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by BClemens
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2.5" Vulcan Side Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 5344

Re: 2.5" Vulcan Side Frame

Brian Hilgert wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:23 am
Very nice! Will you be making casting available for purchase? Hint hint.
Considering passing these solid cad models off to an industrious sort who can/will make castings available. bc
by BClemens
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2.5" Vulcan Side Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 5344

Re: 2.5" Vulcan Side Frame

Couple more...this is drawn in solids as completely individual parts so can be locally updated. This software has no lettering so each letter/number had to be drawn as a mechanical part. Talk about dark ages...but at this stage I'm used to it and cringe at the thought of learning a new software. The...
by BClemens
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: (2) 1" Scale 4-8-2 projects for sale.
Replies: 3
Views: 2276

Re: (2) 1" Scale 4-8-2 projects for sale.

Mike, Is that a cast aluminum 6 cylinder engine block on the far center left? bc
by BClemens
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2.5" Vulcan Side Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 5344

Re: 2.5" Vulcan Side Frame

Nice! Mental exercise or future castings? Mountaineer. Thanks! The intent is for future castings. But then also another attempt during the 'stay home' time to remain somewhat sane. I have made iron castings a number of years ago and don't have fond recollections of that so will probably contact a c...
by BClemens
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen Models 15% off all truck kits sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2098

Re: Allen Models 15% off all truck kits sale

How about a WFT-1 Wheel Form Tool? Will we see any of these anymore? bc
by BClemens
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 2.5" Vulcan Side Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 5344

2.5" Vulcan Side Frame

Almost finished with this...what a chore it has been. Sometimes working with CAD is like a video game; trying numerous ways to 'beat' the game to accomplish a satisfactory result without crashing the software (feels that way anyhow..). Next will be the CAM programs to machine the inside and outside ...
by BClemens
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Crosshead Guide Material
Replies: 24
Views: 8758

Re: Crosshead Guide Material

I made my guides from common CRS and after one run around a track I found them to be scored even though they were well lubricated. The crosshead shoes were 660 bearing bronze. There is a product called "Kasenit" that will harden a piece if mild steel - and the depth of hardened surface depends on t...
by BClemens
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Crosshead Guide Material
Replies: 24
Views: 8758

Re: Crosshead Guide Material

If you don't need a piece of structural steel with certs, and you have the ability to look at it and make a judgement about what it is (mill carbon coated for example) and judging the method of forming (hot rolled or braked), you can probably purchase an adequate piece of angle iron from a big box s...
by BClemens
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Was there ever a NG SW1 or 1200?
Replies: 19
Views: 7373

Re: Was there ever a NG SW1 or 1200?

James Powell wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:26 pm
Take a look at:
http://www.okthepk.ca/news/2020041401.htm

James
Interesting...those are large engines. The engineer could carry his lunch on the dash! I guess I'm easing into diesels at this point and four wheeled trucks are fine.
bc
by BClemens
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Was there ever a NG SW1 or 1200?
Replies: 19
Views: 7373

Re: Was there ever a NG SW1 or 1200?

My designations of the SW series EMD's is probably off. The SW1000 is the look with single exhaust and the SW1200 is probably the childhood one. In looking, the SW1500 is larger than the ASR (American Safety Razor) engine. I remember the exhaust chattery little whistle noise when the engineer revved...
by BClemens
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Was there ever a NG SW1 or 1200?
Replies: 19
Views: 7373

Re: Was there ever a NG SW1 or 1200?

I spent all of my young woken hours dwelling on steam so my knowledge of diesel locomotives is pretty scant. As a kid I watched a SW1500 run boxcars on a spur to a razerblade factory near our house and I marveled - but steam locomotives couldn't be rivaled. I was born a bit too late, that was 'penny...