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by Bill Shields
Sun May 24, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bunting P43-4
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: Bunting P43-4

Do not use it in any area subject to repeated impact loading
by Bill Shields
Sat May 23, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: WTB Southbend
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: WTB Southbend

make sure you get an extractor nut at the same time...or make one.

once you have it installed and pulled tight...'remembering' the nut is a real...OOPS.... :D
by Bill Shields
Fri May 22, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: WTB Southbend
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: WTB Southbend

Grizzly has them in their catalog if you know where to look.

26 PSB1264026 COLLET ADAPTER MT5/5C (SB1039)

$175
by Bill Shields
Wed May 20, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Camelbacks
Replies: 11
Views: 1656

Re: Camelbacks

I run a 2-8-0 camel 1lin 1.5" scale on propane.
by Bill Shields
Tue May 19, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Annular cutters
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: Annular cutters

Are you drilling a blind hole into thick material?
by Bill Shields
Tue May 19, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder honing
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Cylinder honing

making the rings before the bores are a final dimension can be self-defeating.

were it me, I would press the sleeve out and start over...much easier to bore to size in a lathe...

then LAP....
by Bill Shields
Mon May 18, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder honing
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Cylinder honing

It is probably the other way around...different length pistons BECAUSE of different strokes. Depending on the amount of material to be removed a hone may not be the first choice...and depending on the finished od....need to make custom rings.. which is more work than packing it with graphite / packi...
by Bill Shields
Sun May 17, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking, Looking
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Looking, Looking

Is that the pete renzetti that was from south eastern pa (philadelphia) area?
by Bill Shields
Thu May 14, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Displacement lubricator questions
Replies: 13
Views: 861

Re: Displacement lubricator questions

Yes
by Bill Shields
Thu May 14, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets
Replies: 41
Views: 2060

Re: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets

i have several 'scotch brite' wheels - 10" diameter, 1" thick...mounted on a 'grinder'
by Bill Shields
Thu May 14, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Displacement lubricator questions
Replies: 13
Views: 861

Re: Displacement lubricator questions

depending on the 'displacement lubricator' type...gravity does not matter. Bill van Brocklin championed a variation where there is a steam in / water out on either end of a cylinder. inside of the cylinder there is a free floating piston (sealed - naturally - with an O-Ring!) that serves as a separa...
by Bill Shields
Wed May 13, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets
Replies: 41
Views: 2060

Re: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets

my belt sander is not a HF.....$30 was from an uncle looking to clean out basement 25 years ago. i have one of the 1" wide belt sanders and it gets very little use but was free.... not to ignore the other end of the shop...but the oxy acetylene torch that was donated by a previous employer is very h...