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by Pipescs
Wed May 05, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American
Replies: 188
Views: 32148

Re: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American

Had and interesting evening on the project. Located a project engine for sale on line but decided to pass after much soul searching that I was too far along on this project to pull out and purchase something else. I have sent the owner a mail saying I was not interested but have also told him that I...
by Pipescs
Tue May 04, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American
Replies: 188
Views: 32148

Re: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American

Question on How to Do it. I am headed for a task that will require me to machine the journals for a .001 pressfit for the bearings. I figure this is also practice for the day the wheels come in the mail. What is the best way to bore and measure the holes so as not to screw it up and come out .001 to...
by Pipescs
Tue May 04, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American
Replies: 188
Views: 32148

Re: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American

Hi, We are at about the same point with a 4-4-0. I'm wondering where you found the Orange Roller Bushings on line ? Thanks! Coleman Ledsled. Do you have a thread on your American? If not jump in here. I need all the help and motivation I can get. As to the wife. We have always kept our play money s...
by Pipescs
Tue May 04, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American
Replies: 188
Views: 32148

Re: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American

ROLLER BEARINGS 7163 Where to get them. I found them on line at an outfit called RBC http://www.rbcbearings.com/rollerbearings/rollercatalog.asp?series=SJPitchlignSeries Sent them a request and they hooked me up with a distributer over at Muscle Shoals Alabama. They took my order over the phone and ...
by Pipescs
Mon May 03, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American
Replies: 188
Views: 32148

Re: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American

Feeling alot better about my project. Initially it looked like I had waited too long to get back to the project and that it might be hard to locate casting and support. Today I got a call from Mike Venezia of Little Engines at work. He sent me a new list of part numbers and we have started a dialoge...
by Pipescs
Mon May 03, 2010 4:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American
Replies: 188
Views: 32148

Re: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American

Working the third Journal Box Now. Is there anyone out there who has built this in the past.

Lots of Questions!!!!
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Rough Frame milled out of 1/2 inch cold rolled.
by Pipescs
Sun May 02, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American
Replies: 188
Views: 32148

Re: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American

Journal Boxes To get me going I started o the Journal Boxes. I understand the castings are now aluminum but I found a piece of 2x3x8 Brass on line for the boxes. (The LE American has roller bushing mounted in the boxes). This called for new tool for the shop as I had no way to cut it. I added a chea...
by Pipescs
Sun May 02, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American
Replies: 188
Views: 32148

Re: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American

Cleaning Shop Have spent the last month cleaning the shop and buying tools with my limited allowance. Contacted both the Penn and California Little Engines which I will talk more on later depending how it works out. I am at somewhat of a risk on parts as I only have the plans, cylinder casting and t...
by Pipescs
Sun May 02, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American
Replies: 188
Views: 32148

Beginners LE 4-4-0 American

From the begining I am asking for help as I go along. I would hope to finish this in 5 years Having been exposed to Livesteam while serving on USMC Recruiting Duty in Denver by Mr. Larry Kombrink in 1985 I have put this off for 25 years. Larry had a LE American that he ran on his track located west ...
by Pipescs
Sun May 02, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: anyone go to Mid-south Spring meet?
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Re: anyone go to Mid-south Spring meet?

My son and I went up on Saturday Morning as we live just fifty miles south of Mid South's area. We got there as the rains were really getting going. Met some of the members under an awning where they were starting to load up equipment onto trailers going home. Goodness in the trip is that I joind th...
by Pipescs
Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines
Replies: 33
Views: 5756

Little Engines

Have been trying to reach Clark Simms at Little Engines of California for over a month. Need parts. Does anyone have any information on why he might not be answereing the phone or emails?
by Pipescs
Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted L.E. American Parts or Project
Replies: 5
Views: 2524

Re: Wanted L.E. American Parts or Project

Still looking.

I have my frame cleaned up and am starting some of the smaller parts from barstock.

sent off an email to L.E. to start the process of ordering wheels