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    Trouble turning hot rolled steel!

    I'm not familiar with the hot rolled steel 1018 , in RSA we have hot rolled steel called wm300 used for die set bases etc. it quite soft and hardens where welded. I turn up to 200mm (8 in)dia with a insert at high speed with exellent finish but facing not too good but acceptable i use neat...
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    My shop

    Worth restoring such a nice machine, better than any Chinc junk:)
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    6 cylinder engine in line

    Real good and skillfull work, well done!
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    5"g Simplex steam loco build (hopefully)

    Hi guys will follow up soon Thanks for the interest regards Mike
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    5"g Simplex steam loco build (hopefully)

    There's no intention on my part to take over or to "hyjack" someones thread, just thought it may be good to revive the enthusiasm shown by Bazmak. Will refrain from future posting on this thread. :o Mike
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    5"g Simplex steam loco build (hopefully)

    Some progress. Valvegear parts
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    Steam engine for my Shay

    Vielen dank, gute infomation Grus aus Sudafrika
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    Steam engine for my Shay

    Danke fur das teilen....sehr gut. Grusse Mikelkie RSA
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    Steam engine for my Shay

    Sehr schones modell !! Ist dieser motor umkehrbar?
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    5"g Simplex steam loco build (hopefully)

    Some work so far on 2 engines S/Simplex Hybrid in 71/4 in. & Hunslet in 5" (also hybrid) The driving wheels obtained from another ME and was bored oversize hence the bushes Good luck to us all ME regards Mike
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