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by NP317
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 56
Views: 7338

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

The Mikado boiler passed the WA State certification today. Yea!
I actually got to steam the loco back and forth over 15 ft.of track before storing it away for the night.
I'll return tomorrow for some real track testing, and visits with Friends.
'Should be a fun day!
~RN
by NP317
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 139
Views: 15943

Re: Woodinville Shops

Harold said:
"I'd explore the concept of the diameter of the paddles being a guide (pilot) to keep the valve in proper orientation, yet allowing fluid to travel through the valve when it's open."

That was my first thought, too.
~NR
by NP317
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: EMD F7 in SCALE
Replies: 101
Views: 28615

Re: EMD F7 in SCALE

Gorgeous!
There aught to be a law...
~RN
by NP317
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 56
Views: 7338

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

Well, this afternoon I got the new Mikado ++ loaded into the new truck. First time for that loco and truck. Got it figured out for a safe trip to Seattle. During loading it became apparent that this Mikado is noticeably heavier than my Ten Wheeler! We leave Thursday, and will stay in Seattle with Fa...
by NP317
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Running a live steamer "1930s style"
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Re: Running a live steamer "1930s style"

Classy times.
Thanks for sharing.
~RN
by NP317
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best way to remove material?
Replies: 13
Views: 175

Re: Best way to remove material?

When I've had jobs like yours, I have drilled each inside corner with the frames together;
Separated the frames and used a roughing cutter to mill out around the edges;
Re-joined the frames and performed the final trim milling to dimension.
Deburr, clean up, and go make a good margarita!
~RN
by NP317
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: BIG Dro Problem
Replies: 31
Views: 766

Re: BIG Dro Problem

Congrats on the DRO installation.
You are already reaping the benefits of that useful tool.
~RN
by NP317
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 139
Views: 15943

Re: Woodinville Shops

Congratulations! A lot of hard work to get there.
Whew!
~RN
by NP317
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Lagging Joint
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Re: Boiler Lagging Joint

Dave1459:
Yes, you understand the jacketing I put on my Ten Wheeler.
The bottom clamping consist of angle brackets riveted to the jacketing,
with Allen-head stainless screws passing through one bracket into the threaded opposite bracket.
Easy to tighten and remove, using a long Allen wrench.
~RN
by NP317
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jacobs keyless chuck loosens when starting mill
Replies: 12
Views: 289

Re: Jacobs keyless chuck loosens when starting mill

I suggest that Jacobs-type chucks can be cleaned by squirting brake cleaner up into them, while held vertically so they can drain out.
Give it a try.
~RN
by NP317
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: My new mill
Replies: 22
Views: 372

Re: My new mill

Corner mounting:
My mill has a long bed in the X axis (48"), so I need more room to not hit the walls.
Also, I like being able to clean behind the mill.
Type A personality...
~RN
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by NP317
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: snifter valves
Replies: 26
Views: 5122

Re: snifter valves

Bill Shields wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:58 am
Perhaps they know something that the remainder of the world has not discovered?
Piston valves suck?
:roll:
~RN