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by ALCOSTEAM
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Tender at auction
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: Tender at auction

and the 25% buyers premium is just ridiculous.
by ALCOSTEAM
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Compressors on Ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: Compressors on Ebay

Mike do you know who had them?
by ALCOSTEAM
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Compressors on Ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: Compressors on Ebay

sure wish that was a Sandley twin. 51 watchers now
by ALCOSTEAM
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.
Replies: 20
Views: 1380

Re: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.

Actually this HF hoist is rated at 1300 using the double line. I tried it single line first time I used it.... I think if I could get it mounted to a fishing pole I could set a hook with it, crazy fast. A couple of times I have hooked a small chain hoist to the HF hoist to make it easy to do small a...
by ALCOSTEAM
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 3 jaw chuck
Replies: 29
Views: 2958

Re: 3 jaw chuck

When I bought my first lathe almost 30 years ago I got the "best" lowest grade chucks the guy was willing to let go of. In hindsight it would have been far better to of negotiated a better price and left the old wore out chucks and bought the best new I could afford at the time. I finally bought new...
by ALCOSTEAM
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.
Replies: 20
Views: 1380

Re: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.

Some years back I built a traveling hoist over the two biggest lathes I have. I used two pieces of medium depth 20' unistrut spaced 4' apart and have a Harbor Freight 1300lb lift electric hoist on a carriage that can travel the length of that unistrut as well as almost the 4' spacing. Unistrut makes...
by ALCOSTEAM
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Possibility for a 2.5" scale dynamo
Replies: 12
Views: 1565

Re: Possibility for a 2.5" scale dynamo

I don't think it would be all that difficult to arrange for a 10 to 1 or even better gear ratio to get your impeller up to a better speed and keep the motor down in a safe range of operation. Most likely one would have to make their own gears. I have had this type of project on my mind for a number ...
by ALCOSTEAM
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Graziano SAG12
Replies: 47
Views: 3559

Re: Graziano SAG12

I meant to add you need to edit your info to include at least a general location.
by ALCOSTEAM
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Graziano SAG12
Replies: 47
Views: 3559

Re: Graziano SAG12

Having pictures and even some better information and I am sure you will be back in business. No reason to scrap a lathe over a small transformer.
by ALCOSTEAM
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: rotary table
Replies: 10
Views: 6848

Re: rotary table

I have 3 rotary tables, an 8" Yuasa, a 14" Troyke, and a 20" Troyke. The most used is the 8" but when needed the others have come in handy. The 20" lives on a die lift cart when not in use, the other two I use the overhead hoist to move them. The 8" almost always has a 6" chuck bolted to it. I had m...
by ALCOSTEAM
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Run out of steam pressure after 100 feet
Replies: 40
Views: 6363

Re: Run out of steam pressure after 100 feet

It sounds like the timing could use some work and if the video of it where the smoke is going back into the stack is of it actually in reverse it sounds really off in timing. Stephenson valve gear should be capable of being timed to run the same in forward as in reverse. You need to ensure your wate...
by ALCOSTEAM
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Little Toot Railroad
Replies: 2
Views: 1431

Re: Little Toot Railroad

Clint used to stop by the shop once in a while when he passed thru the area. Amazingly Jim Adams in the video was age 100 in 2013. He is now 106 and has unfortunately been moved to a nursing home earlier this year. Jim retired off the Illinois Central railroad in 1974 after 33 years of service as a ...