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by Fred_V
Mon May 21, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: MEG Wendy on Coal
Replies: 15
Views: 478

Re: MEG Wendy on Coal

James is right. Make the grate full length. If that isn't enough make the firebox longer. I would think there is no reason for it to not steam well.
by Fred_V
Mon May 21, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for Quarter Scale Donkey plans
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Looking for Quarter Scale Donkey plans

K. Brouwers wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 5:13 am
Good day,
You might ask the person with this site. He builds Donkeys. http://www.depuffendeschoorsteen.com/
Cheers
Karel
great collection of Hunslet photos, many that I didn't have.
by Fred_V
Mon May 21, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: MEG Wendy on Coal
Replies: 15
Views: 478

Re: MEG Wendy on Coal

I had a friend with a Meg with marine boiler. It steamed well but he did have to rake out the ashes often due to the shallow ashpan.
by Fred_V
Tue May 08, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: "BB injector???
Replies: 7
Views: 612

Re: "BB injector???

The threads are most likely BA threads and no US machine screw will fit it.
Why don't you just install it and see if it works. The threaded ends will probably be BA threads also.
by Fred_V
Tue May 08, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Union copper tube to 1/4-40 MTP ?
Replies: 24
Views: 997

Re: Union copper tube to 1/4-40 MTP ?

once you get comfortable making fittings a whole new world opens up to you. Anything you need can be made in a few minutes. I can make a 1/8 to 1/4 pipe reducer bushing faster than I can drive one way to Home Depot. I have CAD drawings for all sizes of unions and they can be adapted on either end fo...
by Fred_V
Mon May 07, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mid-South LS Spring Meet
Replies: 22
Views: 1136

Re: Mid-South LS Spring Meet

7.5ga track. Fred, you have a green engine. You should have been there. BTW, my son Zach in the last picture with his Mikado is the little kid that used to sit in the coal bunker behind my Berkshire and run it all day about 15 years ago. He is now 17. Tim I remember seeing him sitting in your lap. ...
by Fred_V
Sun May 06, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mid-South LS Spring Meet
Replies: 22
Views: 1136

Re: Mid-South LS Spring Meet

A lot of black engines there. Needs some British stuff to add a bit of colour!
by Fred_V
Sat May 05, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 0-6-0 Linkage Geometry Anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: 0-6-0 Linkage Geometry Anyone?

Some guys are already building in 9" gauge, I think. You should use that gauge also.
by Fred_V
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mechanical vs. Displacement/hydrostatic lubricators
Replies: 12
Views: 2577

Re: Mechanical vs. Displacement/hydrostatic lubricators

I have CAD drawings for the sight glasses and what I call a Pressure Lubricator. it is a 2 step piston with throttle steam going to the large piston and that pushes oil from the small piston to the sight glasses. Been working for 20 years. Send me a PM and I'll forward the drawings. You can see the ...
by Fred_V
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WRENCHES!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1569

Re: WRENCHES!!!!

is there a socket head metric bolt that uses a 4.5mm Allen wrench? I have made nut drivers from socket head screws before. Just googled and found this: https://www.amazon.com/T4840XESD45-Precision-Driver-64-Inch-8-Inch/dp/B0052CDM92 they are a bit proud of it though. And this one: https://www.homede...
by Fred_V
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ever seen an injector cut in half?
Replies: 24
Views: 1794

Re: Ever seen an injector cut in half?

Good one!!!
by Fred_V
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WRENCHES!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1569

Re: WRENCHES!!!!

For nut drivers I found a Wiha brand 8 piece set #26591 gives a good range of imperial sizes. However, I had to supplement them with a 4.5 mm driver from the same manufacturer. AME apparently uses 4.5mm hex stock for their #4 bolts and nuts. I've run into that and wondered what it was. #4 is a usef...