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by ChipsAhoy
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nusky/Mercer 0-4-0 driver width?
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: Nusky/Mercer 0-4-0 driver width?

Is the narrower driver on the wider guage to help prevent having to move side rods, valve gear or perhaps cylinder outboard? Or in other words having a narrower driver causes the flanges to be further apart by default.
Scotty
by ChipsAhoy
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: How about some examples of good casting tooling.
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

Re: How about some examples of good casting tooling.

Don't know if this is what you meant, but here is some of our mess. You can see our lifting tongs to the left in the first picture, and to the right in the fifth. We intentionaly require two folks to lift and pour. It is difficult to see but the ground slopes away, with two folks on the hot tools, i...
by ChipsAhoy
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Kick-Switches
Replies: 10
Views: 1197

Re: Kick-Switches

Original drwgs #2,3 & 4 by Bill Laird, 12-21-2001 Drwg # 1 is a clarification of what we used at one time at Alaska Live Steamers, Bob Englebach. If you want or need clarification on any item in any photo, let me know. I can also email digitized copies to anyone if you PM you e-mail. Sry they are to...
by ChipsAhoy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings
Replies: 13
Views: 2072

Re: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings

Andy:
Spoke w/ your friend about ten wheeler castings, bagley burner and truck frames.
Sent you a PM. Thank you very much.
Scotty
by ChipsAhoy
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1" Scale Railroad Supplies
Replies: 8
Views: 2094

Re: 1" Scale Railroad Supplies

Anybody get "Railroadsupply.com" to work? Or, is there a different site url for them?
Thx Scotty
by ChipsAhoy
Tue May 14, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings
Replies: 13
Views: 2072

Re: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings

Andy: Thanks for not being swayed by the wise guys and those who can't read. You will be doing your friend and me a service. I have one unmachined Allen Ten Wheeler Casting I will sell for 1/2 of current new cost. If you or he are interested, please PM me. I have some other Ten Wheeler stuff if he h...
by ChipsAhoy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Axle pump feed water
Replies: 17
Views: 2838

Re: Axle pump feed water

PM sent.
BTW, I had some communication with Dave Bortz, whom I think now has Superscale, but it didn't turn up anything.
Scotty
by ChipsAhoy
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Axle pump feed water
Replies: 17
Views: 2838

Re: Axle pump feed water

No, the problem we are having is I left the parts in the vinegar too long. I ordered two cups from Superscale and that seemed to help, but I should have ordered two stems at the same time and I didn't. But, now that you mention it, I am suspicious. It dosen't seem like the flow overboard with the st...
by ChipsAhoy
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Axle pump feed water
Replies: 17
Views: 2838

Re: Axle pump feed water

I've been allowed to take my friends Mogul out many times, and have had to push her back in twice, because I have caused his superscale injector to become erratic and I can't get repair parts for it. Were it not for the axle pump, I would never have gotten out the chute. The tender hand pump.... onl...
by ChipsAhoy
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps
Replies: 30
Views: 7109

Re: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps

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IMHO
by ChipsAhoy
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD
Replies: 50
Views: 25770

Re: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD

I've spent the better part of the last three months trying to wrap my head around this computer 3D drawing stuff. It is a very tall learning curve for me. BUT, all is not lost.... I tried, FreeCad, Onshape, Tinker Cad, Fusion and Solidworks. Hands down the easiest for me to learn was Solidworks. Not...
by ChipsAhoy
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Release agent question
Replies: 9
Views: 1737

Re: Release agent question

If you use it, let us know how the silicone spray works with your wooden core boxes.