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by 10 Wheeler Rob
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Models making changes.
Replies: 25
Views: 1445

Re: Allen Models making changes.

I also pitched the brittle castings for my ten wheeler when an tried straightening one and it snapped in two. I used 6061 T6 Aluminum and manually milled them.

303 Stainless water cut blanks would interest me for future engine builds.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today's Craigslist Creampuff
Replies: 13
Views: 461

Re: Today's Craigslist Creampuff

And was it sand blasted everywhere before painting???
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector Orientation
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Re: Injector Orientation

Super Scale economy injectors have a spring loaded check valve and I usually see them mounted vertical. Mine is mounted that way and works just fine.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suggested approaches for dual gage drivier axles or wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Suggested approaches for dual gage drivier axles or wheels

I have an Allen Ten Wheeler built in 7 1/4" gage. When I built it I moved the cylinders out 1/8" on each side and extended the length of the crank pin to match. This was done to allow for regaging to 7 1/2". I am getting a winter place in Florida and would like to have a relatively ea...
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Stainless steel balls for check valves and pumps
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: Stainless steel balls for check valves and pumps

McMaster sells type 304, 316 and 440 stainless balls, the 316 should not be magnetic. The 304 will be partially magnetic and the 440 will be magnetic.

I have had no issues with the type 316 ones.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build
Replies: 40
Views: 5757

Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Got some brake wheel castings from Little Engines of NJ when I was in Florida. Made mounting shafts and finished installation.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Another New Guy wants a 10-wheeler
Replies: 45
Views: 2459

Re: Another New Guy wants a 10-wheeler

I recomend the Allen10 Wheeler over the mogal, not any more complicated to build. It's about six inches longer and heavier. Which gives it more pulling power.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Grates
Replies: 18
Views: 859

Re: Grates

Carbon steel is fine for grates if burning soft coal. I would use 1/8 x3/8 strip stock. Just peen the threaded end into the nut.

The important thing is to have air flow under the grates.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ash pans for 3/4" locomotives
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: Ash pans for 3/4" locomotives

I will look tomorrow and try to get a picture of 2 of the ash pan and fastening method.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Equalizer spring hangers
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Equalizer spring hangers

My Allen 10 Wheeler has the end pivot brackets silver to the top layer of the lead springs, the the softening of the top layer did not effect the the spring functioning correctly. As it was the stock was a mil or 2 over thickness on the prints and I removed one layer from each spring to get the righ...
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ash pans for 3/4" locomotives
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: Ash pans for 3/4" locomotives

My Pacific ash pan is flat in the side regions over the truck wheel and frame region and has a tapered trough that is flush at the back and slopes down in 5th front. There is a door on the front end to dump ashes in front of the trailing truck. If you make just flat it will have to be raked out very...
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Turntable Design and Build
Replies: 50
Views: 5536

Re: Turntable design

A used front automobile or truck spindle with the brake rotor and tapered roller bearings could be the basis of a cheap center pivot.

Rob

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