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by 10 Wheeler Rob
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Irma
Replies: 20
Views: 647

Re: Irma

I recently got a place near Lake Wales and the report yesterday from a neighbor was no apparent damage. Power is still out as of this AM.

Hope all is well for others in the affected region.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Construction Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 1823

Re: Boiler Construction Questions

I recommend to build a straight boiler and build the jacketing to the shaped design. My ten wheeler is made that way and steams very good.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting Bearing out of Electric Motor head
Replies: 9
Views: 887

Re: Getting Bearing out of Electric Motor head

Very nice solution to the problem.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boring a hole
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Re: Boring a hole

You could mill the bore also. Just set rotary table to 0,0 and then off set the hole radius minus 1/2 of end mill diameter. Best to go undersize first and then do a final cut to dimension in climb mill direction on aluminum.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler to Smoke box alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: Boiler to Smoke box alignment

I leveled up the loco frame with machinist level. Set the smoke box on the saddle with was drilled. Leveled the smoke stack. Gave it a good eyeballing and transfered the saddle hole pattern to the smoke box.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: International Small Scales Meet - Montreal 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2388

Re: International Small Scales Meet - Montreal 2017

This is always a great event, lots of running locomotives, great people and loads of fun. See you all up there in another week.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pioneer Valley Live Steamers 65th
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Pioneer Valley Live Steamers 65th

It is New England, one never knows what the weather will be.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pioneer Valley Live Steamers 65th
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Pioneer Valley Live Steamers 65th

Pioneer Valley Live Steamers will be having a 65th anniversary meet August 11, 12 & 13. All live steamer and railroaders are invited. This is not a open public event. Camping on the property is permitted as well. 3 1/2, 4 3/4 and 7 1/4 gage rail. More details at www.PVLS.org

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Mon May 29, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vacuum chuck
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Vacuum chuck

We used vacuum fixture plates/chucks for machining thin graphite plates where I worked. Made to fit the blank in production work. Large ones for proto type work, machinist would tape off unused regions to get a good vacuum.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Tue May 16, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting Bearing out of Electric Motor head
Replies: 9
Views: 887

Re: Getting Bearing out of Electric Motor head

Very nice solution to the problem.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Mon May 15, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting Bearing out of Electric Motor head
Replies: 9
Views: 887

Re: Getting Bearing out of Electric Motor head

Use a Dremal with a small diameter grinding tip. Slot the housing and cit through the ring opposite of the split in the ring. Take the two pieces out after grinding in two. Leaves a groove in housing, but it shouldn't hurt anything.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Models making changes.
Replies: 29
Views: 2950

Re: Allen Models making changes.

I also pitched the brittle castings for my ten wheeler when an tried straightening one and it snapped in two. I used 6061 T6 Aluminum and manually milled them.

303 Stainless water cut blanks would interest me for future engine builds.

Rob

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