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by ChipsAhoy
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another CliShay Build
Replies: 65
Views: 36647

Re: Another CliShay Build

My intent was to not flood and divert from your work with a discussion of request for copies, errors and the potential questions of copyright. Not to squelch the flow of info.
ChipsAhoy wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:59 am
... we do not want to continue here because we don't want to hijack this thread.
by ChipsAhoy
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another CliShay Build
Replies: 65
Views: 36647

Re: Another CliShay Build

Modeltec 1994, pg 14 thru 17. Is a set by Ed Warren designed for the CliShay. If you can't find an issue, PM me and I can try to help. I also have a set of plans for the Big Bertha engine designed to replace the original, it offers more power and eliminates the need to build or use the original tran...
by ChipsAhoy
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Alloy of brass and zink in a home foundry
Replies: 17
Views: 7372

Re: Alloy of brass and zink in a home foundry

1603597526102_IMG_0792.jpg For those who haven't had the pleasure.... here is a genuine zink fire. It started when he removed the glass and dross. Should've waited until the crucible was out of the furnace and in the pouring shank. You can see the "spoonful" of glass and dross above the furnace, in...
by ChipsAhoy
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Favorite Places to Shop In Your Area
Topic: MARK'S Bolts Nuts and Surplus Glendale, Arizona.
Replies: 2
Views: 7477

Re: MARK'S Bolts Nuts and Surplus Glendale, Arizona.

I went there about a month ago, the fellow said that they were going to start closing on the weekends... call before you go. That day they were closing ar 2:00 pm. They are not in trouble, just slow afternoon because of the virus.
Scotty
by ChipsAhoy
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: USATC S-160 Consolidation
Replies: 79
Views: 61824

Re: USATC S-160 Consolidation

Dick: You mentioned someplace a couple of post up from here about 10% aluminum and 90% copper for alumi-bronze. I'm going to do a bronze pour Friday I hope, and I thought..... 'While the pot is hot'! When we pour bronze we are having to put a glass barrier on top to keep the zink from catching on fi...
by ChipsAhoy
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: One Day Train Table
Replies: 5
Views: 2284

Re: One Day Train Table

OBSERVATIONS:
#1 Looks PERFECT
#2 Wish I had your scrap pile!
#3 Careful rolling out on 4' extensions!
#4 Looks PERFECT!!!

Scotty
by ChipsAhoy
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Key stock for axles and drivers?
Replies: 11
Views: 3295

Re: Key stock for axles and drivers?

Glenn: On my speeder I use a key and spacer that sounds like what you are looking at. And I can change spacers to change guage. But, my axle is threaded on the end with a locknut. The axle is still a tight fit and I have to use a puller to get the wheels off. Now, that being said, the nut looks ok o...
by ChipsAhoy
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gasket thickness for steam chest & cylinders?
Replies: 17
Views: 3910

Re: Gasket thickness for steam chest & cylinders?

Grainger, Amazon, Tractor & Steam supply.
Made for steam.
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by ChipsAhoy
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: injector problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2367

Re: injector problem

But..... they look good.
by ChipsAhoy
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Which steam pump would you build?
Replies: 47
Views: 17541

Re: Which steam pump would you build?

The only builders notes I could find are in the zip file for the 1/16 pump. There are two word files in that folder, one labeled 1/16 notes and the other just labeled duplex pump notes... looks like that may be for both sizes... I haven't perused it just yet tho. No word doc in the 1/8 zip file. Thx...
by ChipsAhoy
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Which steam pump would you build?
Replies: 47
Views: 17541

Re: Which steam pump would you build?

Bill: Guess I'm blind or something. When I use your link provided early in this thread, it sends me to a page where i can select the two subsequent pages , one labeled "pump files", one labeled "misc item designs" and there is a shortcut to email you. Then I selected "pump files", where it gives me ...
by ChipsAhoy
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Which steam pump would you build?
Replies: 47
Views: 17541

Re: Which steam pump would you build?

Bill: I have the castings and I have downloaded your plans dated 2008, for the Large BvB pump (actually downloaded several years ago) and haven't had the nerve to start working on it up until now (maybe). I am not a machinist but I do a little on a lathe and mill as needed and learn one function at ...