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by Pipescs
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: What is causing my castings to be porous?
Replies: 7
Views: 692

Re: What is causing my castings to be porous?

There is also the chance that you need to de-gas you metal prior to pouring
by Pipescs
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: steam engine need help!
Replies: 26
Views: 1848

Re: steam engine need help!

As you admit to being a rank beginner, and I can relate to this" you have come to the right place. My recommendation would be to start with a known design that is well documented to run. Here is an example that you can find on line that has been out there for many years. http://www.stuartmodels.com/...
by Pipescs
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: steam engine need help!
Replies: 26
Views: 1848

Re: steam engine need help!

So this is to be a stationary engine?
by Pipescs
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Clishay Lathe size
Replies: 24
Views: 1747

Re: Clishay Lathe size

but kitbashing with plastic is a bit different than machining real parts. Don't sell yourself short. Kit bashing is one step from making from scratch. Before you by something from Harbor freight (which carries no spare parts or service on their products) look at used equipment that you may be able ...
by Pipescs
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Bender for Arch Bars
Replies: 43
Views: 3215

Re: A Bender for Arch Bars

All is working as advertised and the other side of the truck went together with no problem.
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by Pipescs
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Small displacement lubricator?
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: Small displacement lubricator?

Lube location.

Hey Dianne,

The Lubricator on Larry Kombrink's American was located in the cab just off the turret.

The line to the steam pump was about five inches long as it was on the running board
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by Pipescs
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fire watch, solid fuel run at Train Mountain?
Replies: 25
Views: 2819

Re: Fire watch, solid fuel run at Train Mountain?

Looks awesome when it breaks traction though
by Pipescs
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fire watch, solid fuel run at Train Mountain?
Replies: 25
Views: 2819

Re: Fire watch, solid fuel run at Train Mountain?

Fender, I don't think you are helping the argument for coal here. But luckily we can still burn it a Mid South.
by Pipescs
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Bender for Arch Bars
Replies: 43
Views: 3215

Re: A Bender for Arch Bars

One thing the bender and fixture has done for me is that I can match the bars to my design drawing with little error. It is important that the space between the upper and lower bar be at the right height to fit in the two uprights This worked out great and I will be buying Gregg's lunch next time I ...
by Pipescs
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Bender for Arch Bars
Replies: 43
Views: 3215

Re: A Bender for Arch Bars

I found very early that the creep could happen. But it only takes a little finger pressure to hold it in place. The bar is slid into place with attention to aligning it to the mark for the first bend while keeping it flat on the table. This is to be a top bar, hence the T on the handle. I turn it ov...
by Pipescs
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Bender for Arch Bars
Replies: 43
Views: 3215

Re: A Bender for Arch Bars

Last input.

I took three random bars from the stack and bolted up a set without having to do any tweaking to get them bolted up.

On to bigger and better things.
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by Pipescs
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Bender for Arch Bars
Replies: 43
Views: 3215

Re: A Bender for Arch Bars

Thanks for all the input. It was a fun project that has worked as advertised. Can't give Gregg Glos enough credit for his original design.