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by ebtfan
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The boiler jacket for the K-4
Replies: 13
Views: 970

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: 970

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: 970

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: 1215

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: 880

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: 1392

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: 1215

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: 3557

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: 1047

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: 2266

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...
by ebtfan
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Etched Parts for the K-4
Replies: 5
Views: 813

Re: Etched Parts for the K-4

Thanks all for the compliments on the parts. Wolfgang - the vehicle is a 17 year old Honda S2000. Bob - The dry pipe cover you are referring to was made from two parts. The upper flange was rough cut from sheet steel, drilled. and then bent to match outer radius of the smokebox. Final outside and in...
by ebtfan
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Etched Parts for the K-4
Replies: 5
Views: 813

Etched Parts for the K-4

I have been working on some of the etched detail parts for the K-4. My etching kit was purchased from Micro Mark. In addition to the etching kit I bought developer, additional etching solution, and resist covered copper plates from Graphic Chemical and Ink. I followed a lot of Trainman's(Dave S) vid...