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by Bill Shields
Thu May 31, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Material Question
Replies: 8
Views: 837

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
by Bill Shields
Wed May 30, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Micro torch?
Replies: 28
Views: 1473

Re: Micro torch?

D: in reality, I don't think you really need one of these things....ok if you are doing jewelry and need a LOT of heat in a VERY SMALL PLACE - QUICKLY….but I have built quite a few locos and never come to a situation where I needed one. Getting solder to flow is not about putting a LOT of HEAT in on...
by Bill Shields
Tue May 29, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thin workholding suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: Thin workholding suggestions

I get my ground HRS from this fellow

http://www.outsourcemultiserviceinc.com/index.html
by Bill Shields
Mon May 28, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Micro torch?
Replies: 28
Views: 1473

Re: Micro torch?

unless your local welding shop is EXCEPTIONAL do not expect them to know ANYTHING about a micro torch...

best you surf some jewelry hobby sites....
by Bill Shields
Mon May 28, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Micro torch?
Replies: 28
Views: 1473

Re: Micro torch?

good regulators eliminate 99% of the safety risk....
by Bill Shields
Mon May 28, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The Start of Riveting a Tender Tank in 3/4" Scale
Replies: 11
Views: 1112

Re: The Start of Riveting a Tender Tank in 3/4" Scale

1/8 and 3/32 clecos are available
by Bill Shields
Sun May 27, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Micro torch?
Replies: 28
Views: 1473

Re: Micro torch?

when you are working with combustible gases, I strongly recommend that you purchase equipment from a company that you KNOW. My VICTOR equipment is almost 50 years old, my SMITH's stuff close to 40 All I have ever done for either is replace the O-rings on the tips and throw away dry rotted hoses. A f...
by Bill Shields
Sun May 27, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Stainless steel boiler/exchanger?
Replies: 84
Views: 6956

Re: Stainless steel boiler/exchanger?

monel makes very good piston rods also....
by Bill Shields
Sat May 26, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Throttle inspiration?
Replies: 14
Views: 1527

Re: Throttle inspiration?

Steve:

Get a copy of LBSC's book....good browsing...lots of 'old ideas' that are still workable today
by Bill Shields
Sat May 26, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wolfgang Habicher's 3/4" Scale Duplex Pump
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Re: Wolfgang Habicher's 3/4" Scale Duplex Pump

I have a set of drawings for something similar in 1-1/2" scale from BvB.

nowhere as nicely done, but appears to be the same concept
by Bill Shields
Sat May 26, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Micro torch?
Replies: 28
Views: 1473

Re: Micro torch?

D:

trying to draw solder without getting the entire piece to the correct temperature is fraught with peril.

it is best to get the entire piece to the correct temperature then wave the torch around where you want it to flow.

in the long run, you will find this a good way to work.
by Bill Shields
Thu May 24, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: REPARING THE TEST BOILER
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Re: REPARING THE TEST BOILER

I guess you didn't stick them in with HIGH TEMPERATURE Loctite???

That way you could forget them forever (giggle);

More than one full-size loco boiler has been 'fixed' that way so you are in very good company.