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Offline DavidF

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casting steam engine parts VIDEO!!!
« on: July 25, 2012, 04:35:19 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8w5lUrRplY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8w5lUrRplY</a>

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Re: casting steam engine parts VIDEO!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012, 04:37:01 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-dEjZiPJL8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-dEjZiPJL8</a>

Making the main bearing holder..

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Re: casting steam engine parts VIDEO!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2012, 04:47:22 AM »
and after casting my main bearing holder I decided to have another go at iron casting....
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05iK4QtxWPo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05iK4QtxWPo</a>

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Re: casting steam engine parts VIDEO!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2012, 09:47:05 PM »
Getting the iron to melt was impressive.

What is your furnace lined with?  I'm a newbie wanting to get into casting.

Mike

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Re: casting steam engine parts VIDEO!!!
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2012, 05:06:08 AM »
the furnace is lined with AP green 3200' refractory.  Ive tried some home blends and they are ok for aluminum and brass, but I still recommend buying a commercial refractory.  Its just better in the long run.

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Re: casting steam engine parts VIDEO!!!
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2012, 09:44:18 AM »
Thanks for the info.  I'm hoping to start on my furnace soon and would like to be able to pour iron.  Might as well build it right the frist time.

Mike

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Re: casting steam engine parts VIDEO!!!
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2012, 09:33:30 PM »
Another set of interesting videos.  Thanks.

Vince

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Re: casting steam engine parts VIDEO!!!
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2012, 11:32:03 AM »
brings back many memories of my apprenticeship years

we had 6 base exchange furnace's ( blast furnace ) also we had a large number of casting shops with an associated cupola we did green sand casting to 50 ton co2 set to 5 ton resin set for small stuff ie nuts and bolts spanners accurate to 3 thou the nuts and bolts would screw together without machining  the later stuff was ductile iron
we also did spun pipes to 48 inches 18 foot long, but for old pipe repairs we still had the old pipe pits for special orders


I used to slip in the odd cope in now and again
nice to se it done on a small scale

best of luck with future casting and dont let the iron see sunlight ( old casters moto )

btw I was not a moulder but a sparks
Stuart
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Re: casting steam engine parts VIDEO!!!
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2012, 04:16:22 AM »


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycyPPogbDnE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycyPPogbDnE</a>
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Re: casting steam engine parts VIDEO!!!
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2012, 04:33:48 PM »
Nice looking parts David.  Guess I'll have to give iron a try one of these days.

Cheers

Jeff
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Re: casting steam engine parts VIDEO!!!
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2012, 06:59:38 PM »
Great videos David...and some nice looking parts too.  You make it look easy!!

Bill