USING A MODEL LATHE Part 2

Welcome to St Agnes

Views of the Layout

Further Views

Map of the “St Agnes”

Operating the “St Agnes”

The Budd Cars

The Transistor Throttles I use

Building my Throttles

Calculating Scale Speed

Using a Model Lathe 1

Using a Model Lathe 2

Using a Model Lathe 3

Making Searchlight Signals

Ersatz Ground Signals

Making Dummy Signals

MRE “Hints and Tips”

Exhibitions and Layouts

Building a Layout in a short time frame

Simple Street Lighting

Simple Cut out Buildings

Canadian Trees








Updated July 2017

LET'S DO OUR FIRST OPERATION

MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE WEARING SAFETY GLASSES BEFORE YOU START CUTTING!

1. Select a piece of round stock and put it tightly in your headstock chuck. Ensure it is firm within the chuck.




2. Move the carriage in deliver the cutting tool to the centre of the face of the stock we are about to face off.






WIND THE CARRIAGE SO THAT A MINIMAL CUT TAKES PLACE WHILE THE MACHINE IS RUNNING... THEN BRING THE CUTTING EDGE BACK OUT UNTIL IT CLEARS THE STOCK IN THE CHUCK OF YOUR LATHE. Ensure that you move the carriage slowly and smoothly as possible so that your surface is also smooth as possible






Your work piece will be fully faced off when the entire surface is smooth and even takes on a polished appearance... We can then centre drill the end and turn a length or make a shape into the face. I am going to use the example of a steam engine smokebox door as our first model...

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