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by blff cty lcmtv wrks
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Max point load on 2 x (6)(8)(10) Wood Beam
Replies: 25
Views: 9378

Re: Max point load on 2 x (6)(8)(10) Wood Beam

to answer your question, there is a book called "pocket ref" by thomas j glover. isbn1-885071-00-0. starting on page 50 and going on to page 69, there are maximum floor joist span charts that cover 2x6,8,10,12 in varying lengths and covering different species of wood. however, if you are in doubt, y...
by blff cty lcmtv wrks
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Crosshead Guide Material
Replies: 24
Views: 11675

Re: Crosshead Guide Material

i have built numerous allen moguls and ten wheelers over the years, and i use plain old crs 1/4"x1/2" for the guides. it has been working fine for years. i don't know much about all the numbers that go with the different grades of crs. when i machined the crossheads, i would machine the crosshead a ...
by blff cty lcmtv wrks
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Handling Bulk Flat Spring Material
Replies: 12
Views: 6300

Re: Handling Bulk Flat Spring Material

unwrap it and throw as far as you can. seriously, we had all kind of flat spring stock at work. it was supplied in rolls that you describe, and it was securely tied. the roll was had bailing wire tied around it in three or four places. we would slide the wire around until the end was loose, and then...
by blff cty lcmtv wrks
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Mogul: Packing in saddle assembly?
Replies: 12
Views: 6271

Re: Allen Mogul: Packing in saddle assembly?

once, I found the cavity on my engine was full of steam oil.
by blff cty lcmtv wrks
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Modified D-valve dimensions from print
Replies: 16
Views: 7887

Re: Modified D-valve dimensions from print

builder 01--david to answer your question, how do you hold the ss plate to the valve face? the ss plate is held down by the screws what holds the steam chest and cover to the cylinder block. I don't think that there will be any movement of the three pieces. there are a total of 14 8-32 screws holdin...
by blff cty lcmtv wrks
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Modified D-valve dimensions from print
Replies: 16
Views: 7887

Re: Modified D-valve dimensions from print

when I made my last two allen engines, I made a valve plate out of eighth inch thick stainless steel. I duplicated the valve dimensions according to the print. made the d valve to print specs. I milled out the ports on the cylinder block a bit in order for them to align up a bit better. sandwiched i...
by blff cty lcmtv wrks
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: tender sealing
Replies: 5
Views: 3990

Re: tender sealing

I believe that the flex seal people have a product that is used with a brush. might work. well, I guess if I had read caribou doug's post, I would've seen that it was already mentioned. great minds think a like. I wonder what kind of luck you would have if you used it to seal an oil tank.
by blff cty lcmtv wrks
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Little Machining Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 4020

Re: A Little Machining Problem

I used a hand drill with a tap drill for a #8 tap. made it long with an extension. drilled the saddle first. aligned every thing up. clamped it all together. with the same hand drill, i drilled through into the smokebox. tapped said holes. then went back to the saddle and drilled the clearance holes...
by blff cty lcmtv wrks
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Getting ahold of Cannonball
Replies: 12
Views: 5162

Re: Getting ahold of Cannonball

I have dealt with all the above mentioned suppliers. the only one that, imho, treated me like I was an appreciated customer, was the late gene allen. he was the owner of allen models. you called him. he or his wife answered. you placed an order. I remember calling to place an order at 8am, Memphis t...
by blff cty lcmtv wrks
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: OMG, Kamikaze bugs!
Replies: 14
Views: 7024

Re: OMG, Kamikaze bugs!

I would sure hate to be the first one in that hole. you have to wait until all the other little dauberettes hatch.
by blff cty lcmtv wrks
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: battle for the hill
Replies: 6
Views: 5247

Re: battle for the hill

every thing looks good except for that black object toward the end of the train with the ge logo on it
by blff cty lcmtv wrks
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: OMG, Kamikaze bugs!
Replies: 14
Views: 7024

Re: OMG, Kamikaze bugs!

this is a funny story. the late Austin barr had a track at Whitehall ar many years ago. the late bob Wilson and I debugged and ran his ic 2600 locomotive there. Austin had a converted air/ hydraulic auto lift that was used to aid in the unloading of locomotives. it also was used as a turntable. we w...