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by Glenn Brooks
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" Scale Boxcar Drawings/Plans
Replies: 7
Views: 1179

Re: 3/4" Scale Boxcar Drawings/Plans

+1 for what Jbodenmann said. If memory serves, there may actually be two volumes of this book. I’ve read my copies many times over the years, searching for detail that doesn’t show elsewhere. Its’s a little light in construction drawings for each of the different cars. But very detailed concerning i...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Crystal Lake Cylindrical Grinder
Replies: 1
Views: 745

Crystal Lake Cylindrical Grinder

Ever wanted to grind a part to 1/millionth”. If you know about Crystal Lake Grinders you’ll know these fine old machines were made to do that everyday. I’ve been told war production machinists used them to make parts for the Norton Bomb Site in WW II. I think this is a 1950’s machine. Simply amazing...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 175
Views: 35437

Re: Woodinville Shops

Final run of the season, sadly!
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Train Mountain Track Building update
Replies: 31
Views: 4942

Re: Train Mountain Track Building update

With tight radius curves, just widen the gauge 1/16” or an 1/8” to prevent hard contact on the flanges. Works very well on my 12” gauge track, with sub 40’ curves.

The bigger problem for me is wet rail on uphill grades. Causes the drivers to slip when I don’t keep my speed up.
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy
Replies: 15
Views: 3072

Re: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy

Piggybacking on the thread, Iam also still looking for 3/4” (maybe 1”) scale locos produced and sold by Albert Campbell around the turn of the century (1890 thru 1920). Campbell designed and sold about 100 castings kits, and 25 fully built loco’s during this time. So far, have found only 2 engines, ...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 175
Views: 35437

Re: Woodinville Shops

Ryan, thanks. Got your PM this evening. I think I have a 5’ length of 4x6” beam that may work. I’ll dig it out and measure it tomorrow and let you know. Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 175
Views: 35437

Re: Woodinville Shops

Ryan, thanks, I could certainly use the beam, or part of it anyway. I’ve got a 9’ I beam I planned to use for my 9’ beam, but so far, nothing lined up for the 5’ shop beam. (I want to make interchangeable beams and use the one set of uprights with the two beams - just to cut down on duplicate toolin...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 175
Views: 35437

Re: Woodinville Shops

Finally circled back around to making up a gantry for the shop. I need to move a Bridgeport clone into the shop soon as it’s finished - hopefully early next week. Also I am looking forward to using a gantry to lift tcars and locomotives off their work stands and to pull an old boiler I need to work ...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holes with interrupted cuts / offset holes, how to cut?
Replies: 17
Views: 1695

Re: Holes with interrupted cuts / offset holes, how to cut?

In similar situations, I’ve had good success drilling my initial hole over the top of an existing hole using an end mill, rather than a drill bit. The end mill doesn’t deflect and cuts where placed, unlike a drill bit. Afterwards, you can enlarge as necessary, without difficultly.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water treatment for iron boiler?
Replies: 24
Views: 3358

Re: Water treatment for iron boiler?

Also try to open up and dry all your piping, injector lines, and steam cylinders. I’ve found water pockets in all these places, sometimes years after last use.
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: HOW TO LOCATE J HAROLD GEISSEL
Replies: 7
Views: 1146

Re: HOW TO LOCATE J HAROLD GEISSEL

Here is a link to an article on Mr. Geissel in a 2011 Pennsylvania Live Steamers newsletter. http://www.palivesteamers.org/pubs/gazette/2011_11-12.pdf Apparently he was a PLS founding member and very active as a model railroader and draftsmen from the 1920’s thru the 1970’s. Also if you google him, ...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What tools should I have?
Replies: 49
Views: 3979

Re: What tools should I have?

Mr Ron, I kind of break down my shop purchases into three seperate areas: tools, tooling, and metrology stuff -e.g. all the measuring devices. In the first area, I’ve found a 14” drill press, horizontal bandsaw (or power hacksaw), angle grinder, and cutting torch (oxy-acetylene and plasma cutter) to...