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by Glenn Brooks
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Building a model of a GG1
Replies: 12
Views: 1410

Re: Building a model of a GG1

Ron, there is or was here on Chaski at one time, a thread about a hobbyist that built a GG1. Also bunch of photos and some construction detail. Might pay to search around the archives and see if anything pops up.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Bucyrus steam crane
Replies: 12
Views: 1453

Re: Bucyrus steam crane

There may also be a older thread here on Chaski regarding building a crane - or at least searching for cranes and derricks. Maybe 3-4 years ago.

I looked around earlier this year and couldn’t find much. Some photos here and there, but that was all.
Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of Shop Realities ...
Replies: 21
Views: 1763

Re: Speaking of Shop Realities ...

My reality is why does installing one additional electrical circuit in my cleaned up shop end up looking like this?
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Armistice Day, November, 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Armistice Day, November, 2018

DE95F4C8-198D-4582-A7EC-2F11A9FB6C4E.jpeg In Remembrance, by John McCrae, May 1915 In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We live...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.
Replies: 51
Views: 3707

Re: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.

Hi Steve,

I found a bottle of liquid lanolin on line. Haven’t tried it yet, but might be an option if the solid lanolin doesn’t work out.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 159
Views: 27569

Re: Woodinville Shops

Thanks Harold. Never thought about that. I’ve been playing with a design for teak handles riveted to brass frames for the loco. Might be the straightedge is my first prototype Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 159
Views: 27569

Re: Woodinville Shops

Decided to outfit the shop to scrape in precision surfaces. So ordered an 18” ‘Featherweight’ straight edge casting from Denis Foster up in Bellingham. Just arrived via UPS yesterday. The quality of the casting is supberb. Almost no imperfections visible from the sand in the mold. The flat ridge alo...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Magnetic chuck for Milling machine?
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: Magnetic chuck for Milling machine?

Thanks Harold. That’s sort of what I suspected. One of the Metal heads has an extra he talked about giving up. But I haven’t a need except for milling small stuff- which may be even more problematic with really small contact area.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Magnetic chuck for Milling machine?
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Magnetic chuck for Milling machine?

So, is a magnetic chuck at all useful for workholding on a Milling machine?

Iam thinking it might be a nice thing to have to hold down small, thin pieces of flat bar...

Thanks
Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surface plate lapping
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Surface plate lapping

Hello All, Does anybody know of a shop in Bellingham, Seattle, Portland Area that can Lapp and certify granite inspection plates? I have an ok Grade B inspection plate from Grizzly that I would like to have re lapped to a Grade A or better, for use as a reference plate to scrape in machine tool surf...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Repainting equipment
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: Repainting equipment

Hey Ed, That’s a nice article. I love these painting threads because there is always something new coming out regarding cleaners and paint strippers. One thing I could highly recommend for degreasing, is “Spray n’Wash” laundry cleaner. We spent last winter in Hawaii, volunteering in the back shops a...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Southbend 14 X 40 Gear Head Lathe
Replies: 135
Views: 25111

Re: Southbend 14 X 40 Gear Head Lathe

+1 what Harold said. I noticed the oil and grease but didn’t notice it, so to speak, in your photos. Main reason I would clean it up is to keep all that gummy residue out of the vee drive belts. Iam not sure these lathes even call for grease in that area. Mine is pretty dry. Have to go read the Manu...