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by Dick_Morris
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: Coles Models Holt 75 engine model
Replies: 4
Views: 1191

Re: Coles Models Holt 75 engine model

Are you still looking for drawings? I have a set. I don't usually frequent this area so send me a PM.
by Dick_Morris
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Modeltec magazine - full listing of issues
Replies: 14
Views: 877

Re: Modeltec magazine - full listing of issues

Modeltec published an index on a CD in 2000 covering volumes 1-16. I have a copy, but maybe COHS could provide one if they own the rights.
by Dick_Morris
Wed May 22, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nathan Monitor Injector in 2.5"
Replies: 19
Views: 1711

Re: Nathan Monitor Injector in 2.5"

On a manual lathe you can set the compound rest parallel to the ways. Cut one thread to depth, reset the tool one thread pitch, cut the second to depth, reset the thread by one thread pitch, and cut the third thread. Note that the angle of the thread in greater than for a single start thread, so the...
by Dick_Morris
Mon May 20, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 40
Views: 3585

Re: Suspension problems

It looks like you are making progress. To make front-to-rear weight distribution more equal could you add weight to the rear of the locomotive? On my RRSC CP-173 I added a lead filled air tank under the cab floor and may someday follow a suggestion to install lead filled engineer's and fireman's sea...
by Dick_Morris
Wed May 08, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Side rod bushing clearance
Replies: 28
Views: 2653

Re: Side rod bushing clearance

Would the clearance be different for Delrin?
by Dick_Morris
Mon May 06, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: duplicating window castings
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: duplicating window castings

There are some good Youtube videos using Alumilite. I've used it and it worked pretty well and wasn't hard to use. The down sides are that it works best when you can vacuum the material and the material has a limited shelf life - I think a year of so. Another option would be to use some Petrobond sa...
by Dick_Morris
Wed May 01, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply History
Replies: 56
Views: 18430

Re: Railroad Supply History

The photo of Chet is in the sixth edition catalog. Mid-to late 70s?
by Dick_Morris
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: East Coast Locomotive Works
Replies: 9
Views: 1684

Re: East Coast Locomotive Works

From old threads, it looks like the design moved to Klamath Locomotive Works which has gone defunct as well. Do a search here for "East Coast Locomotive Works." I believe I remember reading in the older posts that the owner of Klamath died and his son was going to try and resurrect the design, but n...
by Dick_Morris
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Half round source
Replies: 8
Views: 1288

Re: Half round source

Jack Bodenmann has described how he makes it from round stock.

http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/vie ... aw#p354931
by Dick_Morris
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: From the ground up
Replies: 53
Views: 5139

Re: From the ground up

Knowing what I do now after 45 years in the hobby and owning two mills and four lathes over the years, I'd go with a 12" or maybe 13" lathe. (Not the Craftsman/Atlas, it's a bit light for turning wheels.) Get 3-phase motors and VFDs for the lathe and mill. It's money well spent. Get a DRO for the mi...
by Dick_Morris
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Jesse Livingston
Replies: 10
Views: 1408

Re: Jesse Livingston

Sorry to hear that. I have exchanged emails with him for several years, often prompted when he found a photo on Shorpy the caught his fancy that he sent to me and a few others. The most recent was on February 25. We would often spend time discussing all the little details that were evident in those ...
by Dick_Morris
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 57
Views: 5674

Re: Women in the hobby?

Women in the hobby makes me think of Pam "Hudson Honey" who was regular poster here and a skilled machinist. She has apparently gone on to other pursuits.