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by Glenn Brooks
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 175
Views: 30553

Re: Woodinville Shops

Thanks guys. Iam using the flat wheels because I had them in the shop. Thinking about swapping out to the round ones, but I need ones rated at 1000# each - pretty spendy, so, elected to use up my NOS. Also, my main use for the gantry will be to lift boilers and rail cars off the building stand,and, ...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 175
Views: 30553

Re: Woodinville Shops

Finally finished up my gantry crane for the shop. Here’s a few photos of the assembly and final product. 44400F51-5B12-4348-B589-486DB717CADB.jpeg 96D98653-426A-4A14-8D64-7EA3475D43DA.jpeg 2EBF79D0-D902-460F-9938-42D7449CCF17.jpeg E54C3101-0108-4F22-A56A-CCF4640205BA.jpeg 51C3F960-BC1D-49C5-BA70-A52...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Vintage Craftsman Drill Press
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: Vintage Craftsman Drill Press

Pete, agreed ! I worked my up to a 1939 Delta 14” DP. ( Model number DP-220) Bought it two years ago from an old timer, retire Boeing engineer. When I put my indicator on the chuck, turned with less than a thou runout. It was pristine when I got it for a hundred bucks. Even has the original water de...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Vintage Craftsman Drill Press
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: Vintage Craftsman Drill Press

Yes, as apete said, pictures are highly desired to help evaluate your DP. Also very helpful topost your location, so other members in your same regions will be able to assist. Prices for machine tools vary quite a bit, depending on what part of the country you live in. Around the Pacific Northwest, ...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" Scale Boxcar Drawings/Plans
Replies: 7
Views: 606

Re: 3/4" Scale Boxcar Drawings/Plans

+1 for what Jbodenmann said. If memory serves, there may actually be two volumes of this book. I’ve read my copies many times over the years, searching for detail that doesn’t show elsewhere. Its’s a little light in construction drawings for each of the different cars. But very detailed concerning i...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Crystal Lake Cylindrical Grinder
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Crystal Lake Cylindrical Grinder

Ever wanted to grind a part to 1/millionth”. If you know about Crystal Lake Grinders you’ll know these fine old machines were made to do that everyday. I’ve been told war production machinists used them to make parts for the Norton Bomb Site in WW II. I think this is a 1950’s machine. Simply amazing...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 175
Views: 30553

Re: Woodinville Shops

Final run of the season, sadly!
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Train Mountain Track Building update
Replies: 31
Views: 3118

Re: Train Mountain Track Building update

With tight radius curves, just widen the gauge 1/16” or an 1/8” to prevent hard contact on the flanges. Works very well on my 12” gauge track, with sub 40’ curves.

The bigger problem for me is wet rail on uphill grades. Causes the drivers to slip when I don’t keep my speed up.
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy
Replies: 15
Views: 2158

Re: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy

Piggybacking on the thread, Iam also still looking for 3/4” (maybe 1”) scale locos produced and sold by Albert Campbell around the turn of the century (1890 thru 1920). Campbell designed and sold about 100 castings kits, and 25 fully built loco’s during this time. So far, have found only 2 engines, ...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 175
Views: 30553

Re: Woodinville Shops

Ryan, thanks. Got your PM this evening. I think I have a 5’ length of 4x6” beam that may work. I’ll dig it out and measure it tomorrow and let you know. Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 175
Views: 30553

Re: Woodinville Shops

Ryan, thanks, I could certainly use the beam, or part of it anyway. I’ve got a 9’ I beam I planned to use for my 9’ beam, but so far, nothing lined up for the 5’ shop beam. (I want to make interchangeable beams and use the one set of uprights with the two beams - just to cut down on duplicate toolin...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 175
Views: 30553

Re: Woodinville Shops

Finally circled back around to making up a gantry for the shop. I need to move a Bridgeport clone into the shop soon as it’s finished - hopefully early next week. Also I am looking forward to using a gantry to lift tcars and locomotives off their work stands and to pull an old boiler I need to work ...