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by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Amazing machine work
Replies: 26
Views: 6450

Re: Amazing machine work

Here is a PDF link with a facility description. file:///C:/Users/nwrai/Downloads/052_Jackson_Prairie.pdf A link pointing to a file ensconced on a hard drive isn't going work over the Internet. :D I tried to find something to link easily to that described the facility but could not find anything of ...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Amazing machine work
Replies: 26
Views: 6450

Re: Amazing machine work

Afaik P&W is credited with the invention of the jig borer in 1913. There is some evidence that the jig borer was independently developed in Switzerland around the same time. P&W was the first large-scale user of the machine, well before they got involved with building aero engines. A former employe...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Amazing machine work
Replies: 26
Views: 6450

Re: Amazing machine work

curtis cutter wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:07 am
Here is a PDF link with a facility description.

file:///C:/Users/nwrai/Downloads/052_Jackson_Prairie.pdf
A link pointing to a file ensconced on a hard drive isn't going work over the Internet. :D
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Six Wheel Buckeye trucks
Replies: 7
Views: 956

Re: Six Wheel Buckeye trucks

theg8nw wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:19 am
Yes I did try tombeeonline and they emailed me back saying "we no longer sell the semi finished kits.  We only sell the finished trucks.  We do not sell air brake kits for buckeyes."
I guess things have changed since Tom sold the business. :?
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Six Wheel Buckeye trucks
Replies: 7
Views: 956

Re: Six Wheel Buckeye trucks

theg8nw wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:03 pm
Who out there offers Six Wheel Buckeye tender trucks as rough castings or semi finished such as wheels and axles done, and with air brakes?
1-1/2" scale 7 1/2" gauge

Or does anyone have a set of castings sitting on the shelf ?

Thanks
Have you looked at Tom Bee?
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Museums, Factories, Etc.
Topic: McCormick Railway Park Museum machine shop
Replies: 9
Views: 6112

Re: McCormick Railway Park Museum machine shop

AJC wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:42 am
This is a picture of my half-sister with her great grandfather Gabe in Scottsdale Arizona.
When was that photo taken?
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Museums, Factories, Etc.
Topic: McCormick Railway Park Museum machine shop
Replies: 9
Views: 6112

Re: McCormick Railway Park Museum machine shop

Only thing missing from that shop is an old steam engine to run the line shaft. :D
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a shop press
Replies: 28
Views: 2662

Re: Made a shop press

So far, how many dollars and cents have been expended on this project? I've periodically entertained thoughts of designing and building a press, but then I see the Chinese contraptions and think to myself, "Can I build one that is better, but no more expensive?" So far the answer seems to be "no." I...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OT creative language
Replies: 36
Views: 4536

Re: OT creative language

My father was a smoker. When he was about 52 years old, on his way home from a half day's work on a Saturday, he pulled his pack of smokes from his pocket, looked at them and tossed them out the window. Never touched them again. Cold turkey is really the only way to quit smoking. It takes a lot of ...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lathe for turning wheels
Replies: 59
Views: 6461

Re: Lathe for turning wheels

dash9 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:23 am
Bite the bullet and get a Haas CNC lathe.
Bullet? Looks to me as though you ate a battleship round. Nice machine!
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lathe for turning wheels
Replies: 59
Views: 6461

Re: Lathe for turning wheels

I'd love to add a lathe to my shop, but these days, too much of my (mostly-fixed) income is being diverted to the medical profession in various ways (no pun intended). I hate having to depend on others to do what I could do if the necessary machines and tooling were available. However, I'd like to c...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Source for Wheels & Axles
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Re: Source for Wheels & Axles

LIALLEGHENY wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:06 pm
I have a CNC turning center so holding tolerances is not an issue. If you are interested I could send you a quote. If you want I can quote any alloy of your choice.
Contact me via PM, please.