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by Pipescs
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
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Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

Yesterday I registered with the local Tech School at Calhoun Community College. As I am retired as of 1 January I finally can take day classes. Also the tuition is still waved under the Alabama Senior Scholarship Program. As I am only a Stick it together type of welder I have decided to go for train...
by Pipescs
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Kombrink's American
Replies: 291
Views: 107704

Re: Kombrink's American

I will be more than glad to send the STL format file to anyone that would like to use it. It can be scaled to the size you need it. The file is for a 2 inch figure but scales up nicely
by Pipescs
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Kombrink's American
Replies: 291
Views: 107704

Re: Kombrink's American

In trying to add a little class to the American I have found a small print file for an old man. I blew the file up to 1.5 inch to the foot scale.

This is the results. I am building a small crate to put under him and will attach him to the back of the caboose.
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by Pipescs
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Kombrink's American
Replies: 291
Views: 107704

Re: Kombrink's American

Bill Shields » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:59 am much like flying....any one from which you return and walk away from is a good trip. Very True also in the sense that every time you fly you discover something on the plane that needs to be fixed. Real Aircraft or Models for that matter. One thing nice about ...
by Pipescs
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Kombrink's American
Replies: 291
Views: 107704

Re: Kombrink's American

I mentioned the brakes going out on a hill. I should have stipulated the hill was at the Canton GA. track.

Actually I am very proud of the fact that the American made it to the top twice. Coming down was a rush.

This was the first time out with the full string of cars.

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by Pipescs
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Kombrink's American
Replies: 291
Views: 107704

Re: Kombrink's American

So... The cylinder Cocks were a complete success. No more oil and water out the stack on leaving the firing bays. The EE injector works as advertised. After no problems on three runs, it would not pick up on the last run of the day. The injector was hot to the touch and steam was coming out the wate...
by Pipescs
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking Knowlege on the Machining of a Bevel Gear.
Replies: 14
Views: 3581

Re: Seeking Knowlege on the Machining of a Bevel Gear.

Where I am trying to go.
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by Pipescs
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking Knowlege on the Machining of a Bevel Gear.
Replies: 14
Views: 3581

Re: Seeking Knowlege on the Machining of a Bevel Gear.

Good actually as that is what I will have to use also.

Of to shop with the wife. More later
by Pipescs
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking Knowlege on the Machining of a Bevel Gear.
Replies: 14
Views: 3581

Re: Seeking Knowlege on the Machining of a Bevel Gear.

Rich, This figure helped me understand your formulas DSC_5529.JPG These formula are also in both volume but yours is more inline with my education level. I am looking at a 5 inch diameter gear with 40 teeth being driven by a pinion with 20 teeth. (Cutter Selection Chart identifies the 40 tooth gear ...
by Pipescs
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking Knowlege on the Machining of a Bevel Gear.
Replies: 14
Views: 3581

Re: Seeking Knowlege on the Machining of a Bevel Gear.

Both the Navy Repairman Manual and the Colvin and Stanley Book explain the fact that a perfect bevel gear cannot be cut on a mill but a close approximation can be produced thru manipulation. This is what Rich is explaining in the offset and rotation cuts. These are explained in both books but his fi...
by Pipescs
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking Knowlege on the Machining of a Bevel Gear.
Replies: 14
Views: 3581

Re: Seeking Knowlege on the Machining of a Bevel Gear.

So from that I think you concur that I can use a standard cutter?
by Pipescs
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking Knowlege on the Machining of a Bevel Gear.
Replies: 14
Views: 3581

Re: Seeking Knowlege on the Machining of a Bevel Gear.

Thank you for the input. My one confusion so far has been the mention of Special Cutters made specifically for doing the bevel gears. In the book, "Gear Cutting Practice" by Colvin and Stanly" there is the statement "Selection of Cutter for Bevel Gears- The length of the teeth on the face on the bev...