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by Bill Shields
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compressor woes
Replies: 31
Views: 1294

Re: Compressor woes

Adding the aux contact is not a good idea with the real world possibilities that exist around our farm: Your idea means that if the compressor is running it will automagically reset the timer and continue to run forever, which is not what you want....if you have a leak and have walked away, the comp...
by Bill Shields
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blower
Replies: 41
Views: 2032

Re: Blower

actually it's more of leak when you don't want it to......
by Bill Shields
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compressor woes
Replies: 31
Views: 1294

Re: Compressor woes

using the latching timer is the trick. Just short out the 'reset' terminals and it closes and winds down and opens.

Seemed $$$ at the time ($100 Omron timer that can be made to do a dozen different things)...but turned out to be one of my better blacksmith moves.
by Bill Shields
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blower
Replies: 41
Views: 2032

Re: Blower

While theoretically true, don't think all of us put together will live long enough to have to realistically worry about air in a copper boiler. Every copper boiler loco that I have built has an air fitting to allow a connection into the top of the boiler. There are several 65 - 75 year old copper bo...
by Bill Shields
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compressor woes
Replies: 31
Views: 1294

Re: Compressor woes

correct...timer kicks off after 20 minutes. short the timer 'reset' connection and it begins counting down again. timer is started with a door bell push button on old-fashioned telephone wire strung all around the shop. I have maybe a dozen of them scattered around the basement and out in the garage...
by Bill Shields
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 'Engine wash" and shiny brass?
Replies: 23
Views: 1266

Re: 'Engine wash" and shiny brass?

or you can go with delrin AF bearings and forget the need for lube....
by Bill Shields
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 'Engine wash" and shiny brass?
Replies: 23
Views: 1266

Re: 'Engine wash" and shiny brass?

easier if you don't lube at all..

metal shavings blow off with air and don't leave residue....
by Bill Shields
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 'Engine wash" and shiny brass?
Replies: 23
Views: 1266

Re: 'Engine wash" and shiny brass?

like I said....WD40 leaves a residue....
by Bill Shields
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 'Engine wash" and shiny brass?
Replies: 23
Views: 1266

Re: 'Engine wash" and shiny brass?

wd 40 leaves behind residue that is tough to get off..
by Bill Shields
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: flatcar brake rigging
Replies: 13
Views: 1117

Re: flatcar brake rigging

all I need is e-mails. I cannot put pictures drawings on the bbs right now
by Bill Shields
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 'Engine wash" and shiny brass?
Replies: 23
Views: 1266

Re: 'Engine wash" and shiny brass?

semi-chrome is good stuff -> it's a polish - lots of elbow grease required. To best of my knowledge, doesn't keep the oxidation from coming back.
by Bill Shields
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compressor woes
Replies: 31
Views: 1294

Re: Compressor woes

my timer pulls in the coil on a 240 v motor starter to control the compressor

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