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by FKreider
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Spoked wheels in CAD
Replies: 17
Views: 3459

Re: Spoked wheels in CAD

dnevil wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:07 pm
I've created a tutorial video showing how to use the IBLS Wheel Standard profile drawings for Fusion 360.

http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?tit ... D_Profiles
Great tutorial, that is exactly how I have done it in the past.
by FKreider
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan
Replies: 23
Views: 3404

Re: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan

Yes that looks great!
by FKreider
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Print Set for 2" Cole's Case ****NO LONGER NEEDED****
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Wanted: Print Set for 2" Cole's Case

Its sad that all of the Coles stuff has disappeared.
by FKreider
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" scale rolling stock and trucks
Replies: 13
Views: 1530

Re: 3/4" scale rolling stock and trucks

Shapeways is far too expensive if the goal is to make a "fleet" of cars, even if you are getting plastic 3D prints from them, they are still pricey. IF the goal is to make decorative freight cars, meaning they will not have passengers on them one option would be to purchase a $200-300 3D printer and...
by FKreider
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Slide Valve Cylinder Castings
Replies: 10
Views: 1096

Re: Slide Valve Cylinder Castings

Not sure what the plans call for with spacing but the ports look OK to me. Can really only tell for sure after you machine the slide valve surface and see how it looks.
by FKreider
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Machining Cylinders - How to Do?
Replies: 21
Views: 2438

Re: Machining Cylinders - How to Do?

gwrdriver wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:13 pm
What!!?? Someone built a locomotive without a DRO?
LOL I do not currently have a DRO on my mill.
by FKreider
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: eBay: Emco Compact 5 Tool Turret Changer 6 turning
Replies: 1
Views: 473

Re: eBay: Emco Compact 5 Tool Turret Changer 6 turning

As far as I know the turrets were made by Emco, they are neat little machines and I keep an eye out to see if one pops up for the right price in my area.

Here is some good info on their history:

http://www.lathes.co.uk/emco/page8.html
by FKreider
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Machining Cylinders - How to Do?
Replies: 21
Views: 2438

Re: Machining Cylinders - How to Do?

Here is a neat video I just came across yesterday showing the restoration (re-boring and machining mating faces) of a stoker engine from the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway No. 576 steam locomotive that is currently being restored. The boring and machining shown in this video is done on a...
by FKreider
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Spoked wheels in CAD
Replies: 17
Views: 3459

Re: Spoked wheels in CAD

If the end goal is a pattern that is to be sand cast there are many factors that need to be considered when drawing/designing the wheel/pattern. The three most basic principles are: shrinkage, draft and machining allowance. If any of these three are not considered then the end casting will not be as...
by FKreider
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Machining Cylinders - How to Do?
Replies: 21
Views: 2438

Re: Machining Cylinders - How to Do?

They can also be done completely on the mill with a boring head.
by FKreider
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Does Anyone Recognize This Name?
Replies: 7
Views: 2142

Re: Does Anyone Recognize This Name?

This is a bit late, but yes, I have his/her drawings. I thimk this is a woman, as I see only women coming up on the net with this name. I suspect that her husband may have actually drawn them but she either cleaned them up and "copyrighted" them, or he died first. I am very curious about him/her. I...