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by Chris Hollands
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Compound compressor castings ****SOLD****
Replies: 13
Views: 980

Re: Compound compressor castings

Yes these compressors work - but not very well .
There are a few people working on mods to make them more successful .
The main issue is the control head shuttle valve arrangement this is the area where the main issue is plus a couple of other items .
by Chris Hollands
Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Detroit "A" mechanical Lubricator
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: Detroit "A" mechanical Lubricator

Dan Smoley in Australia makes / sells various lost wax versions of Detroit and Nathan lubricators maybe he has what you want .
by Chris Hollands
Wed Jun 30, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Turbulators on propane boiler
Replies: 28
Views: 10927

Re: Turbulators on propane boiler

This is a little off the subject to a degree - My brother worked at thermal power station in the control room back in Australia it was about 1000MW . They use to change fuels quite often between coal ,oil and propane /LNG I remember he use to say that when they ran LNG they use to have a lot of issu...
by Chris Hollands
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Crawford Truegrip 5" collet chuck
Replies: 2
Views: 2008

Re: Crawford Truegrip 5" collet chuck

New price $250 OBO and I will split the post cost .
You can make them into standard 5C collet chucks as people have converted them online .
by Chris Hollands
Thu May 13, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Crawford Truegrip 5" collet chuck
Replies: 2
Views: 2008

Re: Crawford Truegrip 5" collet chuck

New price $275 OBO plus post
by Chris Hollands
Sun May 09, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: looking for long life light bulb
Replies: 42
Views: 9556

Re: looking for long life light bulb

I have to admit the Chromalox screw in heater is very neat and about as simple as it gets - never seen them before . Another option is Electrical cabinet / encloser heaters ( resistance heaters ) we use them on site up in the great white cold north to heat mainly grease injector / lubrication system...
by Chris Hollands
Sun May 02, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Swageloc Thermal throttle valve ****SOLD****
Replies: 2
Views: 1537

Swageloc Thermal throttle valve ****SOLD****

I have a brand new Swageloc S/S Hi temp thermal throttle vale 1/2" npt . The valve has Jim Kreiders Berkshire throttle linkage on the valve but could be used for any engine if required . You can get rebuild kits for these valves also if required . These valves are very expensive to buy so this is a ...
by Chris Hollands
Sun May 02, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Crawford Truegrip 5" collet chuck
Replies: 2
Views: 2008

Crawford Truegrip 5" collet chuck

I have a Truegrip 5" collet chuck for sale with numerous common size collets . This chuck has done very little work and most of the collets appear to never of been used , they still have the rust protectant on most and the chuck also has rust protectant still evident . If you wanted more collets the...
by Chris Hollands
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Smokebox hoods
Replies: 10
Views: 2243

Re: Smokebox hoods

Over the years I have heard many reasons for the smoke hoods but that is the first time I have seen an actual explanation . They are quite simple to operate in principal but would of been a train crew and maintenance night mare . Train crews would of been very reluctant to use them I would think as ...
by Chris Hollands
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Smokebox hoods
Replies: 10
Views: 2243

Re: Smokebox hoods

And a couple more
by Chris Hollands
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Smokebox hoods
Replies: 10
Views: 2243

Smokebox hoods

Finally after many years and close to 14000hrs things are starting to go together for the last time hopefully . You would have to have rocks in your head to do or attempt working smokestack hoods , they were a tight fit on the full size engine so scaling them down makes them very close fits and will...