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by Bill Shields
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane Front End Design
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: Propane Front End Design

Yes...or a longer one piece pipe. If I were doing it again I would have started with an od threaded pipe and screwed an extension up and down until I found the final position.
by Bill Shields
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: lubricator oil
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: lubricator oil

Viton is just fine in steam cylinder oil.

I would also be concerned about the slide valves being run 'dry' on air.
by Bill Shields
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane Front End Design
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: Propane Front End Design

The blast pipe extension you describe is about what I did on my Allwn based propane burner. It still goes up the stack...it just creates less vacuum in the smokebox because of where the tip of the pipe is with respect to the petticoat of the stack. It just takes some experimentation to find the opti...
by Bill Shields
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What do we have for pics and video of the Waushakum Norfolk street era?
Replies: 31
Views: 1145

Re: What do we have for pics and video of the Waushakum Norfolk street era?

The 2-4-0 belongs to a very good friend. I keep her in the winter and do maintenance in exchange for throttle privileges on weekends. Nellie is same vintage as Raritan and has the same wheel arrangement and runs on steam but the similarities stop there. Built to be manageable by old folks. The entir...
by Bill Shields
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What do we have for pics and video of the Waushakum Norfolk street era?
Replies: 31
Views: 1145

Re: What do we have for pics and video of the Waushakum Norfolk street era?

The loco front and center of the bottom picture is parked in my basement (for the duration of covid) 20' from where I am sitting -> George Thomas' Nellie.

One VERY trick and unique loco and more fun than a barrel of monkeys to run down any track.
by Bill Shields
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tubes...leaking
Replies: 69
Views: 1899

Re: Tubes...leaking

See my earlier comment(s)

simply rolling the tubes will not 'flare' the ends over the face of the tube (at least in any rolling process i have seen / used)
by Bill Shields
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Copper boiler build on Youtube
Replies: 13
Views: 870

Re: Copper boiler build on Youtube

rolling is the best way to go.

in the overall $$$ of the boiler, the roller is a very inexpensive tool.
by Bill Shields
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tubes...leaking
Replies: 69
Views: 1899

Re: Tubes...leaking

That is it...thanks..but I doubt it is the case here
by Bill Shields
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tubes...leaking
Replies: 69
Views: 1899

Re: Tubes...leaking

Agreed...

A polite and astute way of describing a crappy weld job

Stay bolt welds do not look terribly spiffy either...looks like something I would do :shock:
by Bill Shields
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tubes...leaking
Replies: 69
Views: 1899

Re: Tubes...leaking

So...what would one weld the tube TO? Itself? Tubes might be proceened (spelling)...but then I have only seen that done on a model boiler once or twice in 50 years. It is a process where the end of the tibe is rolled over after the tube is rolled into the sheet. However based on what I see here and ...
by Bill Shields
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: This is my workbench now, what can I do to improve it?
Replies: 84
Views: 5234

Re: This is my workbench now, what can I do to improve it?

Do not plan on using that chuck for anything except drilling. They are not a substitute for holding a milling cutter