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by Steve Goodbody
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Spring Steel
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

Re: Spring Steel

Hi Jeff, With my loco springs (1/16" x 1") I bent the steel when in unhardened / un-tempered condition using a simple curved hardwood press tool (a male and female former) squeezed together in the bench vice. I pressed long lengths of steel a short section at a time to create a continuous curve, the...
by Steve Goodbody
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Long Term Project
Replies: 46
Views: 12870

Re: A Long Term Project

Yes Greg, most of the pictures in that article are of my lathe and it's an absolute pleasure to use. With appropriate care and consideration it happily produces parts to decent finish and tolerance, just not as quickly as a modern machine!

Thanks for the interest,
Steve
by Steve Goodbody
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Long Term Project
Replies: 46
Views: 12870

Re: A Long Term Project

Many thanks to all.

Greg - the lathe is a George Adams round bed, circa 1902. Details here if you're interested: http://lathes.co.uk/georgeadamsroundbed/

Best regards
Steve
by Steve Goodbody
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Long Term Project
Replies: 46
Views: 12870

Re: A Long Term Project

A vertical slide mounted to the lathe cross-slide Fred.
Best regards
Steve
by Steve Goodbody
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Long Term Project
Replies: 46
Views: 12870

Re: A Long Term Project

Nice pic Fred! To round things out, here are a couple of pictures of the engine and its 3" Allchin stablemate in the workshop. For anyone thinking about model engineering but concerned about the cost, the pictures show the full extent of the machine tools used to build the 3" Hunslet: a 110 year old...
by Steve Goodbody
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Long Term Project
Replies: 46
Views: 12870

Re: A Long Term Project

Hi all, and many thanks. In quick response to the questions: Fred: The loco is based around the 3" scale Elidir design. Although not in original condition, like most of them now, I've always been fond of Holy War on the Bala Lake Railway and generally like the look of buffers and a full cab. Since I...
by Steve Goodbody
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Long Term Project
Replies: 46
Views: 12870

Re: A Long Term Project

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Water filler and brass mesh strainer (inner water tank is copper):
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Now to start the final tear-down!
Best regards
Steve
by Steve Goodbody
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Long Term Project
Replies: 46
Views: 12870

Re: A Long Term Project

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Steam chest drain cock arrangement:
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by Steve Goodbody
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Long Term Project
Replies: 46
Views: 12870

Re: A Long Term Project

Final version of the duplex vacuum brake gauge. Steam brake gauge below.
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Vacuum ejector:
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by Steve Goodbody
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Long Term Project
Replies: 46
Views: 12870

Re: A Long Term Project

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Rear Primary Coupling (Removable):
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Driver's side Injector water valve lever. Cylinder drain cock and steam chest drain cock levers below:
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Fireman's side injector water valve lever and ashpan damper below.
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More to follow....
Steve
by Steve Goodbody
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Long Term Project
Replies: 46
Views: 12870

Re: A Long Term Project

Hi all, Well, all of the major bits and pieces are now complete and the time has come to start pulling things apart for painting. Here are a bunch of pictures taken this weekend in readiness...... 1.jpg Oak toolbox: 2.jpg 3.jpg 4.jpg 5.jpg Vacuum hose and coupling: 6.jpg More to follow, Steve
by Steve Goodbody
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Verifying Blast nozzle height
Replies: 28
Views: 4385

Re: Verifying Blast nozzle height

Hi Glenn - have forwarded the spreadsheet by Email.
Hope things work out and let us know how you get on.
Best regards
Steve