That was above and beond the call of duty.
One word is worth a thousand words.
do you know the gas port size?
Do you have or need an arch in the firebox
to raise the heat?
What is the blast nozzle like.
i imagine working hard could suck the
flame right out.
Thank you for the...
That's a great idea. It is similar to Pete's Rob Roy setup
except he uses a ceramic burner with metal air ducts.
You can see on his thread how well that has worked out.
I'm going to try wood pellets in the Tich.
Have to make a grate out of stainless sheet with
3/16" air holes on 1/2 inch...
That's a great shot.
Sure looks like a Caribou frame.
I used larger holes I think.
That was thirty some years ago.
That saves a lot of crud on engine
Do you have a pilot for when you're
not moving, how do you cycle from
working to resting the engine?
Id be interested in seeing the burner if you have
A picture. I tried making one for my first Robroy
yeats ago. It was a steel box with a half a zillion
holes for the gas and the inards like a propane
torch. Never could keep steam up. I was using the
little torch bottles. They kept...
Have you run her yet?
I'd like to know how it works out.
Are you going to use coal, Welsh
steam coal is great.
Their are a couple mines in West Va with
some good coal too. Down near Bluefield.
Love that rivit detail!
That Blue may
highlight the coal mess though.
That's a nice shop.
two lathes, mill, rotary table,
How long have you been doing machining?
Your engines look really nice.
my shop is 30 by 40 but full of stuff.
too many projects.
Can hardly move.
That's beautiful equipment you have there!
I started the drive wheels for the Juliet on the cnc
They are milled up from solid steel bar.
Once the program is tweeked they were down
to an hour and a half or so.
Right now I'm tied up with a semi...
Here's a handy tool for working on castings,
This is a mini wall caliper.
It is used by woodworkers, pattern makers
This double ended caliper can
measure the thickness of a casting to check
the core location, or thickness to see if your cut
will break out of the casting.
I usually set castings up to the areas that don't get machined.
Then I go back and check the cores and machined areas to be sure they are properly placed and will clean up.
On train wheels/flywheels setup to the cored spokes so they will run
true and in balance.
We used a surface gauge on a...
I was poking around on the internet a couple of months ago
and found DrJuz's channel on u-tube.
I found it by searching Caribou Live Steam.
I have had a Caribou locomotive sitting by the fireplace for
thirty some years.
DrJuz also has a Caribou on his channel, first one I ever saw
Is there a limit switch stuck or shorted.
in this case the machine will only move away from that
swap your axis cables to see if the ptoblem
Moves with the cable. This will indicate the problem
is on the driver side rather than the motor.
my ahha system does this sometimes
but if i...
Sorry you gave up and "invested" in a TV.
Home Shop Machinist, and other magazines have run lengthy
articles on machine conversions.
We all know about digital TV, thank you.
I like the Engineering Disasters show on History.
Enjoy yourself! and dream about what you could be
making in your...