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Making steam engines...

Posted by kbeitz (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 17, 04 at 20:08

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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RE: Making steam engines...

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

RE: Making steam engines...

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

RE: Making steam engines...

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

RE: Making steam engines...

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...

RE: Making steam engines...

Mine's a lot smaller, but it runs.

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