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by Marty_Knox
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Copper boiler build on Youtube
Replies: 13
Views: 870

Re: Copper boiler build on Youtube

VOTOER Hydraulic Tube Expander Tool 7 Lever HVAC Swaging Kit 3/8 to 1-1/8inch Copper Tube Expander Tool with Tube Cutter and Deburring Tool This is designed to expand a tube so you can slip another tube the same size into it, then solder them together without a coupling. It is not designed to expan...
by Marty_Knox
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Copper boiler build on Youtube
Replies: 13
Views: 870

Re: Copper tube boiler build

I have a question- I am considering making a boiler (CliShay) a using a 8" steel shell with 1/2" copper tubes. There is two general types of tubing expanders, a roller type and a manual hand hydraulic expander. The roller type is very expensive, the manual hand type is around $100 on Amazon. My que...
by Marty_Knox
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tubes...leaking
Replies: 69
Views: 1898

Re: Tubes...leaking

Proper installation of steel tubes consists of rolling the tubes in the sheet with about 1/8" projecting,
seal welding the tubes to the sheet, and then re-rolling.
by Marty_Knox
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tubes...leaking
Replies: 69
Views: 1898

Re: Tubes...leaking

Emfinger wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:26 pm
Marty_Knox wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:06 pm
Before you do anything else fill the boiler with water and let it sit overnight.
Why?
As much to stop and check this methodically as anything. Did you have water in it when you punched the tubes?
Or did you put water in after and it leaked out? Or did you hydro it?
by Marty_Knox
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tubes...leaking
Replies: 69
Views: 1898

Re: Tubes...leaking

Before you do anything else fill the boiler with water and let it sit overnight.
by Marty_Knox
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Flaring copper tubing
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: Flaring copper tubing

I won't use flare fittings. I put things together with Swage-Lok fittings.
You can assemble things without the nuts and ferrules to get the length right.
Once you lock things down with the two piece ferrules it is as close to permanent as things can be on a locomotive.
by Marty_Knox
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pennsy E6 Boiler
Replies: 19
Views: 2218

Re: Pennsy E6 Boiler

The boiler was tested today. Glenn pumped it up to 250 PSI at 9:30 AM. At 1:30 PM the pressure had risen to 260 PSI.
We figured that was good enough.
by Marty_Knox
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pennsy E6 Boiler
Replies: 19
Views: 2218

Re: Pennsy E6 Boiler

We finished the welding and installed the tubes today.
by Marty_Knox
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another CliShay Build
Replies: 65
Views: 37071

Re: Another CliShay Build

When I was taking pictures of the VFT boilers I felt they reminded me of something.
I finally figured out what that was - R2D2!
by Marty_Knox
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another CliShay Build
Replies: 65
Views: 37071

Re: Another CliShay Build

I have built 4 vertical firetube boilers for CliShays.
by Marty_Knox
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Great Model Railroads 2005
Replies: 24
Views: 3719

Re: Great Model Railroads 2005

I am helping Tom C. on his #24.
by Marty_Knox
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Great Model Railroads 2005
Replies: 24
Views: 3719

Re: Great Model Railroads 2005

Rob Gardner wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:57 am
Marty,

Will the Trust also protect and preserve Jack's HO Layout, the A&GW? Only remember seeing one article about his model railroad once in MR and it was rather impressive.

Rob Gardner
Yes. it will. There is a group of guys who operated the A&GW. They will continue.