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Author Topic: Steam Hoses  (Read 1577 times)
Lord Pentecost
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United Kingdom United Kingdom

« on: May 05, 2014, 07:48:14 pm »

A quick how to on steam hoses, this was a technique I discovered for replicating (in miniature) the kind of hoses that are use to carry steam heating between the carriages on a steam train. These hoses will not hold liquid but should look pretty good for (for example) connecting a handheld weapon to a backpack or for flexible connections on just about anything.

Created in three steps, firstly duct tape was wrapped around a copper pipe, sticky side out (You could use any round object depending on length and diameter). Then thick garden wire was coiled around that at around a 5mm spacing. This was then covered with cloth tape (this was "professional sports tape" from a discount supermarket) . It should then be possible to slide the whole thing off the pipe giving you a none functional  steam hose that looks about right. It should be possible to colour these with ink but I haven't got round to that yet.


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Teetering Tim
Deck Hand
United States United States

Working man's desire

« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014, 09:32:50 pm »

just out of plain ol' curiosity, what is this?  Undecided

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Drew P
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United States United States

« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 02:50:04 am »

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Lord P, that is a fantastic idea!! Thank you for the walk thru. Smiley

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von Corax
Squire of the Lambda Calculus
Canada Canada

Prof. Darwin Prætorius von Corax

« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2014, 10:28:43 am »

When I worked at the House of the Long Molecules* in the Valley of Reeks*, one of the monthly safety reports mentioned a chap who nearly shot himself while trying to steam an ice plug out of a steam hose.

Good times, good times…

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