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by Glenn Brooks
Sat May 26, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another "How to make" question
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Re: Another "How to make" question

Always the possibility of turning the round parts out of wood, then milling and cutting the spikes to length and gluing the pattern together. There are some videos on You tube of pattern makers explaining their craft. Always wanted to take on learning this, but it still remains some what mystical to...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed May 23, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thin workholding suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Thin workholding suggestions

Bill, where would I look for a short piece of ground to size HRS? Are their any on line vendors? We have little to no speciality metals places around Seattle anymore...

Thanks,
Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Wed May 23, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another "How to make" question
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Re: Another "How to make" question

Mr. Ron, +1 on the idea to draw the wheel up in CAD of some sort and print it, using Shapeways, or other vendor. Then you could use the printed wheel to have a foundry make cast iron wheels, if you wished. They would only be a couple of inches diameter, so not all that expensive for 8-16 wheels. Ind...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed May 23, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Atlas quick wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Re: Atlas quick wheel

Yep, Dave is correct. I made the collar to have meat enuf to hold the handles. The socket is pressed into the body of the part. Interestingly, I was able to turn and face off the five point “socket” end of the socket. I was concerned about the socket hardness, but it provided not to be an issue, at ...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed May 23, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 79
Views: 8405

Re: Woodinville Shops

NP317 wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 10:02 am
Classy, Glenn!
As usual.
~RN
Thanks Russ, much appreciate the comment! Are you headed to Tm for the triannual? I might go down for a few days. Be great to catch up.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Wed May 23, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 79
Views: 8405

Re: Woodinville Shops

Ryan, well I have the turntable and a couple of short spurs in the yard, but no actual turnout on the mainline. I’ve got the fixings for two switch’s, including switch stands, and a diamond crossing, but no actual plan to install them. Tomorrow the last section of trestle gets finished. Then it’s up...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed May 23, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 79
Views: 8405

Re: Woodinville Shops

Spent the day finishing up some miniature landscaping along the main line adjacent to my future loading platform. Park gauge railroads usually ave some sort of associated theme. So this landscape element turned into a small scale Japanese garden, bordering the edge of the ROW with rock work and juni...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue May 22, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 175
Views: 14321

Re: 12" working railroad

Ryan, I might have a lead on some 9” Od cast iron wheels. They could be turned down to a smaller OD ifneeded. A guy has rthe wheel pattern which would be used to cast the wheels. I’ve asked if the pattern is for sale. Hope to here back in a day or so. Iam thinking of having 16 wheels cast- 8 for a t...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon May 21, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thin workholding suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Thin workholding suggestions

Yes, who ever heard of a DH with missing parts! Imagine that... And where did all the chucks wander off to? In the case of Chuck Van Norman, he who wanders is lost indeed! I checked the thread pattern on the spindle also, thinking to find an old used cushman, union or similar chuck. Ahahahahahaha. C...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon May 21, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thin workholding suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Thin workholding suggestions

Looking for suggestions how to hold down down some 1/4” plate to make 3/16” or maybe 1/8” thick fingers for my Van Norman Dividng Head. These ‘fingers’ are missing on one of the two DH I purchased. I would like to replace them so when I pass it on to someone else it is a complete and functional unit...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon May 21, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Atlas quick wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Re: Atlas quick wheel

Yes, indeed. Looking good Dave.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sat May 19, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Atlas quick wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Atlas quick wheel

Started restoring an old 1939 Atlas 7” shaper that I bought a week or so ago. The prior owner kept the handle for another machine. So I decided to make a three spoke quick wheel in lieu of the traditional one spoke handle. All the square drive shafts on the shaper are 3/8”, including the shaper vise...