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by Fastadam
Mon May 11, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest
Replies: 37
Views: 13782

Re: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest

This past Saturday, I was able to talk my son into putting his iPad down and head out to the garage to help build a rail scooter. This was a crude 1 day project made of raw materials that I had laying around. I had my son marking and cutting lumber and running the lathe . Hopefully lessons that he c...
by Fastadam
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan
Replies: 53
Views: 19335

Re: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan

Bill Shields wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:56 am
Do you need 4 inch copper piping for the boiler?
I have not purchased any of the copper for the boiler. The fact that you guys are both asking makes me think that it is as hard to buy as toilet paper right now. Should I be concerned?
by Fastadam
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan
Replies: 53
Views: 19335

Re: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan

Thank you all for the kind words of encouragement! I am doing a little bit every chance I get, which is often in 5-10 minute increments. Here is a picture of the recently completed journal boxes for the tender.
by Fastadam
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan
Replies: 53
Views: 19335

Re: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan

I have finally made enough little pieces to where I could assemble something. Here is the water pump that will someday be mounted into the bottom of the tender. I took it for a test drive in the kitchen sink and yes, it does actually pump water!
Adam
by Fastadam
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Uneven cut
Replies: 8
Views: 3236

Re: Uneven cut

After adjusting the gibs on the y axis, I feel like I have removed a lot of slop. I did a light test cut (.005) on a piece of aluminum and it shows much better results. I used the same 1/2" diameter 2 flute cutter that i had used previously. I locked the x axis as i moved along. The conventional cut...
by Fastadam
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Uneven cut
Replies: 8
Views: 3236

Re: Uneven cut

Did you have the x axis locked?
I think I had the knobs locked but I honestly dont recall. At the time of cutting I did not notice the finish problem. Now I will be conscious of all setup parameters. I will also check the Gibs to see if they can be a bit tighter and do some test cuts.
by Fastadam
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Uneven cut
Replies: 8
Views: 3236

Re: Uneven cut

I was conventional milling while feeding it as smoothly as possible with no stops along the way.
by Fastadam
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Uneven cut
Replies: 8
Views: 3236

Uneven cut

I have a new to me Taiwanese Husky knee mill. I noticed that I am getting an uneven cut but in a bit of a pattern. The picture is a bronze casting and I noticed it while cutting along the Y axis. I am not sure if I should be looking to make a gib adjustment on the table, or if I have a problem with ...
by Fastadam
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan
Replies: 53
Views: 19335

Re: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan

I tried silver soldering brass for the first time. I am pleased with the results, so far. Still lots of little bits to plug away at.
by Fastadam
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan
Replies: 53
Views: 19335

Re: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan

I am still making slow but steady progress. Sometimes only 5-10 minutes at a time before being redirected to a random household task, but it's progress so I'll take it. I managed to get the pilot and tender axles completed over the weekend. All of the small wheels have been faced and drilled. Next I...
by Fastadam
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan
Replies: 53
Views: 19335

Re: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan

I have been slowly turning a pile of bar stock into a water pump that will mount inside the tender. A few more parts left and I will be ready to silver solder and assemble.
by Fastadam
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan
Replies: 53
Views: 19335

Re: First steam locomotive build-3/4" scale Raritan

Keith Suggestions are always welcome, especially if it saves time, money and my sanity. Coincidentally Andy Romer gave me the exact same advice.i will be working on the tender first which will give me some experience, especially in the silver soldering department. If I completely mess something up I...