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by jkimberln
Wed May 18, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Alloying Bell Bronze
Replies: 6
Views: 5294

Re: Alloying Bell Bronze

Hi I would like to cast a small bell using bell bronze. 78% Copper and 22% Tin. Do I melt the Copper and add the Tin? Tin boils at a much higher temperature than copper, so you could melt the tin first then add copper. It might not make much difference, however. Normally one would melt the lowest m...
by jkimberln
Wed May 18, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Double Vertical Check Valve
Replies: 17
Views: 3246

Re: Double Vertical Check Valve

If you want to build an exact replica miniature part, then Nathan is the brand to build, because its the brand that the blueprints are available for. I'd like to see the plans if I knew where to find them. So far I haven't come up with plans for a Nathan. However, Nathans were not used on Garratts....
by jkimberln
Wed May 18, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Double Vertical Check Valve
Replies: 17
Views: 3246

Re: Double Vertical Check Valve

Wayne Davis wrote:I have been looking for the plans for one in 3/4" scale. I see them on some of the small engines but have not found the plans yet.
Wayne, I think you might have to scale the plans yourself. I haven't found any plans except in a full size version. My plans are for the Sellers unit.

JerryK
by jkimberln
Wed May 18, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Double Vertical Check Valve
Replies: 17
Views: 3246

Re: Double Vertical Check Valve

do you want something 'prototype realistic' or something functional? Good question because I'm not building a model of any prototype. I thought it would be more realistic to have one that is like some prototype. I don't care of the insides are prototypical. I am going to use it as a boiler feed che...
by jkimberln
Wed May 18, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Double Vertical Check Valve
Replies: 17
Views: 3246

Re: Double Vertical Check Valve

Yes, double inlet and poppet valves. In addition these things have a shutoff valve for each inlet. There is one outlet.

JerryK
by jkimberln
Tue May 17, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Double Vertical Check Valve
Replies: 17
Views: 3246

Double Vertical Check Valve

I need to build a double vertical check valve for an engine I'm building. I have drawings of the Sellers version. There were several makers, Nathan, Hancock, Edna, and a couple others. I am having a rather difficult time imagining how to make the core for the body casting, or how to build up the val...
by jkimberln
Tue May 17, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Finding a Lost Locomotive
Replies: 6
Views: 2228

Re: Finding a Lost Locomotive

Ellen at Redwood Valley RR seems to know about all the 15" gauge people and engines. You might get in touch with her and ask.JerryK
by jkimberln
Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: dual pressure gauge wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 1923

Re: dual pressure gauge wanted

Must it be dual individual sweep? There are lots of dual needle gauges available in the 25-50 dollar range, though finding the correct diameter does seem to be a bit of a chore. I wonder if you could cut one down to the proper size? Here's 2" http://www.viaircorp.com/2_0_dual_gauge.html Well, I'm j...
by jkimberln
Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: dual pressure gauge wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 1923

Re: dual pressure gauge wanted

Doing a Tineye search on the image revealed a site in N.J. that sells it as a commercial espresso maker part. There are five variations listed at $80 or a bit more. Between 1/3 and 1/2 way down the page. All are the same pressure. http://www.1st-line.com/store/pc/showsearchresults.asp?IDBrand=3&iPa...
by jkimberln
Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: dual pressure gauge wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 1923

dual pressure gauge wanted

I'm looking to buy a dual pressure gauge. Must be 40 mm in diameter. See attached picture.

JerryK
by jkimberln
Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What paint to use for a locomotive?
Replies: 13
Views: 2690

Re: What paint to use for a locomotive?

I use rustoleum if the color is correct on everything except the frame and smokebox. Lately, I've used VHT 1200 on smokeboxs. Previously, I've used Satin Black from Techline Coatings. The Satin Black and VHT are ceramic coatings and will hold up well, provided they aren't put on too thick. I have me...
by jkimberln
Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Welshpool & Llanfair open wagons
Replies: 24
Views: 12582

Re: Welshpool & Llanfair open wagons

Jerry, interesting how similar these wagons are to the 600mm (24" ga) WW 1 rolling stock used by the UK War Department to re supply the front, just a few years earlier. Glenn, they are not similar at all. I do have some drawings of a US 600mm 8" rail gun and support train, however. An example of th...