I saw your post about rollers first and I posted a photo of a roller there. I think I will try and make one in the near future. I have to stay away from welding smoke for at least another 6 weeks. I need to roll 10.5" Dia. by 2.5" wide by .25" steel or brass.Please elaborate on the roller for the wheel rim. Could it roll mild steel for a flywheel rim? Plans?
It took a lot of heat to bring so much copper up to temp. I used a ceramic insulating blanket and fire bricks to help hold in the heat. The biggest problem I had was chasing the few leaks I had. It was like a game of "wack -a-mole". I used more gas chasing the leaks than I did the first go. You need to keep all of your openings for fittings OPEN during the soldering to help keep inside and outside pressure equil.Would have to invest in brazing torch
I guess I should have said I adjusted the engines attitude. I have the barrel of the boiler sloping back to the rear by .5 degrees. That comes out to 3/16" higher at the front axle than the back.I notice that you said you "leveled " the engine, it should actually slope down towards the back. With the boiler level on teh 1" the front wheels should be 3/32 below the rears so about 5/32" on yours.