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by Glenn Brooks
Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Thoughts on private messages
Replies: 46
Views: 377143

Re: Thoughts on private messages

To bad this forum software doesn't send you an email notice that you have a message waiting, such as Chaiski and other forums do. I think one of the sailing or mountain biking forums actually quotes the message in the body of the email.
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB: 6" spoked wheels for 3" scale tender
Replies: 5
Views: 1476

WTB: 6" spoked wheels for 3" scale tender

Seeking 6" or 7" wheels or patterns to build a 1/4 scale tender for coal fired locomotive, or a lead on a supplier. Tires need to be 1.25" to 1.5" width.

Thanks!
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1.5" piston ring
Replies: 16
Views: 2386

Re: 1.5" piston ring

So the manufacturers listed above offer rings in cast iron, stainless steel, bronze and several other materials. What is the best material to use in a piston? bronze seems interesting because of low wear patterns, e.g. Not grooving the piston wall.
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rust in clyinders
Replies: 16
Views: 3145

Re: Rust in clyinders

Here is one of the cylinders after an overnight soaking in oil and a bit of clean up with a shop rag. the pitting on the bottom of the value head doesn't look as noticeable in person - will need to look more closely tomorrow.
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rust in clyinders
Replies: 16
Views: 3145

Re: Rust in clyinders

Thanks all, I will look into a flex hone as a possible treatment. In any event, I intend to go very, veryl lightly with my initial manual clean up - then maybe a light manual or hand drill level hone with minimal removal to clean out whatever is left of the buildup. Should it look like any significa...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rust in clyinders
Replies: 16
Views: 3145

Re: Rust in clyinders

I cracked open one cylinder this afternoon and found a nice dry, almost rust free surface. Excellent considering the engine has been in storage for maybe 50 years. The piston had a bit of surface rust covering about 30% of the surface, but the rest was bright steel. the cylinder itself was coated in...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rust in clyinders
Replies: 16
Views: 3145

Re: Rust in clyinders

Yes thanks, I guess I was initially thinking of two scenarios - the first, finding light pitting/rusting in the cylinder that may not require extensive removal of material - hence maybe a honing process to clean up the surface rust etc. and 2) more extensive to horrible rust - such as the picture ab...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: CAD files
Replies: 60
Views: 9768

Re: CAD files

This is an interesting chain of postings,, this hobby is based on copying!! we copy the full-size, yet get upset when some one copies each other!! LOL!! here are a few inputs that probably going to open some interesting conversations. the Harpur/Allan Mogul,,, I had a conversation with Gene about t...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rust in clyinders
Replies: 16
Views: 3145

Re: Rust in clyinders

Thanks, I will be lifting the steam chests and taking the cylinder ends off latter in the week to have a look. Hoping for the best, but expecting some deterioration. Ideally they will already have bronze or brass inserts. The fellow who likely built the locomotive was a master locomotive machinist o...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rust in clyinders
Replies: 16
Views: 3145

Rust in clyinders

I am in the planning stages of rebuilding an antique 4-4-0 that has been sitting for decades and may have some rust or corrosion inside the cylinders and or the Pistons. Although I haven't started disassembly, nothing turns or works, so at least the machined surfaces are gummed up. My question is: h...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Searching for Albert S. Campbell miniature train pioneer
Replies: 0
Views: 674

Searching for Albert S. Campbell miniature train pioneer

Hello,all, this is an updated request for information regarding miniature steam locomotives (3/4" or 1" scale, or 12 5/8" gauge 4-4-0) made from castings sold by Albert S. Campbell between 1894 and 1950. Since I first posted this inquiry, I have learned Mr. Campbell sold castings for 3 1/16" ga, 4 3...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: New to metal working - LeBlond lathe?
Replies: 10
Views: 1717

Re: New to metal working - LeBlond lathe?

One other consideration. Three phase will likely cost you at least as much to upgrade your electrical service as the lathe itself. Almost no residential areas have three phase, so you need to buy a rotary phase converter to power your lathe three phase. Which likely means upgrading your 220 v single...