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by Builder01
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: EARLY 4-6-6-4 CHALLENGER. FRAME
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: EARLY 4-6-6-4 CHALLENGER. FRAME

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In fact, it's very nice to when the model is as close as possible to the prototype.
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Why is this important?

David
by Builder01
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Clippard check valves
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Clippard check valves

Hi Richard,

Thank you for posting this drawing. Is it possible to post a slightly higher res version of it? The drawing is pretty hard to read at this low res.

Thanks again,
David
by Builder01
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 1" Scale Knuckle Coupler
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: 1" Scale Knuckle Coupler

Yes, I am aware of the side motion. These couplers are typically mounter inside a 1" steel square tube. I have done this. I have received a bit more information on the 1" scale Facebook forum. Looks like the dimension I am asking about, is on average, 7/16". This is what I needed to know. Thanks for...
by Builder01
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 1" Scale Knuckle Coupler
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: 1" Scale Knuckle Coupler

Okay, sounds good, thanks! I have also gotten a few other responses on another forum, and it looks like I need to check a few things before I commit to exactly where I mount the coupler in the tube.

Thanks again,
David
by Builder01
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 1" Scale Knuckle Coupler
Replies: 6
Views: 235

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: 6
Views: 235

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: 936

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: 3006

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: 3006

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: 1278

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: 3006

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: 1278

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