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by Glenn Brooks
Fri Jul 01, 2022 3:36 pm
Forum: Museums, Factories, Etc.
Topic: Arizona Grand Scale Railway Society
Replies: 11
Views: 5405

Re: Arizona Grand Scale Railway Society

What is “funding” ?? Hahaha. Actually, one of our board members thinks we can acquire decorative cement block in large quantities for free from his son‘s company. If so we’ve got the lion share of our materials cost covered. And we have two or three cement Masons who are club members who can help di...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Jul 01, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Museums, Factories, Etc.
Topic: Arizona Grand Scale Railway Society
Replies: 11
Views: 5405

Re: Arizona Grand Scale Railway Socie

Denis Larrick in Cincinnati has been helping us out with some remote site design work in CAD. He has drawn up a roundhouse for us to begin permitting work for phase 2. We are planning on 7 stalls in the round house and 6 covered sidings opposite the turntable, that will be located adjacent to the ou...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: mystery truck castings
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: mystery truck castings

I saw some truck frames recently just like these at an estate. The owners said his dad acquired them 40 years ago. Interesting to know they came from cannonball. primary supplier to the Hobby in those days.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Liability insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 1943

Re: Liability insurance

FYI, We do have another, older thread on private insurance here on Chaski. In that tread I reported on half dozen speciality insurance brokers who insure amusements and parks. Almost all will quote liability insurance for commercial miniature train operations only, but not live steam clubs or privat...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: K-36 / 37 Lead Truck Part Drawings
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Re: K-36 / 37 Lead Truck Part Drawings

Dave, what do the two holes do in the outer, top edge of the casting? Iam guessing they might be lube openings for the bearings??

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Jun 19, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Show us your lathe!
Replies: 580
Views: 280320

Re: Show us your lathe!

Forgot to add the pics…

Here, turning down an old turn of the century 6” double flange wheel. Made four of them to act as casters on my turntable.
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Show us your lathe!
Replies: 580
Views: 280320

Re: Show us your lathe

My Dalton 7, made around 1919. Still going strong, except the OEM 5” chuck finally bit the dirt- jaws finally wore out and can’t hold better than .010” concentricity. Can’t complain as they served well for 100 years.
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Rail splice/joint plates
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Rail splice/joint plates

Sent PM…
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Jun 12, 2022 1:45 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Arizona Gandy Dancers
Replies: 59
Views: 12785

Re: Arizona Gandy Dancers

Dennis Larrick in Cincinnati has generously offered to work up CAD drawings of our future roundhouse. He got so enthused with the project that we now have elevation and planimetric and 3D views of the roundhouse, passenger station, and engine maintenance shed - all with a Spanish, southern motif. He...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Jun 11, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12” gauge DRGW Inspired RR
Replies: 99
Views: 54802

Re: 12” gauge DRGW Inspired RR

Ahahaha. Do it while you are young! Because once you start, it will go on for-.ever…
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Jun 10, 2022 1:38 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Arizona Gandy Dancers
Replies: 59
Views: 12785

Re: Arizona Gandy Dancers

Revisiting these entries. Fascinating that pre tensioning accommodates hot/cold expansion cycles! I had no,idea one could stretch rail that much…
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Jun 05, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cattails foundry
Replies: 8
Views: 1398

Re: Cattails foundry

A local Pa news article said they mix 15% new iron in with their recycled stuff to ensure consistency. The article reported they import this new iron from Russia and Austria.