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by SCBryan
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Piston Ring Question
Replies: 24
Views: 1561

Re: Piston Ring Question

There was no first set. This is a new build. I purchased the partially completed project and this is where I am at this point.
by SCBryan
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Piston Ring Question
Replies: 24
Views: 1561

Re: Piston Ring Question

Thanks for the replies. The bores are brass (or bronze) and the piston is stainless steel. (I took over the project from someone else who started it.) There are no ring grooves in the pistons as of yet. I will need to add them to fit whatever I use. So with this setup, would the recommendation be to...
by SCBryan
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Piston Ring Question
Replies: 24
Views: 1561

Piston Ring Question

On the Kozo Heisler, he calls for graphited asbestos yarn for packing for use as a piston ring. Later projects call for graphited ceramic fiber yarn. These are both for 3/4" scale engines. My question is for a 1-1/2" scale engine, is this the recommended material? Also, if it is the best, where is a...
by SCBryan
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Track Work
Replies: 23
Views: 5183

Re: Track Work

I have to agree, track work is very satisfying work. One gets to be out in the fresh air all day and although physically tired, it is a feeling of worthwhile labor. After working all day on our local track, after replacing old, rotted ties, leveling and tamping, and then spreading fresh ballast, I c...
by SCBryan
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Tri-State Locomotive Club Meet
Replies: 0
Views: 2144

Tri-State Locomotive Club Meet

The September meet of the Tri-State Locomotive Club will be Saturday September 26 at Bill Pepper's track in Andrews, Indiana. The track is roughly a half mile long and includes a signal system that permits bi-directional operation. This is a 7-1/2" gauge track.
by SCBryan
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bronze vs. Phosphor Bronze Identification
Replies: 13
Views: 3905

Re: Bronze vs. Phosphor Bronze Identification

Thanks for the replies.
by SCBryan
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bronze vs. Phosphor Bronze Identification
Replies: 13
Views: 3905

Bronze vs. Phosphor Bronze Identification

Here is a question for more experienced board members. I have some pieces of material I received that may be either bronze or phosphor bronze but are not identified. Is there a visual way to tell which is which?
by SCBryan
Sun May 24, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Decauville 0-4-0 1:22.58 Scale
Replies: 102
Views: 38449

Re: Decauville 0-4-0 1:22.58 Scale

Reminds me of the old saying: "Tis a poor workman who blames his tools."
by SCBryan
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Tube Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2847

Re: Boiler Tube Question

Thank you, everyone, for the suggestions and advice.

Steve
by SCBryan
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Tube Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2847

Boiler Tube Question

I recently purchased a second hand boiler that was never used. It is steel with copper boiler tubes. Doing a quick check with low air pressure, I find some of the tubes are leaking. What is the best way to tighten them? Build a swaging device? Any suggestions appreciated.

Steve
by SCBryan
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Tri-State Locomotive Club September Meet
Replies: 0
Views: 4762

Tri-State Locomotive Club September Meet

The September meet of the Tri-State Locomotive Club will be Saturday September 28 at Bill Pepper's track in Andrews, Indiana. A signal system is being installed and is nearly operational. It is anticipated this will be usable in time for the meet and will permit bi-directional operation.
by SCBryan
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: charging two batteries in series
Replies: 7
Views: 4509

Re: charging two batteries in series

On my interurban, I use four deep cycle batteries. Each pair is wired in series and the two pairs are connected in parallel to supply 24 volts to the controller. I wired each battery through a set of relays. Under the car, I have a toggle switch that pulls the relays in for charging, effectively cha...