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- Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:16 pm
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: Source for Steel L smaller tha 1/2 x 1/2
- Replies: 6
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I just finished up a covered hopper car where I needed some 3/8 angle. Bought 3/4 square x .049 tubing and cut it diagonally on the band saw and then cut it to the 3/8 dimension on the table saw using a steel cutting blade. Looks a lot more to scale than taking 1/2 x 1/8 angle and cutting it down to...
O-ring mfgs. will usually have a chart, Sterling for one, showing the dimensions for O-rings. Different dimensions for static and dynamic. A 3/4" O-ring will be over that size to fit properly into a 3/4" bore.
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 ...
- Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:38 am
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: Locomotive Steam Chest Question
- Replies: 8
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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.
- Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:31 am
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: Cole"s Corliss engine drawing needed for setting valves
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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.
- Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:45 pm
- Forum: The Junk Drawer
- Topic: Using 811 For Finding Underground Wires
- Replies: 18
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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...
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.