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by Greg_Lewis
Sat May 11, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Driver Casting Repro
Replies: 23
Views: 1021

Re: Drivre Casting Repro

My thoughts and comments are: Congrats. Folks who haven't done that don't know how much work goes into it.
by Greg_Lewis
Fri May 10, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted 5C Collets
Replies: 21
Views: 1516

Re: Wanted 5C Collets

Bill Shields wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 12:18 pm
I take a piece of brass rod of a known OD

Drill a hole in it the needed size for the bolt

then slit it down through one side with a slitting saw.

clamp in collet

instant collet of any size needed.
Shields scores again. When are you going to write the book, Bill: The Genius of Bill Shields?
by Greg_Lewis
Fri May 10, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Side rod bushing clearance
Replies: 20
Views: 880

Re: Side rod bushing clearance

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...
by Greg_Lewis
Fri May 10, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Darkening / "bluing" brass?
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Darkening / "bluing" brass?

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.
by Greg_Lewis
Fri May 10, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Darkening / "bluing" brass?
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Darkening / "bluing" brass?

Brass black. Birchwood Casey is one source, avail. at sporting goods stores that sell firearms or sometimes Walmart.
by Greg_Lewis
Mon May 06, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New York Central Streamlined Hudson
Replies: 176
Views: 66297

Re: New York Central Streamlined Hudson

jessebanning wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 11:33 pm
Looking Great Doug!!!!!. We moved up to WA last year and love it. Much better than the Vegas heat. Keep up the great work my friend!!!
Hey Jesse, your profile at the right still says Vegas.
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 85
Views: 11515

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Thanks, Jack. We hope you'll share with us the mold making process for that stack. Undercuts and a big fat core.
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Are dynamos too noisy?
Replies: 25
Views: 1526

Re: Are dynamos too noisy?

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.
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by Greg_Lewis
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 85
Views: 11515

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Jack:
Just curious.... why not just fabricate the stack and skip the casting process?
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Are dynamos too noisy?
Replies: 25
Views: 1526

Re: Are dynamos too noisy?

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...
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Are dynamos too noisy?
Replies: 25
Views: 1526

Re: Are dynamos too noisy?

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...
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Are dynamos too noisy?
Replies: 25
Views: 1526

Re: Are dynamos too noisy?

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 ...