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- Fri May 10, 2019 11:19 pm
- Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
- Topic: Wanted 5C Collets
- Replies: 21
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Shields scores again. When are you going to write the book, Bill: The Genius of Bill Shields?
I don't think I'd use a scraper to size a bearing. We scraped in the crank and rod bearings in our Model A engines only to remove the minute high spots (an extremely tedious process), not to size a round bearing. The roundness would be best created with a reamer or boring bar. Scraping would be only...
- Fri May 10, 2019 10:41 am
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: Darkening / "bluing" brass?
- Replies: 11
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BTW, to get good results with the brass black, your parts have to be beyond clean. Any slight contamination with oil or fingerprints or whatever will affect the result. Degrease with whatever you like, follow up with acetone and fresh paper towels, using rubber exam gloves to keep your skin oil off.
- Mon May 06, 2019 11:40 pm
- Forum: Build Log
- Topic: New York Central Streamlined Hudson
- Replies: 176
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Say folks, for the general edification of the group, here are some pix I took many years ago in the shop in Durango. If anyone wants higher resolution files just let me know.
Asteamhead: Thanks for the demonstration. Your work is at the top of the list in quality and aesthetics. It makes me want to toss all my junk into the dumpster and take up stamp collecting. (Take note of the last line of my sig....) Wolfgang: You write: "the building of a functioning T/G is not that...
Hi, Reading this over, I apologize for the way it sounds, but what I say there is still true. When you come right down to it, whether you put one of these on your locomotive is purely a personal decision, but I kind of like the idea of being able to turn a valve in the cab and have the headlight co...
Thanks, Richard. Making the turbine may be more than I care to do at this point. And the laminations for the field windings will be even more challenging. I'm going to go for a dummy unit but I will assemble it in such a way that if I live long enough and decide to make it work I can go back and do ...