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by kc6uvm
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LALS Fall 2018 Meet
Replies: 3
Views: 1659

Re: LALS Fall 2018 Meet

Here's the info I found in the LALS June 2018 booster:

".... the date of the 2018 Fall Meet which will be held September 15 and 16. "

Some folks get there a few days early to get parking for their RVs.

See you there...
by kc6uvm
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Milk of Magnesia as Anti-Sieze?
Replies: 41
Views: 8767

Re: Milk of Magnesia as Anti-Sieze?

Thinking of abrasive: Sounds like MoM would make a good lapping compound?
In more ways than one, depending of who or what you are thinking of.... ;)
by kc6uvm
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Welcome to the Lathe Forum!
Replies: 34
Views: 32786

Re: Welcome to the Lathe Forum!

Welcome aboard PROFG /Dick. I have a SB 9C. Very basic lathe. Doesn't have all the zuzus and wam/wams the 9A comes with. Without photos, it's hard to make any sort of judgement call. When it comes to replacing and repairing machines, it's all in the eye of the beholder... Balancing costs of buying n...
by kc6uvm
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Koster powered trucks
Replies: 4
Views: 2808

Re: Koster powered trucks

I had a couple of those motors. They were re-purposed surplus Westinghouse aircraft starter motors. 24 Vdc series wound. The motors were rewired to split off the armature from the field. Idea was to introduce a back EMF voltage (think reverse the polarity of the field) using a motor controller circu...
by kc6uvm
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LALS Film 1967
Replies: 8
Views: 3792

Re: LALS Film 1967

These older movies are timeless. To see LALS before track expansions, all the trees and shrubbery went in. It's just a wild guess, but suspect the UP Northern was from Chet Peterson at RR supply and the GS4 Daylight was Dick Priest's (Little Engines?). Haven't heard from IBLS in a long time... Have ...
by kc6uvm
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Starting over on a new CliShay project
Replies: 10
Views: 4567

Re: Starting over on a new CliShay project

Thanks for the information and the links. I've got these below cylinders sitting around. Told they may be older Allen Model castings. Judging by the other parts that came with them, aluminum, these may be part of a Mogel. KIMG0550.JPG Had these for over a year now, sitting in my parts box KIMG0552.J...
by kc6uvm
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Starting over on a new CliShay project
Replies: 10
Views: 4567

Re: Starting over on a new CliShay project

Lately, everyone has been quisy about coal fired boilers. It'll most likely be propane fired.
Working on the frame design. Looks like I can fit a 12" diameter boiler on this project. A 14" boiler would possibly allow for a bigger engine w/bigger bore.
by kc6uvm
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Starting over on a new CliShay project
Replies: 10
Views: 4567

Re: Starting over on a new CliShay project

Hi Harlock. Haven't been up Tehachapi way in almost a year. It was Fair time in the Antelope Valley last year when I came out to hear Mike Massee talk on the SP narrow gauge RR that ended in the Owen's Valley. Found some interesting boiler links tonight. http://weldingweb.com/showthread.php?549781-S...
by kc6uvm
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How do you guys feel about the "Just get it done" attitude?
Replies: 21
Views: 3805

Re: How do you guys feel about the "Just get it done" attitude?

As said, it depends on the situation: Aboard the tender/ship I was stationed on, it was "hog that stuff off of that part MR3 Becker." Git it done, like yesterday. The response was "Aye, aye, Chief." At home, this is a hobby, I have time to get it done to how I want the part to be. I'm in no rush unt...
by kc6uvm
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Starting over on a new CliShay project
Replies: 10
Views: 4567

Re: Starting over on a new CliShay project

I'm starting over, from the rails up... :wink: These below parts will fit in the side frames, sprung and will be attached to the the center bolster: Parts before trimming bolster un cut.JPG Parts after trimming in the chop saw. cut bolster part.JPG Tried working yesterday, Sunday morning and the cho...
by kc6uvm
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Starting over on a new CliShay project
Replies: 10
Views: 4567

Starting over on a new CliShay project

Way back when, a bigger version of a CliShay was built and lost thanks to a family issue.... :cry: But being able to start over is a blessing: First, getting trucks made up. KIMG0572.JPG KIMG0574.JPG KIMG0569.JPG KIMG0571.JPG Trucks have a 14" wheel base. As far as size is concerned, going to try to...
by kc6uvm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tips for a newbie
Replies: 17
Views: 3586

Re: Tips for a newbie

Los Angeles Live Steamers give rides to the public every Sunday 11 to 3 for a small contribution, Usually, I'm down there a couple Sundays a month volunteering. But due an unexpected auto accident last month going to Norwalk on south Highway 5 for job training, I walked away with a fractured wrist (...