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by Glenn Brooks
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ceiling tile for my shop
Replies: 29
Views: 494

Re: Ceiling tile for my shop

Very interesting discussion. So far, nine ways to skin this cat. I think the trusses are 24” centers, but haven’t gone up there to measure. For $250 plus materials I’d do it in a heartbeat. But around Seattle, it’s just not in the cards. At least thru the summer, you couldn’t even get most construct...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ceiling tile for my shop
Replies: 29
Views: 494

Re: Ceiling tile for my shop

Thanks Rudd, Yep, standard 2x4 wood frame construction. The roof truss are 2x4 material also. Common here, bit extremely light construction to what we were accustomed to in Alaska. No snow load here in the Seattle area. We replaced the asphalt shingles on the roof perhaps 10 years ago, with 30 to go...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Train Mountain Track Building update
Replies: 14
Views: 583

Re: Train Mountain Track Building update

Hi Carl, I think what Jeff was portraying in the photo is that the old Aluminium track panels at TM eventually end up looking like the photo. The heaving are essentially frost heaves caused by repeated cycles of frozen water in the ballast creating small verticle icecycles that push the ties and tra...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ceiling tile for my shop
Replies: 29
Views: 494

Re: Ceiling tile for my shop

Hello All, thanks much for your replies. I like the idea of a ceiling fan. I didn’t explain it very well. My central problem is I have no ceiling - no Sheetrock, just exposed ceiling joists and the peaked roof above. I’ll take a pic and post latter today. So haven’t been able to come up with any way...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Armistice Day, November, 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: Armistice Day, November, 2018

Yep, still not listening.
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ceiling tile for my shop
Replies: 29
Views: 494

Ceiling tile for my shop

Anybody have experience with drop in ceiling tile systems for your shop? The good wife suggested I install hanging ceiling tile system in my shop to help keep the heat in during the winter. The shop has 12’ ceilings and is about 30’ x 20’ . The structure was originally built as a two bay shop for RV...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surface plate lapping
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Surface plate lapping

FYI, as follow up to Steve’s suggestions, I found two local metrology shops in the Seattle area, and got quotes for my grade B surface plate for around $200 for the initial set up and re calibration. Then $95/hour for lapping - if the plate was within specs. So elected to pass. I can buy a new Grade...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Castings for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: Castings for sale

Russ, Yes indeed, these are your old castings. Iam starting to downsize, so want to send these along to,someone who will make use of them. Alternatively, thought about donating to KLS for resell, but figured I would sell and pass along the proceeds to the track fund. BTW, Bill was looking for his ol...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Castings for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Castings for sale

Cleaning out my parts cabinet and came across these Aluminium castings. These are 1.6” scale castings (7.x” gauge) for an Allen ten wheeler from years ago. All are NOS, unmachined, high quality castings, in excellent condition. 1. 1900 era steam Loco headlight -$50 2. Smoke box door -$25 3. 6.5” dia...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Train Mountain Track Building update
Replies: 14
Views: 583

Train Mountain Track Building update

Jeff Mills, President of Train Mountain RR penned the following update describing TM’s current track laying activities, including why they decided to install steel rail. Jeff asked if I would post the article here on Chaski. And here it is: Why Train Mountain Uses Steel Rail By Jeff Mills Recently I...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 159
Views: 24831

Re: Woodinville Shops

my Dapra scrapper and a couple of carbide scraping bits arrived yesterday. Pleasantly surprised, the bits are preground at 60 and 90 mm radius, with 5* negative rake. Alleviates having to set up a slow speed carbide grinder for the moment. Anybody know where I could order a decent, cheap, 300 RPM 4”...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Building a model of a GG1
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: Building a model of a GG1

Ron, there is or was here on Chaski at one time, a thread about a hobbyist that built a GG1. Also bunch of photos and some construction detail. Might pay to search around the archives and see if anything pops up.

Glenn