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by Soot n' Cinders
Sun May 20, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 692
Views: 81062

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Been a while since Ive posted an update here.... School kept me busy and Ive been running an experimental signal system at the railroad so both have cut into shay time, but things are moving a long. First the brake cylinder has been finished and mounted. Its a little stiff on air but I think it will...
by Soot n' Cinders
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Narrow gage/Standard gage
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: Narrow gage/Standard gage

I know the East Broad Top was an oddity with this, a lot of rolling stock that they handled was standard gauge cars that had been fitted with 3ft gauge trucks.
by Soot n' Cinders
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 692
Views: 81062

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

I remember what I did, it just came back to me. What I did for the big gears was drill and counter bore the holes in the face of the gear with the mill, holding it by the factory hub. I then used screws to attach the gear to the fixture in the lathe and cut the factory hub off with a handheld band s...
by Soot n' Cinders
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 692
Views: 81062

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

John, I bored the hole through the gear with the gear held on a fixture with bolts and then turned the lip by holding the gear through the center hole. I believe I used some spacers of soft metal between the jaws of the chuck and the gear so I could turn the whole of the lip, but I don’t remember fo...
by Soot n' Cinders
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: TAKING ORDERS FOR SAFETY AND STARTER VALVES
Replies: 8
Views: 1198

Re: TAKING ORDERS FOR SAFETY AND STARTER VALVES

125 and 130. Hope that tube isnt too much of a pain for you
And Id say theyre catching on! They nice looking and work well. Every pair I've seen snaps open and closed perfectly every time
by Soot n' Cinders
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: TAKING ORDERS FOR SAFETY AND STARTER VALVES
Replies: 8
Views: 1198

Re: TAKING ORDERS FOR SAFETY AND STARTER VALVES

Any idea when the next run will be? Im going to need safeties for my shay in the next couple months but never received a PM or an email from you that this batch was ready. I dont check this section of the board much so I haven't found out till now
by Soot n' Cinders
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cast iron ate my drill
Replies: 13
Views: 1181

Re: Cast iron ate my drill

Its looking like Im done with the hard iron on the shay, knock on wood. Got the 6 holes for the door dogs drilled and tapped, and only broke one tap! Luckily was able to get the end out with a pair of pliers. Doing the file test on the firebox door and ring, looks like they are softer than the smoke...
by Soot n' Cinders
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cast iron ate my drill
Replies: 13
Views: 1181

Re: Cast iron ate my drill

Thanks for the tips! I'll get the skin off so the tap wont rub on it. I have no idea how hard the iron will be under the dogs so I guess I'll find out. Looking forward to being done with the smokebox door though, hopefully the firebox door iron is softer.
by Soot n' Cinders
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 692
Views: 81062

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Time for another update! The delivery and exhaust lines are complete and work on the smokebox door is underway.
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by Soot n' Cinders
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cast iron ate my drill
Replies: 13
Views: 1181

Re: Cast iron ate my drill

Behold, corner burner iron! The foundry that made these castings should patent it as a surefire way to destroy drill bits. I had to resharpen my long 1/8" drill about 12 times to get the hinge done. On the bright side, I have gotten pretty good at sharpening drill bits by hand.
by Soot n' Cinders
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cast iron ate my drill
Replies: 13
Views: 1181

Re: Cast iron ate my drill

Yeah, one of those things with castings, especially thin ones. Anyway, resharpened my bit and managed to get the holes done. It made chips like ductile iron but Im pretty sure its gray, so couldve gotten chilled at the foundry. Hopefully the inner part of the ring isnt as hard because Ill need to ta...
by Soot n' Cinders
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cast iron ate my drill
Replies: 13
Views: 1181

Re: Cast iron ate my drill

I’ll try my hand at resharpening the drill bit and going again. Just odd that the center drill went in like it was butter but the brand new drill bit burned up on the first try. Wasn’t a cheap bit either, I’ve stopped buying the cheapest stuff out there because stuff like this happens.