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by Bill Shields
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE tube for steam?
Replies: 18
Views: 644

Re: PTFE tube for steam?

rob's comment is why I asked about fittings...
I think i may have a couple of feet floating around the basement. I will look when I get home next week (in California now).
by Bill Shields
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE tube for steam?
Replies: 18
Views: 644

Re: PTFE tube for steam?

how much tube do you actually need (assuming no spares)?
by Bill Shields
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE tube for steam?
Replies: 18
Views: 644

Re: PTFE tube for steam?

what fittings do you need?
by Bill Shields
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE tube for steam?
Replies: 18
Views: 644

Re: PTFE tube for steam?

Tell me what part numbers you need..
by Bill Shields
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE tube for steam?
Replies: 18
Views: 644

Re: PTFE tube for steam?

It will work for what you want...
by Bill Shields
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 32
Views: 2571

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Jack: I had the same problem with the pilot truck brake cylinder on my J1 -> no clearance. When I got to looking about making it smaller, found that I needed additional clearance for curves, and ended up making a much smaller cylinder. That was 35 years ago, and I don't remember exactly the size cyl...
by Bill Shields
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive Steam Chest Question
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: Locomotive Steam Chest Question

i do it with a plastic cover held in place with the same studs that hold the metal chest cover in place. This way you can see to adjust AND RUN with 'eyes on the subject'...
by Bill Shields
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What Engine Is This
Replies: 20
Views: 1113

Re: What Engine Is This

ease of maintenance on the air pumps...right out in the open.

Many were mounted on 'swing out' frames so that you only had to disconnect air and steam line to pivot them clear of everything
by Bill Shields
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Could this work?
Replies: 9
Views: 935

Re: Could this work?

I use one of those heads, stuck in the firedoor of a 1" steamer and it works fine.
by Bill Shields
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How would you make these adjacent tapers on lathe
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: How would you make these adjacent tapers on lathe

using a neutral tool - maybe a 30 degree diamond, and cut it out with a CNC lathe, as there appear to have been done.

otherwise, hog out the center, then set the compound at the correct angle and finish the taper
by Bill Shields
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Injector Questions

general guide: the feed / output lines from an injector can never be too big....