Search found 617 matches

by ALCOSTEAM
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB: 8” or 10” steel wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: WTB: 8” or 10” steel wheels

If you are building a scale set of trucks the overall size of a wheel including flanges is going to be 11 to 11.5 inches. I realize most don't build to scale in 15" as the size and weight can add up quick.
by ALCOSTEAM
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings
Replies: 20
Views: 849

Re: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings

Here is the driver pattern for the Scotty Mogal. Looks like all we have for Scotty patterns.
IMG_20201016_181537329.jpg
IMG_20201016_181551259.jpg
by ALCOSTEAM
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings
Replies: 20
Views: 849

Re: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings

At least one set of our Scotty Mogul drawings are dated in the late 1930's. I will have to look out at the shop but I believe we ended up with a driver pattern for the Scotty mogul. Its been along time since we discussed it but seems like they might of had other patterns for it, they got loaned out ...
by ALCOSTEAM
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings
Replies: 20
Views: 849

Re: Searching for 2-6-0 "Scotty" Mogul Drawings

Do you have the basic castings ? The local group here has built many scotty mogul's with the latest one being in the final touches stage. It was procured by one of the group as a "started" project if you could call it that, that had to be totally redone to correct all the issues. IMG_20200801_204240...
by ALCOSTEAM
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Nickel Plate 762
Replies: 37
Views: 11047

Re: Nickel Plate 762

This thing is an absolute beast! IMG_2454b.jpg This is Larry Goldsbys C&O 2-10-4. I was up at Larry's in late 2004 and got to look it over under construction and yes its big. The boiler was there but not on the engine yet. Its been long enough ago I can't remember if he made patterns and had the wh...
by ALCOSTEAM
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Centersville Southwestern circa 1952 Part 2
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Re: Centersville Southwestern circa 1952 Part 2

The 1501 was unfortunately donated to the Henry Ford Museum when the railroad was dismantled. It was there for awhile and then the museum sold it. The current owner is wealthy and from what I have heard has no intention of ever letting the locomotive go. Becker should of had an agreement in writing ...
by ALCOSTEAM
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Calvert Holt what year did he pass away?
Replies: 3
Views: 1299

Re: Calvert Holt what year did he pass away?

The only Calvert Holt I can find passing away in Greenwich in that era was on June 29, 1938. On find a grave the name and date of passing comes up on a grave in Westchester county New York https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?dbid=60525&h=29156934&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=70...
by ALCOSTEAM
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 2231

Re: Lathe wiring

Depending on what Dayton model you have makes a difference in how the wiring is set up, either wires or on a terminal block inside the end of the motor. Basically in 220v you are putting the main windings in series. To reverse a single phase motor you just need to reverse the wires on EITHER the mai...
by ALCOSTEAM
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 2231

Re: Lathe wiring

Of course you will have to change some wiring on the motor to account for the change in voltage. If you just hook up 220 to the same terminals you took the 120 off of you will quickly let the magic smoke out. Is there not a diagram on the motor ? Give me a bit and I will look up a Dayton 1 HP single...
by ALCOSTEAM
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Crosshead Guide Material
Replies: 24
Views: 6474

Re: Crosshead Guide Material

Actually been working on a set of guides for some wagner cylinders and used 4140 crs. I bought some cobalt end mills but would go carbide next time..
Another thing to remember about 4140 crs is it will pull as you machine it.. take small cuts equally on opposing sides to keep the pull equal.
by ALCOSTEAM
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Recommendation for smokebox fasteners?
Replies: 14
Views: 4201

Re: Recommendation for smokebox fasteners?

I would drill and nut. If it appears you have a sealing issue pick up some copper washers and use on the inside. The copper has a bit of smoosh to it and should conform to the shell.
by ALCOSTEAM
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wilbur Wright 7-6-1914 to 3-23-2020
Replies: 0
Views: 2806

Wilbur Wright 7-6-1914 to 3-23-2020

For those that knew Will, he and his wisdom will be greatly missed. Will would have been 106 this July and until recently had still been living on his own. Here is a thread from 2017 with a bit of Will's history. http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=105454&p=376206&hilit=will+wrig...