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by Bill Shields
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fusible Plug Thoughts
Replies: 22
Views: 1005

Re: Fusible Plug Thoughts

you can push a lot of steam through that space at 1100 feet / second....

it'll put the fire out real quick....
by Bill Shields
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fusible Plug Thoughts
Replies: 22
Views: 1005

Re: Fusible Plug Thoughts

do not use PTFE in that location. Marty is absolutely right...while the amount of gas given off will be very small, the PTFE will just burn off in the heat and you can easily end of with a leak... wipe the threads with soft solder and screw it in. If things get hot enough to melt the solder...that i...
by Bill Shields
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Memorial Day Runs
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: Memorial Day Runs

will most likely have something that runs by that time. bashing boiler now -> will have done by labor day (goal). That gives me the winter to finish the tender..
by Bill Shields
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to square a 1/8” plate on the mill?
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: How to square a 1/8” plate on the mill?

put it down with multiple clamps and just move one clamp at a time to get at each side -> this assumes that your mill has a 10" travel on the short axis.
by Bill Shields
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Memorial Day Runs
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: Memorial Day Runs

I am going to add your track to 'must be visited' as soon as I finish my 1" project...or at least have it running (finished is a very nebulous term with me). sometimes I run a loco for 3-4 years before I decide how I want it and get around to painting it. Harold was always speaking highly (and loudl...
by Bill Shields
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: mosely regulator adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: mosely regulator adjustment

if you don't have a Zener diode I the circuit...you might consider it -> to keep from over-volting the bulb should the pressure(s) get out of control
by Bill Shields
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cab interior
Replies: 16
Views: 1257

Re: Cab interior

chartreuse
by Bill Shields
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cab interior
Replies: 16
Views: 1257

Re: Cab interior

1> so that you can see where there is grease and clean it up (very little grease is green) 2> because it is a SOOTHING / RELAXING color. 3> some female was involved in the color choices 4> color of the primer used elsewhere and inside of cab did not get a 'top coat'. 5> Green, the color of life, ren...
by Bill Shields
Thu May 31, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Material Question
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: A Material Question

I would go with glass filled PTFE -> much easier to get and for that application, will be just fine.
by Bill Shields
Thu May 31, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: FOR SALE VFD (variable frequency drive) ****SOLD****
Replies: 10
Views: 894

Re: FOR SALE VFD (variable frequency drive)

just as a side note...if you have never worked with these boxes and are thinking 'rotary converter replacement'.... you need to be VERY CAREFUL about running more than one motor at a time from a VFD...since you should NOT start / stop the motor by disconnecting the motor from the VFD...you start / s...
by Bill Shields
Thu May 31, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Material Question
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: A Material Question

my use was industrial, not loco related. bronze ptfe makes a very good piston ring material for oil-less reciprocating air compressors...used them in the crude oil business in the middle east. Williams & James air compressors comes to mind (a UK company). We had the rings made by KAYDON in Baltimore...
by Bill Shields
Thu May 31, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Material Question
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: A Material Question

depending on how much you need, you might try these folks and order a 'sample'

https://www.professionalplastics.com/TEFLONBRONZEFILLED

bronze PTFE is great stuff...been using it for years