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by Glenn Brooks
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 2 1/2" classification lights
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: 2 1/2" classification lights

If you decide to go with the early style light, (pre 1900) I would be interested in maybe a couple of pairs. 3” scale would be ideal for me, but could live with 2 1/2” probably.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: rings in work piece
Replies: 18
Views: 796

Re: rings in work piece

Did you ever resolve this rings in the work problem with your lathe? Probably Has nothing to do with HSS or carbide, etc. Pretty clearly it seems your compound screw and nut are worn. Causing all the variation in your cut. I had the same issue with a nicely maintained Southbend Fourteen. Replaced th...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: the newbie says Hi and a question.
Replies: 14
Views: 446

Re: the newbie says Hi and a question.

Well, if the tailstock is out of level by .010”, why not make that your taper for your mandrills? You don’t want a taper that requires you to press the work on and off anyway, I wouldn’t think.

Cheers,
Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tips for a newbie
Replies: 17
Views: 789

Re: Tips for a newbie

Yes, definitely edit your avatar to include your location. That will help people direct you to local clubs or resources you can visit or join. May live steam clubs have club locomotives you can run or work on. Also lots of club members will be able to offer advise and assistance as to how to learn a...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast brass for lathe parts?
Replies: 17
Views: 1276

Re: Cast brass for lathe parts?

Yes, definitely go for the lottery. Also, look for a 4 jaw 5” chuck for my old 1919 Dalton lathe please. Undoubtedly you have the gift!!

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast brass for lathe parts?
Replies: 17
Views: 1276

Re: Cast brass for lathe parts?

Yes, definitely go for the lottery. Also, look for a 4 jaw 5” chuck for my old Dalton lathe please. Undoubtedly you have the gift!!

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I use a shaper?
Replies: 14
Views: 730

Re: How do I use a shaper?

Hmm, so good comments. As always! I did not think about the chip problem. Now I am wondering about turning the bolster 90* on their axis and cutting across the short edge, instead of in and out along the whole length and flipping the work end for end. This might work with a short 2” stroke. Although...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I use a shaper?
Replies: 14
Views: 730

How do I use a shaper?

Hello all, Iam thinking about buying a nice little 7” Atlas shaper. Problem is I need to machine some new 16” bolsters to rebuild a bunch of old trucks Iam working on. Can one machine 16” stock with a small shaper? Maybe do one end, then flip the work? How do you hold reasonable tolerance or alignme...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Museums, Factories, Etc.
Topic: Hawaii Railway Society
Replies: 22
Views: 983

Re: Hawaii Railway Society Machinist Group

Last post discribing the Oahu Railway mainline alignment. Google earth images of Keaena Point (NW tip of Oahu) still show the original railbed laid down in the 1880’s. Management decided early on that following a coast route around the island was more feasible than building ROW and infrastructure up...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Museums, Factories, Etc.
Topic: Hawaii Railway Society
Replies: 22
Views: 983

Re: Hawaii Railway Society Machinist Group

In response to Harlock and Russ earlier post, I did manage to locate a 1930 Topograghic survey map of Oahu. Actually it is pinned to the center hallwall of the Society’s ticket office/Quonset hut. So not to difficult to find. The map contains several of the plantation railroad right of ways that exi...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Museums, Factories, Etc.
Topic: Hawaii Railway Society
Replies: 22
Views: 983

Re: Hawaii Railway Society Machinist Group

Oahu RWy Motive power 1941 diesel electrics plus restored 1880’s era coal fired 0-6-2t . 174 and 423 are still in service as road engines, hauling weekend tourist trains on the Societies 7 miles of maintained track between the railhead at Ewa Villages, out leeward to Ko’Olina and back. 65606362-CAC4...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Museums, Factories, Etc.
Topic: Hawaii Railway Society
Replies: 22
Views: 983

Re: Hawaii Railway Society Machinist Group

Just wrapping up my stay here on Oahu. Here’s a few miscellaneous photos of some of the Society’s preserved RR stuff. I did find an original 1938 map of Oahu and took a couple of photos of several of the old plantation NG railway ROWs.hopefully the photos will be distinct enuf to view on screen. I’l...