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by OddDuck
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Odds and ends from ODF
Replies: 4
Views: 2824

Re: Odds and ends from ODF

One set of trucks sold, only one set of T-frames left in stock...
by OddDuck
Mon May 25, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Odds and ends from ODF
Replies: 4
Views: 2824

Re: Odds and ends from ODF

Bump. I still have all these things available. FYI, just sayin'...
by OddDuck
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homemade indexing head
Replies: 15
Views: 4325

Re: Homemade indexing head

Yes, I plan on some variety of tailstock, probably very simple in design. I gated it at the ends of the barrel, actually. The ingate was at the clamp end and I put a riser on the other end. Casting-wise, gating it on the base wouldn't be a great idea, the metal flowing in would waterfall over the ed...
by OddDuck
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homemade indexing head
Replies: 15
Views: 4325

Re: Homemade indexing head

Thanks for the suggestions, guys. The hole is parallel to the long side, and about 1/8" of a difference along the hole in reference to the base. So, I think the tailstock is okay. My logic behind the setup was that the pressure of the drill would keep the leg pressed against the center. I think that...
by OddDuck
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homemade indexing head
Replies: 15
Views: 4325

Re: Homemade indexing head

https://youtu.be/4PkVn64m_Oo
Now for some headscratchery to figure out my next step....
by OddDuck
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Odds and ends from ODF
Replies: 4
Views: 2824

Re: Odds and ends from ODF

"Caution" signs:
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by OddDuck
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Odds and ends from ODF
Replies: 4
Views: 2824

Re: Odds and ends from ODF

It has been suggested that I add some pics of the items, so here they are.
T-frame kits:
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Station sign:
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Flying vee's:
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by OddDuck
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homemade indexing head
Replies: 15
Views: 4325

Re: Homemade indexing head

Hot. It was very hot. Nah, with proper PPE it's not too much worse than casting bronze. Melts only a couple hundred degrees higher than the pouring temp for bronze, and it's maybe 2600 or so at pouring temp. I actually poured this one on the cool side, I didn't think I got a full pour. But it surpri...
by OddDuck
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homemade indexing head
Replies: 15
Views: 4325

Re: Homemade indexing head

Thanks Everyone. Harold, I did try a fly cutter, unfortunately my tool grinding skills and the lack of oompf in my mill's ability to turn it made it not very effective. I did use the largest diameter cutter I could, got decent results with that. It seemed to mill fine, black powdery chips and not mu...
by OddDuck
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homemade indexing head
Replies: 15
Views: 4325

Homemade indexing head

All you real machinists, if you must laugh, please do so quietly, to avoid injuring my tender feelings...
https://youtu.be/GVvhMj_9sy8
by OddDuck
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Odds and ends from ODF
Replies: 4
Views: 2824

Odds and ends from ODF

Howdy all, I'm creating a new post on some of the things I have available for sale. My truck post got a bit muddled, and I have some other things as well. So, here's what I have currently. 2 sets of 1/8th scale, 7.x" gauge T-frame Bettendorf truck kits. $150.00 per kit plus shipping. 3 quarter scale...
by OddDuck
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: T-frame Bettendorf trucks ****SOLD****
Replies: 25
Views: 11674

Re: T-frame Bettendorf trucks ****SOLD****

Just a friendly reminder, now that Cabin Fever is over, I still have two sets of T-frames available. PM me if interested...