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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: 685

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: 390

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: 707

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: 2154

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: 700

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: 700

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: 383

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: 685

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: 685

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: 2676

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
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today's Craigslist Creampuff
Replies: 13
Views: 1061

Re: Today's Craigslist Creampuff

And was it sand blasted everywhere before painting???
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector Orientation
Replies: 10
Views: 996

Re: Injector Orientation

Super Scale economy injectors have a spring loaded check valve and I usually see them mounted vertical. Mine is mounted that way and works just fine.

Rob

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