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by Ken Schroeder
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 7" schedule 40 tube
Replies: 19
Views: 2394

Re: 7" schedule 40 tube

7" schedule 40 pipe isn't made. Schedule 40 6" pipe has a 6 5/8" OD. For an exact 7" you will have to go to some type of tubing.
by Ken Schroeder
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Restored 2-4-4-2
Replies: 20
Views: 3105

Re: Restored 2-4-4-2

I built my 1 1/2" scale model of the Shookum a little over 30 years ago and have put a lot of miles on it. I can operate it simple or compound and you can see the difference between the two operating methods. In simple you will slip the front drivers under load and in compound it will slip the rear ...
by Ken Schroeder
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Large Injectors in stock!
Replies: 1
Views: 1277

Re: Large Injectors in stock!

Got the large injector today and it is absolutely gorgeous.
Thanks, Ken
by Ken Schroeder
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive Steam Chest Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2216

Re: Locomotive Steam Chest Question

I have put two recessed bolts on the steam chest on all the locomotives I have built. It will save the lower gasket from being ruined or torn if the steam chest moves while adjusting the valves.

Ken
by Ken Schroeder
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cole"s Corliss engine drawing needed for setting valves
Replies: 0
Views: 1703

Cole"s Corliss engine drawing needed for setting valves

As the title says, I am looking for the supplemental drawing and instructions that went with Cole's Corliss engine castings. I have all the other drawings.

Thanks
Ken
by Ken Schroeder
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Using 811 For Finding Underground Wires
Replies: 18
Views: 4671

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: 4822

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: 11773

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: 1055

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: 1340

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: 1340

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: 2368

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...