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by ebtfan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Painting the K-4 Boiler Jacket
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Painting the K-4 Boiler Jacket

I have recently completed painting the detailed boiler jacket on my K-4. After installing the pieces of .025 jacket I removed and reinstalled them after painting the backside of each piece. I used Spray Max 2 part epoxy primer available in a spray can. The hardener is released with a button on the b...
by ebtfan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: K-4 Detailed Boilder Jacket
Replies: 7
Views: 1077

K-4 Detailed Boilder Jacket

I have just finished the detailed boiler jacket for PRR K-4. Based on my copy of the original print the prototype jacket was made up of .065 sheets of steel fastened to the boiler with machine screws. I fabricated the 27 sheets from 24 gage steel and attached them to my 13 gage sub jacket using appr...
by ebtfan
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The boiler jacket for the K-4
Replies: 13
Views: 1711

Re: The boiler jacket for the K-4

Dave G. and Mike M. - thanks for the positive comments. This part of the project seemed overwhelming to me at times as I struggled at first to make several of the belpaire firebox jacket pieces from copper using formers. I ended up going with a predominantly steel jacket. If I had to make a living a...
by ebtfan
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The boiler jacket for the K-4
Replies: 13
Views: 1711

Re: The boiler jacket for the K-4

Dan. The k-4 in the photos is being built by Dan H. In Lancaster, PA. I am using the same construction techniques that Dave S. used on his 1361.
by ebtfan
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The boiler jacket for the K-4
Replies: 13
Views: 1711

The boiler jacket for the K-4

For the past few months I have been bending, pounding, grinding, and fitting the sub jacket for my K-4. The sub jacket is 13 gage steel(approximately 3/32 thick). On top of this jacket will be placed a 22 gage steel detailed jacket made up of pieces as on the prototype. Those jacket pieces will be f...
by ebtfan
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Diamod Plate Material ****SOLD****
Replies: 2
Views: 1304

Re: Diamod Plate Material

This item is sold
by ebtfan
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Smoke Box Door
Replies: 0
Views: 1035

Smoke Box Door

I have a smokebox door made of steel that I would like to sell. I am asking $35.00 for the door. It was turned on a CNC lathe. Please PM me with any questions about the door.
by ebtfan
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: K-4 Boiler Mounted
Replies: 7
Views: 1587

K-4 Boiler Mounted

I recently got the boiler mounted on my K-4. The boiler was built by Mercer Locomotive Shop. I have started making and attaching the parts for the detailed boiler jacket. I am following processes illustrated by others on this site who have applied a detailed jacket. I anticipate the jacket will requ...
by ebtfan
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Diamod Plate Material ****SOLD****
Replies: 2
Views: 1304

Re: Diamod Plate Material

Price has been lowered to $200.00 plus shipping to your address.
by ebtfan
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Foundry Pattern Making
Replies: 25
Views: 4094

Re: Foundry Pattern Making

Hi. I noticed in your original post that you were looking for information on making a pattern for locomotive cylinders with cored ports. I will first say I am not a pattern maker or expert of any kind. I just have strong desire to build a steam locomotive. Pictured is a pattern I made along with the...
by ebtfan
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Scaling Drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 1427

Re: Scaling Drivers

Are you building a PRR locomotive? If so there are prints available depicting the prototype dimensions including hub, rim, counterweights, etc. I currently do not have access to my prints otherwise I would offer you the dimensions. The prints are available from the Pennsylvania State Archives. Here ...
by ebtfan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: will spring steel mill?
Replies: 22
Views: 2610

Re: will spring steel mill?

I have used both spring steel and phosphor bronze for the leaf springs on my 1.5" scale PRR K-4. I used spring steel for the main leaf springs and phosphor bronze for the lead truck as I found the spring steel leafs to be too rigid for the lead truck. I had little success trying to machine spring st...