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by 10 Wheeler Rob
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How would you make this?
Replies: 11
Views: 486

Re: How would you make this?

You can use allen flat head screws, then you do need a big hole to tighten it.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PVLS 1973 or 4, short movie
Replies: 21
Views: 1815

Re: PVLS 1973 or 4, short movie

Ross coal fired his articulated the first few seasons he ran it. I am not sure what year he first ran it. I think he completed his shay in 1972.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Necessity of hardened crank pins on 3/4” scale
Replies: 48
Views: 2989

Re: Necessity of hardened crank pins on 3/4” scale

You can get 4140 half hard, which you can machine and finish to fine surface finish with a file. It wears good.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: LSB4000 & LSB8000 Boiler Treatment
Replies: 1
Views: 554

Re: LSB4000 & LSB8000 Boiler Treatment

I look forward to getting a resupluy at PVLS or WLS this summer.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Timken 1111 (four aces)
Replies: 17
Views: 2852

Re: Timken 1111 (four aces)

I was told the four aces Phil Wonder completed had derailing issues due to the main driver castings being to thin. I was also told that it was sold to Howard Gorwin who took it apart to have the driver tire width issue fixed, and it has been stored in that state for several years.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Worthington Duplex pump & Brass Hex head screws
Replies: 27
Views: 3265

Re: Worthington Duplex pump & Brass Hex head screws

I only use brass fasteners for non functional decorative use. I use stainless steel for functional alpications, they much stronger, corrosion resistant and look fine to me.

Rpb
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: propane question
Replies: 29
Views: 5889

Re: propane question

If you can submurse the tanks in a water bath it will help to keep them from freezing up. If the tender is large enough that would be ideal since it keeps getting refilled with warmer water. Or a tank around the bottles could be drained and refilled when refilling the tender if the water is getting ...
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pump o-rings
Replies: 14
Views: 2167

Re: Pump o-rings

The hand pump has no o ring because it should have packing material in the nut on the pump that the ram slids into. Either graphite or expanded Teflon will work.

As for the axle pump. It takes a standard o ring. I use Viton as others have noted.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Disney American
Replies: 432
Views: 125090

Re: Disney American

Jack,

Just outstanding model work. I love your attention to detail. I wish your new railroad was a little closer to the east coast so I could visit.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Conical Boiler Casing
Replies: 10
Views: 2345

Re: Conical Boiler Casing

I cut two plywood sheets, one the size of each end of the cone. Spaced them apart with some wood blocks. Then cut thin cardboard to fit the the plywood jig. Made a left and right side patterns. The I added 1/2 inch to the pattern beyond the cone. Notched around the cone area where the cone conformed...
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: 3D Printed Patterns and Sand Casting
Replies: 12
Views: 4675

Re: 3D Printed Patterns and Sand Casting

Keep up the good looking work.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 61
Views: 11273

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

When wiring a sub panel the ground wires and the common must be kept sepperate. And sepperate common and ground run back to the main panel where the common and ground are both connected to the same terminal block. I have seen this not done correctly and results in the ground conducting current back ...