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Thread: piston rings
09/11/2019 23:12:52

amazingly quick and useful information

thank you

09/11/2019 09:15:03


i am building a 1/2 size barn engine from e j winter in australia can i use rubber o rings for the piston instead of cast iron if so what should i be asking for at the o ring shop


Thread: Water Lifter Hose
21/09/2019 00:52:22

thank you people for the info well done


18/09/2019 12:24:54

where can i buy steel reinforced lifter hose for a 1 1/2 traction engine

tom hardy

Thread: the junior
02/03/2019 07:53:07

i am building the junior from engineers emporium

having trouble fitting the timing case cover i can see how it is supposed to fit the gears etc but how does the camshaft pin fit when it is screwed both ends i assume the gears are loctited to the shafts

tom hardy west australia

Thread: regulater
21/02/2018 07:29:12

hi lofty

the regulator is a slide valve i enlisted the northern district model club in perth wa to investigate it they found out that the regulator tube assembly is screwed in the smokebox bulkhead so a piece of square steel tapered was inserted into the tube in the smokebox and gently screwed out then the slide was pushed out with a little force

thank you for all your help


20/02/2018 01:22:54

I have attacked the slide regulator with CRC soaked it overnight in citric acid still a mystery. It won't move. Maybe I should use the gas torch

20/02/2018 01:19:49

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18/02/2018 03:27:01

i am renovating a west australian gov rail 4-4-4 2 1/2 steam loco it appears to have a push pull regulator but it doesnt move i have taken all the bits and peices off but still cannot work out how it works it has a screwed pipe coming up into the steam dome which you can move right or left


Thread: shand mason
29/05/2017 00:26:54

thank you ian j

i will try to make the suction hose this way does the discharge hose be the same as i think it lays flat

i am chasing the articles in model engineer so if you have copies that would be great


28/05/2017 11:42:32

i have started building a shand mason fire engine westbury plans i have the 6 sheets of drawings and the castings. on sheet 4 there is a syphon box which appears from the photos to fit on the rear of the steam box. i cannot work out what it does and where do the pipes from the bottom of this box go to . some photos on the net show the pipes going to the crank bearing the drawing only show 1/16 oil holes no pipes

where can i buy the suction and discharge (fire hose) or what can i make them from

regards tom hardy

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