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- Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:34 pm
- Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
- Topic: Thoughts on private messages
- Replies: 46
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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.
- Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:25 pm
- Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
- Topic: WTB: 6" spoked wheels for 3" scale tender
- Replies: 5
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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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
- Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:15 am
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: Searching for Albert S. Campbell miniature train pioneer
- Replies: 0
- Views: 674
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...
- Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:13 pm
- Forum: Lathes
- Topic: New to metal working - LeBlond lathe?
- Replies: 10
- Views: 1717
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...