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by Glenn Brooks
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: out of the blue Big Dave
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: out of the blue Big Dave

Thanks Steve,

Didn’t know he passed...

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: out of the blue Big Dave
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: out of the blue Big Dave

Did someone delete his log in and posts? I just searched for him and nothing found?
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?
Replies: 31
Views: 712

Re: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?

I looked into tubing a year or so ago. After extensive on line searching, found a full service supplier back east, that carried every imaginable diameter and combination of OD and ID. They would cut width to your OD/ID specification, for what I considered dirt cheap, at the time. Much lower cost tha...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Machining Cylinders - How to Do?
Replies: 17
Views: 775

Re: Machining Cylinders - How to Do?

Good info on the setup. Often overlooked are boring the ID to a smooth finish so the piston rings seal properly. Any thing special about grinding HSS tooling, geometry or feeds and speeds for the boring bar? Photo closeups would be interesting and useful.
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Logan lathe
Replies: 13
Views: 3165

Re: Logan lathe

Hi John, Good to know. He may be OK then. I bought a SB Fourteen couple of years ago, w/flame hardened bed. Practically no wear on the ways, after 45 years use. It’s been a dream to use, compared to the junked out equipment I shouldn’t have bought when I first started out... although it did have som...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Security
Replies: 18
Views: 849

Re: Trailer Security

Seems like a very good idea to add a GPS tracker. Be interested in your experiences with it, after a few months... Having retired from law enforcement, I’ve always found keeping a low profile is a good compliment to building a high level of physical security. For example, parking your trailer in inc...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Logan lathe
Replies: 13
Views: 3165

Re: Logan lathe

Absolutely, most important thing is how much bed wear does it have. Lots of ways to determine wear. It if it is not worn much, it’s worth a lot more than average “Going price”. Maybe up to 2x -4x as much as a clapped out lathe. A lightly used machine is a pure joy to work with... worth the premium I...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Help with WW II markings on SB 10L
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: Help with WW II markings on SB 10L

Mr. Ron. Just received confirmation from Steve Wells that, you are exactly correct. Two sets of initials are indeed those of the original inspectors who approved the lathe for Naval service in 1942. In fact the initials have been confirmed many times on other lathes that show up in Steve’s SB databa...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Rail car construction
Replies: 14
Views: 1014

Re: Rail car construction

Thanks,guys. I’ll pass along your suggestions. Today I did raise concerns about diagonal truss members not being pinned or mortised into the vertical frames. Hopefully the PM will take note of that and have those secured prior to external sheathing covering everything up. I think basically the probl...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Rail car construction
Replies: 14
Views: 1014

Re: Rail car construction

Thanks to all who posted links. Iam reading and rereading the car builders cyclopedia. Russ, unfortunately Iam in Hawaii and the car rebuild is here, so unable to go visit Snoqualimie just yet. Unfortunately, the crew working on the car rebuild, isn’t making tight joinery, so Iam little concerned ab...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 606
Views: 116263

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

FWI, I’ve heard it’s 1MM per year. Slow, but sure :)
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Help with WW II markings on SB 10L
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Help with WW II markings on SB 10L

Hello All, Hawaii Railway Society has a SB 10L War Department lathe that was made in 1942 and shipped to the US Navy at Pearl Harbor we assume from the factory. The HRS acquired the lathe from the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard machine shop prior to 1984, however the history of the lathe, and all its p...