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by 10 Wheeler Rob
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project
Replies: 45
Views: 8711

Re: Regauging a 7 1/4" Minnie Project

The Minnie made the trip down to Florida from Connecticut in the back of my Dodge Grand Caravan. It passed hydro and was steamed for the first time last Saturday. Adjusted the safeties and set out on the track at Ridge Live Steamers. Ran in forward gear with a slight pulsating squeak. Upon switching...
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Making a boiler without a lathe
Replies: 17
Views: 1959

Re: Making a boiler without a lathe

The boiler should not be made from brass, use copper or bronze. The zinc in brass dissolves into the water over time and it becomes porous and weakens. Brass works for piping, tubing and external fittings, that can be easily replaced if they age out.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pioneer Valley Meet August 10th thru 12th
Replies: 59
Views: 8106

Re: Pioneer Valley Meet August 10th thru 12th

Ross Grant and myself plan to get an early start on Thursday. All are welcome to join us.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: kozo a3 5/32 and 1/8 tube wall thickness
Replies: 9
Views: 1010

Re: kozo a3 5/32 and 1/8 tube wall thickness

You can get 1 1/2. Test gage in several pressure ranges from McMaster Carr for around $15 plus shipping.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pioneer Valley Meet August 10th thru 12th
Replies: 59
Views: 8106

Re: Pioneer Valley Meet August 10th thru 12th

Look forward to see you all in a couple of weeks. Remember you welcome to Thursday if you want.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Polishing inside of 0.25" cylinder?
Replies: 8
Views: 894

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: 45
Views: 8711

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: 756

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: 45
Views: 8711

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: 45
Views: 8711

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: 45
Views: 8711

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: 59
Views: 8106

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