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by Builder01
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 1" Scale Knuckle Coupler
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: 1" Scale Knuckle Coupler

I have not yet mounted the coupler in the tube. The coupler will move left to right in the tube when going around curves. I don't want it to rub the sides of the mounting tube. There is no face plate or anything fancy, the end of the square tube that the coupler assembly fits into is the finished en...
by Builder01
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 1" Scale Knuckle Coupler
Replies: 3
Views: 45

1" Scale Knuckle Coupler

I am mounting a standard 1" scale knuckle coupler and I am not sure how far it should protrude from the mounting tube. What dimension should this be, as indicated in the photo?

Thanks, David
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by Builder01
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Expanding ¾”-Scale
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: Expanding ¾”-Scale

On a locomotive that is large enough to ride behind, why on earth would you want to automate the experience? If you liked something like golf (I don't), you probably would not build a robot to play golf for you. Turning the operation of a live steam locomotive, that is large enough to ride behind, i...
by Builder01
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.
Replies: 99
Views: 2679

Re: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.

The photo several posts above, shows what can be done with no power feed. The finish on the parts have in no way been polished. This was all done by feeding by hand. Sure you can have power feed, but, it is not necessary. Power feeds do not necessarily give a better finish than turning the wheels by...
by Builder01
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.
Replies: 99
Views: 2679

Re: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.

Hi Shild, I'm not sure if you are putting us on with "spinning the tail stock hand wheel". It is a bit dangerous "spinning" it in either direction. I'm sure you know why. I filled out my profile from day one. It is of interest to know where the folks are, that you are "talking" to. It is also possib...
by Builder01
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Big News
Replies: 16
Views: 1193

Re: Big News

Thank guys for the PM! I was not even looking in my "in box"!

Thank you again,
David
by Builder01
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.
Replies: 99
Views: 2679

Re: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.

If machine hand wheels are moving after you let go, you should tighten up the gibs. Also, lock that axsis of the machine after moving it. I have never had anything wander due to vibration if it has been properly locked. This is always a good idea anyway, as things can move without the hand wheel tur...
by Builder01
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Big News
Replies: 16
Views: 1193

Re: Big News

Builder01 wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:56 pm
Do they accept boiler certs from other states?

David
I guess not, bummer.

David
by Builder01
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.
Replies: 99
Views: 2679

Re: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.

Hi Shild, Yes, I do plan to make it out to Washakum. Not this year, but, hopefully next year, 2019. My loco might be painted by then. Where you are located, as you have not revealed that in your profile for some reason. Yes, my loco is running. Passed the boiler hydro test, hot and cold, in May of l...
by Builder01
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.
Replies: 99
Views: 2679

Re: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.

Yes, I suppose machine vibration could turn an "unbalanced" handwheel. I always lock all axis that are not being moved, that would include X and Y on a milling machine when just drilling a simple hole. The hand wheels (balanced or not) never move by themselves when used like this.

David
by Builder01
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.
Replies: 99
Views: 2679

Re: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.

Counter balances on machine hand wheels? I can't imagine ever turning a hand wheel fast enough to make that a requirement, even when backing away from something!! Is not for balanced spinning like in a car wheel, is to prevent vibrations to cause rotation of the wheel/dial. Handle-Hub-Large-Ball-co...
by Builder01
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.
Replies: 99
Views: 2679

Re: Need some speed tips for getting a project done faster.

Hi Shild, My 0-6-0 is a coal burner. Even though it is a small locomotive, it steams quite well. As for screws rattling out, I suppose it is possible, but, it has never happened over the past year during the running season. Counter balances on machine hand wheels? I can't imagine ever turning a hand...