Making steam engines...

kbeitzSeptember 17, 2004

Anyone else doing this ???

This was one of my winter projects...

I also do sand castings... So much to do and so little time...

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Pooh Bear

What kind of setup do you use for castings.
What do you melt metal in. What metals can you melt.
I have been wanting to play with some aluminum to learn.
Mite start with lead and work my way up to hotter stuff.

I love steam engines. I want to build one.

Pooh Bear

    Bookmark   September 17, 2004 at 10:12PM
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kbeitz

I have a factory metal melter, gas fired... I can do alum and brass...

    Bookmark   October 3, 2004 at 7:20PM
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Pooh Bear

How much gas does it use. Is it expensive to operate.
I would like to do this but I'm afraid of what it will do to our gas bill.

Pooh Bear

    Bookmark   October 3, 2004 at 9:41PM
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kbeitz

I run mine on bottle gas... Not city gas...
Sure it takes alot of gas to melt metal...
Any hobbie takes money... Some more than others...

    Bookmark   October 4, 2004 at 6:19PM
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City_Dude

Mine's a lot smaller, but it runs.
John

    Bookmark   October 5, 2004 at 12:33AM
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