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by Ken Schroeder
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Using 811 For Finding Underground Wires
Replies: 18
Views: 1175

Re: Using 811 For Finding Underground Wires

Years ago, before I moved to Nevada I was digging a post hole in my yard clear of the easement area. I dug up some aluminum foil and figured it was debris from when they filled in the yard and built the house. I dug through it and planted my pole. A little bit later my neighbor came over to ask if m...
by Ken Schroeder
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pvc pipe for air ??
Replies: 24
Views: 2142

Re: Pvc pipe for air ??

A used fire extinguisher tank makes a good air tank. The ones I have used are aluminum, non refillable but when new are charged with 120 pounds of pressure. They are fairly small about 3" dia. and 12" long.
by Ken Schroeder
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Dome Throttle
Replies: 42
Views: 5784

Re: Steam Dome Throttle

Use a ball valve in the steam dome, makes a great throttle. That is all I have used in 45 years and have never had to replace one.
by Ken Schroeder
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cleaning taper sockets
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Re: cleaning taper sockets

I have one I bought years ago at a machinery show for the R8. They are available, just remove the locator pin that isn't needed anyway.
by Ken Schroeder
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1/8 copper plate
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Re: 1/8 copper plate

Sold pending payment.
by Ken Schroeder
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1/8 copper plate
Replies: 2
Views: 751

1/8 copper plate

I have a 1/8" thick x 36" x 42" copper plate brand new still in the original wrapper from when I bought it. Purchased it for a boiler which I never built. $200.00 plus shipping or UPS. In Gardnervile NV, 89460. Ken 775-265-3632 or shaylocomotives@charter.net
by Ken Schroeder
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 14 ga. Steel Material cutting
Replies: 11
Views: 1597

Re: 14 ga. Steel Material cutting

If you have a table saw get a metal cutting blade and it will work great. I have cut a lot of steel sheet on my table saw up to 3/16" thick. Just wear some safety goggles, safety shield and a long sleeve shirt. If you are like me with thin skin and thin blood you will look like you were in a war zon...
by Ken Schroeder
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Let's fill in the gaps (Future Injectors)
Replies: 8
Views: 2450

Re: Let's fill in the gaps (Future Injectors)

I will be interested in your 1/4" NPT injector for my 3 3/4" locomotive.

Ken
by Ken Schroeder
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Shay Locomotives at Train Mountain
Replies: 4
Views: 2173

Re: Shay Locomotives at Train Mountain

Jim,
I will bring the brake shoes with me.

Russ,
I have no idea on the Shay you pictured.

Ken
by Ken Schroeder
Thu May 31, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Shay Locomotives at Train Mountain
Replies: 4
Views: 2173

Shay Locomotives at Train Mountain

If any one wants any Shay castings or drawings for the 2 or 3 truck Shay I can bring them to the triannual and save on the postage.

Will also have samples of the 1 1/2" scale Blomberg trucks along with 3 3/4: scale generator.

Ken Schroeder
775-265-3632
shaylocomotives@charter.net
shaylocomotive.com
by Ken Schroeder
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old, old machine shop in California, still exists.
Replies: 4
Views: 997

Re: Old, old machine shop in California, still exists.

They poured the cylinders for my 2-4-4-2 mallet about 35 years ago.
by Ken Schroeder
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Hardinge HLV-H taper attachment castings
Replies: 5
Views: 1825

Re: Hardinge HLV-H taper attachment castings

I now have castings for the Hardinge taper attachment for the HLV, narrow bed lathe in stock. Same price as the HLV-H taper attachment castings. Also finished tail stock clamps for the Hardinge tracer attachment.

Ken