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by Asteamhead
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: automatic cylinder cocks
Replies: 16
Views: 597

Re: automatic cylinder cocks

ccvstmr,
Good advice! Or just take a magnet - stainless steel should be antimagnetic.
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by Asteamhead
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest
Replies: 35
Views: 7900

Re: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest

Hello Andy, Looks like you finished your project :) . Looks fine, but still would not hold any water, yet :lol: With my project there are some issues like the missing cab or smoke box door, yet. Will come soon. Glenn, There is another engine which steamed for some 30 years - no severe leaks all the ...
by Asteamhead
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Old School German Engineering
Replies: 14
Views: 1714

Re: Old School German Engineering

Hello Glenn, There you had me! I had to make up my mind trying to give some answers :) 1) Those locomotives had been built over a very long time, starting in 1926 for DR. Production had been stopped as late as 1936 due to the great depression. Time was used to improve the construction, following sta...
by Asteamhead
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Nickel Plate 762
Replies: 15
Views: 3495

Re: Nickel Plate 762

Hello Jack,
Like your firebox and backhead sheeting 8) . And the superb holders for the air-res., of course!
Pease keep on modeling and posting your jewels, thank you :)

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by Asteamhead
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Needle bearings, on axles.
Replies: 13
Views: 1059

Re: Needle bearings, on axles.

Hello Tom, I would not recommend needle bearings for use in leading or trailing axles due to axial forces to the wheels :( ! Thus additional axial brasses will be necessary anyway. Instead, a pair :idea: of standard ball bearings in each (outside) axle box will do fine without any trouble. Works for...
by Asteamhead
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Old School German Engineering
Replies: 14
Views: 1714

Re: Old School German Engineering

Hello Andy, You're welcome! Yes indeed, we all had a fine day then :) :!: And just another word about the prototypes of our models. German class 44 had been by far the most produced 3 (or more)-cylinder steam engine, worlwide -almost 2.000 locos. And they were among the most reliable and longest liv...
by Asteamhead
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Old School German Engineering
Replies: 14
Views: 1714

Re: Old School German Engineering

Hello Glenn, Thanks for posting that nice video of that steam meeting at Oberursel near Frankfurt! My A 1239 had one of their first runs then, not painted, yet. Interesting different comments regarding quality of tools, too. A Deckel mill FP 1 or 2 was (and still is) the dream machine :D for us mode...
by Asteamhead
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mission Impossible - Designing and Constructing a 3/4" Scale Westinghouse Cross Compound Air Compressor
Replies: 20
Views: 1943

Re: Mission Impossible - Designing and Constructing a 3/4" Scale Westinghouse Cross Compound Air Compressor

Hello Carrdo, Maybe this could be of interest to you? Last year I started construction and making of a pair of such CC-air pumps in scale 1 in 10 for my N&W A 1239. Perhaps we might learn from each other's progress by posting in this forum (Build Log)? https://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic....
by Asteamhead
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Some Little Baloney
Replies: 8
Views: 1143

Re: Some Little Baloney

Hello Jack,
In short: You're simply the Master of brass :) !

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by Asteamhead
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest
Replies: 35
Views: 7900

Re: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest

Andy, That's o.k. all around with your locomotive :D ! Meccano, isn't it? Last weekend we held our first steam meeting this year due to covid measures and had fun :) . There I have been welcomed in their 'Zero pressure society 2017' 8) as you may see on the photo. A lot of water losses made it impos...
by Asteamhead
Sun May 24, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 115
Views: 59079

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

Hello Russ and Greg, You're absolutely right regarding standard photos! To me this seems to be the standard all over the USA. For detaling my class A, the only way getting detailed photos from aside , backwards, above, inside the cab and all those deatails was to take such photos by my self or by fr...
by Asteamhead
Sat May 23, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 115
Views: 59079

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

Hello Russ, Very nice little parts! Your method of fixing small parts :) is just what I recommended, if I read your pre-last post in time. Very often I'm using a simple clamp made of a small stripe of stainless steel. Works fine due to stainless material mostly won't stick and withstands red hot hea...