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by Glenn Brooks
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Mason Bogie 2-6-6T
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Re: Mason Bogie 2-6-6T

Chuck, always liked this design.

what is the design size for the boiler, and could this casting set be modified to fit 12” gauge?


If so, I’d be interested also.

Thanks,
Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Help choosing a plasma cutter for my home shop.
Replies: 9
Views: 2321

Re: Help choosing a plasma cutter for my home shop

I bought a hypertherm45 last year from the local welding supply house. They carried two other brands- one was the house brand, but they said the hypertherm was the best of the lot, plus had easy to replace consumables. So I went with it and have been a happy camper ever since. You might need a bigge...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest
Replies: 35
Views: 8041

Re: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest

Just love the “Zero Pressure Society”, and all these steam punk interpretations!
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 310
Views: 107148

Re: Woodinville Shops

Bit of a set back today. Broke two taps and a drill bit trying to drill and tap the 1/4” threaded holes around the edge of the tank. (3” spacing all around) Bits and pieces of the taps and drill are wedged in three holes - and need to come out somehow, so my existing bolt pattern will work. The usua...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Roach & Von Wyck Lathe
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Re: Roach & Von Wyck Lathe

That is certainly an elegant top gear and drive... nice find...

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: D1-3 lathe chuck
Replies: 14
Views: 1035

Re: D1-3 lathe chuck

Dave, this goes back a few years, but I seem to recall, my original 3 jaw chuck on the Utilathe had 9/16” studs, and was identified on some paperwork as a d-1-3. When I decided to buy a new chuck, I went through a verified action process and decided it actually should be a D-1-4. So bought that inst...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: D1-3 lathe chuck
Replies: 14
Views: 1035

Re: D1-3 lathe chuck

I had a 1950 Utilathe 12 x48. I also thought I had a D-1-3 spindle, because of measurements. But, it wasn't. Bought a D1-4 and if fit perfectly. Iam 98% certain you will find it is a d-1-4... Also, FWIW, Racer Machinery is the Standard Modern manufacturer and spare parts supplier in Canada. http://w...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Calculating boiler size
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: Calculating boiler size

Scott, Welcome to the forum. There is lots of expertise on Chaski. Don’t hesitate to ask questions- people are very generous with their time and past experience. I like Russ’s comment. Designing boilers isn’t like reinventing something new- research and practices have been going on for 200 years - o...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Any interest in me having these wheels cast?
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Any interest in me having these wheels cast?

Best, let us know. BTW: Question- can the spokes be tapered or rounded on the edges? Iammimterested in modeling some WW1, 1915 era British Trench Railway equipment- also a very similar design to English quarry RR cars same era. Those wheels all have curved spokes, similar to your design, maybe with ...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 310
Views: 107148

Re: Woodinville Shops

Welded the frame into the bottom of the tender yesterday and ground the welds smooth, plus added first undercoat. I’ve settled on Sherwin Williams Metal etch undercoat (2 layers) and two top coats of S&W semi gloss as my shop standard for exterior paint coatings. Their undercoat seems tough as nails...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Any interest in me having these wheels cast?
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Any interest in me having these wheels cast?

Chris, I think it would be helpful if you could post a price estimate for the wheels... also, some idea of a delivery date is always helpful...

I might be in the market for some.

Thanks,
Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2020 A3 1.5 scale build
Replies: 14
Views: 1616

Re: 2020 A3 1.5 scale build

I suspect you would be happier with 5/8” flues. If so, One thing to check on would be the relationship (ratio) between grate area, flu surface and cylinder surface areas. These are all related to your required exhaust nozzle size. So if you increase flue size, it will change the ratio between flue a...