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by joneg
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Source for small pieces of SAE660 bearing bronze
Replies: 7
Views: 1767

Re: Source for small pieces of SAE660 bearing bronze

you can buy the round bar in approx 13" lengths and mill it square, thats what i do
by joneg
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.
Replies: 206
Views: 50920

Re: 2-1/2" NG class A shay.

I highly recommend the black flux over the white. It is much easier to remove after silver soldering than the white. You might want to try the safety-silv 56, i think it flows better than the 45
jon
by joneg
Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: castings, start to use them
Replies: 10
Views: 2706

Re: castings, start to use them

Hello Kerrywil I am also building a shay based of Kens 3 truck shay castings. Proceed with caution, i had two major problems with a lot of the smaller castings. 1. stock up on carbide end mills, the truck castings were full of very hard spots. 2. measure carefully and make notes, several castings ha...
by joneg
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New Kozo Shay Crankshaft material
Replies: 27
Views: 3939

Re: New Kozo Shay Crankshaft material

you may want to consider assembling it from pieces of pre hardened 4140 ground shafting and cold rolled steel bars for the crank throws. press or loctite throw assemblies on a long shaft and taper pin the joints then cut main shaft out of crank throws
by joneg
Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Some live steam material I bought at a local auction
Replies: 34
Views: 5780

Re: Some live steam material I bought at a local auction

any idea why there is a weld bead around the upper half of the barrel a few inches in front of the firebox?
by joneg
Sat May 03, 2014 5:21 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: NEW FROM LITTLE ENGINES
Replies: 2
Views: 1599

Re: NEW FROM LITTLE ENGINES

after reading your post a few days before cabin fever about the call you got from gary, :evil: it was great to see everybody at allen models stand wearing little engines hats on saturday. :D
by joneg
Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Question regarding eccentric throw
Replies: 8
Views: 1436

Re: Question regarding eccentric throw

the stroke will be twice the throw
by joneg
Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: serious questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1388

Re: serious questions

there is no reason to use hot rolled if he is not milling them out. i would use cold rolled. a good laser should be able to cut to +/- .003
by joneg
Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Tractor and Model Engines
Replies: 20
Views: 2212

Re: Steam Tractor and Model Engines

the steam tractor dimensions are a little too big to be a 1" scale minnie. maybe a 1 1/2" allchin or something else
jon
by joneg
Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 4-4-0 American Question
Replies: 26
Views: 3637

Re: 4-4-0 American Question

here is a neat modern reading railroad 4-4-0
by joneg
Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Berkshire Construction Photos
Replies: 118
Views: 37833

Re: Berkshire Construction Photos

is that a copper boiler it the first turret picture?
by joneg
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cinder Sniffers Inc. June Meet
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Re: Cinder Sniffers Inc. June Meet

can you tell us more about the switches that don't have frogs?