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by ChipsAhoy
Thu May 28, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Decauville 0-4-0 1:22.58 Scale
Replies: 13
Views: 699

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

What a find! Thanks Diddler
This guy has some interesting stuff. I had to poke around but found a way to translate to english.
To get there the easy way, use the address by erasing everything to the right of .com.... such as...
www.vapeuretmodelesavapeur.com
Scotty
by ChipsAhoy
Sun May 24, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Casting RR Truck frames
Replies: 2
Views: 2809

Re: Casting RR Truck frames

They look very nice to me of course, but we have not painted any ourselves. Maybe I will get a hold of some that others have done and see if I can get pics to post here. 1.5" is all that we have sold. We are waiting on feedback on the 1" ones (4-3/4" guage) we got busy pouring 1" spoked drivers and ...
by ChipsAhoy
Thu May 21, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trucks
Replies: 9
Views: 875

Re: Trucks

That's just the side frames.... not as simple as the seller implies!
Look at Little Engines catalog, pg 70.
Scotty
by ChipsAhoy
Tue May 12, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets
Replies: 41
Views: 2244

Re: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets

I have an old old old 4"cresent wrench, i have never seen a 6" open up as far as this one. It's actually pretty tight still also. Somehow I have three pairs of scissors in my toolbox, one in the garden shed. Four new pairs in the house. Wonder how that happened? Glenn By the way Glenn, can I get my ...
by ChipsAhoy
Mon May 04, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Let's cleanup that old boiler
Replies: 30
Views: 2572

Re: Let's cleanup that old boiler

Uhhh--- I dunno what's in it, but I remember our boy in school had to do an experiment. They put a nail in a jar of coca cola and in 3 days it was gone. Couldn't tell you what it was... but it worked. You just have to decide ifn' you want to have you boiler get cavaties!
by ChipsAhoy
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: CliShay/Big Bertha question
Replies: 15
Views: 1479

Re: CliShay/Big Bertha question

I have a friend up in your part of the country who has been contemplating the purchase of a steam launch. He is trying to weight need vs toy.
I hope and pray that he does the right thing and tosses all that common sense stuff out the window and get us... I mean purchases the launch!!!

Scotty
by ChipsAhoy
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: CliShay/Big Bertha question
Replies: 15
Views: 1479

Re: CliShay/Big Bertha question

Great pic...I can clearly see the piping. great treasure also!
Thx
Scotty
by ChipsAhoy
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Let's cleanup that old boiler
Replies: 30
Views: 2572

Re: Let's cleanup that old boiler

Look at Oakite31 or oakite164 if you have copper tubes or fittings. There are several other variations. It comes as a powder, mix it with water, warm it up and soak your parts. It works and it is realitivley cheap. We used a bottom third of a 55 gal drum over a campfire, threw in cat22 parts and let...
by ChipsAhoy
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: CliShay/Big Bertha question
Replies: 15
Views: 1479

Re: CliShay/Big Bertha question

Let's ponder on that one a bit. On Horizontal cylinders, gravity would deliver the condensate to the port...where steam would exhaust it. On vertical cylinders, the same would happen to the bottom, but on the top, the 'piston' would have to deliver the condensate to the port, where the steam could o...
by ChipsAhoy
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: CliShay/Big Bertha question
Replies: 15
Views: 1479

Re: CliShay/Big Bertha question

We also are using the modeltec plans, going to follow advice from here and pour Bronze cylinders, so I can put the boss where needed. I can guess on locating the cocks for the bottom. But on the top...just above the piston at the bottom of the stroke? That simple? Wouldn't happen to have any photos ...
by ChipsAhoy
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: CliShay/Big Bertha question
Replies: 15
Views: 1479

CliShay/Big Bertha question

I am making the pattern to cast cylinders for the Big Bertha, An engine designed to go into the CliShay. I have no experience with vertical steam, and next to none with horizontal beyond building up a pair of Allens cylinders to put on my Wendy. In drawing up the cylinder, I don't see any accomodati...
by ChipsAhoy
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: loose screw issue
Replies: 59
Views: 4031

Re: loose screw issue

Mebbe a washer that has a flexible dog like on a perscription bottle child proof cap. Goes under the knob, which has a couple of indents in it for the catch to grab.
Scotty