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Offline JRP52

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"Hello" from Monte Vista, CO!
« on: February 27, 2023, 04:12:10 AM »
I seldom write about myself, but here goes..

I'm Jim, and I live in Monte Vista, CO - via Denver, east central Florida, and Rhode Island.  (Born in Philadelphia and moved out of the state to Connecticut [I wonder whatever happened to that lemon-filled doughnut that I heaved out the front door of our home in Norton Village?]).

I'm one of five kids - an older sister and three younger brothers - just turned 70(!), and move kind of slow these days.  I started a machine shop about three times, have a Bridgeport mill and a Andrychow lathe, and have (on order?) the tools I don't have for building the Kozo Hiraoka-designed 0-4-0 A3 switcher.

Trains?  "I love the smell of coal smoke in the morning!"
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Re: "Hello" from freezing Monte Vista, CO!
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2023, 04:47:06 AM »
Hi Jim!
Welcome to the forum!  Glad to have you here and hope to see you post your progress on your A3 project! :)

I'm really enjoying my build.  I'm currently plodding along with the boiler - about the same point as Quinn is.  Though she makes it look easy!  I find I have to put a lot of thought and work into it.  But it's all quite enjoyable and I'm learning a ton!

Hope to see your build soon too!  Best of luck to you, it's a great journey!
Kim

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Re: "Hello" from freezing Monte Vista, CO!
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2023, 10:49:47 AM »
Welcome to the Forum  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:
Best regards

Roger

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Re: "Hello" from freezing Monte Vista, CO!
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2023, 10:55:42 AM »
Welcome Jim!

Being from CT I'd a figured you for as a "Honey Dew" guy    8)

Welcome!,   Kim is neck deep in his A3, I'm he'd love company on it.

Dave
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Re: "Hello" from freezing Monte Vista, CO!
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2023, 02:02:17 PM »
Welcome, Jim! :cheers:
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Re: "Hello" from freezing Monte Vista, CO!
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2023, 04:54:29 PM »
Welcome to MEM Jim!

Dave

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Re: "Hello" from freezing Monte Vista, CO!
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2023, 08:43:59 PM »
Hello Jim, and welcome!
Regards,
Ron

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Re: "Hello" from Monte Vista, CO!
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2023, 12:30:03 AM »
I'm in the process of getting tools (for the lathe and the mill), and parts for the locomotive.

I've also been reading Kim's entry on the Kozo Hiraoka-built steam engine.  He's got a LOT of stuff!!!

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Re: "Hello" from freezing Monte Vista, CO!
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2023, 07:06:04 PM »
Hi Jim,

I'm freezing over here in Gunnison.  Also, working on a Kozo A3.  Isn't Kim's build thread awesome?

Todd

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Re: "Hello" from freezing Monte Vista, CO!
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2023, 09:10:23 PM »
Hi, Todd/Prowler 901!

Yes,  it is - and I can't believe at the skills and equipment he has - and I'm only on Page 60-something!

(It's not freezing in Monte today - unlike Gunnison {been a while since I've been there!})

-Jim P (as opposed to the other 'Jim" who also writes in Kim's blog!)

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Re: Hello from Monte Vista, CO!
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2023, 07:04:24 PM »
Up to 'bout Page 100 on Kim's blog!  :cheers:

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Re: "Hello" from (freezing) Monte Vista, CO!
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2023, 11:23:10 PM »
Hey Jim, You're closing in!! ^-^

Kim

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Re: "Hello" from Monte Vista, CO!
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2023, 06:12:46 PM »
A-yuh!   :)

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Re: "Hello" from Monte Vista, CO!
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2023, 12:54:18 AM »
Reading thru Kim's page on his A3 build, I think I may have too big a size of machinery to do anywhere near the work he's accomplished!  Even though  he's working from Kozo's book/plans (and I have the same book - Merry Christmas to me!), my Polamco lathe and Bridgeport mill seema bit large for this project.

More questions later as I need to get back to reading (I'm on Page 130)!

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Re: "Hello" from (freezing) Monte Vista, CO!
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2023, 04:19:19 AM »
Reading thru Kim's page on his A3 build, I think I may have too big a size of machinery to do anywhere near the work he's accomplished!  Even though  he's working from Kozo's book/plans (and I have the same book - Merry Christmas to me!), my Polamco lathe and Bridgeport mill seema bit large for this project.

More questions later as I need to get back to reading (I'm on Page 130)!
No, not at all, Jim!  You should be able to do this project quite well with your equipment!  Guess I don't know how big your Polamco is, but my lathe is a 14"x40" and I've had no problem with it.  While your lathe may be bigger than that, I can't see why that would cause an issue.  Unless, of course, you're looking for an excuse to get some new tools?  :LittleDevil:

Kim

 

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