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by RussellCofIdaho
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: ISO 1 1/2” tall aluminum rail
Replies: 0
Views: 37

ISO 1 1/2” tall aluminum rail

I am investigating the possibility of building my 18” gauge portable train and looking for track materials. Some time ago someone in the Midwest had a large quantity of custom drawn 1 1/2” tall aluminum rail (same profile as 8 pound steel rail) available and I am checking to see if something like th...
by RussellCofIdaho
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest
Replies: 18
Views: 1069

Re: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest

I don’t know why chaski has not been informing me of posts here but those wheels look very familiar Glenn! I have several but they are dual flange!

Anyway, following...
by RussellCofIdaho
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest
Replies: 18
Views: 1069

Re: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest

Not really, I think it is good ol COVID-19, I was tested 7 days ago, still not back yet. Whatever it is, it is AWFUL. If you want to lay in bed for 3 weeks and lose 20 pounds may I suggest a tapeworm?!?
by RussellCofIdaho
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest
Replies: 18
Views: 1069

Re: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest

A2BD15DD-A64B-449B-AAD7-607D915880B9.jpeg I’m still really ill but I took a walk around the other day and our plump chickens found a comfy spot on my railcart I built to allow our wagon rail access (do you know how hard it is to push a wagon with flat tires up any kind of hill filled with 500 pound...
by RussellCofIdaho
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: German Cagney
Replies: 3
Views: 1842

Re: German Cagney

Just saw this, magnificent loco, I really love 18” gauge, everything from 1/4 scale with widened gauge to full size narrow gauge at everything from Woolrich to our R&R Railway on our former Ranch here in Idaho. I made this document for my faux organization ‘The Sesquipedalian Railway Society” about ...
by RussellCofIdaho
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: The ultimate 3-in-1 machine
Replies: 13
Views: 4489

Re: The ultimate 3-in-1 machine

Got an email from ShopmasterUSA today, the MillTurn is on sale for $1000 off but still $500 more than the pre-tariff price. I hate international politics...
by RussellCofIdaho
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: The ultimate 3-in-1 machine
Replies: 13
Views: 4489

Re: The ultimate 3-in-1 machine

If you go to the lathes.uk site, click archive @ top of page. Combination machines are half way down the 3rd column. Take a look at the Adcock & Shipley page. That IS the ultimate 3 in 1 machine. As for the making of 1 or a reproduction you might look at the Arbor page while you are there. That is ...
by RussellCofIdaho
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Cagney Electric Train Set
Replies: 11
Views: 2141

Re: Cagney Electric Train Set

Keith, thanks much for the info. Both are interesting bits of the Cagney legacy that are not well known. Pretty cool to tie all this together here on Chaski. Any idea what ever became of the 18” ga loco? Does it still,exist, do you know? Glenn Glenn, the last I know the 18” gauge steamer was still ...
by RussellCofIdaho
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: The ultimate 3-in-1 machine
Replies: 13
Views: 4489

Re: The ultimate 3-in-1 machine

.... Tom Lipton on his Youtube channel showed a machine I think he's since sold. A horizontal jig borer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXDOvAa6Mus made by Kearny & Trecker with a built in rotary table. Within it's size limits which are still fairly large for a home shop, ... ‘Mechanical DRO’- I li...
by RussellCofIdaho
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: 3-in-1 Advice Needed from the Experts
Replies: 15
Views: 8336

Re: 3-in-1 Advice Needed from the Experts

Good thread, I appreciate everyone not jumping on him about buying a 3 in 1. I bought a used Shoptask 12-22 from ShopTask in the late ‘90’s, I had done a lot of research and knew this machines limitations but I just couldn’t afford a new one at the time. It has served me well, but yes, I did spend a...
by RussellCofIdaho
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: The ultimate 3-in-1 machine
Replies: 13
Views: 4489

Re: The ultimate 3-in-1 machine

.... The Combination Machine is referred as Lot 1 ( 1920-1929 ) the gap-bed lathe section could be 10' long. Dalton never had a QCGB but what they did with the gearing is interesting. lathes.co.uk/dalton/ Thank you for the link. I haven’t been to the site in a long time, the amount of detailed hist...
by RussellCofIdaho
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: The ultimate 3-in-1 machine
Replies: 13
Views: 4489

Re: The ultimate 3-in-1 machine

I think it would be interesting, maybe even successful, if someone made a reproduction machine like this, like Singer did with their original electric sewing machine- they sold reproductions at CostCo a couple years ago. While I can’t imagine CostCo selling 3 in 1 machines, maybe John at ShopMasterU...