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by Asteamhead
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New York Central Streamlined Hudson
Replies: 176
Views: 76093

Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Hello Jack, Your work is looking so precise, clean and authentic - nearly unbelieveable :!: ! When finished, the cab could be used as a living room for enthusiasts 8) . Like your exceptionel precise piping and nice sheet work! By the way I experienced some isues regarding those fine looking valves o...
by Asteamhead
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 174
Views: 65082

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

Hello Andy, Nothing but my highest respect for all those people who engage in repairing and maintaining those historic steam locomotives - and make them steaming again! When reading that glorious book 'The Mohawk That Refused to Abdicate' some 30 years ago, I was impressed by the chapter about the N...
by Asteamhead
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New Injector Nozzles for SP #18
Replies: 13
Views: 2471

Re: New Injector Nozzles for SP #18

Hello Anthony,
Congratulations! To build injectors of any size which are working properly -take my hat off!

All the best
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pennsy K4 Tender from Down Under
Replies: 11
Views: 2953

Re: Pennsy K4 Tender from Down Under

Outstanding piece of art!
Like those rich deatails exclusively of brake and scoop underneath!
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge
Replies: 142
Views: 63725

Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Hello Chris,
Same laser cut parts as used with my A, different method of making! Here's the missing photo, showing the raw parts.
Much bending and a lot of precise TIG-welding, so many hours of work, yet :roll: !
Carry on!
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Riding a sidewinder
Replies: 9
Views: 1789

Re: Riding a sidewinder

Hello Greg, Thank you for sharing your detailed photos from the cab! Some 20 years ago I enjoyed a similar trip withe Roring Camp & Big Trees RR, can understand your feelings so well! That rapid tripple stack sound is quite similar to those of 3-cylinder paasenger engines at speed (if you close your...
by Asteamhead
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcohol Burner
Replies: 14
Views: 2900

Re: Alcohol Burner

Hello H&NERY,

Please think of using this type of burner with an adjustable nozzle. It*s sucking :idea: and atomizing liquid fuel like diesel, petroleum and any sort of alcohol, too.
Maybe the burner introduced by Eccentric E. could be used, too!
Good luck!

Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Quartering driver axles
Replies: 11
Views: 3879

Re: Quartering driver axles

Hello gcarson,
what about using those clamping parts? Please see:
viewtopic.php?f=45&t=103319
Best regards
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Swiss Steam
Replies: 8
Views: 1945

Re: Swiss Steam

Hello Jack, Those Swiss lokomotives belong to the best maintained and running steam engines in Europe. They still perform as their builders intended well in the hands of scilled personal :!: ! Hello NP317, For you like sure footed decapods, please have a look at DB class 44s on the point of ore trai...
by Asteamhead
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam-operated cylinder drains
Replies: 13
Views: 3354

Re: Steam-operated cylinder drains

Hello DianneB, Maybe a look on may topic A 1239 , page 9 on the `Build Log`will help: https://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=103319&start=96 Width of bores is about 3 mm, piston (with 0-ring) diameter is 8 mm. Steam connection to the valve chamber. Some more photos and scetches ar...
by Asteamhead
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Threading to a shoulder?
Replies: 15
Views: 3256

Re: Threading to a shoulder?

DianneB,
What about turning an O-ring grove of about the inner diameter of the thread to win both space and a reliable sealing?
Please see a strainer as example of a (very short) cap with O-ring grove. That's my practice proven for many years.
Asteamhead
by Asteamhead
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Easy 1/4" check valves?
Replies: 10
Views: 2269

Re: Easy 1/4" check valves?

DianneB, This dfferent construction to the usual solution using a stainless ball might be of interest, too. The seat maybe bored by means of a precise drill - or better - a 90° center drill (correct expression? "Senker") on the lathe. The valve made of stainless steel or bronze on the lathe is to be...