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by SteveR
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Chris Mahony's Funeral Service Tomorrow
Replies: 1
Views: 1091

Re: Chris Mahony's Funeral Service Tomorrow

Chris was cp4449 on this board and he will be missed.

SteveR
by SteveR
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill and Lathe Recommendations for High School Machine Shop
Replies: 19
Views: 2780

Re: Mill and Lathe Recommendations for High School Machine Shop

What are the goals of the class? Align your tools to meet those goals. In my introductory HS class(that I took, not taught), some of our projects used hand tools. Do you have a syllabus? I would assume it looks something like (for introductory class): A) Blueprint reading - dimensions and tolerances...
by SteveR
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 16 Little Engines Catalogs ****SOLD****
Replies: 5
Views: 1759

Re: 16 Little Engines Catalogs

http://www.ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

There is a lot of good information stored there IMHO. Thanks Nevil!

SteveR
by SteveR
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 16 Little Engines Catalogs ****SOLD****
Replies: 5
Views: 1759

Re: 16 Little Engines Catalogs

PM sent. Thanks.
by SteveR
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Sheet metal project in Fusion 360
Replies: 7
Views: 3592

Re: Sheet metal project in Fusion 360

George, If you are going to have someone waterjet it, ask them what file format they want - you may not need to convert the file to g-code yourself. I would think you just need to sketch it in 2D, then extrude the thickness and then export the whole thing in a dxf format (again it depends on what th...
by SteveR
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: shipping engines
Replies: 14
Views: 3455

Re: shipping engines

I moved a 1" LE 040 from Milwaukee to LA using Craters and Freighters. I prearranged dropping it off and they build a crate with a floating/sprung base on a custom pallet as I instructed. Specified that the straps go through the frame and not over the top of the boiler. It showed up a week later on ...
by SteveR
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Driver machining order
Replies: 17
Views: 5644

Re: Driver machining order

Well, I did mine a bit different than everyone else, but they seem to function correctly. The procedure that I wrote down was for my Allen Consolidation and goes like this. Mount driver face out in 4 jaw chuck with inner edge of the rim centered as well as possible. This will define the cleanup groo...
by SteveR
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Gluing brass to aluminum
Replies: 8
Views: 3240

Re: Gluing brass to aluminum

Which surface does the glue not stick to? That's a surface preparation problem. Removing oils and roughening the surface may help.

Or does the glue break? Then you need a stronger adhesive. Try a 2-part epoxy.

SteveR
by SteveR
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul
Replies: 35
Views: 8527

Re: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul

I rented a full size Ford Expedition last October in Philly and strapped down a 1" LE 0-6-0 and tender to a piece of track on a piece of plywood in the back. Used Home depot tie down D-rings bolted to plywood with straps over the top and through the drivers/frame. Added 8 steel drivers and castings ...
by SteveR
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: From the ground up
Replies: 53
Views: 11942

Re: From the ground up

Build something that you can expect to finish in 1,000- 1,500 shop hours. You'll learn a super-huge amount about machining, fitting parts, welding, etc... on the smaller locomotive. All of that learning will translate into building your dream locomotive later on. Then in just 2 or 3 years or so, yo...
by SteveR
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen Consolidation vs Ten Wheeler
Replies: 5
Views: 3063

Re: Allen Consolidation vs Ten Wheeler

I'm currently building the Consolidation so I can speak to it by looking at the 10 Wheeler web pages. Couple of comments and questions: 1) The 2-8-0 lead truck is equalized with the rest of the rigging - it it also on the 10 Wheeler? If no, then the 10 Wheeler is easier. 2) The 2-8-0 Baker valve gea...
by SteveR
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: VERTICAL TURRETT LATHE (CNC)? NO WAY
Replies: 19
Views: 5911

Re: VERTICAL TURRETT LATHE (CNC)? NO WAY

Idea for a poor man's VTL: Put a VFD on a rotary table and put on a mill? You would have to run oil coolant through it instead of the normal oil at least. What would the tooling be? Stationary fly cutter?

Thoughts?

SteveR