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by Builder01
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Slide Valve Setting
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: Slide Valve Setting

Yes, you are correct. Neutral position will cause no movement on the radius rod, but, there will still be a little movement on the valve caused by the union link through the combination rod. This would be for Walschaert valve gear.

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by Builder01
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Slide Valve Setting
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: Slide Valve Setting

HI Tetramachine, Looks like you are in New Jersey? You may need some face to face help, with setting your valves. A couple of clubs to consider are the New Jersey Live Steamers and the Pennsylvania Live Steamers. No doubt, there are folks there that can help you. Meanwhile, yes, typically when the r...
by Builder01
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: BR55/G8.1 Locomotive Project
Replies: 33
Views: 2889

Re: BR55/G8.1 Locomotive Project

Here's how I did my fire box and foundation ring. Boiler barrel is 5".
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David
by Builder01
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Machining Cylinders - How to Do?
Replies: 21
Views: 2327

Re: Machining Cylinders - How to Do?

No D.R.O. anywhere in my shop! (Dial indicators though!!) My steam loco has been on the rails for over two years now.
David
by Builder01
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Machining Cylinders - How to Do?
Replies: 21
Views: 2327

Re: Machining Cylinders - How to Do?

I used an expanding mandrel on a tapered shaft to finish machining my cylinders to length. I did the ports first with the cylinder slightly long, then machined the ends so they are exactly the correct distance from the ports. For me, this was easier than positioning the ports an exact distance with ...
by Builder01
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: BR55/G8.1 Locomotive Project
Replies: 33
Views: 2889

Re: BR55/G8.1 Locomotive Project

Here's the superheater assembly for my 1 inch scale loco. This is a very typical setup. The fittings are all made from copper and stainless steel, nothing is purchsed ready made. Everything is silver soldered together. The elements themselves are stainless steel and are tig welded at the fire box en...
by Builder01
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder Borning
Replies: 20
Views: 3908

Re: Cylinder Borning

I don't have T slots in my lathe cross feed either. I drilled and tapped a few holes for my clamps. I have also used those holes several times over. Should have done it sooner! Needless to say, I used my lathe as a horizontal boring mill with automatic feed. Worked great! - David DSCN0790.JPG DSCN07...
by Builder01
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lake Shore Live Steamers
Replies: 13
Views: 3970

Re: Lake Shore Live Steamers

Hi John, Nice photo of your F units! Looking at the website http://neols.net/trackplanandinfo.php , it looks like the small gauge track is a 1000" loop. It has full air. water and power at the steaming bays according to the web site. Do you know if there are any plans to extend the loop, or, to cons...
by Builder01
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lake Shore Live Steamers
Replies: 13
Views: 3970

Re: Lake Shore Live Steamers

That does look like a pretty cool bridge! My riding cars are really set up for ground running. How "high" is the high line? Is that dual gauge, 4-3/4" and 3-1/2" ? (Yes, I re-read your last post!) At any rate, I might have to check that out next year. Thanks, John!

David
by Builder01
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lake Shore Live Steamers
Replies: 13
Views: 3970

Re: Lake Shore Live Steamers

Hi John, Thanks for checking out other places in my area. I am aware of the NEOLS club in Medina. I have not been there, but, I may check it out. I am also checking out the track down in Carrilon park in Dayton. They have some ground level multi-gauge track. They are actually farther than my own clu...
by Builder01
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lake Shore Live Steamers
Replies: 13
Views: 3970

Re: Lake Shore Live Steamers

I just found out that the 4-3/4" gauge track has been removed for the 7-1/2" expansion. Bummer! Cross that one off my list.
David
by Builder01
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lake Shore Live Steamers
Replies: 13
Views: 3970

Re: Lake Shore Live Steamers

https://www.lakeshorelivesteamers.com Don't know if your answer is there. RN Yes, this does help a bit, thank you. In fact, I think I found an "old" version of their website. The new one has a track layout map, but, does not show what part, if any, is 4-3/4" gauge. They also seem to have a presence...