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by FLtenwheeler
Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Rocker Box, Arms and Shaft
Replies: 20
Views: 2800

Re: Allen Rocker Box, Arms and Shaft

I silver soldered one end and put a spring pin in the other that broke in short order. At that point I installed a taper pin and I have been pulling 21 car trains with no problems.

Tim
by FLtenwheeler
Thu Jul 01, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2022 FLS winter meet schedule?
Replies: 3
Views: 2122

Re: 2022 FLS winter meet schedule?

The dates have not been set. The Ridge Live Steamers will be February 24th though the 27th. It is always the 4th Saturday of February.

Tim
by FLtenwheeler
Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Machining 52100 Steel for Axels
Replies: 6
Views: 3028

Re: Machining 52100 Steel for Axels

The ends will ride on needle bearings. This is the material that Tom Bee uses.


Tim
by FLtenwheeler
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Machining 52100 Steel for Axels
Replies: 6
Views: 3028

Machining 52100 Steel for Axels

I am machining some replacement axels for Tom Bee trucks. I am looking for does and don’ts for turning the 52100 bearing steel.

What temperature/color do you draw it after hardening it?

Thanks

Tim
by FLtenwheeler
Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Shrink fitting steel tires
Replies: 13
Views: 4583

Re: Shrink fitting steel tires

I use 0.001” per inch plus 0.001”. Heat the tires to 500f. Blue in color. Your axle hole will shrink 0.0001” to 0.0002”.

Tim
by FLtenwheeler
Mon May 10, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Two cylinder beam engine drawings
Replies: 2
Views: 3633

Two cylinder beam engine drawings

I am looking for a set of drawings for the 2 cylinder beam engine. It is large with a 16” flywheel.
by FLtenwheeler
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Power Models 11” Westinghouse Pump
Replies: 6
Views: 4662

Re: Power Models 11” Westinghouse Pump

Fender wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:41 pm
Hard to tell what you have there. What’s inside the silver boxes?
They are the 3 aluminum molds for the parts I have.

Tim
by FLtenwheeler
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Power Models 11” Westinghouse Pump
Replies: 6
Views: 4662

Power Models 11” Westinghouse Pump

I just purchased the 3 molds that serviced (survived?) the fire. I have the other 2 parts drawn up. I need to find someone that can sink the molds for me.

Thanks

Tim
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by FLtenwheeler
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: HERCULES AJAX 14”x60” lathe.
Replies: 0
Views: 4872

HERCULES AJAX 14”x60” lathe.

I just purchased a HERCULES AJAX 14”x60” lathe.

1967 vintage. It has the 90 degree wheel on the tail stock.

I am trying to find a manual for it.


Thanks

Tim
by FLtenwheeler
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Florida meets in January or February
Replies: 1
Views: 2261

Re: Florida meets in January or February

Winter Meets and Board of Directors's & Membership Meetings (Subject To Change) North East Florida Live Steamers TBD Big Boots & Western Railroad February1 to 7, 2021 Largo Central Railroad February 12 to 14, 2021 Manatee Central Railroad February 18 to 22, 2021 Tradewinds & Atlantic Railroad Februa...