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Hello I myself think soldering is practice doing clean surfaces are the first step flux, type of solder and a good iron . Holding the pieces in jigs or clamps will assist in the final out- come. At first it seems very hard but practice will prove to help and soldering becomes a little easier. Rick
Hi Gary It is snowing here and I'm hold up thinking of what I will need for my steam engine assembly. Pipe sizes and fittings and thread sizes and the one thing I forgot to order was the fly wheel so I'm going to order from the site I got the engine from do you know of another spot I might look to get a fly wheel . Rick
Hi Gary I looked at your harbour post pictures your boats look great. Yes after I ordered the parts I thought of a lever oiler combo will order that in the future when I can figure out the piping I will need and yes I can silver solder. Rick
Hi Gary Yes I watched the videos great work . I only have a small boiler but should get about 15 mins. run time and yes I'm hoping the eyes hold up the good thing is I can take my time at it. The slide valve timing may be another issue I will have to learn. Will keep you up to date when the engine comes in . Rick
Hi Gary Thought I would up date you just ordered the TVR steam engine and also the levers for RC operation your help in finding these items has been a great help will keep in contact on the forum. Rick
My Bad Escrich should have said that it's a globe valve and that's why I need a different valve. Thanks Gary I will get in touch with Clevedon and it is good to have a place to get great information will keep in touch with you and one of these days I will try and get pictures LOL. Rick
Hello I have a steam plant to operate my new build but it has a shut off valve I will not be able to control the steam. The company I purchased the plant from doesn't have an RC valve . Ideas on shops I can search for the RC valve. Rick
Hello All Thinking out loud when I research steam engines it seams after they are built or after repair they are tested on an air compressor is it possible to set up a model RC boat to run a steam engine with air if so would it be by compressor or a compressed air bottle . If by compressor is there a small enough unit to go into a boat and be battery operated any ideas . Rick
Hi Gary Good to hear from you the bench work is still on and yes it will run longer on the bench than on the water but for now it's good to see the plant run. Your idea on the shut-off is good I'm still researching. Regards Rick
I to model rail but mine is n-scale and I belong to a club we have all scales G scale outside N and HO inside and a member who has Z scale and where our club is there is a yard that moves the standard trains around . Rick
Hi Gary Thanks for thinking of the up load it's nice to hear from people on this site I started the build of the Puffer frames are cut and mounted on my building board looking good so far now that I have it set up I'm looking at bow and stern to see how to proceed will try and up date but I'm bad I don't do pictures . Rick