Search found 10 matches

by gregrycm
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2016 Small Scale meet @ St Croix RR July 7-10
Replies: 27
Views: 5861

Re: 2016 Small Scale meet @ St Croix RR July 7-10

More Pictures and Videos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/gregrycm/ ... 0574506802

I had a great time!
Greg
by gregrycm
Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" Kozo A3a Side Rods Tight
Replies: 15
Views: 2122

Re: 3/4" Kozo A3a Side Rods Tight

Thanks Todd! I am using Flickr as my build log. If you have been following, I try to post the achievements as well as the missteps. Hopefully, this might aid others too. One of the things that I find interesting about looking at other build logs, is that way that machinist hold and fixture the work....
by gregrycm
Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" Kozo A3a Side Rods Tight
Replies: 15
Views: 2122

Re: 3/4" Kozo A3a Side Rods Tight

First, Thank You All very much for your suggestions, interest, support, and kind words. With the feedback that was offered, I decided to keep the Side Rods on the side of the chassis that provided the smoothest running. Due to the features on the Side Rods (Pin counterbore and oilers), the side rods...
by gregrycm
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" Kozo A3a Side Rods Tight
Replies: 15
Views: 2122

3/4" Kozo A3a Side Rods Tight

Hello, I have drilled and reamed the holes for the Side Rods on my 3/4" Kozo A3a Switcher that I am constructing. The Side Rods have not been finished yet, but are to the point that I can test fit. The Side Rod bushings are a very close fit to the crank pins. With Side Rod 1 on the left, and Side Ro...
by gregrycm
Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Scale bolts for models
Replies: 13
Views: 1981

Re: Scale bolts for models

I have used American Model Engineering Supply for both scale fasteners and small taps. The fasteners are available in brass, steel and stainless. The taps are of high quality too.

http://www.americanmodeleng.com
by gregrycm
Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spanner Wrench
Replies: 7
Views: 1948

Re: Spanner Wrench

Craig,

I thought about pinning, but was not sure if the holes would loosen up after some use.

Greg
by gregrycm
Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spanner Wrench
Replies: 7
Views: 1948

Spanner Wrench

Hello, I decided to build my own spanner wrench after ordering one that was the wrong size. It was a pretty quick project and except for the welding, I am happy with the resulting tool. Here are a couple of 'before and after' MIG welding photos: My intentions were to fill the holes with weld, then f...
by gregrycm
Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Upgrading from G4000 to G4003G, Shop Visit?
Replies: 22
Views: 4627

Upgrading from G4000 to G4003G, Shop Visit?

I am contemplating upgrading my lathe from a Grizzly G4000 to G4003G. I have motor vibration issues on the G4000, which I could likely fix by replacing with new AC motor, or migrating to 3-PH Motor with VFD controller, etc. But rather than putting more money into the G4000, I am considering it a goo...
by gregrycm
Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Two questions re my build
Replies: 9
Views: 1442

Re: Two questions re my build

I built a holder for slitting saw blades that worked well for cutting e-clip grooves: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4115/4784726277_0e71a85912.jpg Slit Saw Holder - Assembled Close Up by gregrycm , on Flickr http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5203/5321955009_1cfb754fb2.jpg Slitting Saw Pin for E-Clip b...
by gregrycm
Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Reflectors for Silver Soldering
Replies: 12
Views: 1512

Menards also has fire bricks. I think they are about $7-$9 for a box of 6 and are about 8 x 4 x 1.5"

I use them for a silver soldering hearth with good results.

Greg