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by Greg_Lewis
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to drill and ream a large-ish hole with drill press.
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: How to drill and ream a large-ish hole with drill press.

As Glenn wrote above, if this is a kingpin hole in the bolster, it probably doesn't need the accuracy of a reamed hole. As to locating in the drill press, I prefer not to use a center punched hole but to scribe the location and then use a pin like the one in the photo below. The end of the pin is gr...
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Two Silver Soldering Questions
Replies: 37
Views: 3195

Re: Two Silver Soldering Questions

Out of courtesy, and maybe for someone else to learn something, I'm going to close this story out: I tried to braze the material back on per a suggestion above. That was a total failure. For kicks I thought I'd see if the silver solder would do the job. That did not work either. Maybe there was not...
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Un Lucky 7 Stack
Replies: 22
Views: 983

Re: Un Lucky 7 Stack

steamingdon wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:51 pm
...This took me 6hrs. to finish. :D :shock:
Are you kiddin' me? That would have taken me six weeks!
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Un Lucky 7 Stack
Replies: 22
Views: 983

Re: Un Lucky 7 Stack

Hear ye, hear ye. All rise and remain standing in the presence of a master.
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Un Lucky 7 Stack
Replies: 22
Views: 983

Re: Un Lucky 7 Stack

Oh my. Too nice to run. Put it on the mantle.
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Should I grab this shaper?
Replies: 19
Views: 1225

Re: Should I grab this shaper?

Andy: I did my rods the same way. Crossheads, too. I remember a machine shop here in town that had started back in the 1920s with a stationary engine out back and line shafts and belting to all the machines. When I found it in the 1980s, I noted a huge hydraulically operated shaper in the middle of ...
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Should I grab this shaper?
Replies: 19
Views: 1225

Re: Should I grab this shaper?

7-inch Atlas shaper. Machining the slide valve surface. Nice smooth finish with no swirls. 24.JPG Machining the smoke box saddle. Table is off the shaper, lots of clamps and angle blocks. This uses the "bonk" method. With each stroke of the shaper, the big C-clamp gets a bonk with a fist to pivot it...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Should I grab this shaper?
Replies: 19
Views: 1225

Re: Should I grab this shaper?

LVRR2095 wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:14 pm
I have never let the fact that I will never use something deter me from buying it! All I consider is “do I want this?”

Keith
^^^ :lol:
by Greg_Lewis
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Milk of Magnesia as Anti-Sieze?
Replies: 41
Views: 3163

Re: Milk of Magnesia as Anti-Sieze?

I bought some white lead from an art supply store. It's called flake white. That was some years ago so I don't know if it's still available. I see some on the net labeled "flake white hue" which suggests it's the right color but perhaps not with the lead.
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: liability Insurance
Replies: 89
Views: 9687

Re: liability Insurance

One more follow up re: liability insurance. I have just learned that my homeowner’s policy does in fact cover backyard railroading. I insure through USAA. I talked to them twice and confirmed USAA writes what are known as “All Risk” policies. Meaning they cover all risks associated with my homeowne...
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Are you ready?
Replies: 14
Views: 1989

Re: Are you ready?

... It's out on S 6th St just before Harbor Freight. There's a Harbor Freight in K Falls!!?? AWESOME! :lol: :lol: So far I've got two plastic tarps, 8 multimeters, five sets of screwdrivers, five tape measures and Thirty Eight flashlights! I'm going for 40 (but I don't plan to stop there....) YeeHa...
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Are you ready?
Replies: 14
Views: 1989

Are you ready?

So are you ready for the Triennial?

Answers:

A. Yup. Loaded and locked, ready to go.

B. No but will make it after at least one all-nighter.

C. It's hopeless. Activate Plan B.


C ya there!