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by Asteamhead
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 212
Views: 42135

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello Jack,
Always a joy to look at your tools and the pretty results!
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 212
Views: 42135

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello Jack,
Always inspiring to watch your site, thanks for posting 8) !
You guess it - same methods a working well with my model, too :D
Carry on!
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: steel tires
Replies: 22
Views: 1115

Re: steel tires

Hello Hoppercar, Yes, 0.001 x diameter for shrinkage will do perfectly. As recommended above a shoulder will help to achive a precise seat. Just recommend to turn the raw outside profile of the tires, too once they are on the lathe to turn the inside fit. Makes finishing the complete axles between c...
by Asteamhead
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Piston Ring Port Sizing
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: Piston Ring Port Sizing

Hello Jim, Using 2 or 3 rows of drilled ports instead of milled rectangular ports works fine, too. There are no restrictions as long the diameter of the drills is below the width of the piston rings. Total cross section thus maybe up to 40 % of diameter x width x pi (liner port). Just my two cents. ...
by Asteamhead
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 212
Views: 42135

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello Jack,
Your shiny reflectors are looking great, indeed!
For I used a similar method for making all sorts of covers (from soft stainless steel), some more photos may be useful to other modelers :?: .

Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 212
Views: 42135

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Just forget to add the photos, sorry :roll: !

Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 175
Views: 67072

Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Some more photos of making the CC-air pumps.
Have fun!
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 175
Views: 67072

Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Hello Geof, Now there is some progress with my CC-air pumps. Method of making might be of interest to other modelers, too :?: The sand casted steam cylinders made of bronze worked out as intended. The idea of casting a mandrel :idea: helped a lot turning the LP bore and the bottom side very precisel...
by Asteamhead
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Power reverser for small scale loco
Replies: 5
Views: 1490

Re: Power reverser for small scale loco

Hello pollockmarine, Built one for may class A of 5" gage (scale 1 in 10) last year. Works fine on air and boiler water, too. I prefer water from the delivery line of the water pump (or the injector) due to the lower temperatur, yet. My fit for your model, too? For more information, please see my to...
by Asteamhead
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 212
Views: 42135

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello Jack,
Indeed both your method and finished parts are perfect! 8)

Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 212
Views: 42135

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Hello Jack,
Locking so nice and perfect, hats off 8) !
Some of those parts I'm knowing so well when I built my class A :)

Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 175
Views: 67072

Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

Hello friends, After spending almost a year to paint my old DB class 44 and bring it back to life, I started finishing my A again :D . First project are the two Westinghouse CC air pumps. The cylinders were sand casted of bronze. The mold included a shaft which made centering in the lathe quite easy...