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by Dick_Morris
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Narrow gage/Standard gage
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Narrow gage/Standard gage

In some cases, standard gauge equipment was converted to narrow gauge and the overall dimension remained the same. Rotary snow plows and one class of locomotive come to mind.
by Dick_Morris
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen Models selling ACCU-Tie System track.
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Allen Models selling ACCU-Tie System track.

Steve, that's a bad link.

It has been repaired.

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by Dick_Morris
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: E-Mail today, Offer casting fully Machine
Replies: 16
Views: 1447

Re: E-Mail today, Offer casting fully Machine

I agree that the bolt together kit is impractical. But in addition to the water jet parts there is some room for CNC parts in lieu of castings. Wheels, side rods, and frame spreaders come to mind as items that may be cost competitive with castings. No need for the investment in making and storing pa...
by Dick_Morris
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Butterfly firebox doors
Replies: 10
Views: 1469

Re: Butterfly firebox doors

There was a Bagley (I think) design published many years ago in Modeltec or Live Steam.
by Dick_Morris
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Do you guys do wooden parts on your mill/drill or metal lathe?
Replies: 36
Views: 1803

Re: Do you guys do wooden parts on your mill/drill or metal lathe?

I use my mill and lathe for the occasional wood project, mostly patterns. Be aware that sawdust from some kinds of wood promotes rust (I believe the tannic acid in oak is one example). Stay away from treated lumber, it is brutal at causing rust.
by Dick_Morris
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1/4 scale traction headlamps
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: 1/4 scale traction headlamps

If a generic 16" oil burning headlight will work versus something specific to Case, try this one from the Norfolk & western Historical Society. Their prices are reasonable and they offer quick service. http://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/detail.php?ID=47870 Jack Bodenmann shows how to make one starting o...
by Dick_Morris
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: USATC S-160 Consolidation
Replies: 31
Views: 7392

Re: USATC S-160 Consolidation

Another angle.
by Dick_Morris
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: USATC S-160 Consolidation
Replies: 31
Views: 7392

Re: USATC S-160 Consolidation

The front truck about 90% done. I've been creationg pieces for about a year, on and off. With the exception of simplified axle boxes, it follows the prototype drawings pretty closely. Waiting for more nuts and bolts and to machine the axles and wheels to finish it off.
by Dick_Morris
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Expanding ¾”-Scale
Replies: 21
Views: 1782

Re: Expanding ¾”-Scale

Maybe 25 years ago Miles Snyder told me he was considering a bunch of small coal cars using a lot of plastic to pull behind his Yellowstone(?). I'm a little vague on the conversation, but I seem to remember that he was considering plastic for side frames/journals and maybe even wheels. I don't know ...
by Dick_Morris
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Foundry Pattern Making
Replies: 25
Views: 2483

Re: Foundry Pattern Making

There is a short description of stationary engine cylinder pattern making at https://archive.org/details/machinerypattern00dingrich starting on page 26. I have the hard copy Lindsey reprint of the same book. I did a quick search of archive.org and found this one - https://archive.org/details/modernm...
by Dick_Morris
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wendy vs Ten Wheelers Drive-train
Replies: 15
Views: 1338

Re: Wendy vs Ten Wheelers Drive-train

Scotty - They are the wheels for my long-time USATC Consolidation project. I'm finally getting some time to work on it. Will post photos in my Consolidation thread as I make progress.
by Dick_Morris
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Stretch Husky in a weekend
Replies: 30
Views: 1770

Re: Stretch Husky in a weekend

Answer #1. About .003" clearance and Loctite. (Verify the clearance from the Loctite specs.) Also consider using the correct Loctite primer for max strength.