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by Greg_Lewis
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?
Replies: 74
Views: 3874

Re: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?

Just following up to see which product you wound up using and if you are happy with the results? ... I used 648 for the wheels and 609 for the bearings. I have not yet run them on the track. I have one set of trucks that I made 10 years or so ago on which I needed to replace one bearing that had be...
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Anyone else like to juggle between machines?
Replies: 22
Views: 1032

Re: Anyone else like to juggle between machines?

Planning your operations will be time well invested. When I have a bunch of operations to do on a part, I write it all down like choreography. I put dimensions into a spreadsheet with calculations and labels, so I have something like: 1: Face work piece 2: Move carriage stop to first position and p...
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Arch between engine stand and P/U
Replies: 6
Views: 997

Re: Arch between engine stand and P/U

... BTW truck bed is using plywood with oak strips at the track width. Question is what are other folks using. ... Check into Unistrut, commonly known as strut channel. I use this stuff inside my trailer. It allows easy attachment of various tiedowns and easy modification if the load changes. Below...
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Device to rotate cars to work on brakes, etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Device to rotate cars to work on brakes, etc.

THANKS for the detailed info. I've been thinking about that and you've done all the hard work!

By the way, some browsers will allow you to save the page as a pdf so you can have it locally.
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?
Replies: 74
Views: 3874

Re: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?

Thanks for the link, Harold. Great info.
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?
Replies: 74
Views: 3874

Re: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?

Say, how about we start a new thread about dressing grinding wheels?
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?
Replies: 74
Views: 3874

Re: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?

Thanks, Fender. Good reminder on the vertical setup. These axles have shoulders.
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?
Replies: 74
Views: 3874

Re: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?

Thanks, Matt. I hope to have this car done for the Sac meet.
by Greg_Lewis
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?
Replies: 74
Views: 3874

Re: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?

Hi folks. Say…. my original post was a question about which Loctite would be the best choice for wheels to axles. I’d like to thank all those who made helpful suggestions. My original post was not about whether Loctite is or is not good or useful, or whether someone is or is not a machinist. Those t...
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: E-Mail today, Offer casting fully Machine
Replies: 16
Views: 1438

Re: E-Mail today, Offer casting fully Machine

All is not lost. There is a high school here that has a robotics club that meets after school. I visited them last week to help them with their lathe. They also have a CNC router that has been converted to cut aluminum sheet. The kid that runs it whipped it around like a concert pianist playing the ...
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?
Replies: 74
Views: 3874

Re: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?

Thanks, Carl. I'll check. It's been years since I did that.
by Greg_Lewis
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?
Replies: 74
Views: 3874

Re: Wheels to axles — which Loctite?

Thanks, Dave, for your suggestions. I've done interference fits before but current conditions point to Loctite as the solution.