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by NP317
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan

I agree: Good choice.
The three-point suspension provides simplicity of construction and good traction.
Keep us informed on your progress with a Build Blog here.
RN
by NP317
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New York Central Baggage Car
Replies: 22
Views: 5572

Re: New York Central Baggage Car

NP and SP&S baggage cars were painted a light green.
At least the one preserved at the NW Railway Museum in Snoqualmie, WA. It is a combine with baggage, seating, and RPO.
It even have its original seats, pot bellied stove, windows, RPO mail slots, and more. Light green...
RussN
by NP317
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Amazing machine work
Replies: 48
Views: 9815

Re: Amazing machine work

Goose bumps!
There will be a very happy pilot.
RussN
by NP317
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul
Replies: 30
Views: 1208

Re: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul

#1843 has an injector plumbed in instead of the BL heater. And it otherwise appears operable, not on a scrap line.
Sadly, I witnessed many an SP scrap line in the San Francisco Bay area in the late 1950s.
Scarring images...
RussN
by NP317
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul
Replies: 30
Views: 1208

Re: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul

And there is photographic proof that we can build almost any configuration of locomotive and find prototype evidence to back up our decision.
So: What do YOU want? Build it.
RussN
by NP317
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping multiple drilled holes aligned
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Keeping multiple drilled holes aligned

High RPM, lubrication and careful down feed.
RN
by NP317
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.
Replies: 20
Views: 1434

Re: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.

spro wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:07 am
The paradox is that we need these things when we may be too busted up to do them.
Never be afraid to ask for help.
RN
by NP317
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Front End Rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 1929

Re: Front End Rebuild

Double Oops:
smokebox.
Have some wine and relax this evening.
RussN
by NP317
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping drilled holes aligned
Replies: 38
Views: 1226

Re: Keeping drilled holes aligned

Carbide is rigid and should hold position nicely. The shorter the better for accuracy.
Make sure the cutting edges are sharp.
RussN
by NP317
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Eccentricity Railway
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Eccentricity Railway

Wow! What a collection of unique Railway Beasties!!
That gathering must have been a riot for the participants.
Feasting remains on my Wish List to visit.
A sidecar motorcycle/B&B trip up the Welsh Coast would be the fabulous way to go.
RussN
by NP317
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping drilled holes aligned
Replies: 38
Views: 1226

Re: Keeping drilled holes aligned

Looking at the photo I posted above, you can see layout notes and scribe lines for the rows.
These provide my brain a visual positioning double check. This greatly cuts down my errors...
RussN
by NP317
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping drilled holes aligned
Replies: 38
Views: 1226

Re: Keeping drilled holes aligned

I spot drilled the small rivet holes for my locomotive. Used the DRO and spotted the multiple rows, then went back, changed to the drill bit, and drilled them. That minimized tool changes and required table motions only one axis for each row. The DRO made it all very simple for my brain. And I did r...