Woodinville Shops

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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by kcameron » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:22 pm

I have a SB 10" lathe that was used for wood. Biggest thing I had to do was take the apron off and clear it out of all the chips and dust. The the feeds started working again.
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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by rkcarguy » Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:49 pm

Glenn Brooks wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:30 pm
Spent the last few days welding up a table for my NOS SB 9” lathe. Picked up the lathe off Craigslist couple of years ago, covered in sawdust, dried oil and cobwebs. As I suspected, the ways and bearings surfaces in the spindle and cross slide are pristine - still exhibit factory scrap marks and flaking all over. The lathe was manufactured in 1925, used for woodworking for a few years, then placed in storage until I bought it. The machine oil and sawdust made a terrific preservative. No rust or corrosion at all, until after I cleaned it all up.3C002A0F-C872-4849-87D9-34AB275A0072.jpeg

End view...
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Now also, the gear box needs freeing up. Not sure what’s happening, but the gear selector lever doesn’t move - so, assume dried oil and sawdust have gummed it up. Once I get the table built, I’ll take a crack at freeing up the Quick change gear box and see how it runs. (Am expecting good as new precision)

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I started a small build log in the Chaski Lathe forum. So won’t go into much more detail here. Except to post a pic of the work to date.

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Planning on painting the frame and mounting the table top and lathe soon after. Will post some pics when finished.

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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by Glenn Brooks » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:55 pm

6 bills, don’t tell anyone. Haha!
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Motive power : 1902 A.S.Campbell 4-4-0 American - 12 5/8" gauge, 1955 Ottaway 4-4-0 American 12" gauge

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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by Glenn Brooks » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:53 pm

Well, time to bring one of the poor old yard goats into the shop and give it a new lease on life. The plan is for the roundhouse crew to widen the engineers cab 4” each side, lower the roof profile, add proper foot boards and hand rails both sides, extend the front and rear decks, and give er some paint.

Make it look like a proper Steeple Cab or maybe a GE 44 tonner Center Cab. BTW, looking for theming ideas and a snappy color,scheme!

Thinking a nice deep Forest Green with yellow/gold trim stripe and shinny black running gear. Maybe even larger drivers.

Then electrify both trucks with forklift motors and fill up the hood ends with batteries. My goal is to pull 8,000 # consist, if possible. If not, 6,000# would be nice - three loaded passenger cars - 4 Or 5 with Covid loading - maybe 3 or 4 people per car...

The other interesting thing Iam exploring is how, or whether, it is possible to run electrics as a double header. Opens up the possibility of building a b unit and adding more tractive effort. Cool stuff if it’s possible, er, affordable...

But first, had to build another engine stand, lift the beast into the air to put on said stand, and roll it into the shop.
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The gantry didn’t work out. Couldn’t lift the loco up high enuf to sit on the stand. My bad. Made the stand 2” to tall... and didn’t want to mess with jacking up the gantry bridge another foot by my self.
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The old engine hoist came thru again!
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Nothing to it, as it turns out...
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Looks like the trucks will come right off.
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Re: Woodinville Shops

Post by Benjamin Maggi » Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:06 pm

Regarding your color scheme ideas...

Chicago & North Western #1199
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