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by rudd
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Argent Lumber 3 spot
Replies: 25
Views: 989

Re: Argent Lumber 3 spot

Dick, I suppose an English wheel would be a good way to do it, but I understand it takes a good bit of practice to use one successfully, my shop is about full, and I don't know anyone that has one. I was tossing around the idea of turning some rolls on the lathe and making a sort of ring roller on s...
by rudd
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Argent Lumber 3 spot
Replies: 25
Views: 989

Re: Argent Lumber 3 spot

Rudd - I agree that the hatched sections on the drawing look to be cast, with the unhatched sheet metal. This one is 56" diameter or 11.2" at 1/5 scale? Comparing it to the track gauge, the Argent 3 looks to be closer to be around 40 inches? Not sure on diameter. Luckily my office has been doing a ...
by rudd
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Argent Lumber 3 spot
Replies: 25
Views: 989

Re: Argent Lumber 3 spot

I didn't have that particular photo, so thanks. I have lots of photos off the web, and many I took down in "Way-across" Georgia. Note the line around the center portion in the photo, which I have seen noted as a "weld" on drawings in the Ferrell book. The line is very apparent in many of the photos ...
by rudd
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Argent Lumber 3 spot
Replies: 25
Views: 989

Re: Argent Lumber 3 spot

Wow, thanks Steve. Had no idea he made something like that till you mentioned it.
by rudd
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tubes...leaking
Replies: 69
Views: 1899

Re: Tubes...leaking

Friend who worked at Georgetown Loop stated "Sheep Sh**" was the magic elixer. Might not scale too well. :mrgreen:
by rudd
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Argent Lumber 3 spot
Replies: 25
Views: 989

Re: Argent Lumber 3 spot

Seems to me you could make a "half form" for the "onion" and make two halves, then solder them together. The drawings in MH Ferrel's book note a "weld" around the circumference, which could be a parting line I suppose. This line is visible in the photo at the top of the thread. I find it a little ha...
by rudd
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Argent Lumber 3 spot
Replies: 25
Views: 989

Re: Argent Lumber 3 spot

I'm living by the old adage of "how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time." Honestly, I haven't given it much thought, but the idea of turning a wood mandrel and forming copper over it has crossed my mind. Metal spinning would be another way, but I don't think my lathe is up to that. It's a lon...
by rudd
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Argent Lumber 3 spot
Replies: 25
Views: 989

Re: Argent Lumber 3 spot

Here's the other photo showing the porting. DSC03450.JPG As mentioned, I completed the pilot truck. It is not a Bissel truck, I copied it from Argent 7, another H K Porter that happens to be much closer to me than the 3. I may live to regret not doing the Bissel. The pilot will be equalized with the...
by rudd
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Argent Lumber 3 spot
Replies: 25
Views: 989

Argent Lumber 3 spot

First, I'd like to say thanks for the long discussions that have gotten me to this point. Sideframes are done, drivers and pilot truck are done. These cylinders were a major thinking exercise, but I am now spitting distance from completion of that major hurdle. I'm a single dad with a 40+ hour job, ...
by rudd
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: LocoParts?
Replies: 16
Views: 1152

Re: LocoParts?

I found this info on the IBLS website:
LocoParts
128 Country Meadows Dr.
South Mills, NC 27976
(252)943-1346
locoparts@embarqmail.com
www.locoparts.biz
by rudd
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: tube spacing
Replies: 15
Views: 2441

Re: tube spacing

Thanks. Getting back to what Fender was saying about the tube length calculation, I went to the GGLS website and found Winton Brown's engineering data. It looks like the same info in the RR Supply book, right down to the typeface. https://www.goldengatels.org/library/Tech%20articles/Winton%20Browns%...
by rudd
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: tube spacing
Replies: 15
Views: 2441

Re: tube spacing

Laff! Russ, thanks for that. Yup, I have fired oil on 12" to the foot scale as well, luckily we had some young pups to clean flues. Had one young man learning to fire that didn't *quite* have the "cut down the oil when you cut down the steam" idea down, now a big charred spot on the turntable deckin...