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by RussellCofIdaho
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Simple, good looking upgrade for your CliShay
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

Re: Simple, good looking upgrade for your CliShay

And a Great One it is. I don’t have funds or room for 18” anymore so designing the biggest things I can fit on 7 1/2”..
by RussellCofIdaho
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Power Models "Maxi" aluminum rail & 8# ASCE
Replies: 14
Views: 4482

Re: Power Models "Maxi" aluminum rail & 8# ASCE

I too am looking for 8 pound profile rail but in aluminum for portable track. I have several sticks of 8 pound steel that is just too heavy to move, but hesitate to get rid of it, very hard to come by. Chickens trespassing in track building area... (I don’t know why they always end up upside down!) ...
by RussellCofIdaho
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Simple, good looking upgrade for your CliShay
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

Re: Simple, good looking upgrade for your CliShay

Loved the CliShay build series and always wanted to build one for our 18” gauge line but it is gone now. Following any updates or upsized to the CliShay, love the bigger narrow gauge locos.
by RussellCofIdaho
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Why not to Buy Cheap Jet CNC Mill?
Replies: 14
Views: 12040

Re: Why not to Buy Cheap Jet CNC Mill?

That looks like a great professional setup Dave C! I am very much on the smaller end of the scale- upgrading from a Smithy 12-22TC purchased used. 1/2 horsepower motor and ‘wiggly-jiggly’ tolerance! I once was machining a special screw, couldn’t get less that 15 thousandths runnout on the stock 3-ja...
by RussellCofIdaho
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest
Replies: 35
Views: 9368

Re: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest

I got it this time! Does the board auto-subscribe when you make a post to a thread?
by RussellCofIdaho
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: ISO 1 1/2” tall aluminum rail
Replies: 0
Views: 1678

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: 35
Views: 9368

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: 35
Views: 9368

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: 35
Views: 9368

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: 2986

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: 6678

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...