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by Bill Shields
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Basket case 2-4-0
Replies: 24
Views: 6273

Re: Basket case 2-4-0

As Marty Knox mentioned...it is a 2X Raritan, which pretty much sets its building time accordingly...
by Bill Shields
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Screwcutting not picking up in the same place
Replies: 19
Views: 643

Re: Screwcutting not picking up in the same place

I have been down this road....all the advise is good...but the practical solution is:

when doing metric threads..do NOT disengage the 1/2 nut at the end.

stop the lathe, run it in reverse to back the carriage up to the starting point.
by Bill Shields
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Feedback requested, PRR junction box
Replies: 17
Views: 1729

Re: Feedback requested, PRR junction box

Shapeways is a printing service house...they use the materials provided by the machine manufacturers...like 3D Systems...if you are interested in what is going on in the 'printing materials' world...start on their www site.
by Bill Shields
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Feedback requested, PRR junction box
Replies: 17
Views: 1729

Re: Feedback requested, PRR junction box

'shapeways' is just a 'generic' name for material used by 3D printing. as a general concept...drilling and especially tapping of most of the 3D printed metals is very difficult It does not matter if you get the part from 'Shapeways' or any other 3D printing service house...you are going to face the ...
by Bill Shields
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Feedback requested, PRR junction box
Replies: 17
Views: 1729

Re: Feedback requested, PRR junction box

FORGET TAPPING any of that stuff....even the brass is a tough go
by Bill Shields
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil firing question
Replies: 38
Views: 2887

Re: Oil firing question

pressure regulators for steam, especially saturated steam are very interesting critters...especially if you expect them to last for a whle
by Bill Shields
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: sweet william cylinder head clearances
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Re: sweet william cylinder head clearances

dump the automagic cocks and groove the holes for the drains toward the cylinder heads so that they are not covered by either the pistons or the rings if you don't have enough meat to take off of the pistons themselves. after that is done 3/32" is more than enough clearance (i have locos with a lot ...
by Bill Shields
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil firing question
Replies: 38
Views: 2887

Re: Oil firing question

be VERY CAREFUL with the concept of pressurizing the tank.

One small leak (tank or any line) and you have vaporized fuel oil flying around in an area where, by definition, there is a lot of flame.
by Bill Shields
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metabo "No-Tool" Hub on Angle Grinder Unscrews Self
Replies: 9
Views: 1499

Re: Metabo "No-Tool" Hub on Angle Grinder Unscrews Self

I have a metabo with the same hub and while it slows quickly...the nut has ever come loose....maybe the 'nut' is bad ???
by Bill Shields
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: side rod lubricators?
Replies: 15
Views: 1623

Re: side rod lubricators?

even then..pack them with felt....
by Bill Shields
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Unexpected Injector Failure Cause
Replies: 22
Views: 2640

Re: Unexpected Injector Failure Cause

I would prefer to look at specific applications (temp / pressure) for a given material than take a reseller's generic rating..as an engineer..that's what I do..

'steam service' is a very broad brush with which to paint a canvas.