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by Glenn Brooks
Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive stand design
Replies: 24
Views: 5911

Re: Locomotive stand design

Thanks all. I like the idea of removing the boiler. This will be a one time (50 year) major tear down anyway, not a daily, or even an annual Maintanance routine. Will take a look at how everything is constructed in a week or so, and may go that route by planning to just flipp the frame. I know I hav...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive stand design
Replies: 24
Views: 5911

Locomotive stand design

Hello all, Iam thinking about building a locomotive stand that allows me to rotate my steam engine 180 degrees, so the boiler is on the bottom and the undercarriage upside down, but upright- where I can work on it without climbing underneath and constantly dropping tools and dirt onto my face. Two s...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.
Replies: 58
Views: 43334

Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Great build, and your detail work is impressive - very authentic looking. I wouldn't worry much about your long axles. So long as they are supported at the outer ends by the frame, you should have many decades of life in them. Axles that are supported inboard of the wheels, such as found in off road...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Show your Park Gauge train
Replies: 117
Views: 79131

Re: Show your Park Gauge train

Hey James, wonderful to read about your early experiences. I have his electric trolley, complete with the overhead cable bar hookup - or whatever it is called . Also the rail bike and Mr. Griffen's powered SW 1500 switcher. Alas the electric trolley is missing its motor and the bike is in an advance...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Watch me cut my boiler in half! **Part 2 just added 3/13**
Replies: 18
Views: 3622

Re: Watch me cut my boiler in half! **Part 2 just added 3/

I understand your score and screenplay are nominated in the category '
Most Enjoyable Short Documentary' in next years Oscars. This is the best video I've ever watched! Well done!
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crystal Lake OD grinder - new machine
Replies: 25
Views: 4040

Re: Crystal Lake OD grinder - new machine

Harold, Yes, it seems a bit incredulous that one could work to such close tolerances. Yet, the stories seem to persist. Certainly working to tenths was commonplace. The lack of known documentation, manuals or even training guides, regarding these machines certainly hinders the process of bringing th...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crystal Lake OD grinder - new machine
Replies: 25
Views: 4040

Re: Crystal Lake OD grinder - new machine

Here is a link to the history of the Cl grinder from Tony in the UK. http://www.lathes.co.uk/crystallake/ The article provides some interesting detail concerning the machines design and use. Down near the bottom, the article reported by 1940, high accuracy was obtained (at optimum setup and conditio...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crystal Lake OD grinder - new machine
Replies: 25
Views: 4040

Re: Crystal Lake OD grinder - new machine

Id' have considerable doubt as to that machine's ability to work to millionths. That's incredibly close tolerance, typically beyond all but the finest of bearings and machine capabilities. Is the machine equipped with flood coolant? Without it, you can't do tight tolerance work, as grinding produce...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crystal Lake OD grinder - new machine
Replies: 25
Views: 4040

Re: Crystal Lake OD grinder - new machine

Never was able to find a Manual. Crystal Lake Co. Still exists, sort of, as a part time venture in California. They do have a web site, but it hasn't been updated In years and they didn't answer an email inquiry I sent them regarding ordering some parts. So I gave up and eventually found some new be...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fast ,precise and powerful
Replies: 21
Views: 3919

Re: Fast ,precise and powerful

Harold, in reading the original post - actually the link in the first post - the builder indicated the prototype loco he is using as his design did have two low pressure cylinders- each having the same volume as the one high pressure cylinder on each side of the loco. Hence the LP capacity was twice...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Show your Park Gauge train
Replies: 117
Views: 79131

Re: Show your Park Gauge train

Hi Terry, great to hear from you and wonderful background and history on your train. It is certainly hard to track these things down sometimes. But,persistence does pay off, as you have demonstrated. One thing that jumps out at me is that the body of your car looks like a similar kind of 'monocoque'...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric motor Horsepower advice for Steeplcab loco
Replies: 9
Views: 2792

Re: Electric motor Horsepower advice for Steeplcab loco

Hi Cbrew and Pontiac guy, thanks for your input. Great info. As general background, Yes, the loco is 12" gauge. Hard to estimate on weight - it is fairly light compared to the Ottaway, so am guessing 350-500 pounds as is- without rider or batteries or motor - basically just a shell with two trucks a...