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by Greg_Lewis
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: LocoParts?
Replies: 11
Views: 664

Re: LocoParts?

A little off-topic, but I fail to understand why any website that exists to sell a product would use one of the "weird" top-level domains (TLD), such as .biz . I can't speak for others, but I would never even think to search for a <insert_your_domain>.biz address, or .info, .tv or some of the other...
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: This is my workbench now, what can I do to improve it?
Replies: 83
Views: 4798

Re: This is my workbench now, what can I do to improve it?

... As my friend Carrdo says, you spend the first half of your life building the shop and the second half building the models. ... Yup. Until you need a fixture in order to make a part. But in order to make the fixture, you need a fixture. But in order to make that, you need a tool you don't have. ...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tubes...leaking
Replies: 50
Views: 1333

Re: Tubes...leaking

A question for the experts: Isn't there something you can put in the boiler that would stop the leak? I recall the Bar's Leaks we used in old car radiators (which didn't work in the BB-sized holes in my Model A radiator!).
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Expansion link block
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: Expansion link block

... I only made blocks once before and it was a royal pain in the neck getting the fit right...no easy way out. I did my links on a rotary table and used the table also for the blocks. A longer piece of material was set up on the table and cut to the right arc on both edges and then I just cut off ...
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Piston Ring Question
Replies: 24
Views: 1405

Re: Piston Ring Question

Something I've seen written about a number of times, and accounted for in TD Walshaw's ME articles on making rings, steam rings and IC rings are different animals. Steam rings exert much less pressure on the cylinder walls. I've never seen an article on modifying IC rings to better function as stea...
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Argent Lumber 3 spot
Replies: 25
Views: 815

Re: Argent Lumber 3 spot

rudd wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:56 pm
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I'm a couple years from retirement, things should move faster after that.

Heh heh heh. Perhaps some of us geezers should enlighten this youngster. Sometimes I think I should go back to work so I'll have more time. :lol:
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Last Run, Dr. Mark Bing, M.D.
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Last Run, Dr. Mark Bing, M.D.

What a beautiful tribute, Makinsmoke. I hope you will send that to the family.
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Argent Lumber 3 spot
Replies: 25
Views: 815

Re: Argent Lumber 3 spot

Looking good. What a cool locomotive! Looking forward to watching your progress.
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Flaring copper tubing
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Flaring copper tubing

Suggestions? YES...don't forget to put BOTH flare nuts on your subject piece of copper tubing BEFORE you flare the 2nd end! :shock: ... This is akin to soldering up a 40 pin electrical connector and then realizing...you forgot to slide the connector cover over the cable 1st! Carl B. Now Carl, we ha...
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: LocoParts?
Replies: 11
Views: 664

Re: LocoParts?

Sometimes a website generated email will go to a different email address provided by the web hosting service rather than what the owner regularly uses. If you don't get a response to such an email, it may be because the site wasn't set up to forward the email on.
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compressor timer switch question
Replies: 35
Views: 1007

Re: Compressor timer switch question

Well, folks, the verdict is in. My neighbor came down with the ammeter, which was an old analog one but of professional quality. The continuous draw is about 16 amps, and the startup surge, which lasted perhaps a second, was just over 60 amps. So there will be a relay in the circuit. It looks like I...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Could I get tips on dumpster diving for materials for your build?
Replies: 52
Views: 2586

Re: Could I get tips on dumpster diving for materials for your build?

My experience with metal stock from the big box stores has not been good. I suspect it's from recycled metal; I've not found it to machine well. A favorite is 12L14, which is leaded stock, sometimes called "screw stock." It has lead in it and machines very nice. But it's hard to find other than roun...