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by Cary Stewart
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kit Iron Castings
Replies: 16
Views: 1773

Re: Kit Iron Castings

I think the main advantage to ductile iron over grey iron is that the ductile iron machines very nicely and doesn't make as much dust as when grey iron is machined. Also grey iron is more brittle than ductile iron. Jim Kreider uses ductile iron for many of his castings. The quality of grey iron can ...
by Cary Stewart
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1” scale rivets
Replies: 11
Views: 1295

Re: 1” scale rivets

Gordon Sherwood made truncated conical rivets from round head ones by turning them in a jewelers lathe. He made lots of them so the job was tedious. They were for his 2-6-0 for 7 1/2" gage. If you go with the brass ones the top should be flattened off. I think that the cone angle should be a little ...
by Cary Stewart
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smearing On Cutter Block After Using Evapo-Rust
Replies: 13
Views: 2159

Re: Smearing On Cutter Block After Using Evapo-Rust

No knowledge here just a guess. Could this be micro etching? While I am here I will relate a sad experience. I purchased a used Starrett No. 56 small surface gage in nice condition except the bottom and edges were pretty much rusted. What did I do? I soaked the base in Evapo-rust. It did indeed clea...
by Cary Stewart
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Invicta in 1.5" Scale
Replies: 2
Views: 1197

Re: Invicta in 1.5" Scale

Dean, Bruce's Invicta was built in the mid 1950s and was completed in time to run at the 1960 BLS meet at LALS. Bruce up scaled the prints from England for the 3 1/2" gage version + extra engineering for his version. Somebody in the mid west built a group of Invictas from their own plans. They may s...
by Cary Stewart
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OT creative language
Replies: 36
Views: 6267

Re: OT creative language

Old German proverb. To soon we grow old. To late we grow smart.
Cary
by Cary Stewart
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Help Identify Fowler Lathe part
Replies: 21
Views: 1905

Re: Help Identify Fowler Lathe part

Another comment. This piece looks like it is covered with grunge but no rust on the bed ways. Are the ways scraped?
Cary
by Cary Stewart
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Help Identify Fowler Lathe part
Replies: 21
Views: 1905

Re: Help Identify Fowler Lathe part

Just had a thought. Is that center slot a T-slot? This may work like many of the jewelers lathes.
Cary
by Cary Stewart
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Help Identify Fowler Lathe part
Replies: 21
Views: 1905

Re: Help Identify Fowler Lathe part

This may very well have been some sort of metrology device. Try contacting the Fowler Co. in he North East. They may have a history that includes this piece.
Cary
by Cary Stewart
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences
Replies: 45
Views: 9702

Re: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences

Oh my! If you were in France you would understand my description fine. However, for the rest of us that should be 0-4-0 + 0-4-0.
Vsty
by Cary Stewart
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences
Replies: 45
Views: 9702

Re: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences

A real challenge would be to build a Garrett. There is a 0-2-0+0-2-0 Garrett under construction in Texas in 1.6" scale. The Garrett was doing its best on poorly built light rail with very sharp curves. One exception was the Dargeling Garrett was a not so hot solution for them. Almost all Garrets of ...
by Cary Stewart
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Radius for Allen Mogul?
Replies: 9
Views: 2234

Re: Radius for Allen Mogul?

Long ago at LALS we had a trash siding the came off the track between the Webb yard and the drive way. It also had a air operated experimental switch operation. RRSC brought over their company CP 173 to test if it would navigate that sharp a curve. It did with one small problem. The corners of the t...
by Cary Stewart
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: side rod lubricators?
Replies: 15
Views: 4128

Re: side rod lubricators?

Stuart-Turner has always had similar brass oil cups for sale in several sizes. If I remember correctly they use ME threads. Do a Google and find the new owners, the foundry that has made the castings for years.
Cary