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by southwestern737
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cab interior
Replies: 16
Views: 1765

Re: Cab interior

I have always been curious about that, I always wondered because it carried over to aviation, cockpits were generally painted a light shade of green up until the early 70’s, now they are pretty much all grey.
Brent
by southwestern737
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: will spring steel mill?
Replies: 22
Views: 2085

Re: will spring steel mill?

Yes it will, I drilled and slotted mine with carbide drill and mill. Works best if you stack them and clamp them tight.
by southwestern737
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Slip Switch
Replies: 18
Views: 1739

Re: Slip Switch

That is the process I used for making my ties, I pretty much used there method but used fiberglass mesh for reinforcement instead of steel. I have made about 10000 ties.
Brent
by southwestern737
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Slip Switch
Replies: 18
Views: 1739

Re: Slip Switch

I can tell you all about concrete ties, my entire Railroad is concrete ties (except for the switches). Like anything there is good and bad. Bad: they are very time consuming to make, that do break, when wet the are conductive and make signaling a pain, but possible, too heavy for panel type construc...
by southwestern737
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Lathe For Sale ****SOLD****
Replies: 22
Views: 3179

Re: Lathe For Sale

Lathe is sold
by southwestern737
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Lathe For Sale ****SOLD****
Replies: 22
Views: 3179

Re: Lathe For Sale

Just watching it rain.
by southwestern737
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Lathe For Sale ****SOLD****
Replies: 22
Views: 3179

Re: Lathe For Sale

It does have four v-ways. Very similar to a pacemaker, just older. This machine was built in 1932.
by southwestern737
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Lathe For Sale ****SOLD****
Replies: 22
Views: 3179

Re: Lathe For Sale

I don't get it, the pictures I posted are right side up, the one that Dave reposted are upside down!
Brent
by southwestern737
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Lathe For Sale ****SOLD****
Replies: 22
Views: 3179

Re: Lathe For Sale

The bed is 70"
Brent
by southwestern737
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Lathe For Sale ****SOLD****
Replies: 22
Views: 3179

Re: Lathe For Sale

I use it to maintain my Australian narrow gauge engine. Don't know why the pictures are upside down for y'all they are right side up when I view them on chaski.
by southwestern737
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Lathe For Sale ****SOLD****
Replies: 22
Views: 3179

Lathe For Sale ****SOLD****

Selling my American Tool Works 14" lathe. Lathe comes with 12" four jaw chuck, 8" three jaw centering chuck, collet holder with set of round collets, piston style quick change Tool post, three Tool holders, tail stock drill chuck, and phase converter. This is not a wimpy machine it is great for turn...
by southwestern737
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Crossing bell
Replies: 15
Views: 2330

Re: Crossing bell

That looks exactly like the bell on my USS crossing signal, if it is just connect 12v DC and it will work, no need for anything else, it uses a spring and contact to make it ring and it is all located inside the bell.
Good luck.
Brent