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by SP&S700
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Should I grab this shaper?
Replies: 19
Views: 1866

Re: Should I grab this shaper?

See "This Old Tony" on youtube for uses. How many broaches can you buy for 500? Can you say dove tails, crosshead? Interesting that a shaper is considered obsolete yet you are modeling a machine who many think it is obsolete. There is a quote about shapers "what can you make with a shaper?....nothin...
by SP&S700
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: the rebuild results
Replies: 3
Views: 849

Re: the rebuild results

Very Nice!

Thats a very good sounding whistle!

Clint
by SP&S700
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Milling s part for PRR K-4 4-6-2-Heindenhain
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

Re: Milling s part for PRR K-4 4-6-2-Heindenhain

Thanks Bill
I'm sure your stuff is way over my head, its hard enough with the 3 axes, I'd like to hook up the 4th ax at some point. No matter how you spell the beer in German or American I can barely write a good program as it is without the beir!
Clint
by SP&S700
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Milling s part for PRR K-4 4-6-2-Heindenhain
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

Re: Milling s part for PRR K-4 4-6-2-Heindenhain

Thanks Bill ! You do me a great honor. 4 years ago I bought one of 3 Shizuoka machines being offered on ebay the others had Bandit Controllers. Because of your praise of Heindenhain and also talking to the guys at Heindenhain, I found out that the TNC310 was still one of the older controllers being ...
by SP&S700
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: K-4 Smokebox Detail
Replies: 6
Views: 1065

Re: K-4 Smokebox Detail

Wish I was that far along. Whos smoke box casting is that or did you make it from scratch? Very nice. Don't you have a builders blue prints such as Moore or Mercer? I posted a GN nozzle print a few days back if that might help....
by SP&S700
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Milling s part for PRR K-4 4-6-2-Heindenhain
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

Re: Milling s part for PRR K-4 4-6-2-Heindenhain

I assume you meant milling out ??, at first I thought this was some new slang the kids use:} Yes I was milling the exhaust passage way for the steam chest cylinder valve. The rest of the pieces I received already machined. The original creator did a great job on the rest of the steam chest you saw b...
by SP&S700
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Milling s part for PRR K-4 4-6-2-Heindenhain
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

Milling s part for PRR K-4 4-6-2-Heindenhain

I was finally able to run a program, which allowed me to do something other than break bits. Its not the latest model or the best but thought Mr Shields might like it :)
https://youtu.be/aElUO4C9Ixs
by SP&S700
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: reversing lever notch spacing
Replies: 17
Views: 1826

Re: reversing lever notch spacing

Steve You say your working on Baker valve gear, well my hat is off to you because baker is usually found on the later steam engines like Berks and such, it is considered better than Walschaert by many. Looking in my favorite book again, I find its explanation about lap and lead is better under the B...
by SP&S700
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: reversing lever notch spacing
Replies: 17
Views: 1826

Re: reversing lever notch spacing

let me quote from a book I really dont like its diagrams moving from direct to indirect valve motion then showing out side admission slide valves etc any way this is how they describe lap and lead. " A steam engine cannot be operated economically unless provision is made for moving the piston by exp...
by SP&S700
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: GN H series and other Exhaust PIpe
Replies: 0
Views: 536

GN H series and other Exhaust PIpe

Here is another scan may or may not be helpful to those modeling.

Thanks
Clint
by SP&S700
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: H Series GN 4-6-2 Valve cage Blue Print
Replies: 0
Views: 514

H Series GN 4-6-2 Valve cage Blue Print

Since I joined the Chaski I've been trying to think of a way to at least contribute something, other than my opinion. So my building of a PRR K4 is slow and not much to show. But going through some blue prints that have been stored in a attic. I finally have an area to really look at them. A flat be...
by SP&S700
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PRR K4s with Front End Trottles
Replies: 10
Views: 1472

Re: PRR K4s with Front End Trottles

Corey
You are 100% right. Back to the drawing board. Its not in Drafts. So will try again.
Thanks
Clint