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by rhbroehl
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Crosshead Guide Material
Replies: 24
Views: 7683

Re: Crosshead Guide Material

Would this material need to be hardened or is it hard enough in the annealed state (I assume that is how it is sold).
by rhbroehl
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Crosshead Guide Material
Replies: 24
Views: 7683

Crosshead Guide Material

Hi,

I have to build 4 crosshead guides for me LE 0-4-0. They are 3/8 x 1/2 and I wondering if I could use key stock material for the guides. The material has fairly tight tolerances so I would think it would work.

Comments? Other ideas?

Thanks

Rob
by rhbroehl
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LE Rotary Throttle Build
Replies: 7
Views: 3043

LE Rotary Throttle Build

Hi,

I am going to attempt to build a LE rotary throttle from their castings kit. Has anyone built one of these that could give me pointers and photos of the build or completed item?

Thanks

Rob
by rhbroehl
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Silver Soldering Leaf Springs
Replies: 14
Views: 4325

Re: Silver Soldering Leaf Springs

Thanks for all the replies. As mentioned, I am not concerned about losing the "spring" in the leaf since it is backed up by 2 others the same length. My concern was the silver content of the solder. I think I used 5% and wasn't sure that was enough to give a good solid joint.

Rob
by rhbroehl
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Silver Soldering Leaf Springs
Replies: 14
Views: 4325

Silver Soldering Leaf Springs

Have a quick question.

I need to solder bolsters to the ends of my leaf springs for my LE 0-4-0. What silver content do I need to use to make sure these will stay put and not break off in use?

Thanks

Rob
by rhbroehl
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Plumbing question
Replies: 3
Views: 1757

Re: Plumbing question

Sorry, it is 1.5 scale.
by rhbroehl
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Plumbing question
Replies: 3
Views: 1757

Plumbing question

Hi, I am moving onto plumbing up my LE 0-4-0 and have run into a problem. The bushings on the boiler appear to be a 1/4" NPT fitting and not a MTP thread. Is there anything out there to adapt a check valve to that boiler bushing? I will also have the same issue with a check valve for oil going into ...
by rhbroehl
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Plumbing a lubricator
Replies: 7
Views: 3031

Re: Plumbing a lubricator

Thanks for all the suggestions and help.
by rhbroehl
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Plumbing a lubricator
Replies: 7
Views: 3031

Re: Plumbing a lubricator

I really do not know. I was thinking the hydro since this is a smaller engine but that is just a guess.
by rhbroehl
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Plumbing a lubricator
Replies: 7
Views: 3031

Plumbing a lubricator

Hi,

We are building a LE 0-4-0 and have a question regarding the use/installation of a lubricator. We do not see anything in the prints we have regarding the use or plumbing so we are at a bit of a loss as to what to should use and how it is plumbed.

Thanks

Rob and Jacob
by rhbroehl
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How Can I Determine Threads
Replies: 8
Views: 2673

Re: How Can I Determine Threads

Thanks all for the suggestions
by rhbroehl
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How Can I Determine Threads
Replies: 8
Views: 2673

Re: How Can I Determine Threads

Makes sense. Thanks for the suggestion