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by Fender
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Loctite
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: Loctite

Alternatively, put a UNC nut on a UNF bolt!
by Fender
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baldwin Narrow Gauge 4-4-0
Replies: 18
Views: 2865

Re: Baldwin Narrow Gauge 4-4-0

I’m sure the foundry problem can be overcome. Where are you located?
by Fender
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Axle pump feed water
Replies: 17
Views: 1200

Re: Axle pump feed water

ChipsAhoy wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:31 pm
No, the problem we are having is I left the parts in the vinegar too long.
I believe Howard Gorin sells replacement parts for the injectors. You might also try Earl Mueller. If you need contact info, send me a pm.
by Fender
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Brushless Motor Controller
Replies: 13
Views: 1938

Re: Brushless Motor Controller

Thanks, CP, but I’m concerned that a 350 watt motor won’t be big enough for my loco. Also, I’d like to get better range from my two 12-volt batteries, which is why I’m looking at brushless/outrunner motors.
by Fender
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Brushless Motor Controller
Replies: 13
Views: 1938

Re: Brushless Motor Controller

JPEG image 3.jpeg I want to reboot this thread with a different idea. I found these reversing transmissions that are intended for go-carts, and are relatively inexpensive. If I can connect this to an of-the-shelf brushless motor, then I can use this combo for a powertrain to get what I need. Anyone...
by Fender
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Axle pump feed water
Replies: 17
Views: 1200

Re: Axle pump feed water

Usually, the problem with erratic injectors is caused by trash getting into the cones. Do the injector(s) have strainers on the feed lines from the tender? I had the same type of problem, but installing strainers completely eliminated it (until the strainer fills up 🙄). I clean the strainers every f...
by Fender
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Filler material recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: Filler material recommendations

How much did it move in? Did it move in the same amount along the length of the angle?
by Fender
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam oil
Replies: 17
Views: 839

Re: Steam oil

So can an oil that is described as “emulsifying” be assumed to contain tallow? The Chevron ISO 460 product is described this way, but it doesn’t say what’s in it.
by Fender
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam oil
Replies: 17
Views: 839

Re: Steam oil

I can describe the results from baking foundry sand cores in the oven that used molasses and linseed oil as a binder! Best done with the windows open and while the household authorities are out shopping!
by Fender
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam oil
Replies: 17
Views: 839

Re: Steam oil

Bill, It sounds like you’re describing a benefit of “without tallow”. What’s the benefit of “with tallow”?
by Fender
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Axle pump feed water
Replies: 17
Views: 1200

Re: Axle pump feed water

The best (or maybe “least bad”) way to put cold water into a boiler would be to spray it into the steam space at the top of the boiler. This way, the steam will heat the water and drive most of the oxygen out of the makeup water before it mixes in. Alternatively, you could feed it into a copper tube...
by Fender
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam oil
Replies: 17
Views: 839

Re: Steam oil

What’s the benefit of steam oil with tallow vs. without?