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Your Own Design / Re: Stephenson's Rocket
« Last post by steam guy willy on Today at 04:11:38 PM »
The stand looks good, kemosabe!

Hi Chris, Yea Kemosabe !!Takes me back 50 years to the 9" black and white  TV set !! ;D

Hi Brian. I also draw out stuff to make., but when I get in the WKSP what actually comes out depends on the tools and materials  the part emerges and then the drawing is modified !!  :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

Is there something better than loctite on the propshaft end of such powerful boats. Losing prop$ from Andy would not be cool. Could a split ferrule be made the same way. It seems possible but the counterbores and bores may be smaller than one would want to tap as its at the taper of the ferrule.

....and thank you.

My Workshop / Re: A new wind blowing into my shop
« Last post by steamer on Today at 03:06:03 PM »
OK   today's mission,    rotate in its current location 90 degrees, remove the monitor boom and the estop box, and it should go down the current 3 ft wide isle past the rolling bench, rotate another 90 and it should go right into place where the Clausing was.    I need to shim it up just a bit on the skids as the base feet are touching down, and making it hard to move

Method,    pinch bar and some sweat and some cedar shingles as wedges.

From there I can evaluate if the boom should stay on the right or go on the left....or mount all together differently.    I'll have to come up with an operator envelope so to speak.   tools on the wall?...In a cart next to it?   Floor space is at a premium, so not sure about a cart.  But you really want everything you need at arms reach.   Vise jaws, tool holders, straps and clamps ect.    Need a spot for the tool set station....decisions decisions....

Then reassemble the control system and reroute the cabling.....plug in, machine is 115 volt. Then level and check tram once I can jog the axes,....

My air compressor is held up in shipping from Amazon....I suspect the burning Amazon shipping depot in CA may have something to do with that... ::)....

I'll need a work light solution.....need to work on that....   I might go with "Annular LED" solution.....less crap to get in the way, put the light where I need it.


Vehicles & Models / Re: Chris's Mann Wagon Build
« Last post by cnr6400 on Today at 01:45:31 PM »
They say that if a bird takes a >delivered swarf< on your head it is good luck. With what you mentioned in your bucket you should have good luck for life!  :Lol:
Vehicles & Models / Re: CONWAY 0-4-0 3 1/2" GAUGE LOCO
« Last post by Firebird on Today at 10:36:35 AM »

Thanks Michaelr, Roger, Kim, Cnr6400, and Jo  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

Well I'm very happy to see it running  :whoohoo:

Some valuable lessons learned also which will help on the next loco build.

Next on the agenda is to make and fit a hydrostatic lubricator in place of the mechanical one. I have to do this before I can steam it up again and hopefully run on steam. Incidentally I had an email from our club yesterday which says it will be unlikely to open again this year  :( The club is situated in a park where there are restrictions in place so the rules have to be followed. But that means there is no rush now. I know it will raise steam and I know it will run on air. Before it runs on steam I need the lubrication system up and running.

Hopefully I have got the timing right and won't need to be reset, I don't fancy the idea of removing the valve chest covers again to see the slide valves  :ShakeHead: :hellno:

There are some workshop maintenance and tooling jobs to do anyway. I think my old Myford needs resetting for one, its turning a slight taper over long pieces.


Vehicles & Models / Re: CONWAY 0-4-0 3 1/2" GAUGE LOCO
« Last post by Jo on Today at 06:49:30 AM »

Watch your oil spouts, fingers and thumbs in the motion - it takes no prisoners   ::)

Vehicles & Models / Re: Chris's Mann Wagon Build
« Last post by crueby on Today at 05:05:32 AM »
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Boiler work looks great! Hi Yoh Silver (solder)!

I checked the bucket under the separator on the shop vac, and I think that Silver took a, um, swarf, in there. 5 gallon bucket is nearly full!!   :lolb:
My Workshop / Re: A new wind blowing into my shop
« Last post by Hugh Currin on Today at 01:45:22 AM »

Good rules. We just got done moving my mill and lathe to their new home. Took a forklift to get them off the trailer. But once on the ground it was steel pipes to roll them on and a 5-6' pinch bar. They're safely in place now needing only minor adjustment.

But we had most of the place empty. Looks like you'll be moving around a lot of obstacles. I don't envy that move, but I do have some envy for the Tormach.

Send updates. Thanks.

3  rules I follow...moving stuff
Never get under a load
Never lift higher than required
Never try to move a machine without a plan

...and never go without a pinch bar!
Vehicles & Models / Re: CONWAY 0-4-0 3 1/2" GAUGE LOCO
« Last post by cnr6400 on Today at 12:01:04 AM »
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Great news Rich! she's a runner! Well done with the spring implementation. Do keep an eye on oil supply especially in first running.
Vehicles & Models / Re: Chris's Mann Wagon Build
« Last post by cnr6400 on June 05, 2020, 11:59:17 PM »
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Boiler work looks great! Hi Yoh Silver (solder)!
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