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by pat1027
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 89
Views: 31338

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

Meanwhile back at the ranch... The decisions which machine(s) and lathe then mill or mill then lathe are really driven by what you are going to make and how near and dear you money is. I like the 3595 over the 5200. The compound cantilevering out like it does on both of them though not so much. I st...
by pat1027
Tue May 28, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Thieves caught on video stealing mini steam train in West Seattle
Replies: 24
Views: 16043

Re: Thieves caught on video stealing mini steam train in West Seattle

I was impressed with the quality of the security camera footage, it should help it identifying who it may be. Much better than you see Banks and other public buildings use. IT does bring to light the need to protect, and looking at the latest technology in camera systems. It is a good quality video...
by pat1027
Wed May 15, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 48
Views: 23803

Re: Suspension problems

Mike, Are the coil springs restrained at the top or free to move against the cradle?

Pat
by pat1027
Tue May 14, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Suspension problems
Replies: 48
Views: 23803

Re: Suspension problems

Dave did a nice video checking weight on a locomotives axles.

by pat1027
Tue May 07, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Show us your lathe!
Replies: 440
Views: 155626

Re: Show us your lathe!

It shows some wear but overall it's in good shape. This is my favorite project so far. I'm ever so slowly working on a New York Central H10a. The steam builders around me finished their axles in mandrels and pressed them on the axles. I decided to finish them between centers. Axles, crank pins and d...
by pat1027
Mon May 06, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Show us your lathe!
Replies: 440
Views: 155626

Re: Show us your lathe!

A South Bend 9A. The serial number dates it to 1927. It was originally equipped with the silent chain drive. I found the chain not so silent and replaced it with a V belt. It came to me with the steady rest, follower rest, draw bar for collects and some of the taper attachment. It isn't fast but sti...
by pat1027
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sourcing pig iron
Replies: 13
Views: 6116

Re: Sourcing pig iron

What is the advantage of supplying the raw materials? Maybe a little mark up on the materials. I think you'd be better off specifying the grade of iron you want the castings to be.
by pat1027
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: types of coal
Replies: 29
Views: 9262

Re: types of coal

Just want to say I really enjoyed the video. My Grandfather was a Fireman on the Erie Railroad. He was later promoted to Hostler. I never knew how involved the Fireman's job was. You'd probably enjoy "Set Up Running: The Life of a Pennsylvania Railroad Engineman, 1904–1949" by John Orr ISBN 978-027...
by pat1027
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: types of coal
Replies: 29
Views: 9262

Re: types of coal

"The old fireman's motto, little and often." It's an interesting video.

by pat1027
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch tips?
Replies: 7
Views: 3042

Re: Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch tips?

The foot plate is a nice ride and worth doing. A second for the open cars. You can't see much from the roofed cars. If they still run the express in the afternoon ride that. We went non-stop from New Romney to Dungeness and back north to Dymchurch. When we got back to New Romney the driver didn't ba...
by pat1027
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Need storage ideas!
Replies: 8
Views: 4688

Re: Need storage ideas!

I like John's idea for a movable lift. Ratcheting boat trailer winches are less than $30. I have a Harbor Freight worm gear drive hand winch for moving heavier things up and down my basement stairs. It was around $30 as well. In my trailer I built a three level rack from 2" x 2" x 1/8" angle. It han...
by pat1027
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Firebox Arch?
Replies: 8
Views: 3250

Re: Firebox Arch?

I have an arch in a 10" boiler burning coal. It makes a noticeable difference in how the boiler steams and minimizing derbies that get pulled into the lower tubes. The arch is a simple stainless plate that fits into a slotted bracket mounted just above the grate on the rear tube sheet. Tubes are bru...