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by Adirondack
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Looking for CNC lathe recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 331

Re: Looking for CNC lathe recommendations

Bill Shields wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:56 am
continue search.

30+ years of experience supporting CNC machines tells me that you are only purchasing trouble..
Bill, I genuinely appreciate the friendly warning.

Chris
by Adirondack
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Looking for CNC lathe recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 331

Re: Looking for CNC lathe recommendations

I would stay away from any "bargain" you may find coming out of China....all is well until something doesn't work , breaks, wears out....good luck getting support or parts. I'm not very familiar with the smaller end of hobby size lathes, so I don,t really know what is on the market. What I do know ...
by Adirondack
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Looking for CNC lathe recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 331

Re: Looking for CNC lathe recommendations

smaller CNC machines are not practical for what you are doing....nor are they significantly less expensive or lighter weight. I could not (in good conscience) recommend anything smaller than this: https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=625&acctid=5415 Bill, that seems like A LOT of ...
by Adirondack
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Looking for CNC lathe recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 331

Re: Looking for CNC lathe recommendations

Chris, Good luck on your search. What you are looking for , 6" swing x 12-15" length falls into the category of a small turning center......not benchtop size. They are available in your price range, but it will be an older machine. You may also find someone who has converted a flatbed lathe to CNC ...
by Adirondack
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Looking for CNC lathe recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 331

Looking for CNC lathe recommendations

Hi folks. I'm looking for recommendations on a small desktop machine with a 6" or so swing and a length of 12-15", with a decent sized motor. I'd prefer a turnkey system. Did I mention it needs to be affordable (under $3-4k)? If the only way in at that price point is used, then who would you trust w...
by Adirondack
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3 3/4" scale Garratt for sale (NZ, ships worldwide)
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Re: 3 3/4" scale Garratt for sale (NZ, ships worldwide)

Just brilliant. I wish I had the $$$

Chris
by Adirondack
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: COMING SOON: 3 1/2" gauge 5 plank open wagon
Replies: 1
Views: 444

COMING SOON: 3 1/2" gauge 5 plank open wagon

*OUR NEXT PROJECT* The ubiquitous 5 plank open wagon on 3 1/2" gauge . Based on a set of Midland Railway blueprints from over 100 years ago. The perfect car to keep your Tich or Maisie company. Laser cut timber frame and body, with laser cut steel hardware, CNC turned spoked wheels and axles, and i...
by Adirondack
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: COMING SOON: D&RGW trucks for KOZO K-27
Replies: 21
Views: 10645

Re: COMING SOON: D&RGW trucks for KOZO K-27

Just to let everyone know, due to the Corona Virus outbreak overseas, our Kozo D&RGW trucks will be delayed. Apparently, this virus is actually a big deal...

Sorry for the inconvenience. More news soon.

Chris
by Adirondack
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Does anyone recognize these 3D prints?
Replies: 5
Views: 1864

Re: Does anyone recognize these 3D prints?

WJH wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:17 am
Well, I do know there is an open source locomotive on Thingiverse for Gauge 1. It's either a SW1500 or RS3. Pretty sure it is a SW1500. You may want to look there.
No, these are different. Much, much more detailed than the files in that model.

Thanks

Chris
by Adirondack
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?
Replies: 38
Views: 3740

Re: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?

Interesting, but I believe that we are over-thinking this just a bit. The railroads were trying to maximize their longevity and lengthen the service intervals on their locomotives because they were trying to maximize their profit. Their locomotives rolled many thousands of miles over steel rails be...
by Adirondack
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Does anyone recognize these 3D prints?
Replies: 5
Views: 1864

Does anyone recognize these 3D prints?

Hey folks. I had these images in my "research" folder. I am progressing with my 3/4" scale high-line SW1500 project, and wanted to see if I could ask the designer of these parts a few questions. I have no idea where I saw them first, but given the filenames, Facebook might be a good place to start. ...
by Adirondack
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Rail car construction
Replies: 14
Views: 2177

Re: Rail car construction

Here's another useful publication:

https://books.google.com/books?id=pFD2N ... milarbooks

Google Books is like mecca when it comes to these old and forgotten publications.

Chris