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by Marty_Knox
Wed May 20, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 8-1/2" cross compound air pump drawings
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: 8-1/2" cross compound air pump drawings

Jeff, are these for the 8-1/2 120 or the 8 1/2 150?
by Marty_Knox
Mon May 18, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Silver soldering set up
Replies: 16
Views: 873

Re: Silver soldering set up

Builder01 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 12:57 pm
Like this Marty?? (This is part of my copper boiler after a silver solder heat up)
IMG_20161107_173156 reduced 4.jpg
Yup!
by Marty_Knox
Mon May 18, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder honing
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Cylinder honing

John, look for an automotive machine shop in your area. Sunnen is a manufacturer of honing equipment. You need to find someone with their equipment.
The size you are looking for will probably be a brake cylinder hone.
by Marty_Knox
Mon May 18, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Silver soldering set up
Replies: 16
Views: 873

Re: Silver soldering set up

Something no one has mentioned - I turn off the lights when silver soldering.
It is easier to see the color change in the dark.
by Marty_Knox
Tue May 12, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets
Replies: 41
Views: 2061

Re: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets

It wasn't a low investment, but it has been the very best tool to keep my customers happy. I bought a decent digital camera about 7 years ago.
Now when a customer asks 'How's my boiler coming?' I can send them pictures.
Guy Gordon's boiler - picture taken yesterday.
by Marty_Knox
Tue May 12, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets
Replies: 41
Views: 2061

Re: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets

A Whitney JR punch set. I paid about $65 for it back in 1986. But it is the handiest tool for punching holes in gaskets and sheet metal.
by Marty_Knox
Sun May 10, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen 1.5" scale 4-6-0 Project ****SALE PENDING****
Replies: 1
Views: 528

Re: Allen 1.5" scale 4-6-0 Project

I have accepted an offer on this. It will be a couple of weeks before we close the deal.
So it should be marked 'Sale Pending.'
by Marty_Knox
Fri May 08, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen 1.5" scale 4-6-0 Project ****SALE PENDING****
Replies: 1
Views: 528

Allen 1.5" scale 4-6-0 Project ****SALE PENDING****

I have a set of parts for an Allen 4-6-0 I will probably never get around to finishing. It includes a built-up frame, a finished lead truck minus wheels and axles, and a machined set of cylinders. The wheels are from Model Rails - the main drivers have a larger counterweight. They need to be bored f...
by Marty_Knox
Wed May 06, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Drive Wheels for 12" gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Drive Wheels for 12" gauge

K. Brouwers wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 11:28 am
Hi Marty
Would it be possible to attach a counterweight with a boss for the crank pin to the wheel you have ?
The problem with that is the wheels are already bored 2" ID, and the journals are only 1 1/2" ID.
by Marty_Knox
Wed May 06, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Drive Wheels for 12" gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Drive Wheels for 12" gauge

I have a set of parts for a Roll Models Sweet Creek. The customer wants me to finish it as a 12" gauge locomotive. They suggested using the existing frame and drivers and keep it an outside frame. I think it would look better as an inside frame but I will need new drivers. They should be between 10"...
by Marty_Knox
Sat May 02, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Let's cleanup that old boiler
Replies: 30
Views: 2432

Re: Let's cleanup that old boiler

I usually use ultrasonics for testing purposes, but I think it will work for cleaning. I'll dig out my ultrasonics textbook and refresh my memory. From what I've read, it is not very practical to clean a boiler ultrasonically. A large enough unit to immerse a boiler in would very, very expensive - ...
by Marty_Knox
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Let's cleanup that old boiler
Replies: 30
Views: 2432

Re: Let's cleanup that old boiler

I usually use ultrasonics for testing purposes, but I think it will work for cleaning.
I'll dig out my ultrasonics textbook and refresh my memory.