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by ALCOSTEAM
Sun May 05, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: EE Product Updates - 5/3/19
Replies: 16
Views: 5155

Re: EE Product Updates - 5/3/19

FLtenwheeler wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 10:59 am
3/8" Penberthy injectors are still available.

Tim
This I already know
by ALCOSTEAM
Sat May 04, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: EE Product Updates - 5/3/19
Replies: 16
Views: 5155

Re: EE Product Updates - 5/3/19

Do you think you will be doing an injector bigger than the 1/4" size. Between larger locomotives, steam tractors, and other steam driving things I think there would be a decent market for a 3/8 and maybe 1/2".
by ALCOSTEAM
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Soft Start for Lathe?
Replies: 54
Views: 13981

Re: Soft Start for Lathe?

If its a single phase motor you could be having the start switch sticking once in a while. The start windings draw a good bit of amperage that is NOT included in your motor nameplate ratings. It could also be a start winding beginning to fail. The high inrush and large magnetic fields can jiggle and...
by ALCOSTEAM
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Turbine Question
Replies: 10
Views: 3005

Re: Steam Turbine Question

My first guess would be that the expansion due to the heat from the steam is causing it to bind up somewhere. Was it technically made for steam or just a model of a steam turbine? Expanding steam can get a turbine spinning real fast, this being brass makes me wonder if it was ever intended to be pow...
by ALCOSTEAM
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Mark Gregor
Replies: 2
Views: 2493

Re: Mark Gregor

This is the first I had heard of his passing. There was talk about some of his equipment being for sale of recent but no explanation of why. Lee Wright was a good friend of Marks and he built quite a bit of Marks equipment and helped on building his railroad. Hopefully someone will come along with m...
by ALCOSTEAM
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Mounting a square piece between centers
Replies: 18
Views: 3545

Re: "Mounting a square piece between centers

If you have a mill I would set up the piece and indicate it in and then center drill, repeat other end.
Or if you have a collet set up there is always using a square collet.
by ALCOSTEAM
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: McMaster carr part number
Replies: 16
Views: 4024

Re: McMaster carr part number

I have always followed the rule that if you have a 5/16 injector, run 3/8 lines up to the injector. 1/4 injector go 5/16 lines. The larger the water supply lines the less effort it takes the injector to draw water in.
by ALCOSTEAM
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: McMaster carr part number
Replies: 16
Views: 4024

Re: McMaster carr part number

I would assume you are looking at the paper catalog? Going to their website and doing a search for copper tubing brings up their selection guide on the left side of your screen. 5/16 o.d. tube will be 8967K59 for straight non bendable, and 8955K241 and 8955K251 for bendable coils depending on which ...
by ALCOSTEAM
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GE 44 tonner
Replies: 13
Views: 4245

Re: GE 44 tonner

4gsr wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:20 pm
Would that be like laying 96 GE44 HO engines put end to end and be the length of a real one? :shock:
nope

but if you put 87 end to end you would get real close to the prototype length
by ALCOSTEAM
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GE 44 tonner
Replies: 13
Views: 4245

Re: GE 44 tonner

If HO was 1/96 scale then 1/8" to the foot would work, but HO is 1/87 scale or 1 ft equals .13793 of an inch. 2.5 inches divided by .13793 equals a multiplier of 18.125136
by ALCOSTEAM
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GE 44 tonner
Replies: 13
Views: 4245

Re: GE 44 tonner

In HO one foot equals 87 feet or 1044 inches. In 2 1/2" scale one foot equals 2.5 inches.

If we take a 120" in HO scale that comes out to 1.379", the same 120" in 2.5" scale comes out to 25". That looks like from HO to 2.5" scale needs a multiplier of 18.129.
by ALCOSTEAM
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: thoughts on makerbot replicator plus
Replies: 3
Views: 2737

thoughts on makerbot replicator plus

not that I was even looking for one but I run across an all but new Makerbot replicator + that I could pick up pretty reasonable.

Just wanting to get some thoughts on it, are they decent machines, pro's, con's, run away, etc.
Has anyone on the group used or own one ?

thanks