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by Bill Shields
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane Quick Disconnectss
Replies: 22
Views: 1489

Re: Propane Quick Disconnectss

don't bet on ability to get a correct o-ring material from anyone except Joe T and his couplings.

My recommendation is to just spend a few $$$ and get some good low-temp, hydrocarbon resistant O-rings of known heritage.
by Bill Shields
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane Quick Disconnectss
Replies: 22
Views: 1489

Re: Propane Quick Disconnects

just the usual "mechanical engineer's caution:" Propane hoses can get quite cold if there is any expansion occurring in the line. Normally, this is not the case, but it is always good to stop and think about "will the O-ring used in this fitting handle really cold temperatures and not crack?"...resu...
by Bill Shields
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Illuminating Water Glass?
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: Illuminating Water Glass?

squared!
by Bill Shields
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Getting Older.
Replies: 33
Views: 546

Re: Getting Older.

living on a working 80 acre farm is all the 'exercise' I need.....but then I am not yet 70....
by Bill Shields
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pvc pipe for air ??
Replies: 23
Views: 764

Re: Pvc pipe for air ??

Use a paintball C02 tank
by Bill Shields
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pvc pipe for air ??
Replies: 23
Views: 764

Re: Pvc pipe for air ??

it is a bad idea.
by Bill Shields
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Mystery Knob on Logan Lathe tailstock
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Mystery Knob on Logan Lathe tailstock

now all you need is a can of white lead.....
by Bill Shields
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hydro Test
Replies: 18
Views: 708

Re: Hydro Test

I second Marty's comment about the FRA / ICC inspector.

fortunately there are enough stationary boiler inspectors around who can at least understand and describe principles of a boiler inspection.
by Bill Shields
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Quartering driver axles
Replies: 11
Views: 2098

Re: Quartering driver axles

if it works...what is there not to like?
by Bill Shields
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine Tear down-Boiler removal-7 1/4 George the Vth
Replies: 15
Views: 1355

Re: Engine Tear down-Boiler removal-7 1/4 George the Vth

the question begs to be asked...

how long did it take you to tear down the loco and have a 'clean' boiler sitting on the....whatever...?
by Bill Shields
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nixon pump
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: Nixon pump

photos are easy to come by..... not sure about putting drawings out on the forum...need someone's approval before I can do that look at the picture of Joe T's loco...there is a Nixon pump right there in front of the cab I have a photocopy of one of Ben's Original sketches from the 1970's It's a bit ...
by Bill Shields
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steel Fasteners in Brass
Replies: 9
Views: 666

Re: Steel Fasteners in Brass

I guess the real question to be asked here is:

Under what conditions is the metal going live?

THEN you can have a reasonable set of responses.

FWIW: consider the future and the drilling out a small SS screw is a LOT HARDER than drilling out one made of brass.