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by RONALD
Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IMTS
Replies: 4
Views: 1540

IMTS Report

I attended IMTS 2006 on Sunday. It's been raining for the last several days, I think attendance was down. In the 60's when I first started going to what was then called the Machine Tool Show, there were names like Monarch, Sheldon, Brown & Sharpe, etc. Today you have to be a linguist to pronounce th...
by RONALD
Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: unbelievable scale model work
Replies: 8
Views: 2252

Swastika

When I first looked at those wonderful dioramas I was impressed by the great detail and craftmanship used, but as I looked again I noticed something was missing; Swastikas. A friend of mine is putting a Revelle U Boat together, and because the kit was manufactured in Germany, the law does not allow ...
by RONALD
Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IMTS
Replies: 4
Views: 1540

IMTS

Well, it's IMTS time again. Every two years the International Manufacturing Technology Show is held at McCormick Place in Chicago. This year it's from September 6 thru September 13. I've gone to this show since the late 60's, when it was called International Machine Tool Show. In those days it was m...
by RONALD
Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I NEED A MAN!
Replies: 12
Views: 4013

I NEED A MAN!

Yes, I need a 1/8scale operator for my turntable shack! In the spring, I asked for advise on how to make corrugated sheet metal for the turntable shack I wanted to make. I received a lot of good advice and decided to make aluminum castings for durability. I made up a pattern in maple and then cast t...
by RONALD
Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 6 wheel tender trucks and frames
Replies: 9
Views: 4185

In the 1960's, we got the erection drawings for the C&NW H-1 4-8-4 from Robert Jantz. He had worked as a draftsman for the C&NW. There was no tender drawing. My brother had gotten information from Harold Shroyer, the inventor of "Lost Foam". So we decided to use that method for most castings. As I m...
by RONALD
Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 6 wheel tender trucks and frames
Replies: 9
Views: 4185

Tender Trucks

About 22 years ago, from a Railroad Artist/RR enthusiast named Barton Davis, I was able to copy a set of drawings for the N&W’s J 4-8-4. One of the drawings, G42896, was of the six wheel tender truck. This drawing referenced the General Steel Castings Commonwealth Tender Truck drawing #55167E. This ...
by RONALD
Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: My Trains
Replies: 42
Views: 8066

Diesel lovers here is a photo of a "Cow and Calf" that I super detailed. When it came from the company located in the Oregon, it had "P..P.." detail, so I tore it down and rebuilt it. Below is the letter I sent to the company after I had finished. Those two headlights were done in "Lost Foam". Mr. S...
by RONALD
Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Magazine article info needed
Replies: 26
Views: 3971

Here is #2:
by RONALD
Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Magazine article info needed
Replies: 26
Views: 3971

Here are those two photos I tried to put in a few messages ago.

Mr. Sharpe
by RONALD
Wed Oct 29, 2003 7:47 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: B & S milling machine toolong
Replies: 3
Views: 1515

Re: B & S milling machine toolong

DeVleig Bullard in Rockford Illinois has all the prints for most B&S machines. I recently went there to buy the manual for the #2 Universal. They gave me a tour of the facilities. They can make any part for B&S at lots of $$$. I asked about arbour supports which I'm missing, and Dave Heinekamp the S...