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by Greg_Lewis
Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam turbine generator
Replies: 110
Views: 32576

Re: Steam turbine generator

If you have to buy new, it's not cheap.

https://www.mcmaster.com/transformer-steel/
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam turbine generator
Replies: 110
Views: 32576

Re: Steam turbine generator

The folks I've talked to who have working generators said one big drawback is the whine the create, and they rarely use theirs because of this. I made up the steam side for some castings I had and when I spin that thing up it's readily apparent that I could not tolerate that noise for an extended ti...
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 562
Views: 221872

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Somewhere I learned a trick for getting paint out of a rattle can. Get some of the large diameter drinking straws sort of like what they'd use for thick shakes. Hold one up to the nozzle and spray through the straw. The spray dissipates and the paint runs out the other end and into your cup. I use t...
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Raritan 2-4-0 build.
Replies: 170
Views: 35110

Re: 3/4" Raritan 2-4-0 build.

Steamer Al wrote:
Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:31 pm
Ive started keeping my screwed up parts on a small ledge behind the lathe...


A "small ledge" would not work for me.... :lol:
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Raritan 2-4-0 build.
Replies: 170
Views: 35110

Re: 3/4" Raritan 2-4-0 build.

I saw the gentleman had posted on one of FB groups asking many of the same questions posted here... hoping for better answers. After a few days the posts stopped. Seemed awfully frustrated about screwing up parts. All I could think was- welcome to the world of machining. Denny I tell people I've bu...
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: question i have
Replies: 23
Views: 1853

Re: question i have

Well it's only been a week. There are many reasons why someone might be away from the net. One of the things I like about this hobby is its welcoming nature and the patience everyone shows when answering beginners questions. We've all started somewhere and without those who mentored us we'd probably...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 562
Views: 221872

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Jack:
With the eyeball method, how are you figuring in shrinkage on the castings?
by Greg_Lewis
Thu May 27, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: question i have
Replies: 23
Views: 1853

Re: question i have

I echo Carl's advice. Spend time at a club before you leap into a loco project, either building or buying finished. While the 4-4-0 is a fine project, after talking to some old hands you might decide on something else. And you'll learn lots about what's involved. Personally, I did exactly that and a...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu May 20, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: DIY Steam Trip Hammer powered by Jensen 20G Steam
Replies: 22
Views: 2470

Re: DIY Steam Trip Hammer powered by Jensen 20G Steam

Looks like a whole lotta fun!
by Greg_Lewis
Thu May 13, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injectors - A General Guide to the Model Automatic Injector
Replies: 15
Views: 4353

Re: Injectors - A General Guide to the Model Automatic Injector

Another injector book is The Model Injector , by Ted Crawford. It was published by Australian Model Engineering, but they are now out of business. I think someone else still stocks the book. It looks to be based on the English design. Two books on prototype injectors are: Locomotive Injectors , publ...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu May 13, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Live Steam Accessories 3-D Models
Replies: 7
Views: 1873

Re: Live Steam Accessories 3-D Models

There is also some stuff on the Shapeways site.
by Greg_Lewis
Sat May 08, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: looking for long life light bulb
Replies: 42
Views: 7530

Re: looking for long life light bulb

Incandescent light bulbs can last forever. I recall seeing a trivia TV series a couple years ago (British series called QI) and they had a segment on a museum somewhere in the US where there is a light bulb still burning for over 100 years. There is even a webxam where you can watch it. ... It's in...