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by Glenn Brooks
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Mesa Grande fire
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Mesa Grande fire

Sad to hear. The wildfires in eastern Washington, east slope of the Cascades sometimes come back in a year or two with lots of wildflowers and new ground cover. Helps establish a new growing environment. The burned ash sometimes improves the soil. But, never the same... unfortunately.
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Mesa Grande fire
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Mesa Grande fire

Thanks Mike, Iam sure the members will appreciate your coverage of the fire. Photos themselves tell a harrowing, and hard won battle with the flames. I am thankful no one was injured and that you saved a significant portion of your infrastructure and equipment. I do have a question about the Flora i...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 18” ga De Winton vertical boiler loco (English Clishay design)
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: 18” ga De Winton vertical boiler loco (English Clishay design)

Correction, sloppy editing on my part - “Beverley” is of course the name of the loco. It is modeled after the famous UK De Winton & Co. Engineering works slate quarry vertical boiler locos, produced from 1854 through 1901. They were also used in other industrial settings where short turning radius, ...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 18” ga De Winton vertical boiler loco (English Clishay design)
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: 18” ga De Winton loco (English Clishay design)

Russel, The gas trolley is actually the little yellow frame thing behind the Beverley. B24859DF-F521-444A-9F37-686BA4A2987F.jpeg It has a brigs and Stratton 5 hp motor under the seat, coupled to an actual miniature friction drive. Stomp on the button down on the floor protruding out of the angled fo...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 18” ga De Winton vertical boiler loco (English Clishay design)
Replies: 3
Views: 166

18” ga De Winton vertical boiler loco (English Clishay design)

Went up to the Bellingham area today to look over an amazing 18” gauge backyard Railway today. The owner laid 3/4 mile of track (12# rail) built 180’ of trestle, AND scratch built this unbelievable wood fired, vertical boiler, two cylinder, vertical engine, slate mine loco - named “Beverley”l. The L...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe table build
Replies: 12
Views: 215

Re: Lathe table build

Hey Spro, Yes, one reason I went with the heavy butcher block style table top was I figured the wood might dampen or suppress any harmonics from the lathe. I’ll probably use carriage bolts to bolt the top down at the corners and let it the rest float on top of the top angle flare... been looking for...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Way lubrication
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Way lubrication

I’ve heard people use hydraulic oil, and chain saw bar oil for way lube. vactra #2 is probably cheaper than bar oil...

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this any good for way oil?
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: Is this any good for way oil?

Looks,like what you bought is commonly used in newer model automobiles - for modern transmissions. key words on the label of the bottle are “extreme pressure” lubricant. This means the oil contains EP additives that can have a corrosive effect on bearing surfaces - called “polishing wear”. This caus...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe table build
Replies: 12
Views: 215

Re: Lathe table build

Here is some bracing, per Earlgo and Sprorecommendations. Cross bracing with 1” angle on each end. Sort of a Howe Truss on the long backside- welded to each cross member. I used 1 1/2” angle for the longer pieces. All stick welding. Grind, grind, grind, grind, grind, lots of slag and rust begone, th...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric power primer
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Electric power primer

BDD, thanks much. This explains a great deal. I’ve just been reading about permanent magnet DC motors and the new small scale motor controllers that do something similar to the field weakening process you mentioned. So, gives me a much clearer picture about how this all works. Much appreciated. Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric power primer
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Electric power primer

Good discussion on figuring gearing for top end. This helps a lot. I certainly agree with designing a proper top speed from the get to. Which brings up the question of low end torque. I keep thinking about my old Farmal Cub- first gear, lots of torque and pulling power, shift to third gear to roll d...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe table build
Replies: 12
Views: 215

Re: Lathe table build

Thanks Earlgo, I appreciate your heads up. Best time to do it right is now! Looking at the diagram in your reference I think it will be easy to add some bracing. I have some small 1” flat bar and some 1” maybe 1 1/4” angle. Likely the angle iron is the better choice?? Also, what does the author say ...