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by BigDumbDinosaur
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Security
Replies: 22
Views: 1135

Re: Trailer Security

The only time that I could not get into any machines at a site was when the President showed up [at] that company. Secret Service sealed everything including my tool bag! Secret Service got nervous because the drill in your tool bag looked a lot like one of those infamous assault rifles that go on ...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Security
Replies: 22
Views: 1135

Re: Trailer Security

BDD: Your electrifying solution made me LOL! I've built such shock units from CRT anode power supplies. (9+ kV, micro current.) A commercial electric fence energizer would do the job nicely. I can get those at the local Farm Supply stores. Solutions. What I used was a 90 volt, 20 Hz ringing generat...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer Security
Replies: 22
Views: 1135

Re: Trailer Security

Part of security (the biggest part, really) is a tight mouth. In navies all over the world, the aphorism is "Loose lips sink ships." Although security through obscurity is not the best way to keep thieves from absconding with your property, it's a good start. I used to park my race car trailer outs...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Favorite Places to Shop In Your Area
Topic: New Jersey: Cook Tool & Machine
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: New Jersey: Cook Tool & Machine

I've had excellent luck with USPS. They are almost always less expensive that UPS even when not using flat rate boxes and are always as fast or faster. The only better service I've found is Speed-Dee Delivery. They cover Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin and parts...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Favorite Places to Shop In Your Area
Topic: New Jersey: Cook Tool & Machine
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: New Jersey: Cook Tool & Machine

You’ll have to battle UPS over the shipping charges. If there was a cheaper way that we could count on, we’d use it. It also depends on how far from NJ the package has to go.i got sticker-shock at $40 to send a DVD to the UK! My location is near Chicago and a quick check of UPS commercial rates fro...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 564
Views: 134412

Re: 12" working railroad

While I agree in principle with your comments, I have had enough negative experiences with flame cut materials to understand that the HAZ of steels is often hard, too hard to machine in some cases. It is that condition that gave me a glimmer of hope that the teeth may resist wear. I attribute the h...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Favorite Places to Shop In Your Area
Topic: New Jersey: Cook Tool & Machine
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: New Jersey: Cook Tool & Machine

Located at 628 Sicklerville Road, Sicklerville NJ Cook Tool and Machine has been in business for over 50 years and has a super selection of older mills, lathes tool, cutters and metal. Cook also buys complete machine shops - hobby or pro. Their warehouse is a trove of "machine parts & tools" and al...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal
Replies: 13
Views: 924

Re: Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal

Just got some .750 OD 12' of 1144 for $37 pickup at store. Lowest prices I've ever seen. https://www.fastenal.com/product/raw-materials/bar-stock/round-bar-stock/600937?categoryId=600937&level=3&query=1144&isExpanded=true&productFamilyId=26775 The same piece in Canada was quoted at a whooping $325 ...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 564
Views: 134412

Re: 12" working railroad

Sprockets arrived, specs say 1040 steel. 1040 isn't mild steel. Did you order sprockets with hardened teeth? Good observation. 1040 is considered medium carbon steel. Assuming 1040 was used (not 1018 or 1020) I wonder if the point of cut is hard. Cutting action is so fast that the metal is cooled r...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 564
Views: 134412

Re: 12" working railroad

rkcarguy wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:21 am
Sprockets arrived, specs say 1040 steel.
1040 isn't mild steel. Did you order sprockets with hardened teeth?
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: junk
Replies: 24
Views: 1692

Re: junk

Buick was the first maker to design and use an overhead design in a production car, so they had been overhead engines for ever, or so it seems. Something else often forgotten was the small-block V8 that Chevy introduced in 1955 wasn't their first V8. That would have been in 1918 with the introducti...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where do you guys buy Band Saw Blades?
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: Where do you guys buy Band Saw Blades?

AllenH59 wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:36 am
I live in Canada, and wonder where the best place to get 93x3/4" blades is. It seems that all the ones I buy are lower quality.
Thanks
Does McMaster-Carr have Canadian distributorships? McMaster is where I get my band saw blades. They have a wide assortment.