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by MsChrissi
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Series 1 Boss head rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 1526

Re: Series 1 Boss head rebuild

Bill, plenty of stuff on Series 1, 2HP VS J heads, not a single thing on CNC V-Ram heads. Have not even seen a parts list much less any known availability.
by MsChrissi
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: MicroKinetics
Replies: 3
Views: 4386

Re: MicroKinetics

I use a Grizzly 12x36 gunsmith lathe with the Microkinetics 12x36 conversion, Microkinetics 6 position tool turret, Grizzly collet closer converted to pneumatic operation, bar puller mounted in the turret. Write the code and you have completely automated parts production, you sweep chips and pick up...
by MsChrissi
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Series 1 Boss head rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 1526

Re: Series 1 Boss head rebuild

Thanks Bill, that's what I have heard. I want to get whatever documentation possible to be ready in the future to open this thing up and do a complete service and rebuild. I have heard the quill is a real booger to deal with.
by MsChrissi
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Series 1 Boss head rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 1526

Series 1 Boss head rebuild

Series 1 Boss, need head rebuild manual, pictures, diagrams and a therapist. Kinda sorta VS J-head except motor is mounted to bottom. Any help appreciated! Bought it with original electrics, pitched cabinets and went with Mach3, has worked wonderfully for ten years but head is noisy, more than just ...
by MsChrissi
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: CNW J class Mikado
Replies: 105
Views: 73048

Re: CNW J class Mikado

Would love to see all the patterns for the cylinders.
by MsChrissi
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mad notions
Replies: 8
Views: 2611

Re: Mad notions

Using that same notion, couldn't a sub chassis of this sort with rollers like you would use in running in the shop be fashioned except one pair of rollers off the drivers would belt drive the chassis axel? Couldn't this apply to any locomotive so they could be driven down main street in a parade on ...
by MsChrissi
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Calling Marty Knox
Replies: 16
Views: 3493

Re: Calling Marty Knox

Oops, sorry I mistook your signature line as the final comment on the condition of that boiler.
by MsChrissi
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Necessity of hardened crank pins on 3/4” scale
Replies: 49
Views: 9779

Re: Necessity of hardened crank pins on 3/4” scale

"0.010" clearance then up to the next 1/64 size drill is a good place to start."
That much?
When going up to the next 1/64th drill size would that be to drill, which would be then again larger than nominal, or the equivalent reamer?
by MsChrissi
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Calling Marty Knox
Replies: 16
Views: 3493

Re: Calling Marty Knox

How about the highlights for us uninitiated?
by MsChrissi
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New York Central Baggage Car
Replies: 32
Views: 12795

Re: New York Central Baggage Car

Jack, I figured you would probably put a layer of thin deck cloth on it. We use a trick on full scale composite aircraft where we put on a layer of thin Dacron over the last layer of glass cloth without adding any more epoxy resin, we squeegee it down to get off any excess resin and make sure the Da...
by MsChrissi
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: New York Central Baggage Car
Replies: 32
Views: 12795

Re: New York Central Baggage Car

Jack, I'm surprised the door skins didn't delaminate and buckle. Cheap RC boat kits used to use that stuff and if you got a scratch through the paint or a crack the whole thing would delaminate. Probably the short soak time saved them? We do that sort of thing but with steam and epoxy. You do beauti...
by MsChrissi
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul
Replies: 37
Views: 6092

Re: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul

Nice, I wish I still lived in Spring, TX, I'd be right there to volunteer to help!
Please feel free to keep posting pictures of the rebuild on this thread or open a builders blog in the appropriate place, either way this is the first large scale M-21 I have seen.