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by Andy Rafferty
Wed May 16, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Taper attachment info for DL 1860
Replies: 2
Views: 1743

Re: Taper attachment info for DL 1860

Thanks Glenn, I hope to find a taper attachment to fit, the Enco part won't bolt up but could be adapted as with the steps you described. Thanks for your help.
by Andy Rafferty
Tue May 15, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Taper attachment info for DL 1860
Replies: 2
Views: 1743

Taper attachment info for DL 1860

I recently took over a machine shop. Shortly before my arrival a lathe marked Birmingham with the above model # was set up. The boxed taper attachment found behind it is for a 22 inch Enco. I need a taper attachment. The lathe cross screw doesn't extend beyond the slide like a SB so I expect to have...
by Andy Rafferty
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Anyone certified lately
Replies: 2
Views: 2536

Anyone certified lately

I will have to soon structure cert.. Any tips to do not do will be helpful. I look forward to all input. How thick what size coupon rod choice 6010 7018 ??? If I overhead will it cover vert. and flat? Thanks for your time!
by Andy Rafferty
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Stainless steel balls for check valves and pumps
Replies: 9
Views: 2147

Stainless steel balls for check valves and pumps

I have finally used up what I thought was a lifetime supply of ss. balls. I don't need 50 or 100 of any size where are ya'll getting 0.312/0.250 etc balls these days?
by Andy Rafferty
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Reaming vs. Drilling Holes In Tube Sheets
Replies: 20
Views: 4113

Re: Reaming vs. Drilling Holes In Tube Sheets

After all the welding ream the holes 5/8 you will faint when you see how out of round K wall is slightly deburr the holes so the flues press in without scoring the tube wall. place all the copper tubes in the freezer and run them out to the tubesheet one at a time. Have a rod in the tubesheets to he...
by Andy Rafferty
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Locomotive Cylinder Machining Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1932

Re: A question

My first step is make a plug to fit the rough cyl. bore and extend proud as tall as your mill will allow. Jack shim and clamp to produce the best x-y you can get. Face the cylinder and get a quick bore scribe a light center line for the bore x-y. Repeat for the Left side (right is always my first). ...
by Andy Rafferty
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Used Couplers For Sale ****SOLD****
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

Re: Used Couplers For Sale

PM sent
by Andy Rafferty
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen Models 20% off all trucks, 10% off complete 0-4-0 kit
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

Re: Allen Models 20% off all trucks, 10% off complete 0-4-0 kit

My order took almost two days to ship across the country. Great job Steve!
by Andy Rafferty
Mon May 16, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RRSC 4-4-0 Boiler Lagging
Replies: 12
Views: 3080

Re: RRSC 4-4-0 Boiler Lagging

If you need some asbestos I have a respectable quantity of NOS on hand. The ceramic is with out a doubt the best to use, the heat transfer is zero. I doubt I'll ever use anything else since I've tried everything I've heard of so far. As for handling the mystery material control the dust bag it and d...
by Andy Rafferty
Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Store Superglue?
Replies: 27
Views: 2915

Re: How to Store Superglue?

Well Before this discussion gets any farther a slightly off topic addition: I have had to use super glue in the past to glue/repair deep cuts in my hands. Super glue burns worse than that red stuff our parents held us down as a tag team to treat wounds we got as a kid. Crazy Glue is what you want to...
by Andy Rafferty
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen engine modifications
Replies: 55
Views: 9705

Re: Allen engine modifications

This may have already been covered Steve Alley: But if you have the chance change the cylinders back to the older style where the steam port doesn't blow out to the end of the cylinder. The original style allowed for proper spacing of the head bolts with some metal all the way around for a better se...
by Andy Rafferty
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen engine modifications
Replies: 55
Views: 9705

Re: Allen engine modifications

One of the best improvements I've seen is Blff cty lcmtv wrks' revision to the Stephenson valve eccentric arms. He straightens the reverse arm by off setting the connection on the eccentric strap allowing left/ right threads for ease in equalizing the length. This makes balancing the forward and rev...