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by Glenn Brooks
Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Turning 1" axle between centers
Replies: 23
Views: 3937

Turning 1" axle between centers

Here is sort of a newbie question. What causes shafting turned between centers to be oversized in the middle and undersized on both ends?? Here's the details: I've been turning some 1" silica Bronze shafting (15" long) between centers to make a new shaft for my Dalton back gear drive assembly - basi...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: *** SOLD ***- Union Pacific 4-8-4 #814, LE Old Northern
Replies: 10
Views: 5014

Re: Price reduced - Union Pacific 4-8-4 #814, LE Old Norther

Your video is very impressive - actually the northern is very impressive !

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Narrowing lathe & mill decision-
Replies: 22
Views: 4422

Re: Narrowing lathe & mill decision-

Good to here about their 1" band saw. Iam coming around to the idea of buying one, so maybe will go get one of these...

Gpb
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New Guy: Where do I start?
Replies: 35
Views: 6377

Re: New Guy: Where do I start?

Something else to consider is check out an evening machining class at your local community college - or voc tech school. I did this to get started with lathe work years ago and learned an immense amount of skills in a very short time. Plus you usually get exposed to a wide range of proper equipment ...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Narrowing lathe & mill decision-
Replies: 22
Views: 4422

Re: Narrowing lathe & mill decision-

Grizzly sells decent equipment. I have one of their big round column bench mills now for 20 years and still am very happy with it. Even though the mill is discontinued, their customer service and parts counters still are fully versed in the machine and very helpful. They import machines from long te...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge
Replies: 158
Views: 95486

Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Impressive work! Enjoy watching your progress.

Gpb
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.
Replies: 58
Views: 43296

Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Thanks for adding the photos. Very impressive work you are doing. My apologies if I missed this, but would like to know your overall dimensions - what overall width is the body of the loco you are building And Do you expect any lateral stability issues with 7 1/4" ga and a fairly wide frame? If so, ...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive stand design
Replies: 24
Views: 5911

Re: Locomotive stand design

Super7b- great design you show us! This is sort of exactly what I had in mind in the beginning, but hadn't thought out how exactly it might work. For a larger engine, my loco is 12" ga for example, I think it's a simple matter of building a beefier frame. I use heavy 3" square box tubing for my exis...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive stand design
Replies: 24
Views: 5911

Re: Locomotive stand design

Richard, This is a great suggestion. I actually have three locomotives where this would be very handy to know - particularly when transporting and Lifting.

Thanks

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Show your Park Gauge train
Replies: 117
Views: 79131

Re: Show your Park Gauge train

Mike, thanks for the update. I was in New Orleans after Katrina. The silt and contaminates in the water caused a lot of problems for electrical and mechanical equipment and systems - not to mention structures... Best wishes for a successful recovery. I am curious how your road bed faired? Any signif...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Show your Park Gauge train
Replies: 117
Views: 79131

Re: Show your Park Gauge train

Hi Mike, Years ago, I think I looked at the Arizona loco you mention above (engine #403). Was it purchased from an estate ? Elderly gentlemen who scratch built it but never laid down any ROW? If so, I talked to his daughter, who was handling the sale, but it was to much to deal with at the time - mu...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Show your Park Gauge train
Replies: 117
Views: 79131

Re: Show your Park Gauge train

James, If you are up to the Seattle area, stop by and take a ride. I am working on putting down a short loop of track 500' more or less- to run the Ottaway and hopefully one of the switchers - maybe the electric Steeplecab. Hope to have the track in ballast by June. If all goes well, next winter or ...