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by McReef
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Father & Sons build project: Fitchburg Northern (2.5" scale, 7.5" gauge)
Replies: 36
Views: 16998

Re: Father & Sons build project: Fitchburg Northern (2.5" scale, 7.5" gauge)

Nothing like a project with the kids. Mine are still young, but I always take the time to explain what’s going on when they have questions, and allowing/encouraging them to help when appropriate. It is just what a good dad does. I still remember my dad “letting me” crank in the lags on our new docks...
by McReef
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: "Heart Link" Operation Principle
Replies: 4
Views: 1338

Re: "Heart Link" Operation Principle

Thanks guys. On the prototype drawings for my mikado, the two pins are actually side-by-side, so the separation is at a minimum. Putting the pins too far apart would be a mistake, in my opinion. Their main purpose is keep the loco from hunting left and right on straight track, and to guide it into b...
by McReef
Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Equalizer Fulcrum Machining Help
Replies: 20
Views: 6080

Re: Equalizer Fulcrum Machining Help

just a quick search on google, and i found this, 750-2-Uncoated-HTC.png http://www.the-carbide-end-mill-store.com/m5/750-2508--1-2-extra-long-reach-corner-radius-end-mill-htc-750-2508.html now i did not search for a cutter specifically for silicon bronze, but it may just do the trick Yup. ^ What he...
by McReef
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: "Heart Link" Operation Principle
Replies: 4
Views: 1338

"Heart Link" Operation Principle

Hey All, I am newly joined, though I have done a bit of reading here up until now. I am in the process of designing and putting together a 7.25 gauge steam "outline" locomotive. This site in particular has been a goldmine of information, thank you for that! It was here that I finally, I think, figur...