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by NP317
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trains in Ireland? Priorities in London?
Replies: 13
Views: 718

Re: Trains in Ireland? Priorities in London?

My priorities: #1 = Royal Observatory, Greenwich. Ground Zero. The original Harrison chronometers are mind-boggling. #2 = London Transport Museum. I like Heritage Transportation history. #3 = National Railway Museum in York. Not in London, but the best of the best for steam railroading. #4 = ANY cat...
by NP317
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?
Replies: 17
Views: 889

Re: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?

Nice to hear people recommending SCIENCE for solutions!
It's verifiable.
~RN
by NP317
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?
Replies: 17
Views: 889

Re: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?

Now you understand why full-sized boiler rules specify annual servicing of those try cocks.
'Keeps them from seizing up.

I have functioning try cocks on my Ten Wheeler, but have never used them.
My Mikado has fake try cocks, Visual jewelry only.
~RN
by NP317
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Review of WNY Phase Converter Panel
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: Review of WNY Phase Converter Panel

Nice clean installation. As is your shop.
You need to make more chips now!
~RN
by NP317
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Axle pump feed water
Replies: 17
Views: 1279

Re: Axle pump feed water

I'm with Pontiacguy1: Make a new NPT input in the side of the boiler, near an existing check valve input. Putting cold water in near the mud ring can be a thermal stress-producer. Not recommended. Axle pumps? My Ten Wheeler has one which has worked perfectly for 15 years, surprisingly without mainte...
by NP317
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Mounting a square piece between centers
Replies: 18
Views: 983

Re: "Mounting a square piece between centers

'Looks like WORK!
...not play!
~RN
by NP317
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Silver solder flux
Replies: 16
Views: 1146

Re: Silver solder flux

Thanks Folks.
I'm educated now. Will get some.
The white flux has worked OK for me, but I see how this higher temp stuff will be better.
~RussN
by NP317
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Silver solder flux
Replies: 16
Views: 1146

Re: Silver solder flux

Harold:
What brand of black flux do you use for silver brazing?
I'm in the market for some.
Thanks.
~RussN
by NP317
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder drain valves
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: Cylinder drain valves

Be sure to plumb in a bottom drain so you can clear the water out of the steam lines between operational sessions.
~RN
by NP317
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new chassis for the recumbent trike.
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: A new chassis for the recumbent trike.

Getting all the ergonomics correct for your needs is quite the challenge.
Looks like it's coming together nicely.
Keep posting, pls.
~RN
by NP317
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Steel Laser Cut Wheel Blanks & More
Replies: 11
Views: 1346

Re: Steel Laser Cut Wheel Blanks & More

Fender wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:53 am
Thanks for the reply. My alternative would be to cut slices from DOM tubing, which is probably the best choice in my case.
That's what I used for the tires on my Mikado.
~RN
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by NP317
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: want a milling machine
Replies: 39
Views: 2667

Re: want a milling machine

Get a mill! Either round column of not. Your experience and smarts will help you use whatever you get. Make Parts. Have Fun. Don't wait! I started with a small round-column mill, and built a successful 1/8th scale locomotive using it and my Atlas 12-36 lathe. Yea, my big heavy rigid Bridgeport clone...