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by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Six Wheel Buckeye trucks
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Re: Six Wheel Buckeye trucks

theg8nw wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:19 am
Yes I did try tombeeonline and they emailed me back saying "we no longer sell the semi finished kits.  We only sell the finished trucks.  We do not sell air brake kits for buckeyes."
I guess things have changed since Tom sold the business. :?
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Six Wheel Buckeye trucks
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Re: Six Wheel Buckeye trucks

theg8nw wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:03 pm
Who out there offers Six Wheel Buckeye tender trucks as rough castings or semi finished such as wheels and axles done, and with air brakes?
1-1/2" scale 7 1/2" gauge

Or does anyone have a set of castings sitting on the shelf ?

Thanks
Have you looked at Tom Bee?
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Museums, Factories, Etc.
Topic: McCormick Railway Park Museum machine shop
Replies: 9
Views: 6038

Re: McCormick Railway Park Museum machine shop

AJC wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:42 am
This is a picture of my half-sister with her great grandfather Gabe in Scottsdale Arizona.
When was that photo taken?
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Museums, Factories, Etc.
Topic: McCormick Railway Park Museum machine shop
Replies: 9
Views: 6038

Re: McCormick Railway Park Museum machine shop

Only thing missing from that shop is an old steam engine to run the line shaft. :D
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a shop press
Replies: 28
Views: 2563

Re: Made a shop press

So far, how many dollars and cents have been expended on this project? I've periodically entertained thoughts of designing and building a press, but then I see the Chinese contraptions and think to myself, "Can I build one that is better, but no more expensive?" So far the answer seems to be "no." I...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OT creative language
Replies: 36
Views: 4392

Re: OT creative language

My father was a smoker. When he was about 52 years old, on his way home from a half day's work on a Saturday, he pulled his pack of smokes from his pocket, looked at them and tossed them out the window. Never touched them again. Cold turkey is really the only way to quit smoking. It takes a lot of ...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lathe for turning wheels
Replies: 59
Views: 6259

Re: Lathe for turning wheels

dash9 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:23 am
Bite the bullet and get a Haas CNC lathe.
Bullet? Looks to me as though you ate a battleship round. Nice machine!
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lathe for turning wheels
Replies: 59
Views: 6259

Re: Lathe for turning wheels

I'd love to add a lathe to my shop, but these days, too much of my (mostly-fixed) income is being diverted to the medical profession in various ways (no pun intended). I hate having to depend on others to do what I could do if the necessary machines and tooling were available. However, I'd like to c...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Source for Wheels & Axles
Replies: 5
Views: 1186

Re: Source for Wheels & Axles

LIALLEGHENY wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:06 pm
I have a CNC turning center so holding tolerances is not an issue. If you are interested I could send you a quote. If you want I can quote any alloy of your choice.
Contact me via PM, please.
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Source for Wheels & Axles
Replies: 5
Views: 1186

Re: Source for Wheels & Axles

8 pieces of 5-1/2" rounds of 1" plate (to turn 40" wheels for 1.5"/1.6" scale, will fit in one large USPS flat rate box which is less than $20. You need not limit yourself to the Chicago area in my opinion. True that, and I said as much in my post. As for material, C1045 or C1144 rolled rounds is m...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Source for Wheels & Axles
Replies: 5
Views: 1186

Source for Wheels & Axles

I am in the process of building up some new Blomberg B trucks and have run into a snag. In the past, I had gotten Diesel-sized wheels (scale 40 inches) from Tom Bee and had a local machine shop who was a client of mine produce axles to my drawings. The machine shop went out of business two years ag...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Gets a Boiler
Replies: 82
Views: 18651

Re: 730 Gets a Boiler

ccvstmr wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:58 pm
BigDumbDinosaur wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:51 pm

4) No crud in the new boiler to impair heat transfer into the water. :D
BDD...#4)...maybe so. BUT...with the crud in the old boiler firebox water legs...consider this. There was less water to heat! Carl B.
Yes, but will the locomotive run on hot crud? :D