Lost Mikado LS cylinder Bolt/Screw

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Arlon R. Sibert
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Lost Mikado LS cylinder Bolt/Screw

Post by Arlon R. Sibert » Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:56 pm

On my Mikado LS at some point I have lost a screw from the engineers side cylinder front cap. Does anyone know the size of these six screws from the front of the cylinder? Or where I may obtain one?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Arlon

R.J DeBerg
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Re: Lost Mikado LS cylinder Bolt/Screw

Post by R.J DeBerg » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:49 pm

Don't know the size but could remove one and check it then try Accucraft for screws. Might try Mark Johnson in your area he carries the line and he is in your back door. Later RJD
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Re: Lost Mikado LS cylinder Bolt/Screw

Post by Arlon R. Sibert » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:37 pm

Thanks R.J. for the info. I'll let you know how I make out...

Arlon

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Re: Lost Mikado LS cylinder Bolt/Screw

Post by Arlon R. Sibert » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:08 am

R.J.,after further inspection I discovered that the bolt that was missing from my Mikes. cylinder is gone but it did not come loose. It has broken off, probably due to vibration or stress or possibly over torqued during manufacture. It is broken off at the cylinder as there are no threads in the cap providing capture of the cap. On my next steamup hopefully it will not be leaking steam in that area.

Arlon...

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Re: Lost Mikado LS cylinder Bolt/Screw

Post by R.J DeBerg » Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:59 pm

Sent you a PM Later RJD
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Re: Lost Mikado LS cylinder Bolt/Screw

Post by Arlon R. Sibert » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:32 am

R.J. Can't find my P.M. that you sent???

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Re: Lost Mikado LS cylinder Bolt/Screw

Post by R.J DeBerg » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:54 pm

You should be able to see it in the upper left corner of the forum titled new message. If not I'll re send. Later RJD
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