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by Bill C
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Pump need help identifying
Replies: 19
Views: 3215

Re: Steam Pump need help identifying

Dan, thanks that is a great write-up and a nice pump you built! It certainly helps me understand What is needed. Hope someone recognizes these castings and points me to plans as detailed as your drawings. Guess I could try scaling yours down! Thanks again, Bill C.
by Bill C
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Pump need help identifying
Replies: 19
Views: 3215

Re: Steam Pump need help identifying

Thanks, RN. Very cool indeed!

Bill C.
by Bill C
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Pump need help identifying
Replies: 19
Views: 3215

Re: Steam Pump need help identifying

RN - wow, that is an awesome achievement, making a pump from scratch! Id love to see a “build thread” on that, have you posted about it anywhere?

Bill C.
by Bill C
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Pump need help identifying
Replies: 19
Views: 3215

Re: Steam Pump need help identifying

Anthony- thanks for those observations, hop it helps narrow down the possibilities so I can find plans.

RN - NP317- do you have a recommendation for me about where to look for plans? I do have some old magazine reprints of the VanBrocklin pump.

Bill C.
by Bill C
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Pump need help identifying
Replies: 19
Views: 3215

Re: Steam Pump need help identifying

Here’s a link to a 3 minute video showing the casting set in greater detail.

https://youtu.be/EpQ4-QTLRPk

Thanks!
by Bill C
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Pump need help identifying
Replies: 19
Views: 3215

Re: Steam Pump need help identifying

Thanks for the replies. I have no idea what scale it is but at about 5” tall and 4” wide, I would guess it is made to be 1.5” inch scale. Bill Shields, do you have any idea who produced it or where I can get plans to finish it? If it would help, I can shoot a video of the parts and upload to my YouT...
by Bill C
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Pump need help identifying
Replies: 19
Views: 3215

Steam Pump need help identifying

A couple years ago I bought this 5 piece casting set off Ebay. The seller did not know the make and didn’t have any plans or prints. Please take look and see if you can help me identify them and if you know where I can get plans to build it. The large bore is about 1” and the small one is 5/8”. The ...
by Bill C
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Shop smith 10er verital mill conversion
Replies: 23
Views: 5615

Re: Shop smith 10er verital mill conversion

Hi Shelby, I just saw your post and thought I could help since I have “been there and done that.” I converted a 10ER to a light duty mill back in 2004. I made some projects with it and had some fun. Here is a link to a write up I did back then: http://boyerfour.com/metal/mymill/Model%2010ER%20MetalM...
by Bill C
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Finished - sort of
Replies: 12
Views: 2836

Re: Finished - sort of

Hi Brent, that is a beautiful locomotive ! Is it a coal burner or propane?

Bill C.
by Bill C
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Inexpensive DRO
Replies: 21
Views: 7196

Re: Inexpensive DRO

I have had two very positive dealings with the folks at DroPros. They are based in California and provide excellent customer service. The first experience was buying a glass scale from them to replace one I broke on the Z Axis of my Bridgeport. It was a big scale, mounted to the side of the machine ...
by Bill C
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Printing Project
Replies: 9
Views: 1718

Re: Printing Project

Hi Charlie,

That is really a cool project, I appreciate you taking the time to document it and share it with us!

Semper Fi,

Bill C.
by Bill C
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tapping Pipe Fittings
Replies: 26
Views: 4627

Re: Tapping Pipe Fittings

Here a photos I saved from the other thread referenced above. Like I said, credit goes to others for the idea and these jigs.

Bill C.