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by tailshaft56
Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Live Steam Parts trucks and couplers
Replies: 48
Views: 8907

Re: Live Steam Parts trucks and couplers

I think I will build a "luscious Linda's lingerie" box car. it would be good advertisement for the parent company. but, I don't think a pink boxcar would go over too good. I started to build a "hooters" tank car, but I figured I would raise too many eyebrows so I chickened out. bigc I would have bu...
by tailshaft56
Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LALS
Replies: 5
Views: 1627

Re: LALS

Looks to be an hour away. (traffic may make it 2) LOL

Thanks DC
by tailshaft56
Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LALS
Replies: 5
Views: 1627

LALS

is anything going on @ LALS this weekend. Stuck in Longbeach this weekend. Are there any other nclubs in the LA area?
by tailshaft56
Fri May 02, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: New (to me) Mill
Replies: 4
Views: 1620

Re: New (to me) Mill

The shaper was made the John Steptoe Co. Cincinnati Oh.
by tailshaft56
Thu May 01, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: New (to me) Mill
Replies: 4
Views: 1620

Re: New (to me) Mill

Got the machines home today. Did a little checking and found the clutch frozen. I think it probably suffers from old dried out lube. There will be a lot cleaning. The prior owner had to get a pacemaker a few years ago after which it was hard for him to do much. His wife died a couple of years ago af...
by tailshaft56
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: R-8 Collet Set
Replies: 29
Views: 4461

Re: R-8 Collet Set

The Collet chucks can be very handy. Mine came from Wholesale Tool and uses standard ER-40 Collets. Sells for $148. I passed on the Grizzly since it uses an oddball collet.
by tailshaft56
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Enco Mill Drill has "stiff" spindle?
Replies: 9
Views: 2947

Re: Enco Mill Drill has "stiff" spindle?

ctwo wrote:You might take one more thought on that down feed. I put an indicator on the quill and compared that to the crank dial. Mine varied a little bit (+0.002) on and off the mark and I now think that is more a result of chips on the teeth of the quill or in the worm drive.
by tailshaft56
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: New (to me) Mill
Replies: 4
Views: 1620

New (to me) Mill

Just bought a Speedford vertical mill. I thought I took a picture but seems it did not save. Hopefully will get it drug home tomorrow. The mill has been sitting a few years and needs some serious cleaning. Mill seems to be in good shape and not used a whole lot. The mill is plain Jane but does have ...
by tailshaft56
Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:16 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another Kozo A3
Replies: 6
Views: 3217

Re: Another Kozo A3

Thanks for the encouraging words and the link. Just got home so nothing to report. Will be off today and thurs. as I have to work the weekend so hopefully will make some progress.
by tailshaft56
Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:40 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Another Kozo A3
Replies: 6
Views: 3217

Another Kozo A3

Oh what a twisted web I weave! I had started getting things together to do the K27 in 1.5". One of the requisite items was Kozo's A3 book. After receiving the A3 book and looking it over I have decided to do the A3 in 1.5" I have purchased the steel to do the frame. I started milling a little this e...
by tailshaft56
Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Scaling question
Replies: 7
Views: 1224

Scaling question

Thinking about Kozo's K-7 built for 7.5 gauge. Would doubling Kozo.s numbers be close enough or should the whole loco be scaled up to 7.5?
by tailshaft56
Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kozo Hiraoka K-27 engine
Replies: 178
Views: 33685

Re: Kozo Hiraoka K-27 engine

Great to see live steam doing the BIG construction articles again. Just renewed my subscription afer an 8 year hiattus. Started with July/August. Hope that was right!