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by david griner
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Just a Note -- Don Ashton
Replies: 4
Views: 2042

Just a Note -- Don Ashton

Hello, Some or all of you may already know, but Don Ashton died on April 12th. He was a fellow from England, who was an expert in the design and construction of Walschaert valve gear. Having corresponded with him, he was a fine gentleman and most concerned for trying to help others on this and Steph...
by david griner
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: cylinder block.
Replies: 21
Views: 6887

Re: cylinder block.

Here's the one for my engine.................................
by david griner
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: K-4 Detailed Boilder Jacket
Replies: 7
Views: 2968

Re: K-4 Detailed Boilder Jacket

Very nice work, Dan......................very nice !!!
by david griner
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: welding boiler
Replies: 13
Views: 5499

Re: welding boiler

As credentials: Was an ASME Authorized Inspector for more than 23 years............................still participating in the work. ASME allows ANY type of welding process to be used in constructing a boiler or vessel !! HOWEVER !! each process used (SMAW, GTAW,GMAW etc.) must, I repeat, must have a...
by david griner
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The boiler jacket for the K-4
Replies: 13
Views: 3952

Re: The boiler jacket for the K-4

Outstanding work, Sir !!!
by david griner
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Baker valve gear
Replies: 12
Views: 6116

Re: Help Baker valve gear

You might try this.....................a very complete dissertation, including many dimensions on the various frames.


http://www.solidesign.bizland.com/pdf/B ... 201946.pdf
by david griner
Thu May 31, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Material Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2386

Re: A Material Question

Gentlemen, Thank you for your interest and reply's. The intended purpose is to be used for the reversing valve in a Westinghouse 11.5" air compressor being built in 2.5" scale. The reversing valve slides in a bore and feel that in order to get the best sealing surface, the PTFE will adjust to the sp...
by david griner
Thu May 31, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Material Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2386

A Material Question

Hello Everyone, Need a bit of help here....................have searched the "net" in vain to find an outfit that offers 1/2" round bar, bronze filled Teflon (PTFE). Per chance, does anyone know of a place selling the bar in less than pallet loads?? Thank you for any help. Respectfully, Dave Griner
by david griner
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Etched Parts for the K-4
Replies: 5
Views: 1974

Re: Etched Parts for the K-4

Very nice work, Dan........................especially like the cone head rivets on the smokebox!!!
by david griner
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The Latest Lineup at Ridge Boiler
Replies: 19
Views: 3744

Re: The Latest Lineup at Ridge Boiler

Very nice work, Sir !!!
by david griner
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: K-4 Smokebox Detail
Replies: 6
Views: 1936

Re: K-4 Smokebox Detail

Very nice work, Dan!! Thank you for showing the pictures.
by david griner
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Reflex Water Glass for 3/4-1" Scale Locos
Replies: 15
Views: 3427

Re: Reflex Water Glass for 3/4-1" Scale Locos

Yes Pete, the tube is encased in the body with provisions for teflon disks(washers) at both ends of the tube. The top piece for the steam is threaded and screws into the top of the body, thereby compressing the tube between the two gaskets.