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by Glenn Brooks
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Logan lathe
Replies: 13
Views: 3099

Re: Logan lathe

Hi John, Good to know. He may be OK then. I bought a SB Fourteen couple of years ago, w/flame hardened bed. Practically no wear on the ways, after 45 years use. It’s been a dream to use, compared to the junked out equipment I shouldn’t have bought when I first started out... although it did have som...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Security
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Trailer Security

Seems like a very good idea to add a GPS tracker. Be interested in your experiences with it, after a few months... Having retired from law enforcement, I’ve always found keeping a low profile is a good compliment to building a high level of physical security. For example, parking your trailer in inc...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Logan lathe
Replies: 13
Views: 3099

Re: Logan lathe

Absolutely, most important thing is how much bed wear does it have. Lots of ways to determine wear. It if it is not worn much, it’s worth a lot more than average “Going price”. Maybe up to 2x -4x as much as a clapped out lathe. A lightly used machine is a pure joy to work with... worth the premium I...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Help with WW II markings on SB 10L
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Help with WW II markings on SB 10L

Mr. Ron. Just received confirmation from Steve Wells that, you are exactly correct. Two sets of initials are indeed those of the original inspectors who approved the lathe for Naval service in 1942. In fact the initials have been confirmed many times on other lathes that show up in Steve’s SB databa...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Rail car construction
Replies: 14
Views: 853

Re: Rail car construction

Thanks,guys. I’ll pass along your suggestions. Today I did raise concerns about diagonal truss members not being pinned or mortised into the vertical frames. Hopefully the PM will take note of that and have those secured prior to external sheathing covering everything up. I think basically the probl...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Rail car construction
Replies: 14
Views: 853

Re: Rail car construction

Thanks to all who posted links. Iam reading and rereading the car builders cyclopedia. Russ, unfortunately Iam in Hawaii and the car rebuild is here, so unable to go visit Snoqualimie just yet. Unfortunately, the crew working on the car rebuild, isn’t making tight joinery, so Iam little concerned ab...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 598
Views: 115232

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

FWI, I’ve heard it’s 1MM per year. Slow, but sure :)
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Help with WW II markings on SB 10L
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Help with WW II markings on SB 10L

Hello All, Hawaii Railway Society has a SB 10L War Department lathe that was made in 1942 and shipped to the US Navy at Pearl Harbor we assume from the factory. The HRS acquired the lathe from the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard machine shop prior to 1984, however the history of the lathe, and all its p...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill and Lathe Recommendations for High School Machine Shop
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Mill and Lathe Recommendations for High School Machine Shop

One more resource to help your program get started, might be to link up with with your local community or technical colleges. Many CC’s have industrial arts divisions with machining departments. The Seattle area, for example, has actually five different college machining programs, from 2 year tech c...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Rail car construction
Replies: 14
Views: 853

Rail car construction

Not sure where to post this question, or even what forum is best to ask. Anyway, Iam interested in researching the details about the level of wood frame joinery and fastening methods used to construct original 1880’s- 1900 era wood 1:1 passenger rail cars. Most of the car builders pubs I’ve seen don...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Open Source GE 44 ton 1.6" Diesel locomotive
Replies: 14
Views: 8051

Re: Open Source GE 44 ton 1.6" Diesel locomotive

Benjamin,

Here’s a few pics of a Whitcomb 44 tonner. Not a GE, but similar.

I could likely pull a few dimensions of components if you need them.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill and Lathe Recommendations for High School Machine Shop
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Mill and Lathe Recommendations for High School Machine Shop

I’d be in favor of staying away from 3 in 1 machines.Seems like These style machines will disadvantage the program and the students right out of the gate. They don’t represent the types machines used in industry, and likely won’t give students the kind of experience they will need to start learning ...