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by jkimberln
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Glass tube for water glass
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Glass tube for water glass

Yes, it will work fine. It is a bit thick. I'd go for a 1mm wall thickness. You only have a 3mm water column.
by jkimberln
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water Gauge Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1359

Re: Water Gauge Problem

New boilers frequently have foaming problems. I would say to wash out the boiler and try again. I would add some TSP to the boiler while filling and let it sit for a day or so, then flush it out with running water for a couple hours. Of course, it could be some other problem but try the simple thing...
by jkimberln
Tue May 26, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Model Steam Pressure Gauges
Replies: 49
Views: 14010

Re: Model Steam Pressure Gauges

See Model Engineer 20 May 1988, page 602. Roy Amsbury describes how he made duplex vacuum gauges. And the one shown is something like 5/8" OD or 3/4" over the case. I'd like to have one about 1 1/4" OD for air pressure. I have the plans (sort of) for a 6" duplex vacuum gauge that could probably be c...
by jkimberln
Sun May 10, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Power Model Supply 11” pump drawings wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Re: Power Model Supply 11” pump drawings wanted

I have the 8 drawings for the 3" steam air/water pump. There is a sheet 5W that has the water end drawings. I have no idea what prototype this is for. The prints are too big to scan but I can take an iPhone photo for you if you like. If you are looking for the single cylinder pump then I can't imagi...
by jkimberln
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: miniature brass hinges
Replies: 13
Views: 2609

Re: miniature brass hinges

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by jkimberln
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Mystery bronze
Replies: 15
Views: 2321

Re: Mystery bronze

Might be manganese bronze which is about 20% manganese and 20% zinc, 56% copper and a little of this and that. If so, I'd guess the pouring temperature to be about 1600 F. So you could try reducing the temperature if you are melting at a higher temp. Machinability about 80. Not too good.
by jkimberln
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Working Steam Power Reverser Value? Need Opinions.
Replies: 4
Views: 1357

Re: Working Steam Power Reverser Value? Need Opinions.

Looks to me like the one that appeared in Live Steam mag years ago. I made one that looks just like yours from the plans in LS. Value...whatever you can get for it.
by jkimberln
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 65
Views: 16029

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

Steve Vitkovits designed and had castings made for a light 2-8-2. Dick Thomas was also involved. The design was sold to Railroad Warehouse. Dick Thomas had a full size erection drawing of the Baldwin 2-8-2 90 ton Mikado. Steve saw the drawing and said to Dick: "Lets build a locomotive." So Steve wo...
by jkimberln
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 65
Views: 16029

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

RGS-20? Tom Artzberger
by jkimberln
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 65
Views: 16029

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

Steve Vitkovits designed and had castings made for a light 2-8-2. Dick Thomas was also involved. The design was sold to Railroad Warehouse.
by jkimberln
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 65
Views: 16029

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

Was it Bob Maynard of the Cincinnati Cinder Sniffers who drew up the CliShay for Live Steam?
by jkimberln
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Mogul: Packing in saddle assembly?
Replies: 12
Views: 3616

Re: Allen Mogul: Packing in saddle assembly?

Back around 1973 there was a discussion about whether packing the smokebox saddle would prevent the steam from losing a lot of heat. As I remember it didn't really matter. So clean it all out if you feel you have to for some reason. Otherwise leave it in since it isn't hurting anything.