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by xo18thfa
Wed Jul 06, 2005 2:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Laser vs Water Jet
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Laser vs Water Jet

I have some tender frames, cab sides and fenders I want cut out for my latest Gauge 1 project. Nothing that requires extremely close tolerance. The material is 1/16" and 1/32" brass. What are your suggestions/experiences on laser vs water jet.

Many thanks in advance, Bob Sorenson
by xo18thfa
Wed May 25, 2005 8:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Silver Solder Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2279

Re: Silver Solder Question

Silver soldering boilers is great fun. "Fast-Flo" silver solder gives great results. It is 45% silver, 15% copper, 16% zinc and 24 cadmuim. Be careful of the cadmium, use in well ventilated areas only. There are two types of flux for this alloy, use the white flux. You will need a "pickle bath" to c...
by xo18thfa
Wed May 25, 2005 8:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Corliss, a little progress
Replies: 27
Views: 2436

Re: Corliss, a little progress

Excellent work. At first I thought they were million dollar castings. Are you going to fabricate the flywheel too?
by xo18thfa
Tue May 24, 2005 4:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: My first steam loco
Replies: 15
Views: 2153

Re: My first steam loco

Thanks for all the kind notes on my engine and welcomes to the group. I am retired Army, 23 years. Now finally settled with all the shop equipment in one place. I got hooked on live steam when my old high school shop teacher caught me turning a "dope bowl" during class. Rather than turning me in, he...
by xo18thfa
Sun May 22, 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: My first steam loco
Replies: 15
Views: 2153

Re: My first steam loco

Thanks for the kind words. Below are two more shots. Started on the next one already. Should have pics sonn

Thnaks again Sorenson


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by xo18thfa
Sat May 21, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: My first steam loco
Replies: 15
Views: 2153

My first steam loco

Below is a pic of my first attempt at a scratch built Gauge 1 live steamer. I am a newcomer to Gauge 1 after many years in stationary models, so it’s been a steep learning curve. The basic design is a scaled down version of the LBSC “Tich” 0-4-0 shunting engine. It has 7/16” bore, 3/4" stroke, slide...