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by sslry
Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quorn Tool and Cutter Grinder
Replies: 12
Views: 7016

Re: Quorn Tool and Cutter Grinder

I built one of the Martin Model casting sets into a Quorn T&C grinder and the results are good. I also own a Cinncinnatti #2 and Jet T&C grinders and use the Quorn for small work. I've been happy with it and use the Quorn for small cutters. Things I did to avoid the fiddly bits included switching t...
by sslry
Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quorn Tool and Cutter Grinder
Replies: 12
Views: 7016

Re: Quorn Tool and Cutter Grinder

there are a few build documentations on the web, you will need the book also. it is definitively a advanced level project. http://www.duncanamps.com/metal/projects/quorn/index.php this will give you a idea. http://www.metalwebnews.com/howto/quorn/quorn.html and a few more thoughts. Thanks to all wh...
by sslry
Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quorn Tool and Cutter Grinder
Replies: 12
Views: 7016

Quorn Tool and Cutter Grinder

Who among us has and has used a Quorn tool and cutter grinder? Is the project worth while? On the subject of casting kits for tools, I had a great time building a filing machine using a kit from http://www.statecollegecentral.com/metallathe/MLA-18.html . The castings were beautiful, easy to machine ...
by sslry
Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Form Tool for Wheel Flanges
Replies: 10
Views: 2270

Re: Form Tool for Wheel Flanges

Jim, When I did a batch of wheels I used a carbide insert cutter with the correct radius. It took a few more steps, but I tend to be too cheap to buy a form tool and don't think my 12" Asian lathe would be happy making that wide of a cut. Here's a description - http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/v...
by sslry
Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Form Tool for Wheel Flanges
Replies: 10
Views: 2270

Re: Form Tool for Wheel Flanges

I tried to PM or direct mail you but I'm not sure it worked. Any way, is the price $100. If so I would like to buy one.

Thanks,
by sslry
Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Form Tool for Wheel Flanges
Replies: 10
Views: 2270

Re: Form Tool for Wheel Flanges

Thanks to all that have replied. It's a shame that it is not still available. To grind one accurately in an average home shop would seem a bit difficult. I have an electronic controller on a South Bend 16" lathe so I might be able to avoid the chatter problem of a form tool.

Thanks again.
by sslry
Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Form Tool for Wheel Flanges
Replies: 10
Views: 2270

Form Tool for Wheel Flanges

Some years back there was a form tool offered by a supplier for turning 1-1/2" scale wheel flanges. Is that still available and from whom?

Thanks,
by sslry
Sun May 22, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Cannonball Box Cab Electric
Replies: 8
Views: 2648

Re: Cannonball Box Cab Electric

Houston, we have JUICE! Runs like a fine Swiss watch, smooth, quiet, and good power.
by sslry
Sun May 22, 2011 12:48 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Cannonball Box Cab Electric
Replies: 8
Views: 2648

Re: Cannonball Box Cab Electric

Jim, cool photos, thanks for sharing. I'm curious if you looked at Plum Cove's Generic Electric? I see it has only 2 motors, but the kit is far less expensive than the Cannonball and they say it is bolt together in a weekend. Not as pretty as the Cannonball in photos, but far closer to my budget. B...
by sslry
Thu May 19, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Cannonball Box Cab Electric
Replies: 8
Views: 2648

Re: Cannonball Box Cab Electric

Jim, cool photos, thanks for sharing. I'm curious if you looked at Plum Cove's Generic Electric? I see it has only 2 motors, but the kit is far less expensive than the Cannonball and they say it is bolt together in a weekend. Not as pretty as the Cannonball in photos, but far closer to my budget. B...