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by elm53
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3-1/2" Gaugers - Smokebox Access
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: 3-1/2" Gaugers - Smokebox Access

I have seen all sorts of securement. Simple is best. As Keith Taylor mentioned a good snug push fit works fine . My 0-4-0 has that set up.my consolidation has two 2/56 screws at 3 and 9 o'clock. An unfinished pacific has scale hinges that allow the whole smoke box front to open . Whichever you decid...
by elm53
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" scale rolling stock and trucks
Replies: 20
Views: 8075

Re: 3/4" scale rolling stock and trucks

The flat side of the bolster is up.there are two small rollers or two "buttons "that are side bearers for the car that allow some additional flexibility .
by elm53
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Clausing 5914 spindle removal
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Re: Clausing 5914 spindle removal

Thanks Pete, I have the manual with exploded diagrams . There is only one set screw and two different sized keys. I've gotten it apart,and going to replace the bearings. There are alot of things on this machine that are not mentioned in the manual.
Thanks for the replies and help.
by elm53
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Clausing 5914 spindle removal
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Re: Clausing 5914 spindle removal

I have the correct manuals. These don't explain how to remove the spindle. I have also been in touch with the Clausing tech dept.Tom there has been a great help during this rebuild.
by elm53
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Clausing 5914 spindle removal
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Clausing 5914 spindle removal

I am working on a clausing 5914, and have gone through everything but the spindle. Im looking for info on how others have gotten the spindle out. The gears in the headstock do not move on the spindle once the set screw is removed .. any info would be greatly appreciated!
by elm53
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: fun
Replies: 27
Views: 9550

Re: fun

You missed your calling Steve! Should have been a comedian!!! I forgot I posted that, and will look in the timetable today to see of its still in service! Hope you are all doing ok . This covid crap doesn't seem to have an end.
by elm53
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: fun
Replies: 27
Views: 9550

Re: fun

Holt was an interesting guy. He supplied brass rail and finished locomotives only from what I have heard. Many high ranking New Haven and New York Central brass hats came to his estate in Greenwich CT to ride behind his locomotives. There is also an interlocking on the Shoreline named.... Holt..
by elm53
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: fun
Replies: 27
Views: 9550

Re: fun

We may never know the exact true story, but The Joytown engine was the chassis in The Friends Catalog. There were castings to my recollection still with the Friends collection while Dick Boucheron owned it. Those may have been the other 2. There were allegedly copper boilers being built in England f...
by elm53
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: fun
Replies: 27
Views: 9550

Re: fun

Well, here's another scenario. Lester Friend purchased an unfinished chassis and patterns made bu Friend. That chassis was the Joytown railroad Hudson that ran at the Topsfield Fair in Topsfield Mass. The loco changed hands, ended up with Mr.Barclay , I believe . It ,along with Maxhimers Atlantic be...
by elm53
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: reverse quadrant/throttle quadrant in 3/4"scale.
Replies: 7
Views: 2092

Re: reverse quadrant/throttle quadrant in 3/4"scale.

Just tighten the gland packing a little so the throttle stays where you put it.
by elm53
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: clausing 5900 power feed advice
Replies: 3
Views: 2288

Re: clausing 5900 power feed advice

hi , i am in the middle of rebuilding a clausing 5914. Sounds like the clutch needs to be adjusted. If you call Clausing with the model number and cereal number their tech dept can get you the correct manual. There were a bunch of variations of this machine so getting the correct manual makes all th...
by elm53
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1945 footage of New England Live Steamers in Color
Replies: 21
Views: 5528

Re: 1945 footage of New England Live Steamers in Color

Hi Steve, hope you and yours are well. I agree about the dates. I think the gentleman running Bills Tilbury tank may be his Dad. He was an O scale guy, and there was a bunch of Oscale live steam parts in Bills basement after he passed. We couldn't get back there ,only 1 shot at it. Miss seeing you i...