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by Steamin
Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the student about to become the teacher?
Replies: 8
Views: 1184

Congratulations!

Torch, Congratulations!
Job well done!
by Steamin
Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mystery castings - please help identify them
Replies: 7
Views: 1627

Mystery Solved - Thanks!

Thanks for all the replies, Mystery castings identified!

Steamin
by Steamin
Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Show me your eccentric straps
Replies: 8
Views: 1765

Re: Show me your eccentric straps

Who's castings are those?
They are sold by Bob Pedersen -- Railroad Warehouse
"PART# D-2069-3"

Mine are the older one-piece casting
by Steamin
Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Show me your eccentric straps
Replies: 8
Views: 1765

Re: Show me your eccentric straps

Jeff, as far as finish is concerned, I'd only worry about the bearing surfaces. After you install them they become very invisible between the frames. Bronze castings, Heavy Mikdao, machining in progress: http://www.neidrauer.com/HeavyMikado/Section8.Motion.Structure/slides/WaterPump21Nov07%20005.jpg...
by Steamin
Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mystery castings - please help identify them
Replies: 7
Views: 1627

Mystery castings - please help identify them

Hello board, I picked up some 1/2" scale castings recently (thought they were 3/4 Scale, my bad for not asking the seller enough questions!) without any paperwork. Seller picked them up from an estate sale in CA, so no clues there. Except for the cylinders, which are cast iron, all the castings are ...
by Steamin
Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I've got a popped stay!
Replies: 34
Views: 3751

Re: I've got a popped stay!

If it was just a leaky staybolt, I'd say drill and replace it. But a bulging firebox sheet raises my worry considerably. A sheet bulge is caused by corrosion/scale buildup, suggesting 1) the sheet is thinner in that spot than the rest (?how much thinner??), and 2) you are no longer circulating water...
by Steamin
Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boring Screwup and Help
Replies: 55
Views: 5797

Re: Boring Screwup and Help

I've found no magic answer or explanation why some of my cuts chatter horribly and othertimes are silky smooth. A couple of things I've been taught to look for: -Use the shortest, stoutest, boring bar possible. Long and thin == tuning fork properties (bad!) -Smallest possible radius at the cutting t...
by Steamin
Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Need help with pulley routing
Replies: 12
Views: 5339

Re: Need help with pulley routing

but it sure looks like it wants two belts Looking at the diagram I see three belts. Belt: #1. Motor to intermediate pulley belt. Stays installed on the pulleys. I agree with Torch - Pulley on motor shaft is on backwards. The smallest motor sheave should go to the largest sheave in the intermediate ...
by Steamin
Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mainline Track Radius
Replies: 7
Views: 1354

Re: Mainline Track Radius

70 foot radius for St. Louis Live Steamers.
by Steamin
Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Barco Low Water Alarm
Replies: 7
Views: 2761

Re: Barco Low Water Alarm

Steve, it is a non-functioning model.
See this thread New York Central J1e for details, jump to page 6

Steamin
by Steamin
Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saw threads per inch
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Re: Saw threads per inch

-=ed; For my light-duty import cutoff bandsaw, I like 8-12 variable pitch Bi-metal blades with a fine tooth 14-18 and courser 6-10 blades on the rack. Reasons for my choices: I'm a hobbiest, not commercial shop, so I'll wait for long cuts instead of changing out blades. Bi-metal variable pitch gives...
by Steamin
Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler leak questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1900

Re: Boiler leak questions

Should I attempt to over-solder it with silver solder, or could that compromise the joint :( With soft-solder currently on the joint and water/scale contaminates in the join from leaking, it is already compromised for silver soldering. Silver solder will want a bare-metal uncontaminated joint for p...