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by Glenn Brooks
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Just Getting Started
Replies: 20
Views: 2028

Re: Just Getting Started

One thing I did when I first became interested in machining was sign up for a night class in lathe work at one of the local community colleges. Best use of my time I ever committed to. One of the big selling points in the class, was that the instructor made sure we all learned proper accepted machin...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 261
Views: 61902

Re: Woodinville Shops

Fitted and welded the draft gear to the frame ends today. As usual, measuring, checking, measuring, rechecking, rechecking again took 3 times as long as the welding. The big thing is the trucks (+ wheels, bolster and main bearings) on this flat car are a couple inches higher off the rails than the o...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 261
Views: 61902

Re: Woodinville Shops

Getting close to the end. Finally tackled the two most onerous jobs of this build - making up 48 roller bearings to replace the ones in the trucks that had rusted and galled from exposure and old age; and forcing the suspension springs back into the truck frames. First off, each axle end takes 11 be...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bandsaw downfeed control
Replies: 19
Views: 1529

Re: Bandsaw downfeed control

I have the same problem with an old Grizzly 7x12 bandsaw I recently purchased - and had to rebuild. Very disappointing, as the smallest miss adjustment of the little hydraulic cylinder will jam the work and pop the blade off the wheels. I have found the vertical position on my valve allows me to rai...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for Information Bill Van Brocklin engines in Hawaii
Replies: 14
Views: 1490

Re: Looking for Information Bill Van Brocklin engines in Hawaii

Larry,

I am curious. Do you recall any details of your purchase - the approx year, location, etc. From time to time, I keep hearing rumors someone has a private live steam RR in Hawaii, but have never been able to track it down.

Thanks
Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for Information Bill Van Brocklin engines in Hawaii
Replies: 14
Views: 1490

Re: Looking for Information Bill Van Brocklin engines in Hawaii

Were these Van Brocklin locos 1” scale? There is one 1” scale pacific on Oahu. It’s been there for quite a few years, changing hands last year to its current owner, who bought from the estate of the prior owner. No others that I know of. Back in the late 1980’s Oahu had a fledging live steam club , ...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender Water Valves
Replies: 12
Views: 2677

Re: Tender Water Valves

What Vance said. You need to regulate water flow to have an injector work properly. Plus shut off the tank when you drain the boiler, or split the tender and loco. On my Ottaway, I actually have a main valve on the tender and two injector valves - one for each injector. The plumbing splits at a “tee...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Buying Bridgeport
Replies: 22
Views: 1250

Re: Buying Bridgeport

I ran into similar pricing, but keep looking for quotes from freight forwarders. I found a very dependable freight consolidator that cut the price more than half over what rigging companies charge. They move stuff up to 2500# all the time, with door to door delivery. You just have to get it off a pa...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Buying Bridgeport
Replies: 22
Views: 1250

Re: Buying Bridgeport

Sounds like you made the right decision. There are plenty of Bridgeports for sale. Patience is a virtue, as they say. You might even find one on the west coast and have it shipped to you. Easy to do and the cost likely would be only a couple of hundred dollars. Just factor shipping into the price an...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.
Replies: 54
Views: 24004

Re: 1942 Army loco. 2/5 scale.

Very interesting loco! I’ve enjoyed reading your thread on this build, and how it has evolved.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 261
Views: 61902

Re: Woodinville Shops

Putting in a bit of time in the shop yesterday and today. Bolted a main bearing to the frame and laid out and drilled, tapped and screwed the two secondary HI def plastic secondary bearing plates just outside the main bearing plate. Should work fine. Soon as I can layout and bolt on all the bits and...
by Glenn Brooks
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Park "train" identification question
Replies: 6
Views: 4398

Re: Park "train" identification question

Ben, we have couple of European Chaski members who have active threads- Asteamhead comes to mind. I wonder if you sent them a copy of your postcard, if he or they could track down more background for you? Or pass along to whomever they know in the region that has an interest in such things. I’ve alw...