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by Bill Shields
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Headstock Lubrication Fiasco
Replies: 24
Views: 1076

Re: Headstock Lubrication Fiasco

which is exactly why to not remove the nut / gear on the tail end
by Bill Shields
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Headstock Lubrication Fiasco
Replies: 24
Views: 1076

Re: Headstock Lubrication Fiasco

not to worry about taking off the covers...just be aware of any gaskets / shims that may be under there.... If you do replace the gasket...you may need to be careful about the thickness of the gasket as it may well alter the settings for the bearings / shims...not likely...but just be aware. Too thi...
by Bill Shields
Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Headstock Lubrication Fiasco
Replies: 24
Views: 1076

Re: Headstock Lubrication Fiasco

These lathes do not have a sump and there is no way to flush short of removing the bearings.

Oil in leaks out through the bearing shields
by Bill Shields
Mon Jul 05, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Headstock Lubrication Fiasco
Replies: 24
Views: 1076

Re: Headstock Lubrication Fiasco

First.. do not panic.. I have a lathe of similar Taiwanese design..not a grizzly.. I keep the sight glasses always showing full by a method to be described. Temptation is to remove sight glasses and blow in...recommend not doing that. A pipe cleaner soaked in acetone is a way to start...if you think...
by Bill Shields
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: I Don't Know Why I Ever Got Involved...
Replies: 8
Views: 1224

Re: I Don't Know Why I Ever Got Involved...

We have a recently rebuilt 2.5" gauge track at PLS and i am actively running (and assisting others with the running of) a loco on it. More fun than a barrel of monkeys. You need to really know how to fire and manage a steamer to get around the track. And you need a completely different mindset when ...
by Bill Shields
Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving tooling
Replies: 17
Views: 1575

Re: Moving tooling

You can cut a lot of plywood with a circular saw and 2x4 as a guide.

Just shipping boxes...not furniture..
by Bill Shields
Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving tooling
Replies: 17
Views: 1575

Re: Moving tooling

Mirroring what has been previously described: My sister and her husband recently moved his pipe organ from NYC to Scranton.. He built 100's of wood boxes to carry things (1000 pipes - some big some small). Not as heavy as machinery, but all very delicate (if you know anything about organ pipes). Sta...
by Bill Shields
Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Next winter's project
Replies: 13
Views: 714

Re: Next winter's project

Become a barrel roller?
by Bill Shields
Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/4" OD copper K type tube Roller
Replies: 28
Views: 12057

Re: 3/4" OD copper K type tube Roller

I have used 1/4 of the tube od
by Bill Shields
Fri Jul 02, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Lanz Tractor Model
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: Lanz Tractor Model

that's a tractor of sort...a water tractor....

nice looking dirt tractor...
by Bill Shields
Thu Jul 01, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: West Virginia Coal down South
Replies: 47
Views: 5949

Re: West Virginia Coal down South

That can be a very long recovery....been at it for 40 years with no real end in sight.
by Bill Shields
Thu Jul 01, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Walscharts Valve Gear help
Replies: 11
Views: 1119

Re: Walscharts Valve Gear help

Thanks David, I'll probably load it onto a trailer and take to my local club and see what the collective view is over a cup of coffee or a beer. It's just weird that it all works fine except for the 'advance' on the ports, I have one person saying it's fine, but everything I read says it's not, I k...