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by Pipescs
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Miniature millwork plus
Replies: 9
Views: 2344

Re: Miniature millwork plus

This is one of the best saws on the market.

http://www.byrnesmodelmachines.com/tablesaw.html

Thickness sanders.

http://www.byrnesmodelmachines.com/sander5.html
by Pipescs
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up
Replies: 29
Views: 9648

Re: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up

The 2.5 inch Narrow Gauge Truck compared to an Allen 1.5 inch truck in front of the 26 foot Box/Brake Car for the American.
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A batch of Journal boxes going thru the process. I work on them any time I have a few spare minutes around the house.

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by Pipescs
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up
Replies: 29
Views: 9648

Re: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up

Sorry for the delay in the answer Fender. I am running at 660 with the wheel. You can tell by the sparks that you are cutting a hardened surface. Same RPM with the drill for the pin hole.
by Pipescs
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up
Replies: 29
Views: 9648

Re: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up

Current efforts. Ordering springs in various weights and sizes. As all the trucks I produce will be for non riding cars I am looking at a half inch diameter spring with a 3/4 inch outside spring to pick up any extra load while running. I have been working up a spring pad to hold the 16 springs per t...
by Pipescs
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up
Replies: 29
Views: 9648

Re: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up

2.5 inch scale first prototype next to a 1.5 inch scale Little Engines Arch Bar truck. Both for 7.5 inch gauge.
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by Pipescs
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up
Replies: 29
Views: 9648

Re: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up

I mentioned earlier that the machining of the frame columns was straight forward. Well, this was true up to the point when I machined out another set for a second prototype. This is to have brakes. Steve had warned me that the stubs for mounting brake hangers on the Allen Models we bad about being h...
by Pipescs
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up
Replies: 29
Views: 9648

Re: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up

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First prototypes. No brakes or springs yet.
by Pipescs
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up
Replies: 29
Views: 9648

Re: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up

As the patterns were being developed, I continued to machine the wheels provided by Fender. I machined out three sets at one time to speed up the prototype process.
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by Pipescs
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up
Replies: 29
Views: 9648

Re: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up

Wheels, Wanting to make wheels from scratch but not wanting to delay the project the Fellowship decided to use castings provided by Fender. In the mean time I developed drawings to do 26 inch narrow gauge wheels. These patterns were printed by Shapeways and I made two copies with Kwik Kast II. As my...
by Pipescs
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up
Replies: 29
Views: 9648

Re: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up

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First Prototype showed a ton of issues.
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by Pipescs
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up
Replies: 29
Views: 9648

Re: 2.5 Inch Scale Boxcar From the Wheels up

Next I needed bars. I also needed to be able to bend them consistently. This required a jig to bend the bars to that would allow me to drill the bolt holes consistently so the bars would not have to be hammered into place for each set of trucks. I want them to be consistent enough to simply be a bol...