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by Trainman4602
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: nuts and bolts in scale
Replies: 31
Views: 5869

Re: nuts and bolts in scale

No Not in your mind but for me that is a bit much. BTW how many of these do you need?
by Trainman4602
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: nuts and bolts in scale
Replies: 31
Views: 5869

Re: nuts and bolts in scale

I personally think that making scale bolts and nuts is a bit overkill. No one will criticize you for using a standard size bolt. In making scale bolts you also have the factor of scale 1.5 or 1.6 2 Inch in 1.5 is 1/4 inch but in 1.6 is is .265 where do you get a .265 wrench? grind out an old 1/4 inc...
by Trainman4602
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: BETTENDORF TRUCK ORDERS
Replies: 2
Views: 546

BETTENDORF TRUCK ORDERS

Hi All
I finally cought a decent day to travel to the foundry and avoid the rain. Cast iron rust when it gets wet.
What loads of iron. This is what 50 pair of trucks and wheels looks like.

Now on to boxing and shipping them out.
by Trainman4602
Mon May 20, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Driver Casting Repro
Replies: 27
Views: 2694

Re: Driver Casting Repro

Bondo Most common but Freeman makes a product called Tuf Carv it is similar to Bondo but not as hard to work with .
by Trainman4602
Sat May 18, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Driver Casting Repro
Replies: 27
Views: 2694

Re: Driver Casting Repro

This is picture of a mold for the 0-4-0 driver and also the match plate
by Trainman4602
Sat May 18, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Driver Casting Repro
Replies: 27
Views: 2694

Re: Driver Casting Repro

What is all the roughness from. It should be smooth as a babys butt
by Trainman4602
Wed May 15, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Re: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings

Harold All what you are saying is true but I think in our line of work it is not critical. I have machined quit a number of cylinder castings over the years and found that is is more important to let them cool down before the final cut Iron expands and can shrink below the measured dimension. Most a...
by Trainman4602
Wed May 15, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Re: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings

Aging castings is not necessary that was the old days and yes I can read Just trying to show support for suppliers, But it is typical live steamer s looking for a bargain. I apologize to the forum for the attitude but I'm a supplier also.
by Trainman4602
Tue May 14, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Shout out to Dave (Trainman4602)
Replies: 17
Views: 4075

Re: Shout out to Dave (Trainman4602)

You should always get things when they become available. as for storing them Freeze? no way just spray some WD40 on them will be perfect
by Trainman4602
Tue May 14, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Re: 10-Wheeler Cylinder castings

Allen Models of Nevada you can get all you want
by Trainman4602
Mon May 13, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Driver Casting Repro
Replies: 27
Views: 2694

Re: Driver Casting Repro

Hi have made several videos about this process on you tube watch them
by Trainman4602
Fri May 10, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: TAKING ORDERS FOR BETTENDORF TRUCKS
Replies: 8
Views: 3022

Re: TAKING ORDERS FOR BETTENDORF TRUCKS

No sure yet The fgoundry usually make extra I'll know when I pick them up.