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by JTolan
Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3 Jaw Chuck Marks
Replies: 13
Views: 3078

3 Jaw Chuck Marks

Hello,
I was machining a marker lamp body in the Lathe and when I took it out it left marks on the part, Is there any way to prevent this?
Thank you
Jeff
by JTolan
Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Markers and such
Replies: 76
Views: 12682

Thanks Jack,
Now I can finish up that part on the ones I am making.
See you presidents'
Jeff
by JTolan
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ashpan? Coal?
Replies: 21
Views: 3464

Depending on the configuration of your fire box you can design it so that the grate pivots down with the pull of a pin allowing the engineer to get out of trouble fast in a dire situation. On my Chloe the ash pan pulls out from the side and its supported by a piece of angle iron and a tab so that it...
by JTolan
Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Markers and such
Replies: 76
Views: 12682

JBodenmann wrote:With lens retainer rings in place. The little screws are #000-120 x 1/8".
Hi Jack those look great...how did you make the lens retainer rings? Also how did you drill the holes in the sides of the round body? thanks Jeff
by JTolan
Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drilling question
Replies: 9
Views: 1605

what is a D bit Jeff
by JTolan
Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drilling question
Replies: 9
Views: 1605

Drilling question

Hi I'm trying to drill a 1/2" hole 3/4" depth in a piece of 1 1/4" alluminum in my lathe...should i predrill before going up to the 1/2"? Also what lube should i use and what rpm should the lathe be turning at? Thank you very much Jeff
by JTolan
Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trucks
Replies: 2
Views: 817

Trucks

Hi guys,
I'm currently working on fabricating three pairs of trucks for my skeleton log cars. I currently have a problem on how to machine the journel boxes.
Jeff
by JTolan
Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Chloe update, December 09
Replies: 52
Views: 7137

Thanks Fred, how does yours dump when mounted under the locomotive?
by JTolan
Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Chloe update, December 09
Replies: 52
Views: 7137

Hi, Fred,
this is a little off topic... but how did you design your ashpan on the large engine? I need to redesign mine so its easier to access, thanks Jeff
by JTolan
Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Chloe update, December 09
Replies: 52
Views: 7137

Ok due to the nature of my grate, which pivots down, I was able to attach all-thread through the grate and weld a 2 inch by 3 1/2 plate which pivots down with the grate. The plate was angled so that it would cover the bottom two rows of flues. there is approx. 1 inch between the crown sheet and the ...
by JTolan
Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Westside lumber drawings/car locations
Replies: 12
Views: 3533

Do you need the plans for the flats or the Swayne skeletons,
Jeff
by JTolan
Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Chloe update, December 09
Replies: 52
Views: 7137

Mike at Ridgecrest I just installed an arch on my chloe. I would highly recomend the design of one to eventually be put in. This may only be the case on my caol burner but the steaming capabilities have doubled and the flues do not plug solid as quickily, as rocks don't fly over the arch.
Jeff