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by Bill Shields
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: ALLEN MODELS New Leave Springs.
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: ALLEN MODELS New Leave Springs.

you don't want to do this any way but by purchasing a roll of 1/2" steel and cutting / punching as you go as Steve is doing. Getting this stuff to stay put under a water jet is a nightmare... if you are only doing for one loco, you can make a jig and carbide drill the center holes if you don't want ...
by Bill Shields
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: ALLEN MODELS New Leave Springs.
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: ALLEN MODELS New Leave Springs.

Steve:

how WIDE are the leafs?
by Bill Shields
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Jasco Prep & Prime Discontinued
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Jasco Prep & Prime Discontinued

Phoenix paints (UK) has a very good self etching primer specifically for us model makers. https://www.phoenix-paints.co.uk/products/other-paints-solvents/primersandvarnish/etch I can attest to it's ability to properly prime brass and copper. mix it up, spray it on with a badger air brush, then paint...
by Bill Shields
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Petermann P4 sliding head automatic lathe (aka screw machine)
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Petermann P4 sliding head automatic lathe (aka screw machine)

if you are making a LOT of the same part, they are a very efficient way to go...as long as the machine is in good condition and you understand how to set it up. Know a shop out in Indiana that has many of them still running..one machine, one part for decades.. A friend of mine, and her sisters were ...
by Bill Shields
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: American vs British trains
Replies: 10
Views: 2469

Re: American vs British trains

pander tank?

giggle....
by Bill Shields
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Just add WARMTH!
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Just add WARMTH!

did you still have eyebrows?
by Bill Shields
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Axle pump feed water
Replies: 17
Views: 1200

Re: Axle pump feed water

being a propane burner, i put my last axle pump directly under the firebox between the frames where it is easy to get to...(no trailing wheels or ash pan). Naturally it has required zero maintenance..... i don't like digging under a loco any more than the next guy, but water is water, no matter how ...
by Bill Shields
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Just add WARMTH!
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Just add WARMTH!

operator error is when the WHUMP blows the smokebox door out across the steaming bay into another loco...

operator stupidity is when the person turns on the gas and uses an igniter AT THE STACK to light the fire at the burner...

Giggle....
by Bill Shields
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Just add WARMTH!
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Just add WARMTH!

the arch is very worth while having...allows you to have a longer flame length to heat more of the firebox

blower is necessary.

WHUMP when starting can be minimized by cutting gas pressure to absolute minimum when igniting
by Bill Shields
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Just add WARMTH!
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Just add WARMTH!

this burner is specifically designed to fill a round, upright firetube boiler...and does a very good job.
by Bill Shields
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Just add WARMTH!
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Just add WARMTH!

ever see the burner Conner put in the Grasshoppers?
conner burner 800.jpg
same idea only round...
by Bill Shields
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam oil
Replies: 17
Views: 839

Re: Steam oil

Displacement lubricators are easy to build, small, are almost infinitely adjustable and work well on a single inlet...

There are lots of large locos that run on displacement lubricators...just look to Europe and the displacement lubricators that Bill van Brocklin championed for decades.