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by pat1027
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Paint Didn't Stick
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Paint Didn't Stick

I've been repainting and lettering the cab of my locomotive. Primer, couple coats of enamel, it all looks good. I put my first paint mask on and a nice light coat for the lettering. When I pealed the mask off the next morning the lettering came right off with it. Not chips or tears at the edge, whol...
by pat1027
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: weird RR machine
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: weird RR machine

Looking through this site there are similar machines for industrial railroads. Take a look at Burton and C.W. Hunt's crude oil electric locomotive. The one in the picture looks like a mechanical drive but the configurations are similar.


https://americanindustrialmining.com/lo ... e-builders
by pat1027
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: weird RR machine
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: weird RR machine

My guess is motive power for road construction, fruit farm, gravel pit or something like that. It has too big an engine and too few seats to be motor car. No apparatus to be a maintenance machine and a bit early for mechanical maintenance.
by pat1027
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 55
Views: 1167

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

Is the finish you're getting in keeping with your desire? If not, do you understand why? Do you know what to do to correct the problem? All of those questions are easily answered if you understand tool geometry. H The finish I get now is what I desire. It was the tool and knowing when to support th...
by pat1027
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 55
Views: 1167

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

I'll preface this with the machine I'm using. It's a South Bend 9A with a flat belt drive that originally shipped with a 1/4HP motor. Today it has a 1/3HP today. It's a nice machine but it has its limits. I got by grinding HSS but it wasn't my favorite thing to do. Mostly because I didn't have the p...
by pat1027
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 55
Views: 1167

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

Meanwhile back at the ranch... The decisions which machine(s) and lathe then mill or mill then lathe are really driven by what you are going to make and how near and dear you money is. I like the 3595 over the 5200. The compound cantilevering out like it does on both of them though not so much. I st...
by pat1027
Tue May 28, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Thieves caught on video stealing mini steam train in West Seattle
Replies: 15
Views: 1688

Re: Thieves caught on video stealing mini steam train in West Seattle

I was impressed with the quality of the security camera footage, it should help it identifying who it may be. Much better than you see Banks and other public buildings use. IT does bring to light the need to protect, and looking at the latest technology in camera systems. It is a good quality video...
by pat1027
Wed May 15, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 40
Views: 3585

Re: Suspension problems

Mike, Are the coil springs restrained at the top or free to move against the cradle?

Pat
by pat1027
Tue May 14, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 40
Views: 3585

Re: Suspension problems

Dave did a nice video checking weight on a locomotives axles.

by pat1027
Tue May 07, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Show us your lathe!
Replies: 422
Views: 107155

Re: Show us your lathe!

It shows some wear but overall it's in good shape. This is my favorite project so far. I'm ever so slowly working on a New York Central H10a. The steam builders around me finished their axles in mandrels and pressed them on the axles. I decided to finish them between centers. Axles, crank pins and d...
by pat1027
Mon May 06, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Show us your lathe!
Replies: 422
Views: 107155

Re: Show us your lathe!

A South Bend 9A. The serial number dates it to 1927. It was originally equipped with the silent chain drive. I found the chain not so silent and replaced it with a V belt. It came to me with the steady rest, follower rest, draw bar for collects and some of the taper attachment. It isn't fast but sti...
by pat1027
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sourcing pig iron
Replies: 13
Views: 2646

Re: Sourcing pig iron

What is the advantage of supplying the raw materials? Maybe a little mark up on the materials. I think you'd be better off specifying the grade of iron you want the castings to be.