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by boomerralph
Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Axle/Race help?
Replies: 19
Views: 3067

Re: Axle/Race help?

Rather than using a torch to heat the bearing, which can result in overheating very quickly, consider an old deep fat fryer. Advantages are temperature control, Lube is NEVER bad for bearings, uniform heating, etc. I used to run a large machine shop who had machine assemblers fitting hundreds of bea...
by boomerralph
Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: note on little engines web site
Replies: 24
Views: 5729

Re: note on little engines web site

I spoke to Mike, a little while ago. Heavy haul trucking, primarily for the government keeps him on the road a lot. He will return emails, but it may take a while.

Ralph M. Reese
by boomerralph
Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Air brake installation question
Replies: 26
Views: 4086

Re:

Trainman4602 wrote:I would like to know how many would really want the real air brake system.

I'm interested!
Ralph M. Reese
St. Augustine, FL
by boomerralph
Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: tools for bending stirrups, grabs, etc.?
Replies: 37
Views: 5692

Re: tools for bending stirrups, grabs, etc.?

Hudson Honey,

I have been looking for something like that. any chance of posting the source? or scanning and emailing?

Ralph M. Reese
St. Augustine, FL
by boomerralph
Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to shield areas from case hardening
Replies: 29
Views: 5116

Re: How to shield areas from case hardening

Just a comment, I've not tried it, but I've been told that ordinary whiteout, allowed to dry will act as a stopoff for casehardening. I would certainly test on a scrap piece before I tried it on a good part!

Ralph M. Reese
by boomerralph
Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Southern Railroad PS-4 Pacific Design Discussion
Replies: 208
Views: 35776

Re: Southern Railroad PS-4 Pacific Design Discussion

Pipescs,
The engine that Fltenwheeler referred to is probably Paul Stewarts engine. many parts were built by Bob Dean of Bob Dean Supply.
see his ad on Discover Live Steam for sale page. I have always found him to be very helpful to those in the hobby
by boomerralph
Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Eureka Project
Replies: 183
Views: 43258

Re: Eureka Project

Jessie, You said that you had drawings of the oil-burning headlamp for this engine. I have a mockup that i removed from one of my engines, and would like to rebuild it more prototypical. Can you/will you sell a copy of this drawing? any reasonable cost for your time and trouble is acceptable. Thanks...
by boomerralph
Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alco Power Reverse Gear
Replies: 26
Views: 6454

I would love to have the PDF file
ralphreese@msn.com
Thank you
by boomerralph
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gas tank sealant for tender lining
Replies: 12
Views: 2206

Tank sealant

Go to your nearest motorcycle shop (harley for me) They have an excellent kit , cleaner, prep, and sealer used to restore motorcycle tanks. The name escapes me at the moment (senior moment) I have had good luck with it