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by Bill Shields
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What do we have for pics and video of the Waushakum Norfolk street era?
Replies: 31
Views: 1139

Re: What do we have for pics and video of the Waushakum Norfolk street era?

The 2-4-0 belongs to a very good friend. I keep her in the winter and do maintenance in exchange for throttle privileges on weekends. Nellie is same vintage as Raritan and has the same wheel arrangement and runs on steam but the similarities stop there. Built to be manageable by old folks. The entir...
by Bill Shields
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What do we have for pics and video of the Waushakum Norfolk street era?
Replies: 31
Views: 1139

Re: What do we have for pics and video of the Waushakum Norfolk street era?

The loco front and center of the bottom picture is parked in my basement (for the duration of covid) 20' from where I am sitting -> George Thomas' Nellie.

One VERY trick and unique loco and more fun than a barrel of monkeys to run down any track.
by Bill Shields
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tubes...leaking
Replies: 69
Views: 1898

Re: Tubes...leaking

See my earlier comment(s)

simply rolling the tubes will not 'flare' the ends over the face of the tube (at least in any rolling process i have seen / used)
by Bill Shields
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Copper boiler build on Youtube
Replies: 13
Views: 869

Re: Copper boiler build on Youtube

rolling is the best way to go.

in the overall $$$ of the boiler, the roller is a very inexpensive tool.
by Bill Shields
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tubes...leaking
Replies: 69
Views: 1898

Re: Tubes...leaking

That is it...thanks..but I doubt it is the case here
by Bill Shields
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tubes...leaking
Replies: 69
Views: 1898

Re: Tubes...leaking

Agreed...

A polite and astute way of describing a crappy weld job

Stay bolt welds do not look terribly spiffy either...looks like something I would do :shock:
by Bill Shields
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tubes...leaking
Replies: 69
Views: 1898

Re: Tubes...leaking

So...what would one weld the tube TO? Itself? Tubes might be proceened (spelling)...but then I have only seen that done on a model boiler once or twice in 50 years. It is a process where the end of the tibe is rolled over after the tube is rolled into the sheet. However based on what I see here and ...
by Bill Shields
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: This is my workbench now, what can I do to improve it?
Replies: 84
Views: 5233

Re: This is my workbench now, what can I do to improve it?

Do not plan on using that chuck for anything except drilling. They are not a substitute for holding a milling cutter
by Bill Shields
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What do we have for pics and video of the Waushakum Norfolk street era?
Replies: 31
Views: 1139

Re: What do we have for pics and video of the Waushakum Norfolk street era?

Why does this question series not surprise me? Quartering fixtures are generally assembled per loco. I have 6...one for each steamer I have built except for those that I did in a lathe. reamers? Unless they are very large get your own...you will use them every week...part of the $$ of building a loc...
by Bill Shields
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Copper boiler build on Youtube
Replies: 13
Views: 869

Re: Copper boiler build on Youtube

yes...going rate in the UK is about $100 / foot + shipping
by Bill Shields
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Creating spinning top out of Aluminum
Replies: 14
Views: 1768

Re: Creating spinning top out of Aluminum

guys...this appears to be a toy...not a major engineering project....

or am i missing something -> since it does not appear intended to be a dreidel....