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by southwestern737
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-facing Slide Valve & Ports
Replies: 53
Views: 3243

Re: Re-facing Slide Valve & Ports

David,
Sorry to send you down the Rabit hole but that was “Lycurgus” must have been an auto type, or auto correct, mistake. I didn’t see it until now. Just check whatever you are using and it should specify for wet or dry steam, not sure but I think green velvet is only for wet steam.
Brent
by southwestern737
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-facing Slide Valve & Ports
Replies: 53
Views: 3243

Re: Re-facing Slide Valve & Ports

Something in your last post caught my attention, you said “superheater”, our scale super heaters normally don’t get hot enough, but it is possible that your steam oil is not holding to the the dry steam, you my check the specs on Lycurgus steam oil. Just a thought.
Brent
by southwestern737
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: welding boiler
Replies: 13
Views: 1532

Re: welding boiler

There are acceptable procedures for MIG welding code boilers, I can’t remember all the specifics but it involves using flux core filler wire and shielding gas (double shield), it is not your everyday flux core wire it is a special wire specifically made for double shielding.
Brent
by southwestern737
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Valve for Vacuum Brake
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: Valve for Vacuum Brake

The small ball valves from American Model Egineering, work very well for what you are trying to do. Just leave the handle on them and build an extension with a yoke on the end that grabs the handle.
Brent
by southwestern737
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Finished - sort of
Replies: 12
Views: 1585

Re: Finished - sort of

Thanks Karl, and thanks for the website, I have spent a fair amount of time looking at it.
Brent
by southwestern737
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Finished - sort of
Replies: 12
Views: 1585

Re: Finished - sort of

Bill, it is a oil burner. I have two coal burners but getting tired of trying to find coal.
Brent
by southwestern737
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Finished - sort of
Replies: 12
Views: 1585

Re: Finished - sort of

Adam, I have built three steam engines and have painted all of them with Rust-oleum rattle cans, the paint has held up very well on all of them and touch up paint can be bought anywhere. The one exception is the smoke box, I use VHT header paint from the auto parts store.
Brent
by southwestern737
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Finished - sort of
Replies: 12
Views: 1585

Finished - sort of

After 10 years I finally finished my heavy Mikado today, sort of, still need to letter it, time it, and finish the tender. I know the pictures are upside down, no idea why, no time to fix.
Brent
by southwestern737
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cab interior
Replies: 16
Views: 2565

Re: Cab interior

I have always been curious about that, I always wondered because it carried over to aviation, cockpits were generally painted a light shade of green up until the early 70’s, now they are pretty much all grey.
Brent
by southwestern737
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: will spring steel mill?
Replies: 22
Views: 2484

Re: will spring steel mill?

Yes it will, I drilled and slotted mine with carbide drill and mill. Works best if you stack them and clamp them tight.
by southwestern737
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Slip Switch
Replies: 18
Views: 1962

Re: Slip Switch

That is the process I used for making my ties, I pretty much used there method but used fiberglass mesh for reinforcement instead of steel. I have made about 10000 ties.
Brent
by southwestern737
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Slip Switch
Replies: 18
Views: 1962

Re: Slip Switch

I can tell you all about concrete ties, my entire Railroad is concrete ties (except for the switches). Like anything there is good and bad. Bad: they are very time consuming to make, that do break, when wet the are conductive and make signaling a pain, but possible, too heavy for panel type construc...