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Re: Covid Creations

Post by SteveM » Wed May 06, 2020 7:39 pm

I've been working on my friend's 4-way toolpost for an Atlas / Craftsman 618.

This is about 2" square.
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I have to finish the slots to depth, drill and tap the holes for the clamping screws then make a locking handle for it.

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Re: Covid Creations

Post by rwmorris » Wed May 06, 2020 7:47 pm

Good stuff! Nothing like having time in the shop to get things done...

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Re: Covid Creations

Post by Builder01 » Thu May 07, 2020 8:18 pm

I made a pair of "locomotive jacks" from scrap around my shop. Sometimes I need to lift my loco just a fraction of an inch for testing on compressed air or steam. These work great and are very stable.
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Re: Covid Creations

Post by Adirondack » Wed May 13, 2020 3:27 pm

I'm currently working on a 1 3/4" scale on 3 1/2" gauge model of an SR&RL pulpwood rack flat. I've designed nearly every part of the car from scratch. Mostly 3D printed, with some laser cut steel and CNC turnings.

Big fun!

Chris

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Re: Covid Creations

Post by Adirondack » Wed May 13, 2020 3:29 pm

My second project is taking the venerable LBSC "Juliet" design and modifying it into a class B4 locomotive. I'm also creating all of the patterns from scratch for this one. This is a 3D printed test of the driver pattern.

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Re: Covid Creations

Post by Adirondack » Wed May 13, 2020 5:23 pm

rwmorris wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:36 pm
Builder01 wrote:
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What gauge(s) is that?
This will have 3.5" and 4.75". I might add a 4th rail to capture 2.5" gauge but I'm not sure if I want to deal with it. I have a 4-4-2 in 2.5" but I'm not sure if I'll go thru the ordeal of getting it ready to run.

~RM
Robert, what type of angle are you using for rail?

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Re: Covid Creations

Post by rwmorris » Sun May 17, 2020 12:22 am

Hey Chris,

It's just 1/2"x1/2"x1/8" hot roll angle. Pretty cheap and super easy to bend by hand to the radius curves I have. @25ft rad to make it thru that little double bend.

Cheers,

RM

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Re: Covid Creations

Post by Adirondack » Fri May 22, 2020 9:26 pm

rwmorris wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 12:22 am
Hey Chris,

It's just 1/2"x1/2"x1/8" hot roll angle. Pretty cheap and super easy to bend by hand to the radius curves I have. @25ft rad to make it thru that little double bend.

Cheers,

RM
Cool. Thanks!

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Re: Covid Creations

Post by Benjamin Maggi » Sat May 23, 2020 10:26 am

Chris,
Those both sound like really neat projects.
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Re: Covid Creations

Post by diddler » Sat May 23, 2020 2:35 pm

Awesome, I will be scaling up my build to this size .

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Re: Covid Creations

Post by Johnny O » Wed May 27, 2020 8:31 pm

I finally got my Hoglet finished but the kick start arm broke while I was trying to start it. But not before it ran for 5 seconds. I will make a new shaft for cordless drill start next. I’ll try to post a pic.
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Re: Covid Creations

Post by Harold_V » Thu May 28, 2020 12:49 am

Johnny O wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 8:31 pm
I finally got my Hoglet finished
Wow! That's way cool. Would you mind providing a few details? Bore size, stroke, things like that.
Looks very nice. That had to be a rather challenging project.

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