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by Rwilliams
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: miniature brass hinges
Replies: 13
Views: 2685

Re: miniature brass hinges

Check with Jack Bodenmann, he has lots of small detail parts in his collection of parts for sale.
by Rwilliams
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baldwin wood cab roof material?
Replies: 16
Views: 2539

Re: Baldwin wood cab roof material?

The 291 finish was much more common than the 290 finish which was olive green and gold leaf. The pure aluminum leaf trim was usually used on single locomotive orders. Large orders by the big trunk lines were usually just glossy black. The pure aluminum leaf is extremely resistant to oxidation and wo...
by Rwilliams
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baldwin wood cab roof material?
Replies: 16
Views: 2539

Re: Baldwin wood cab roof material?

Sheet metal roofing was always a high end option a century or more ago. Whether the terne metal of iron or the even more expensive copper, the roof had a life expectancy of easily 40-50 years or more. In the late 1920 era, my mother watched as a well to do neighbor installed a standing seam copper r...
by Rwilliams
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Crosshead Guide Material
Replies: 24
Views: 4658

Re: Crosshead Guide Material

One might want to consider some of the Starrett precision ground oil hardening precision ground flat stock that is on the market. Often short pieces can be found listed on eBay where a portion of the full 24 inch length was used for a job and the remainder is then useless to the original buyer.
by Rwilliams
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Jet 1236PS switch issues
Replies: 13
Views: 2779

Re: Jet 1236PS switch issues

My lathe also had 60 RPM on the speed plate. Was suspicious and checked all speeds with a tachometer. Learned real fast not to trust the speed indicator plate of any imported lathe at that moment. What is printed and what actually happens are not the same.
by Rwilliams
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Jet 1236PS switch issues
Replies: 13
Views: 2779

Re: Jet 1236PS switch issues

A nice solid machine especially with the quick change tool post. Just the tool post and a few tool holders can become a big investment if purchased separately. Had one for almost 30 years and the only dislike was the low speed for the spindle of only 80 RPM which can be an issue with thread cutting....
by Rwilliams
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Chas. V. Arnold Tiny Power Northern
Replies: 3
Views: 2572

Re: Chas. V. Arnold Tiny Power Northern

I remember seeing a beautiful 2 inch scale Case steam tractor model in Silverton, Oregon back in the late 1950 era. As a young kid, I had never seen such a beautiful model before and was captivated by the craftsmanship. The owner builder claimed it was from a set of castings obtained by Charles Arno...
by Rwilliams
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: MSC "Bridgeport Clone" no Model# (Purchasing advice sought, with pics)
Replies: 5
Views: 1939

Re: MSC "Bridgeport Clone" no Model# (Purchasing advice sought, with pics)

Rebuilt one of those heads two years ago when the noise became almost unbearable. Found most of the bearings in poor condition and the vari-drive belt ready to self destruct. It was a Jet version with the same basic parts. The handles of a Jet might be a good replacement. We had a radial drill that ...
by Rwilliams
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 328
Views: 105705

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

The valve pilot was rather maintenance intensive which caused the SP to begin removing them about 1950. By late 1952 and early 1953, they were a fading memory. Just a change in driver diameter of 1/2 inch was cause for a change in the cam inside the cam box. With driver diameters on different classe...
by Rwilliams
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 328
Views: 105705

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Always nice to see a few more Jack shop secrets revealed.

Is there going to be a Valve Pilot cam box appearing under the running board on this Hudson?

Robert
by Rwilliams
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul
Replies: 37
Views: 6959

Re: Help identify a part M-21 Mogul

The 1843 features the anticlimber sheet metal addition to the center of the pilot which indicates sometime after April of 1937. The photo of the missing feedwater pump does not have the anticlimber and still has the smaller Southern Pacific Lines lettering on the tender. During the late depression y...
by Rwilliams
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1 Inch Journal Boxes
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Re: 1 Inch Journal Boxes

The lids look like the Nelson Gray injection molded lids common to 1 inch scale. The castings appear to have the look of the Little Engines tender trucks for the 1 inch Atlantic and Pacific models. The one inch scale journal box lids that Little Engines used to offer as castings to go with these jou...