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- Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:19 pm
- Forum: Lathes
- Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
- Replies: 89
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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...
- Tue May 28, 2019 2:14 pm
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: Thieves caught on video stealing mini steam train in West Seattle
- Replies: 24
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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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
- Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:22 am
- Forum: Live Steam
- Topic: Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch tips?
- Replies: 7
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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...
- Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:29 am
- Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
- Topic: Need storage ideas!
- Replies: 8
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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...
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...