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by FKreider
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Dubious Restoration
Replies: 34
Views: 1346

Re: Dubious Restoration

But it has one virtue that brought it into my workspace; I could afford to buy it... Of course I'd prefer an undamaged, accurate, heavy duty, high quality machine; but that is not going to happen for me. BINGO. There are guys out there that make beautiful parts with ancient clapped out machines wit...
by FKreider
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Show us your milling machine!
Replies: 272
Views: 100613

Re: Show us your milling machine!

I don't use DRO's, but the way I operate milling machines, having one on the quill doesn't make as much sense as one on the knee. I generally lock the quill and use the knee to deepen the cut, as that's how I have the most control. If I'm drilling and need to control depth, I have a quick stop that...
by FKreider
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Show us your milling machine!
Replies: 272
Views: 100613

Re: Show us your milling machine!

Well, I wasn't going to post a picture of my mill as it looks like junk compared to some of the restored beauty's in this thread but I figured if after 3+ years and 18 pages of posts I didn't see one Lagun I should put it in here. It's not pretty but it works really, really well. Surprised there ar...
by FKreider
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New York Central Streamlined Hudson
Replies: 164
Views: 60594

Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

Wow, fantastic work!
by FKreider
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" Scale Boxcar Drawings/Plans
Replies: 7
Views: 1152

Re: 3/4" Scale Boxcar Drawings/Plans

Doug_Edwards wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:11 am
Where are the cars in the second photo located? The second box car has Fox patent trucks under it.

Regards,

Doug
Hi Doug,

Thanks for the response, not sure about the second picture, I just pulled the pic's off google images as examples of the style that I am interested in emulating.
by FKreider
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" Scale Boxcar Drawings/Plans
Replies: 7
Views: 1152

3/4" Scale Boxcar Drawings/Plans

Hello All, I did a little searching around and had mixed results so I am creating a new post for this topic. I am looking for Boxcar drawings/plans to be built at 3/4" scale/3.5" gauge. Specifically I was wondering if there were any drawings that were already scaled down from full size blueprints. T...
by FKreider
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Interesting discussion....,
Replies: 7
Views: 1386

Re: Interesting discussion....,

You must be a member in order to view the picture larger than the tiny thumbnail but judging by the look and 2-4-0 wheel configuration I would guess that it is a Raritan?

Would it be possible for you to post the full size picture here?
by FKreider
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Angry ANGUS
Replies: 24
Views: 4310

Re: Angry ANGUS

Looking good!
by FKreider
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Making a boiler without a lathe
Replies: 20
Views: 4118

Re: Making a boiler without a lathe

k4kfh wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:19 pm
I may rework that into something more like the traditional sheet metal enclosure eventually
Post pictures when you re-work the base, with a proper firebox and the engine and boiler mounted next to each other on a single base this would be a nice looking little set-up.
by FKreider
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What type of Drill Rod for Axles?
Replies: 33
Views: 4138

Re: What type of Drill Rod for Axles?

Hello All,

Thank you for the comments, I wasn't aware that drill rod has a chance of being out of round, good to know!

This was in reference to 3/4" scale engine designs with brass or cast iron "plain bearing" axle blocks.

It sounds like TGP is the way to go for this application.
by FKreider
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What type of Drill Rod for Axles?
Replies: 33
Views: 4138

What type of Drill Rod for Axles?

Many plans call for drill rod and/or "silver steel" (in the UK) as the material of choice for axles. When going to purchase Drill Rod I am given the choices of three types; "A-2" "O-1" and "W-1" (there are other types as well however these three seem to be the most prevalent.) I suspect that any of ...
by FKreider
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: N&W S1a Project - Tender Build
Replies: 23
Views: 4660

Re: N&W S1a Project - Tender Build

That bending jig looks like it was tricky to set-up, looks great!