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by DavidF
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: Coles Models Holt 75 engine model
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Coles Models Holt 75 engine model

I would be interested in a set as well.
by DavidF
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: coles
Replies: 8
Views: 959

Re: coles

I can see your original question has NOT been answered. Oblivion sounds right to me. :shock: The first response answered the question, and you're correct. It was closed, which is akin to oblivion. A loss to the hobby, as was the passing of Anton Bohaboy. H You would think that they would pass the t...
by DavidF
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Cylinder castings
Replies: 19
Views: 1053

Re: Cylinder castings

hoppercar wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:53 am
I think I will just tig weld, and build up my cylinders out of steel, like I have done all my others. getting a foundry to pour castings anymore is nothing short of a hassle
What is the size/ weight of the casting??
by DavidF
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: coles
Replies: 8
Views: 959

Re: coles

Depending on what you are looking for LocoParts might be able to help. LocoParts acquired all of the original tooling for the entire Tru-Scale fittings the was developed by Mr Wilson back in the 30's 40's and 50' and sold through Coles. We are in the process of producing new permanent molds to have...
by DavidF
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need help using alumalloy. Never used it before.
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Need help using alumalloy. Never used it before.

You might want to try putting the part on a hot plate and heating the entire thing up. Thick sections can be difficult
by DavidF
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need help using alumalloy. Never used it before.
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Need help using alumalloy. Never used it before.

Is that an anodized finish you trying to work on??
by DavidF
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Cylinder castings
Replies: 19
Views: 1053

Re: Cylinder castings

Beautiful set up harold...
by DavidF
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Cylinder castings
Replies: 19
Views: 1053

Re: Cylinder castings

Well, all I can say is that there is a few of us who manage to pour cast iron repeatedly with our home foundry set ups. Might not be the best or easiest way, but we manage... I'm actually looking into building a cupola this summer. I just have to verify that the local supplier does in fact sell coke...
by DavidF
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Cylinder castings
Replies: 19
Views: 1053

Re: Cylinder castings

Iron is something I tried many years ago, and found it was too difficult, plus the alloy could not be controlled. Harold, with his Induction Furnace is about the only amateur who could do it correctly. Here is a comment I made awhile back: http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=98...
by DavidF
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Cylinder castings
Replies: 19
Views: 1053

Re: Cylinder castings

You may wish to post your request on http://forums.thehomefoundry.org/index.php
Under request casting service. There is a couple on the forum that do quite a bit in iron..
by DavidF
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Need to make an accurate 8mm hole in brass plate
Replies: 18
Views: 803

Re: Need to make an accurate 8mm hole in brass plate

Sometimes its just a matter of tolerance.... Could you get away with just punching through a pre drilled holed with an 8mm endmill??.
Its up to you to find out.....