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I think the main advantage to ductile iron over grey iron is that the ductile iron machines very nicely and doesn't make as much dust as when grey iron is machined. Also grey iron is more brittle than ductile iron. Jim Kreider uses ductile iron for many of his castings. The quality of grey iron can ...
Gordon Sherwood made truncated conical rivets from round head ones by turning them in a jewelers lathe. He made lots of them so the job was tedious. They were for his 2-6-0 for 7 1/2" gage. If you go with the brass ones the top should be flattened off. I think that the cone angle should be a little ...
- Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:20 pm
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: Smearing On Cutter Block After Using Evapo-Rust
- Replies: 13
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No knowledge here just a guess. Could this be micro etching? While I am here I will relate a sad experience. I purchased a used Starrett No. 56 small surface gage in nice condition except the bottom and edges were pretty much rusted. What did I do? I soaked the base in Evapo-rust. It did indeed clea...
- Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:56 pm
- Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
- Topic: Invicta in 1.5" Scale
- Replies: 2
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Dean, Bruce's Invicta was built in the mid 1950s and was completed in time to run at the 1960 BLS meet at LALS. Bruce up scaled the prints from England for the 3 1/2" gage version + extra engineering for his version. Somebody in the mid west built a group of Invictas from their own plans. They may s...
- Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:36 pm
- Forum: Lathes
- Topic: Help Identify Fowler Lathe part
- Replies: 21
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This may very well have been some sort of metrology device. Try contacting the Fowler Co. in he North East. They may have a history that includes this piece.
- Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:27 pm
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: 0-6-0 L9 Switcher, differences
- Replies: 45
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A real challenge would be to build a Garrett. There is a 0-2-0+0-2-0 Garrett under construction in Texas in 1.6" scale. The Garrett was doing its best on poorly built light rail with very sharp curves. One exception was the Dargeling Garrett was a not so hot solution for them. Almost all Garrets of ...
Long ago at LALS we had a trash siding the came off the track between the Webb yard and the drive way. It also had a air operated experimental switch operation. RRSC brought over their company CP 173 to test if it would navigate that sharp a curve. It did with one small problem. The corners of the t...
Stuart-Turner has always had similar brass oil cups for sale in several sizes. If I remember correctly they use ME threads. Do a Google and find the new owners, the foundry that has made the castings for years.