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by Chris Hollands
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: welding boiler
Replies: 13
Views: 2184

Re: welding boiler

As Marty states , my boiler was done to a procedure and certified welder with those qualifications at the time .
by Chris Hollands
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: welding boiler
Replies: 13
Views: 2184

Re: welding boiler

The Australian model boiler code accepts Mig welding as my Challenger boiler is partly mig and Tig ,and that is a tough code .

Cant remember now what material was used to meet the code , someone will know from OZ or NZ .
by Chris Hollands
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Choice of prototype
Replies: 62
Views: 7141

Re: Choice of prototype

I would like to know what you mean by very detailed ? I have a very detailed 7 1/2 G Challenger it has taken me 20 years and 11600 hrs and I'm still going . Tom millers Big Boy was I think 16000hrs to build . Its nice to dream but you may want to have a real think about what your proposing, a articu...
by Chris Hollands
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Piston mounting
Replies: 5
Views: 1027

Re: Piston mounting

Yes the lock nut goes full depth , I just did'nt screw it on all the way .
The nut is 5.5 mm / 7/32 thick , space is tight .
by Chris Hollands
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Should I grab this shaper?
Replies: 19
Views: 2501

Re: Should I grab this shaper?

Shaper - the only use now days = boat anchor or mouring your choice :D

Make sure the rope is long enough when you throw the shaper over the side or by by boat .
by Chris Hollands
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Piston mounting
Replies: 5
Views: 1027

Piston mounting

I would like to know what people do regards the mounting / securing of the piston on the shaft .

I have threaded the piston and rod 3/8 UNF thread with a lock nut as per the photo , I was going to use loctite 243 to lock it together .

Is this enough or do I need to pin the lock nut ?
by Chris Hollands
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: nuts and bolts in scale
Replies: 20
Views: 4154

Re: nuts and bolts in scale

I make all my nuts and bolts out of s/s with built in washers on the head and nut then you can make the nut and bolt to suit the application and the look you want . You can make scale heads with oversize shanks for strength . What I do now is buy standard bolts and machine the bolt head to the scale...
by Chris Hollands
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Material Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1411

Re: A Material Question

Try a seal company that makes/sells hydraulic seals , we used these seals in hydraulic cylinders mainly and a few other applications some places will make the seals to suit or if what you have is a common size then make your item to suit the seal . We use to put them in boiling water and then use a ...
by Chris Hollands
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WRENCHES!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 2703

Re: WRENCHES!!!!

You can get what are called ignition wrenches / spanners from various companies - Proto , Snap on and Im sure many other suppliers . The sizing is by 32 and 64 ths from memory , they have one end straight and the other end is 45 degrees pretty handy . This is just one of many sets you can get from P...
by Chris Hollands
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Future of Superscale Locomotive
Replies: 46
Views: 18541

Re: Future of Superscale Locomotive

Berkman - yes Brian's mufflers will fit Daves safeties , but there is 2 sizes you need to be aware of . The first batch or style Dave made is slightly different in OD from the later versions , so Brian has 2 different machining spec's . Before you order you want to do some measurements of the top st...
by Chris Hollands
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Shout out to Dave (Trainman4602)
Replies: 11
Views: 2392

Re: Shout out to Dave (Trainman4602)

I would like to say the same thing , Dave's products and service are very good , what you see is what you get , no fuss and easy to deal with .
Thanks Dave
by Chris Hollands
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: EARLY 4-6-6-4 CHALLENGER. FRAME
Replies: 38
Views: 3884

Re: EARLY 4-6-6-4 CHALLENGER. FRAME

If the question you are asking is weather the drawing CD offered for the later challenger has early version frame drawings ( not cast ) then the answer as far I as know is no , it only has the cast frame drawings from what I remember ?