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by Chris Hollands
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: side rod lubricators?
Replies: 15
Views: 3563

Re: side rod lubricators?

I have used ball and springs taken out of grease nipples , machine the back off the thread and out pops the ball and spring . This then used to make the lube point weather oil or grease and keep the dirt out . You buy one of those needle grease adapters and away you go , push the ball off the seat a...
by Chris Hollands
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Unexpected Injector Failure Cause
Replies: 22
Views: 4692

Re: Unexpected Injector Failure Cause

FYI - Viton o rings can be ordered in various colors and markings Brown and lite green are very common and are used too verify the o ring is different from a standard o ring . Also you will find black or brown o rings with little green dots on them which is also used to signal the o ring is Viton . ...
by Chris Hollands
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Two brand new Chicago super scale injectors for sale .
Replies: 3
Views: 1755

Re: Two brand new Chicago super scale injectors for sale .

"WOW" - I knew I should not of invested in the stock market - I was told by a reliable source to invest in SS Chicago injectors - if only I had listened .
by Chris Hollands
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted 5C Collets
Replies: 21
Views: 5236

Re: Wanted 5C Collets

Steve I think for what Tim is wanting to do if would be fine we are only talking about 6 thou under size - I do it all the time when I make my bolts no issues and I have made 100's of the little suckers . I do a lot of metric size S/S bolts etc and I don't have many metric collets , I have a full se...
by Chris Hollands
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted 5C Collets
Replies: 21
Views: 5236

Re: Wanted 5C Collets

Just buy the following collects - 11/64 - 9/64 - 3mm - pretty simple these are within a few thou of what you require and will pull down to the size you want quite easy .
A 5C collet can pull down quite a way from the stated measurement .
by Chris Hollands
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: From the ground up
Replies: 53
Views: 9897

Re: From the ground up

I have been reading the various thoughts and suggestions and seeing it seems to involve articulated engines - Challenger I know a person building one . I thought it would take me 10 years and 10000 hrs but 22 years later and close to 12000 hrs i'm still going with a wild guess of another 2 - 3000 hr...
by Chris Hollands
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tom bee
Replies: 33
Views: 8178

Re: Tom bee

I had the same issue with Goldmann all though it did not apply to me but someone who approached me. They promised supply by a certain date but 8 years later still nothing. I don't understand why people can't be honest - if you cant supply for what ever reason let people know - in this hobby there is...
by Chris Hollands
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: So What scale for 42" Gauge???
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

Re: So What scale for 42" Gauge???

In Australia 3'6" gauge (42") is scaled to 2" and sometimes 2 1/2 , but generally 2"scale .
by Chris Hollands
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: small amounts of o-rings s/s balls etc
Replies: 9
Views: 2131

Re: small amounts of o-rings s/s balls etc

I use a company called - O-RINGS inc -- sales@oringsUSA.com

any o-ring size / material / duro ( hardness ) and quantity .

Excellent service - i just go on line and order what I want use the old credit card and they turn up at my door .

Pretty simple one stop shopping .
by Chris Hollands
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1.6" Westinghouse Cross Compound Air Compressors
Replies: 3
Views: 1819

Re: 1.6" Westinghouse Cross Compound Air Compressors

Anthony maybe you should talk to Brian Keim you have the castings and he has the experience and parts to get them running . You could offer them as working compressors kits . ( you both do amazing work , might be a good joint venture ) Ken Seymours compressors run , I have 2 of his I built and have ...
by Chris Hollands
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Restored Australian garrett in action
Replies: 9
Views: 2327

Re: Restored Australian garrett in action

Here is the Australian AD60 that was in Washington state being built by Trevor Heath , these photos were taken about 6 years ago . This model has quite a history having been built by the railway apprentices , from what I've been told there was 1 completed and is in a museum in Sydney . This one was ...
by Chris Hollands
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Restored Australian garrett in action
Replies: 9
Views: 2327

Restored Australian garrett in action

Thought this might interest a few people quite neat close up running of one of the largest Garretts built .

Its on utube with the title - Australia Sydney's great steam train race 2018 .

I'm not sure how to post the video , maybe someone can help .