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by Builder01
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Glass tube for water glass
Replies: 6
Views: 587

Re: Glass tube for water glass

You can get 8mm red line gauge glass here:

http://www.livesteammodels.co.uk/shop/i ... ct_id=2090
by Builder01
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: automatic cylinder cocks
Replies: 24
Views: 1218

Re: automatic cylinder cocks

I can see the video now. Most auto drains I've seen usually weep a little even when closed. Even mechanical ones can too. I prefer mechanical ones, as I get to decide when they are open or closed.
by Builder01
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: automatic cylinder cocks
Replies: 24
Views: 1218

Re: automatic cylinder cocks

The video is marked private. I cannot view it. Is this the same for others?
by Builder01
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Topic For Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 1988

Re: Topic For Discussion

Bill Shields wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:17 am
ah....typos and mobile phones...old age and beer do not go together

1" scale - 4.75 gauge...
I knew what you meant, just had to poke you!!
by Builder01
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Topic For Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 1988

Re: Topic For Discussion

Bill Shields wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:12 pm
When my current 1" gauge 2-4-0 is finished...the 7.25 loco goes on sale. Cannot justify keeping an extra vehicle to transport the bigger loco.

The 1" comes apart into two pieces weighing about 70# each and can be loaded into my subaru.
1" gauge??
by Builder01
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pump
Replies: 51
Views: 16395

Re: Pump

Saw this on EBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mobil-MOBILGEAR-600-XP-680-5-GALLON-PREMIUM-INDUSTRIAL-GEAR-OIL-ISO-VG-Bucket/293201416866?epid=1830896589&hash=item44442a92a2:g:56EAAOSwoHheIRfs:sc:FedExHomeDelivery!16506!US!-1&redirect=mobile Might be what you need. Although, I get mine from England, here...
by Builder01
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: how to design an axle pump in 3/4 scale
Replies: 15
Views: 1956

Re: how to design an axle pump in 3/4 scale

Wolfgang, thank you for explaining how this pump works in a much better way than I ! Tschuss!
by Builder01
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: how to design an axle pump in 3/4 scale
Replies: 15
Views: 1956

Re: how to design an axle pump in 3/4 scale

Yes, the pump I posted is a little strange, but, it works quite well. It is not really a single acting or double acting pump. It is more like a 1-1/2 acting pump! The piston delivers more water in one direction than the other. When the piston moves to the right, some of the water recirculates to the...
by Builder01
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: how to design an axle pump in 3/4 scale
Replies: 15
Views: 1956

Re: how to design an axle pump in 3/4 scale

Here's a drawing for the axle pump for my loco. It has a 5" boiler. 4-3/8 wheels, 1-3/8" cylinders with 2-1/8 stroke. My boiler is a bit shorter, but, I am pretty sure this pump would do the job. It is not a single acting or double acting pump, more like a 1 and 1/2 pump if you look at the drawing c...
by Builder01
Mon May 18, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Silver soldering set up
Replies: 16
Views: 2250

Re: Silver soldering set up

Like this Marty?? (This is part of my copper boiler after a silver solder heat up)
IMG_20161107_173156 reduced 4.jpg
by Builder01
Sun May 17, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Silver soldering set up
Replies: 16
Views: 2250

Re: Silver soldering set up

On a related note, Builder01 mentioned heating only the copper, which I agree with. However it can Become annealed, and turn soft... i recently solder up some 45* copper pipe fittings to form a 90* angle. The fittings became annealed and very soft. Collapsed when I tried to install. In these cases,...
by Builder01
Sun May 17, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Silver soldering set up
Replies: 16
Views: 2250

Re: Silver soldering set up

Greg_Lewis wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 11:50 am
I find the black flux works better for me than the white stuff. The former seems to have a greater temperature range.
Yes, I have used both black and white flux. The black certainly has longer life for high temperatures. I use it exclusively. It's available on Ebay.