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by Bill Shields
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Good supplier of water gauge glass? 1/2" O.D
Replies: 19
Views: 2101

Re: Good supplier of water gauge glass? 1/2" O.D

scratch around the glass with a dremel roto-wheel, crack it off...it will follow the scratch

wrap with some masking tape, chuck in a drill press or lathe chuck and polish the end square on silicon carbide cloth.

been doing this for 40 years....

need picture(s)???
by Bill Shields
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Unidentified Niagara device
Replies: 13
Views: 1181

Re: Unidentified Niagara device

a Mohawk with outside admission (slide) valves........
by Bill Shields
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 36
Views: 2817

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

it does not get run much in the past 25 years...
by Bill Shields
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 36
Views: 2817

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

It looks like this (or did 35 years ago when I completed it. It's mostly Langworthy 3/4" but I had to trash quite a few of the castings and work from scratch..the cylinders being the biggest problem. Made a sandwich, welded it up one section at a time. finished hudson001-small.jpg finished hudson002...
by Bill Shields
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Unidentified Niagara device
Replies: 13
Views: 1181

Re: Unidentified Niagara device

pity we cannot ask Harold.....
by Bill Shields
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE tube for steam?
Replies: 18
Views: 703

Re: PTFE tube for steam?

rob's comment is why I asked about fittings...
I think i may have a couple of feet floating around the basement. I will look when I get home next week (in California now).
by Bill Shields
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE tube for steam?
Replies: 18
Views: 703

Re: PTFE tube for steam?

how much tube do you actually need (assuming no spares)?
by Bill Shields
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE tube for steam?
Replies: 18
Views: 703

Re: PTFE tube for steam?

what fittings do you need?
by Bill Shields
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE tube for steam?
Replies: 18
Views: 703

Re: PTFE tube for steam?

Tell me what part numbers you need..
by Bill Shields
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PTFE tube for steam?
Replies: 18
Views: 703

Re: PTFE tube for steam?

It will work for what you want...
by Bill Shields
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 36
Views: 2817

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Jack: I had the same problem with the pilot truck brake cylinder on my J1 -> no clearance. When I got to looking about making it smaller, found that I needed additional clearance for curves, and ended up making a much smaller cylinder. That was 35 years ago, and I don't remember exactly the size cyl...