Search found 86 matches

by ebtfan
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Diamod Plate Material ****SOLD****
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

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: 521

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: 1219

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: 1094

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: 3006

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: 816

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: 1633

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: 669

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: 669

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...
by ebtfan
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: K-4 Smokebox Detail
Replies: 6
Views: 875

K-4 Smokebox Detail

Hello all. Have been finishing some of the detail work on the K-4. Have recently finished the addition of the running boards, handrail brackets, and marker lights. Just starting work on the exhaust stand and blast nozzle. Would be interested in any information regarding fabrication of an exhaust sta...
by ebtfan
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Diamod Plate Material ****SOLD****
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

Diamod Plate Material ****SOLD****

I have for sale a sheet of 1.5" scale brass etched diamond plate. The sheet is 18" by 24". As noted on the photo there has been a piece cut from the sheet. The dimensions of the removed piece are 2" by 13.5". The diamond pattern is etched and the overall thickness of the sheet is approximately .062"...
by ebtfan
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Marker lights for the K-4
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Marker lights for the K-4

Hello live steamers. I have not posted anything in awhile. Between some traveling and health issues I have not been able to make as much progress as I had planned on my K-4. My goal is still to finish the exhaust stand, blast nozzle, and smokebox with all detailing by the end of the year. As part of...