. It dose not last as long as the graphite yarn packing. Fine for 1 1/2" scale packings. But the strands of yarn are easier to install in 3/4" scale..

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project
Replies: 41
Views: 6422

Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

More pics.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project
Replies: 41
Views: 6422

Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Here are the finished pics. I decided to go with maroon red and black, and leave the stainless ateel boiler jacket and aluminum stack in finisheb.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project
Replies: 41
Views: 6422

Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Have not posted in a while, but have been busy in the work shop, finished all the piping both engine and tender. Disassembled the piping and removed the boiler. Moved everything to the garage from the basement work shop for painting and final assembly. Tender painted, locomotive in progress. Picture...
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pioneer Valley Meet August 10th thru 12th
Replies: 40
Views: 2848

Re: Pioneer Valley Meet August 10th thru 12th

September 14, 15 and 16 is the info I have. If the weather is good there will be some us around on the 13th as well.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blower Line
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Blower Line

A 3/16" OD copper tube will supply all the stem needed for the blower, 5/16" is way bigger than necessary. 3/16 is much easier to route.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project
Replies: 41
Views: 6422

Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

The stack is an aluminum casting that came with the project. Exterior and bore for the petticoat pipe are machined.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project
Replies: 41
Views: 6422

Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Piped the whistle and oiler.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pioneer Valley Meet August 10th thru 12th
Replies: 40
Views: 2848

Re: Pioneer Valley Meet August 10th thru 12th

I look forward to seeing you all. I be up Thursday if any one else is going to be up. I got get a coat or two of roof sealant on my camper.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project
Replies: 41
Views: 6422

Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

Yes, stainless steel pipe fittings rated for the temperature and pressure.