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Offline Pogo_proptie

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Hi from Montreal region
« on: September 25, 2023, 12:25:23 PM »
Hello /Bonjour,

new to the hobby, but metal working has always tickled the back of my head. I have to admit Blondihack on youtube brought me here because the A3 switcher thread was mentioned by her and I too want to make a penny A3 one day.

seems like a nice helpfull community here so far

Merci

Pogo

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Re: Hi from Montreal region
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2023, 03:37:44 PM »
Welcome to the Forum  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:

What are you planning to make?
Best regards

Roger

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Re: Hi from Montreal region
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2023, 03:41:41 PM »
Welcome to the group!

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Re: Hi from Montreal region
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2023, 04:17:00 PM »
Hello Pogo, and welcome! Only been to Montreal once, but liked it very much. :ThumbsUp:
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Ron

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Re: Hi from Montreal region
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2023, 04:37:22 PM »
HELLO Roger, mostly steam engine with the endgame for me being the A3 locomotive and learning to get better and make my own little tools/fixtures..  and i asked for one of the PMressearch casting for xmas to learn with that as well

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Re: Hi from Montreal region
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2023, 04:59:05 PM »
Hi Pogo

Welcome to MEM!

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Re: Hi from Montreal region
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2023, 06:06:18 PM »
Hi Pogo,
Welcome to the forum!  Yes, there are several of us working on our versions of Kozo's A3 switcher here.  Great to have you aboard.  I'm looking forward to seeing what you work on first. Make sure to post pics of your progress here.  We'd love to follow along!

And yes, this is a wonderful community of people.  Much of what I know about model engineering came from this forum's kind and generous people!

Kim

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Re: Hi from Montreal region
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2023, 02:43:19 PM »
Hey kim i noticed that you swapped a lot of the brass parts for steel. My guess is for cost/easier to find. Any regrets ?. My guess is the only real downside is the material is more difficult to work with than brass. Am I correct?

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Re: Hi from Montreal region
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2023, 03:20:35 PM »
Hey kim i noticed that you swapped a lot of the brass parts for steel. My guess is for cost/easier to find. Any regrets ?. My guess is the only real downside is the material is more difficult to work with than brass. Am I correct?
Yes, that's correct!  I opted for steel for cost reasons.  I investigated the cost of both brass and alternate materials (mostly steel, some stainless where it touches water) and found the cost to be almost double for brass.  This was 5 years ago when I was purchasing the materials (2018) so things could be different now.

And yes, the main downside would be the ease of machining.  Though I've really come to quite enjoy working in steel.  I did opt for 12L14 steel where possible since it's easier to work with than the standard 1018 cold rolled stuff (and somewhat more expensive).

The other downside is rust.  The steel will rust over time (months) if it isn't finished in some way.  So if you want to leave your engine in bright finished metal, steel might not be the way to go.  Since I am painting, this hasn't been a big issue for me, with the exception of a few parts that I'm leaving bright (like the rods). But for those I've sprayed them with a clear coat to help reduce the chance of rust.  And it seems to be working.

Looking forward to seeing your build!
Kim

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Re: Hi from Montreal region
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2023, 03:47:00 PM »
I'm  another one who  really likes working with  brass. A decent option in steel is 303 stainless, it machines quite well and has much less tendency to  rust than the 12L14 does.

 

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