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by Dick_Morris
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: source of drawings
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: source of drawings

My 2 cents on the N&W Historical Society. I've obtained a couple of hundred drawings from them and other archives. Their web page is one of the easiest to use, they are prompt, and are among the most reasonably priced. In addition to N&W drawings, the collection includes some that they have drawn fo...
by Dick_Morris
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mogul Kit Differences
Replies: 35
Views: 2157

Re: Mogul Kit Differences

There is a chance that CSRM may have drawings for the conversion so piston valves. Their collection includes many SP drawings.
by Dick_Morris
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mogul Kit Differences
Replies: 35
Views: 2157

Re: Mogul Kit Differences

The is a photo of my cast crosshead at -http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=98849&p=386721&hilit=crosshead#p386721 Life has got in the way and my project has been slow going. I still need to do some fine tuning to the pattern and core box and cast the final parts. It is somewhat...
by Dick_Morris
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3/4" truck casting kit
Replies: 13
Views: 877

Re: 3/4" truck casting kit

I'm not in the market, but if you are using a flat rate USPS box the rate is the same to Alaska and Hawaii as it is within the Lower 48 states. If you are using UPS the rate is decidedly higher.
by Dick_Morris
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Spring rigging question
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: Spring rigging question

Dick's drawings show what looks to be a slot in the frame with a pin which I hadn't seen before and then the spring itself just rests in it's "wings". What I'm seeing is that Patt. No L.S. 48(?) sits like a saddle on the frame and is able to slide fore and aft. Its bottom surface isn't quite at hor...
by Dick_Morris
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mogul Kit Differences
Replies: 35
Views: 2157

Re: Mogul Kit Differences

There are a few kit bashing things that can be done fairly easily, without major engineering - Use spacers and thicker lagging to get the larger wagon top diameter of the boiler with the actual boiler shell not having the step. Adjust the drive wheel spacing (If the distance from the main driver to ...
by Dick_Morris
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Spring rigging question
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: Spring rigging question

We have just started on overhauling the suspension parts of the full-sized Alaska Railroad 557, a War Department WWII Consolidation. It's not directly related to Ken's specific question but within the last few days I've posted several photos, a drawing of the spring rigging, and a couple of sheets o...
by Dick_Morris
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Could I get an idea on what different sized mills can hog?
Replies: 13
Views: 857

Re: Could I get an idea on what different sized mills can hog?

First off, make sure you are getting the most out of the mill you have - Make sure your setup is rigid. Tighten the locks on the axes that aren't moving, set the lock to a slight drag on the moving axis. Use sharp cutters. Don't be cheap and try and use a worn out cutter for "one more job." Use cool...
by Dick_Morris
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Spring rigging question
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: Spring rigging question

From the back end of a CNJ 0-8-0. It gives pretty good detail.
by Dick_Morris
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3d printed parts
Replies: 7
Views: 1561

Re: 3d printed parts

On Youtube, Myfordboy just posted a new video on lost PLA casting from his 3D printer. He used a hybrid mould using both investment and green sand. The metal was aluminum. It suggests what can be done with a PLA pattern.
by Dick_Morris
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baking Tanks
Replies: 20
Views: 1911

Re: Baking Tanks

I've done silver soldering in an oven for lost wax burn out and it worked fine.

Does your kitchen oven get hot enough to melt solder?
by Dick_Morris
Mon May 21, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 95
Views: 8353

Re: RANT THREAD?

Loosing a tool. My organizational skills are sometimes lacking and it happens often. If a tool only cost a few dollars, and it will take more time to search for it than to go to the store, I'm prone to buy a new one. Something I haven't been able to decide, though. Does having two copies of a tool m...