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by NP317
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3 3/4" scale Shay logging engine on Craig's list-Olympia WA
Replies: 3
Views: 1363

Re: 3 3/4" scale Shay logging engine on Craig's list-Olympia

Not positive, but the information and details in the ad, plus the work shop in the photos looks like Dave Skagen's, in Shelton. Dave has produced MANY highly detailed and scaled logging locomotives for 7.5" gauge, in various scales. His work was featured in a past Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading ma...
by NP317
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Grizzly and South Bend Lathes
Replies: 21
Views: 4806

Re: Grizzly and South Bend Lathes

If you search for country of manufacture origin of the machines sold by Grizzly, differences show up. China vs Taiwan. And the Taiwanese machines seem to be of higher quality: Hardened ways and beds, for example. There may be significant quality differences in the finished machines. The Grizzly 14-4...
by NP317
Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: Mystic parts for a slow ride
Replies: 9
Views: 4872

Re: Mystic parts for a slow ride

How nice to have such good help! Your Suzi will be running again soon. Mouse story: My motorcycle friend was getting his Ural back to operation after 3months storage in his garage. He went ahead and fired it up, to be surprised by the big BANG and THUD as a mouse shot out of one of the exhaust pipes...
by NP317
Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sad news........Gene Allen has passed
Replies: 15
Views: 3539

Re: Sad news........Gene Allen has passed

As others have shared here, my telephone dealings with Gene were ALWAYs friendly, direct, and trusting. I am grateful to have dealt with Gene, and built the Ten Wheeler that we still enjoy. Rest Easy, Gene. You have left a huge legacy of positive energy with countless people. My dealings so far with...
by NP317
Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: SB heavy 10 new to me !
Replies: 15
Views: 2051

Re: SB heavy 10 new to me !

NP 317 : Sidecar ? Picture please ! I've about 4 different rigs over the years 2 Brit & 2 German. Webb: Thanks for the great info. OK. Further hijack... Moto Volk2.jpg My son and I on our Russian bikes. This photo appeared in the Russian MOTO magazine, with an article on Urals in the USA. We also h...
by NP317
Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: SB heavy 10 new to me !
Replies: 15
Views: 2051

Re: SB heavy 10 new to me !

John: Sorry for the thread hijack: One last posting off topic: Thanks for the correction on the "Ramp Side" designation. It's truly an amazing vehicle! I learned to drive in a '65 Corvair convertible Monza (110 HP.) I was a blast in my high school years. It was also the best snow car I've ever drive...
by NP317
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Tool Bit Grinding
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

Re: Tool Bit Grinding

Yes. The tool drawing is what I had in mind.
Of course, pay close attention to Harold's suggestions.
~RN
by NP317
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: SB heavy 10 new to me !
Replies: 15
Views: 2051

Re: SB heavy 10 new to me !

I'll take the Greenbrier!
~RN
by NP317
Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Propane fired Mikado
Replies: 15
Views: 4597

Re: Propane fired Mikado

The preasure at the regulator it about 12 PSI, but the line is about 7 PSI past the regulator. I changed the line under the tender today to a 3/8 line which has greatly reduced the back preasure so I will have to see next week what kind of effect that has. The other thing I am considering is closin...
by NP317
Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Tool Bit Grinding
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

Re: Tool Bit Grinding

I suggest you grind a HSS tool like a cut-off blade, but at a 45 degree angle. I've made such tools for the same operation you want to do.

Another suggestion: Place the holes for the shaft-locking screws on opposite sides of the adaptor, for better balance.
~RN
by NP317
Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Interesting 7.5" Mich Cal Shay....
Replies: 31
Views: 6354

Re: Interesting 7.5" Mich Cal Shay....

Here are the LocoParts burners than many of us use here:
http://www.locoparts.biz/parts.html#Burner
~RN
by NP317
Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Propane fired Mikado
Replies: 15
Views: 4597

Re: Propane fired Mikado

Where are you measuring the propane pressure? We should make sure we're talking the same language here. On my locomotives, I first set the gauge on the tank regulator for about 12 psi, and then adjust the actual propane pressure/flow at the firing valve in the loco cab. I have a pressure gauge tappe...