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by mrb37211
Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mt Washington Cog
Replies: 7
Views: 2015

The Model Train Magazine Index has a page of Cog Railroad entries at

http://www.index.mrmag.com/tm.exe?opt=S ... og&MAG=ANY

The most recent shown are a couple in Railfan & Railroad, August 2005 and January 2006.

Charles
by mrb37211
Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fusible Plugs
Replies: 15
Views: 4762

Safety chains... More and more clubs are requiring safety chains, yet many cars, tenders, and locos anchor the chains with bent loop eye bolts. I've heard of several cases where the stress of a derailment or other happening straightened the eye bolt, allowing the units to seperate. I've also heard o...
by mrb37211
Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:27 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: photo for andrew
Replies: 42
Views: 12885

If memory serves, at least one of the steam locos acquired by the Grand Canyon Railroad came with a tender booster. I believe they removed it. Charles
by mrb37211
Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: N&W 611. CLASS J. STEAM LOCOMOTIVE
Replies: 33
Views: 9827

Maybe Union Pacific will buy the NS, Andy. Then, maybe they will bring 1218 and 611 back to life and run eastern as well as western excursion schedules. Wistful thinking... Charles
by mrb37211
Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:22 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Bridgeport CNC Conversion Plans - Any available????
Replies: 4
Views: 5067

Roland had a series in one of the Village Press magazines about converting a Bridgeport and another about converting a mill/drill. These were included in Volume Seven of Projects in Metal.

He is currently doing fresh articles in "Home Shop Machinist".

Charles
by mrb37211
Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End Mill Grinding Fixture
Replies: 12
Views: 4585

Philip Doclos wrote an article on building a '"Floating" End Mill Sharpener' for one of the Village Press magazines. Don't know which mag or which issue(s) but the article is in the book "The Shop Wisdom of Philip Duclos" pp 24 - 36. Charles
by mrb37211
Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Things I should know about old SB?
Replies: 8
Views: 2108

Three phase 220+/- could be a plus if you buy a variable frequency speed controller (of the type which would also convert your single phase to three phase). That would be another cost...but so would converting to a single phase motor of compariable power. As for South Bend specific questions, you mi...
by mrb37211
Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ready for the Rails
Replies: 28
Views: 5378

I'm impressed! Charles
by mrb37211
Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking Plans from an Old Projects in Metal, June 1988
Replies: 8
Views: 2386

Answered on PM board. Charles
by mrb37211
Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: couple questions on shapers
Replies: 14
Views: 3588

Gingery group...

gingery_machines-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

The Gingery Shaper How-To Book...worth considering even if you have no interest in making castings, as it does go into the "why" of design decisions.

Charles
by mrb37211
Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: couple questions on shapers
Replies: 14
Views: 3588

Have a look at the Gingery book on building a shaper...circa $10 from http://www.lindsaybks.com/dgjp/djgbk/index.html There is also a Gingery builder gtoup on Yahoo. Gingery used home cast aluminum parts bolted together for most of his machines, including the shaper. Some folks have duplicated its f...
by mrb37211
Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: CNC Machining a LocomotiveTurbogenerator Turbine Wheel
Replies: 19
Views: 4854

Double Bucket Design... As I understand it, the original Pelton wheels were made for water power applications and had single buckets. They were really not working well due to splash-back into the stream of water from the nozzle. The designer happened to see someone washing down a cow and observed th...