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  • Carriage stop works great

    Man, after using it, I can't believe I was machining before without it, my first 2 wheels can attest to it's functionality.

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    Here is my wheel arbor I made out of brass for turning the wheels, again the carriage stop was VERY helpful, as was turning to a shoulder for the flange of the wheels.

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    • #3
      My first thought was, "Man, that's a BIG flashlight!!"

      Looks good. How will you attach the wheels to the axle?

      Roger
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      • #4
        Ops!

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        • #5
          Bill
          What gauge of loco and type are you building?

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          • #6
            Looking good Bill.
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            • #7
              1" to the foot, roughly. The track gauge is 4.75" apart. Seams that who ever started the live steam hobby never scaled exactly from standard guage.

              I will be using loctite to hold the wheels to the axles. The axle you see in the pic is an older scrap one.

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              • #8
                Nice work Bill ! Do you run this stuff outdoors or do you have a BIG basement?

                I'm still trying to figure out where to put my N gauge stuff now that the machines have taken over.

                Have you ever thought of shrink fitting the wheels on like their full sized brethren?
                Den

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                • #9
                  Nheng, I will run it outdoors at various clubs around the country. Standard procedures in live steam have been to either press fit the wheels onto the axles or more recently use a certain type of loctite. On the drivers you would also key the shafts or drill them for a pin.
                  Some people will shrink fit a steel tire onto a wheel center, however not heard of the wheel to the axle. Im just following Kozo's book.

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