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by Dick_Morris
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Worthington Duplex pump & Brass Hex head screws
Replies: 27
Views: 3410

Re: Worthington Duplex pump & Brass Hex head screws

The prints called out machine screw sizes, not metric. Someone may have built it with metric fasteners, but I would double check to make sure. There is also a possibility that BA screws were used. They are related to metric sizes.
by Dick_Morris
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Mogul: Packing in saddle assembly?
Replies: 12
Views: 2159

Re: Allen Mogul: Packing in saddle assembly?

used moulding sand.
A core that the foundry was too lazy to remove after the casting was poured?
by Dick_Morris
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drawings for 3' Narrow Gauge Bettendorf & Andrews trucks
Replies: 15
Views: 4057

Re: Drawings for 3' Narrow Gauge Bettendorf & Andrews trucks

A story about the narrow gauge 2-8-2 in Skagway. Eight of us from the Alaska Live Steamers loaded ourselves into a motor home for a trip to Skagway, Whitehorse, Chicken, and Dawson about 35 years ago. (Just after WP&Y #73 was returned to service.) At the Skaqway museum we notice that the leaf spring...
by Dick_Morris
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Handling Bulk Flat Spring Material
Replies: 12
Views: 1967

Re: Handling Bulk Flat Spring Material

I made the box, but the opening was less exciting than I expected. The clamps or the wire ties would have worked fine.
by Dick_Morris
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drawings for 3' Narrow Gauge Bettendorf & Andrews trucks
Replies: 15
Views: 4057

Re: Drawings for 3' Narrow Gauge Bettendorf & Andrews trucks

I am unsure if they share the same cast steel tender trucks as the White Pass 70 class Baldwin mikes, but it is clear from photos that these are ASF castings. I speculate that the standard gauge USATC S-160 2-8-0 used the same tender truck side frames. I'd be surprised if the standard and narrow ga...
by Dick_Morris
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drawings for 3' Narrow Gauge Bettendorf & Andrews trucks
Replies: 15
Views: 4057

Re: Drawings for 3' Narrow Gauge Bettendorf & Andrews trucks

USATC 190 class 2-8-2s. Are these the S-118 2-8-2s that the White Pass and Yukon operated? It may be a long shot, but there is a chance that the Pennsylvania State Archives may have drawings for these locomotives. In my search for USATC S-160 Consolidation drawings. ALCO was the lead on the drawing...
by Dick_Morris
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Handling Bulk Flat Spring Material
Replies: 12
Views: 1967

Re: Handling Bulk Flat Spring Material

Thanks. I was leaning towards a box with a slot for dispensing, but wanted to verify that there was no magic solution.
by Dick_Morris
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Handling Bulk Flat Spring Material
Replies: 12
Views: 1967

Handling Bulk Flat Spring Material

I have a 100' roll of .042"' x 1/2" spring material I have to unleash. Any suggestions on a safe way to do it?
by Dick_Morris
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: An O.S. Porter Journey
Replies: 39
Views: 7757

Re: An O.S. Porter Journey

Nice. I was looking at resurrecting a project which uses a similar style truck just yesterday and was trying to figure out how to keep the trucks from binding when they turn. I like the way you supported the springs.
by Dick_Morris
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Hydrostatic Lubricator Casting Source
Replies: 13
Views: 2051

Re: Hydrostatic Lubricator Casting Source

I have received two offers to make a casting.
I hope those who offered take and post some photos of the process.
by Dick_Morris
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Hydrostatic Lubricator Casting Source
Replies: 13
Views: 2051

Re: Hydrostatic Lubricator Casting Source

It looks like it would be a challenging casting to make with a hollow center and .078 wall thickness. I'd probably machine it in two pieces, with the break as shown in the modified sketch. A stepped section on one end would make it easy to locate for silver soldering. The step would be machined off ...
by Dick_Morris
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Lee Stephens Southern PS-4
Replies: 13
Views: 4848

Re: Lee Stephens Southern PS-4

Concerning the patterns, did you do a search at Chaski? I think there was a discussion that included mention of Lee Stephens Pacific several years ago.