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by Glenn Brooks
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 236
Views: 56507

Re: Woodinville Shops

Back to railroading, sort of. Earlier in the summer, decided to add a bit more “wilderness” to the ROW. So built up a couple of small earthen mountains to complement “Burma Station”, ala “Saikai” method. Saikai is a Japanese gardening technique, similar to Bonsai, but related to growing large scale ...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Seattle Steam Up
Replies: 0
Views: 13

Seattle Steam Up

Hello All, We are sponsoring a live steam and Seattle Metalheads get together Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 from Noon to 4pm. Activities include: - 12” ga Ottaway steam up and train rides - All day BBQ - Metal working swap meet - displays and demos If you find yourself in the Seattle area middle Saturday i...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 236
Views: 56507

Re: Woodinville Shops

Small diversion today. Enjoyed watching the video link https://youtu.be/Q4E0M7ESn04 and reminiscing about S/V Dolce, my old 1968 Alberg 30 sailboat, I restored over a period of 10 years and passed along to a promising young guy from Canada who sailed her to Hawaii, and then on to indo China- where h...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Just Getting Started
Replies: 13
Views: 1286

Re: Just Getting Started

One thing I did when I first became interested in machining was sign up for a night class in lathe work at one of the local community colleges. Best use of my time I ever committed to. One of the big selling points in the class, was that the instructor made sure we all learned proper accepted machin...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 236
Views: 56507

Re: Woodinville Shops

Fitted and welded the draft gear to the frame ends today. As usual, measuring, checking, measuring, rechecking, rechecking again took 3 times as long as the welding. The big thing is the trucks (+ wheels, bolster and main bearings) on this flat car are a couple inches higher off the rails than the o...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 236
Views: 56507

Re: Woodinville Shops

Getting close to the end. Finally tackled the two most onerous jobs of this build - making up 48 roller bearings to replace the ones in the trucks that had rusted and galled from exposure and old age; and forcing the suspension springs back into the truck frames. First off, each axle end takes 11 be...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bandsaw downfeed control
Replies: 15
Views: 506

Re: Bandsaw downfeed control

I have the same problem with an old Grizzly 7x12 bandsaw I recently purchased - and had to rebuild. Very disappointing, as the smallest miss adjustment of the little hydraulic cylinder will jam the work and pop the blade off the wheels. I have found the vertical position on my valve allows me to rai...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for Information Bill Van Brocklin engines in Hawaii
Replies: 13
Views: 769

Re: Looking for Information Bill Van Brocklin engines in Hawaii

Larry,

I am curious. Do you recall any details of your purchase - the approx year, location, etc. From time to time, I keep hearing rumors someone has a private live steam RR in Hawaii, but have never been able to track it down.

Thanks
Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for Information Bill Van Brocklin engines in Hawaii
Replies: 13
Views: 769

Re: Looking for Information Bill Van Brocklin engines in Hawaii

Were these Van Brocklin locos 1” scale? There is one 1” scale pacific on Oahu. It’s been there for quite a few years, changing hands last year to its current owner, who bought from the estate of the prior owner. No others that I know of. Back in the late 1980’s Oahu had a fledging live steam club , ...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender Water Valves
Replies: 12
Views: 1997

Re: Tender Water Valves

What Vance said. You need to regulate water flow to have an injector work properly. Plus shut off the tank when you drain the boiler, or split the tender and loco. On my Ottaway, I actually have a main valve on the tender and two injector valves - one for each injector. The plumbing splits at a “tee...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Buying Bridgeport
Replies: 22
Views: 515

Re: Buying Bridgeport

I ran into similar pricing, but keep looking for quotes from freight forwarders. I found a very dependable freight consolidator that cut the price more than half over what rigging companies charge. They move stuff up to 2500# all the time, with door to door delivery. You just have to get it off a pa...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Buying Bridgeport
Replies: 22
Views: 515

Re: Buying Bridgeport

Sounds like you made the right decision. There are plenty of Bridgeports for sale. Patience is a virtue, as they say. You might even find one on the west coast and have it shipped to you. Easy to do and the cost likely would be only a couple of hundred dollars. Just factor shipping into the price an...