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by Bill C
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Pump need help identifying
Replies: 0
Views: 68

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: 3641

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: 2510

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: 6685

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: 1559

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: 4216

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.
by Bill C
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tapping Pipe Fittings
Replies: 26
Views: 4216

Re: Tapping Pipe Fittings

Here's a link to the 2 minute video I posted showing the finished jig for the globe valve: http://youtu.be/63FNuddqkzM I got the idea from some photos and posts on a separate discussion board (either Home Model Engine Machinist or Hobby Machinist). I found those posts by simple google searches for P...
by Bill C
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Video question, where to mount a propane control valve
Replies: 21
Views: 2597

Re: Video question, where to mount a propane control valve

Thank you all for the additional photos and comments, I am soaking them in for my project. The discussion about Gas Burner Regulators and pilot lights reminded me of an article by the same name in Live Steam an Outdoor Railroading by Jesse Livingston, in the March/April 2007 issue, pages 36-38. Have...
by Bill C
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Video question, where to mount a propane control valve
Replies: 21
Views: 2597

Re: Video question, where to mount a propane control valve

Hi Dave, Wow, that is a beautiful set-up. I am an old helicopter pilot, so the gauge panel appeals to me. I appreciate your comments about the separate settings and the need to adjust the valve. Regarding the blower, the Allen Mogul prints call for me to use a 3/16" copper line. I have heard my coal...
by Bill C
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Video question, where to mount a propane control valve
Replies: 21
Views: 2597

Re: Video question, where to mount a propane control valve

RN, Bill and Mike, Thanks so much for your comments, photos and insights. Sounds like I am headed in the right direction at least. Mike, I appreciate the info about the need to frequently adjust the valve, the road noise and ergonomic considerations. I didn't realize about the frequent adjustments. ...
by Bill C
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Video question, where to mount a propane control valve
Replies: 21
Views: 2597

Re: Video question, where to mount a propane control valve

Hi Little Giant and Dianne,

Thank you both for that helpful info, especially the photos. I'm looking forward to hearing and seeing what other creative solutions have been used. Much appreciated,

Bill
by Bill C
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Video question, where to mount a propane control valve
Replies: 21
Views: 2597

Video question, where to mount a propane control valve

Hi All, I am making a little progress on my Allen Mogul and am planning the location for the propane control valve. Chris Brew was kind to share photos of his set up and I found some other interesting photos on Mike Massee's website. The video is 3 minutes and shows what I am planning so far. http:/...