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by Pipescs
Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American
Replies: 188
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Re: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American

Not much being done in the shop as I have been out of town working and now the wife is out on her job. :( :( I have started trying to concentrate on one sheet of drawings at a time to stay focused. I have decided to stick with the frame drawing until all the small parts shown are made. I am progress...
by Pipescs
Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American
Replies: 188
Views: 40755

Re: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American

Any recommendations on types of paint to use on the engine frame and parts
by Pipescs
Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American
Replies: 188
Views: 40755

Re: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American

Things seem to be back on track. I have replaced the parts I messed up and McMaster Car after being told on Tuesday that they had shipped the wrong spring steel replaced it today. This is the small fixture I made to hold the spring steel so that the center bolt hole could be stamped in using a 1/8 i...
by Pipescs
Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American
Replies: 188
Views: 40755

Re: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American

Weekend of distruction. Everything I touched went bad. Have to remake the one equalizer bar I had finished as I ruined it trying to reshape the end curve. Found the spring steel I have recieved from McMaster Car was in fact not sping steel. The are shipping the replacement. Oh Well I did manage to g...
by Pipescs
Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American
Replies: 188
Views: 40755

Re: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American

Became very impressed with McMaster Carr today. Placed an order for the blue spring steel for the leaf spring build up on Wednesday and received it today. I worked up a punch fixture to punch the 1/8 inch holes in each leaf by putting a slot in a piece of brass and drilling it for the punch. Seems t...
by Pipescs
Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American
Replies: 188
Views: 40755

Re: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American

made the first equalizer bar last night. Headed out to take the kids to the golf course and to purchase a few parts I need to mount the bar. Ordered the 100 feet of .025 X.25 blue spring steel for the spring set ups. It is coming from McMaster Carr with a price of 75.00. As each spring has to have a...
by Pipescs
Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:10 pm
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Topic: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American
Replies: 188
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Re: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American

Bringing the son on line My 13 year old has been looking over my shoulder and showing interest. I have set him up the Taig Lathe and after thee demos he is now cutting bolts out of 3/16 hex stock. I am going to let him start making a few small parts to try to keep up his interest These are his first...
by Pipescs
Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American
Replies: 188
Views: 40755

Re: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American

Makes perfect sence. Thanks

I had already decided to try the faceplate as I had done the Journals. It just dosen't feel good mounting them on the chuck.

I will order a couple of the morris tapors.
by Pipescs
Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:23 pm
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Topic: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American
Replies: 188
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Re: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American

To other Beginners. The original Taig Vice while nice to have, tends to lift the edge of the piece being clamped. I ended up being frustrated trying to do square blocks for the Journals and Bearings. I ordered this vice from Enco and it came in today. I recommend it over the original after only one ...
by Pipescs
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American
Replies: 188
Views: 40755

Re: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American

While reserching the machining of castiron wheels I have managed to make the brackets for the equalizer bars. I am not happy with the first one due to hole placement and am remaking it. I am one of those people that learn by doing and after laying out the holes made the mistake of swithing reference...
by Pipescs
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American
Replies: 188
Views: 40755

Re: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American

Will this work

I am on the suspension right now with plans to move to the wheels after that. Is this set up to face the backs of the wheels and boring the axle holes safe or is there a better way?
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by Pipescs
Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American
Replies: 188
Views: 40755

Re: Beginners LE 4-4-0 American

Don't laugh at the beginner. But I am proud of my first trial at turning something on my lathe other than plastic or wood. The four Journal Boxes are done. I did not use the castings as I could not get them. They are machined from a piece of scrap brass I bought on E Bay. Bearing were the only dedic...