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by RussellCofIdaho
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Smithy CB 1220-XL
Replies: 29
Views: 32463

Re: Smithy CB 1220-XL

Fwiw, when using ER collets as a work holding method in a lathes head stock I'd make a point of not going with a MT tapered shank for the collet chuck. Yes there a bit faster and maybe easier to use. But they seriously limit your work piece length. Lathes have a hollow spindle for very good and log...
by RussellCofIdaho
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Power Models "Maxi" aluminum rail & 8# ASCE
Replies: 15
Views: 6602

Re: Power Models "Maxi" aluminum rail & 8# ASCE

Hi Mike, I’ve been looking for larger aluminium rail and have been advised to just ‘have 10,000 feet extruded!’, researching such a thing, there are no aluminum extenders in Idaho or Utah so it would have to go to one of the west coast foundries, beyond my ability and budget to do such a thing since...
by RussellCofIdaho
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 18” ga De Winton vertical boiler loco (English Clishay design)
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: 18” ga Beverley Slate loco (English Clishay design)

Beautiful stuff. I told a friend; I saw the next listing, a steamboat, for $6000 and I thought it was for this one and I was seriously getting my checkbook warmed up. I understand this collection is worth much more than that. Though I plan on a return to ‘sesquipedalian’ (18”) railroading, I am conc...
by RussellCofIdaho
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Simple, good looking upgrade for your CliShay
Replies: 10
Views: 3157

Re: Simple, good looking upgrade for your CliShay

And a Great One it is. I don’t have funds or room for 18” anymore so designing the biggest things I can fit on 7 1/2”..
by RussellCofIdaho
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Power Models "Maxi" aluminum rail & 8# ASCE
Replies: 15
Views: 6602

Re: Power Models "Maxi" aluminum rail & 8# ASCE

I too am looking for 8 pound profile rail but in aluminum for portable track. I have several sticks of 8 pound steel that is just too heavy to move, but hesitate to get rid of it, very hard to come by. Chickens trespassing in track building area... (I don’t know why they always end up upside down!) ...
by RussellCofIdaho
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Simple, good looking upgrade for your CliShay
Replies: 10
Views: 3157

Re: Simple, good looking upgrade for your CliShay

Loved the CliShay build series and always wanted to build one for our 18” gauge line but it is gone now. Following any updates or upsized to the CliShay, love the bigger narrow gauge locos.
by RussellCofIdaho
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Why not to Buy Cheap Jet CNC Mill?
Replies: 15
Views: 14086

Re: Why not to Buy Cheap Jet CNC Mill?

That looks like a great professional setup Dave C! I am very much on the smaller end of the scale- upgrading from a Smithy 12-22TC purchased used. 1/2 horsepower motor and ‘wiggly-jiggly’ tolerance! I once was machining a special screw, couldn’t get less that 15 thousandths runnout on the stock 3-ja...
by RussellCofIdaho
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest
Replies: 37
Views: 14390

Re: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest

I got it this time! Does the board auto-subscribe when you make a post to a thread?
by RussellCofIdaho
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: ISO 1 1/2” tall aluminum rail
Replies: 0
Views: 2371

ISO 1 1/2” tall aluminum rail

I am investigating the possibility of building my 18” gauge portable train and looking for track materials. Some time ago someone in the Midwest had a large quantity of custom drawn 1 1/2” tall aluminum rail (same profile as 8 pound steel rail) available and I am checking to see if something like th...
by RussellCofIdaho
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest
Replies: 37
Views: 14390

Re: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest

I don’t know why chaski has not been informing me of posts here but those wheels look very familiar Glenn! I have several but they are dual flange!

Anyway, following...
by RussellCofIdaho
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest
Replies: 37
Views: 14390

Re: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest

Not really, I think it is good ol COVID-19, I was tested 7 days ago, still not back yet. Whatever it is, it is AWFUL. If you want to lay in bed for 3 weeks and lose 20 pounds may I suggest a tapeworm?!?