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by Jim_Nolan
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Titans of CNC
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: Titans of CNC

Never seen it in the UK but keep seeing eps on YouTube every time I search a Fusion 360 question. Not aware of his backstory just seems like another guy who watched far too many episodes of American chopper and thought that look will make me a mint. You must admire cable TV who can make a drama out ...
by Jim_Nolan
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Favorite Places to Shop In Your Area
Topic: TR Tooling and Machinery, Sheffield UK
Replies: 2
Views: 1610

Re: TR Tooling and Machinery, Sheffield UK

Didn't use Rileys that much , who were / are Tadge and Richard ? were they the two normally behind the counter ?
by Jim_Nolan
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Standard HT stoker
Replies: 8
Views: 2348

Re: Standard HT stoker

I have not been able to update the website for the best part of 18 months so have been unable to load images and link to them. But I do remember asking on here about both the standard HT stoker and Berkley fire door. At long last I have found an alternative to Dreamweaver 8 which no longer works wit...
by Jim_Nolan
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has Anyone Bought G-Wizard?
Replies: 7
Views: 1012

Re: Has Anyone Bought G-Wizard?

Depends what type of machine you have I guess. I bought the three-year version as after that machines up to 3HP are free. Which works for the Tormach I own as it’s only the CNC where I need a bit of a clue on S&F’ds
by Jim_Nolan
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Klamath Loco Works
Replies: 29
Views: 5480

Re: Klamath Loco Works

For anyone interested I have a full set of castings for the Hudson Klamath produced. Its everything shown in his catalogue there has been some test machine work done on a couple of wheels but other than that everything is original and currently sitting in a tea chest. I can email the pages form the ...
by Jim_Nolan
Fri May 20, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cross Compound Air Compressor
Replies: 31
Views: 4407

Re: Cross Compound Air Compressor

I have a full set of drawings done in the UK by a guy called F. B. Gittins, who was apparently building 4 PRR E6's for a commission in the states to run on 7.5 gauge. I did a bit of research on the guy and was told the l the loco's were very fine scale. The prints are obviously CAD generated so are ...
by Jim_Nolan
Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Tormach owners
Replies: 25
Views: 8754

Re: Tormach owners

I got one bought it second hand from a guy in the UK; nice saved all that bloody import duty. Had it for about four years now far from proficient success rate is about 50 to 60 %. Not the machines fault my failure to think like a Russian using Spritcam. Biggest selling point is the product support a...
by Jim_Nolan
Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:39 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 4 wheel lead truck centering devices
Replies: 6
Views: 2099

Re: 4 wheel lead truck centering devices

This is the version fitted to the 25NC I had the racks CNC’d years ago now I would just RP em and cast in Bronze or something. The rollers were RP’d and cast so don’t know why I did not do the whole lot that way. At the time I had ...
by Jim_Nolan
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Driving wheels: press on axle then machine or vice versa
Replies: 11
Views: 1597

Re: Driving wheels: press on axle then machine or vice vers

I have always machined the wheels fully using a mandrel then pressed them on the axles. For a change most recently I made axle sets up and machined the tread on the axle between centres. I was machining steel tyres on about 5.5” dia wheels. I found that it was difficult to keep them from chattering ...
by Jim_Nolan
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Standard HT stoker
Replies: 8
Views: 2348

Re: Standard HT stoker

I don’t quite know where the time has went but the 2” scale RP models are finally ready to go to the foundry after I get back from the windy city next week. The standard HT-1 detail all came from the NWHS and the Berkley fire door was a mixture of GA and photographs from the North British drawing ar...
by Jim_Nolan
Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive Beds
Replies: 36
Views: 6916

Re: Locomotive Beds

When I made the bed for my 25NC I used castings and a plate to simulate the once piece bed. One interesting note from the bed drawing was the print calls for the casting to be cut to facilitate machining the cylinder bores then rewelded. The wings of the bed from about the middle of the oval holes w...
by Jim_Nolan
Wed May 06, 2015 3:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Replies: 3
Views: 787


Dave, I have been doing a lot of research on a suitable lamp for the Stones headlight I am producing for the 25NC, like you I have settled on the E10 lamp as it’s easy to get from the doll’s house market over here. Looking at the picture I think I am right in saying you have soldered a couple of tag...