Buckeye Steam whistle valve leaking

Share your machining knowledge with the membership. Pictures appreciated!
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:45 am

Buckeye Steam whistle valve leaking

Postby case50steam » Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:16 am

How does one repair the seat in a whistle. I have used course and fine valve grinding compound to no avail. The seat is so worn out. I was wondering about drilling out and maybe using a brass faucet seat and reshaping the stem to fit.
Anybody have ideas on this or another way to make repair.


User avatar
Posts: 52
Joined: Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:44 pm

Re: Buckeye Steam whistle valve leaking

Postby Shay5fan » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:56 pm

I have a penberthy valve that someone made a new seat using plastic. Needless to say, It's pretty crappy work. If you can profile it with a boring bar, I'd say put it in a lathe chuck and re-shape the seat. Just my limited knowledge on machining. Mike can chime in here for the "Pro" answer.
A true logging railroad fan. What's railroading without mountains and grades.

Horns owned:
NathaN AirChime K5HL Norfolk Southern Heritage.
Leslie SuperTyphon Dome Back S-3L.
Wabco AA-2

Return to “Machine Shop”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests