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by Steamin
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to service an American Models Steam gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 1975

Re: How to service an American Models Steam gauge

Answer: the front bezel unscrews from the body, standard right-hand thread.
by Steamin
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to service an American Models Steam gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 1975

How to service an American Models Steam gauge

Has anyone serviced their American Models miniature steam gauge? I'd like to zero the needle on the peg again, but can't tell if the front bezel is threaded on the body or if it is a push fit to take it apart.
Thanks,
Steamin
by Steamin
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Filer and Stowell
Replies: 13
Views: 4191

Re: Filer and Stowell

Gone
by Steamin
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Swing Link Talk
Replies: 23
Views: 3648

Re: Swing Link Talk

One conclusion from previous discussions was to make the links parallel. The parallel design imparts a vertical force as the truck moves under the frame, which is desired, whereas If you have a parallelogram design, it also imparts a tilting force onto the frame (undesired). See link for discussion:...
by Steamin
Wed May 18, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water in loco steam brake and ejector systems
Replies: 6
Views: 1499

Re: Water in loco steam brake and ejector systems

If you are getting water in your vacuum lines or cylinder, you should make an inline reservoir to capture the water so you can drain it at the end of the day. This reservoir will keep the water from getting into the vacuum cylinder and ruining the diaphragm. I added a steam/water separator inline w...
by Steamin
Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the Frisco 1522
Replies: 89
Views: 43674

Re: Building the Frisco 1522

I usually ream in backgear (75rpm), and use a cutting oil, not a lube oil.
On blind holes I might have to peck, but on through holes the end of the reamer does most of the work and should push the chips down through the hole as you advance.
by Steamin
Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Denis Neidrauer
Replies: 8
Views: 2128

Re: Denis Dneidrauer

Sorry the email is giving you troubles. PM me on the board at "Steamin" or try email again dniedrauer25 # charter * net where #=@ and *=period My website just had its 13th birthday, and it's had a lot of spambots troll through it during that time looking for email addresses. My email address is a pa...
by Steamin
Tue May 27, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Air Brake Question
Replies: 90
Views: 14802

Re: Air Brake Question

Appreciate all the information in this thread. I've got a pretty good idea of what's on the cars, what kind of valve do you use up in the cab to apply/hold/release the brakes? I saw one mention of a proportional valve....

Steamin
by Steamin
Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need help with tooling taper
Replies: 6
Views: 1161

Re: Need help with tooling taper

According to my 1950's Machinery's Handbook; National Machine Tool Builders (NMTB) #30 might be what you are looking for.
by Steamin
Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Question about commonwealth tender trucks
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Question about commonwealth tender trucks

Question about commonwealth tender trucks bolster for frame link arrangement. I'm working on a set of freelance truck castings (no prints, of course) and I cannot figure where the swing link pin holes should be positioned relative to the upper swing link pin holes on the frame. The holes for the swi...
by Steamin
Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sunnen Mandrel Sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 1510

Re: Sunnen Mandrel Sizes

Nice little hone! I have a bench top model which has the dial indicator on it, finding mandrels for it is the hard part!

If you are just looking for the numbers, I think this is what you need:
#1250 is range 1.230 - 1.375
#1375 is range 1.355 - 1.500

Steamin
by Steamin
Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to move a engine down a set of stairs???
Replies: 18
Views: 3779

Re: How to move a engine down a set of stairs???

Thanks for the reference! If your locomotive is in the 1000lb range the following may be of interest. Otherwise it may be overkill. Although it would be nice for moving machinery as well. http://www.neidrauer.com/FreightElevator/index.html The other method I have used (in the same stairwell) involve...