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by Greg_Lewis
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Long Term Project
Replies: 46
Views: 7512

Re: A Long Term Project

Many thanks to all. Greg - the lathe is a George Adams round bed, circa 1902. Details here if you're interested: http://lathes.co.uk/georgeadamsroundbed/ Best regards Steve Ooohh. Is that yours in the lead photo? That early iron is so awesome. I'm so jealous. There is something about the way things...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I thought this was supposed to be fun.
Replies: 11
Views: 410

Re: I thought this was supposed to be fun.

Hickory, dickory, dock. Three mice ran up the clock. The clock struck one...and the other two escaped with minor injuries! Sorry Greg...couldn't resist. ... No soup for you. Go to the end of the line! :!: ... Work smarter...not harder! How does that work when you're a moron? :shock: And remember......
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I thought this was supposed to be fun.
Replies: 11
Views: 410

Re: I thought this was supposed to be fun.

I once had that problem with mice in one of my locos. it is amazing how quickly you can burn up the nest and occupants with the opening of a valve and CLICK of an igniter. sure...it smelled a little odd for a while, but by the end of the day.... Oohhhh... nasty :roll: :twisted: Russ: Thanks for the...
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I thought this was supposed to be fun.
Replies: 11
Views: 410

Re: I thought this was supposed to be fun.

gwrdriver wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:52 pm
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BTW, I've always liked your motto. :)
Thx. V.2 is "Home of the dull toolbit."
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I thought this was supposed to be fun.
Replies: 11
Views: 410

Re: I thought this was supposed to be fun.

Greg, That mouse must be Mighty Mouse. ... You got that. I got one by the front door last week, but this critter is coming in the back. So far he's licked all the peanut butter off all six traps all over the shop without springing the traps. Then he sprung two traps by the back door without getting...
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I thought this was supposed to be fun.
Replies: 11
Views: 410

I thought this was supposed to be fun.

Well, Mama said there’d be days like this. Yesterday I spent 5 hours out there and managed to glue two pieces of wood. Long ago I decided I wanted to make my cab from wood, and make it as close to the prototype as humanly possible. I like to do that. Or so I thought. But I’ve picked the hardest, mos...
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Long Term Project
Replies: 46
Views: 7512

Re: A Long Term Project

Awesome! That's a round-bed lathe! A Drummond? Way cool.
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder Borning
Replies: 20
Views: 1011

Re: Cylinder Borning

RONALD wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:46 pm

Why everything that is supposed to be gray has changed color to tan may be due to it being 48 year old Polaroid?
Yup.
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1” scale rivets
Replies: 11
Views: 660

Re: 1” scale rivets

I think if you use drive screws, they'll work fine in the PVC. I've got a few little ones I could send you for a test if you PM me your address.
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder Borning
Replies: 20
Views: 1011

Re: Cylinder Borning

Here's how I did mine. In the first photo the cylinder block is attached to a t-slot cross slide. As Rudd points out above, you can do this without the t-slot cross slide. The fat boring bar is between centers to minimize any flex of the bar. You can see the toolbit sticking out of the bar. In the s...
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1” scale rivets
Replies: 11
Views: 660

Re: 1” scale rivets

I'd take a look at the drive screws from McMaster. They have some rather small ones. If you must have pointed heads, you'll probably have to make them yourself. There was an article in Live Steam years ago about making a rivet making machine. I'm away from home and will have to wait until tomorrow n...
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 186
Views: 78258

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

And just a few weeks ago we had a balmy day at the A&C railroad.