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  1. This video series on my G&L adventures might help...

    This video series on my G&L adventures might help you. YouTube

    I must have done ok on it as when I milled a shaper body on it and they checked it on a CMM I had all the surfaces over 4feet in each...
  2. I have one that is identical to it except with...

    I have one that is identical to it except with different face guards.
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    Does it have the side head? I might be interested...

    Does it have the side head? I might be interested in it. Can you send me some pictures to bcbloc02 at yahoo dot com?
    Thanks
    Brian
  4. If you notice in my you tube videos using the HBM...

    If you notice in my you tube videos using the HBM I almost always use stop blocks and I usually try to place my hold down bolts so they block too so the part has physical stops in every direction....
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    Looks like typical locomotive type construction...

    Looks like typical locomotive type construction where the tubes are rolled over into the flanges, but I imagine that is pretty standard to all tube boilers. That cross section appears to be all mild...
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    There are some pictures and a vaguely detailed...

    There are some pictures and a vaguely detailed description of the riverboat boiler setup in the ASME paper.
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    Thanks for the insightful reply. I do know that...

    Thanks for the insightful reply. I do know that the Belle uses a sediment tank under the boilers to feed the 3 boilers then there is a collection system on top. I talked to the fireman and when they...
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    I recently did a video on the steamboat Belle of...

    I recently did a video on the steamboat Belle of Louisville YouTube I found it interesting that they were still using river water in the boilers. I assume no real treatment of any value could be done...
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    Maybe by next year I will have my shop setup...

    Maybe by next year I will have my shop setup where I could host a class. Lots of work to do before then still!!
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    I can't say for sure but are you certain you have...

    I can't say for sure but are you certain you have the oil level right? My G&L 340T only has about 2inches deep of oil in the headstock.
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    I could probably mill it to within .002" or less...

    I could probably mill it to within .002" or less over the length on all dimensions on my HBM. I am just over an hour south of Cincinnati.
  12. Maybe I missed out? Anyway I sent you a PM reply,...

    Maybe I missed out? Anyway I sent you a PM reply, I just hadn't been on here since my last post and for some reason don't seem to get email notifications when there is activity in my PM box.
  13. My series 90 has a 4.25" bore so I know they did....

    My series 90 has a 4.25" bore so I know they did. I think the 612 and 62 series were 2-1/16"
  14. I have a CBB I will take them! send me an email...

    I have a CBB I will take them! send me an email with your info.
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    On my series 90 holding the clutch lever up...

    On my series 90 holding the clutch lever up operates the jog function. It is a very distinct audible click and ratchet of the chuck. It does also operate when shifting to help the headstock get into...
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    Pretty sure they built a nuclear powered airplane...

    Pretty sure they built a nuclear powered airplane in the 1950's or 60's so if they could make it work for that no reason it couldn't work for a train.
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    Not really, they spent way less on the Big Boy...

    Not really, they spent way less on the Big Boy than what one super bowl add would cost, and it is all deductible expense as advertising. :-)
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    True I don't spend a lot of time here, usually...

    True I don't spend a lot of time here, usually just check in every couple of weeks. This particular forum is mostly 10ee stuff and I have never used one of them so I don't have much info to add.
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    Looks like a nice little HBM there in the...

    Looks like a nice little HBM there in the background too. :-)
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    What do you mean too good to hang out here? ...

    What do you mean too good to hang out here?
    Brian
  21. My 340T G&L is probably my favorite machine in...

    My 340T G&L is probably my favorite machine in the shop as it is so versatile and has a good sized work envelope. YouTube I consider mine a small HBM as there are ones I have seen as big as my 40x60...
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    Does either have free lift on the forks?

    Does either have free lift on the forks?
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    I have a Newall microsyn mounted on my CBB in...

    I have a Newall microsyn mounted on my CBB in that place. I only have the one end fixed. It clears the hump just fine, no modifying needed. If you look thru some of my you tube videos (bcbloc02) you...
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    Here is a video I did on using mine awhile back....

    Here is a video I did on using mine awhile back. It may be of some help to you. YouTube
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    I have a fairly complete Spiropoint grinder mine...

    I have a fairly complete Spiropoint grinder mine does up to 3/4". It is a VERY complicated unit inside. You could contact Cincinnati for parts(currently under the name of Fives) but I doubt you would...
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