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by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Upgrade Complete...
Replies: 12
Views: 600

Re: Upgrade Complete...

It might help for you to switch to the Allen style subsilver (assuming you haven't done so). Already done. Like you, I don't find the default choice very user friendly. I've seen it on another board I read occasionally and have yet to get used to how it works. I just plain don't like it! It is less...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Upgrade Complete...
Replies: 12
Views: 600

Re: Upgrade Complete...

If you are disappointed with the layout, please, there are a couple things to try. One is to switch to the other installed style on the board. If that still does not agree with you, take a peek at: https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styles/board_styles-12/3.2 I don't think I have time to install a ...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Upgrade Complete...
Replies: 12
Views: 600

Re: Upgrade Complete...

Major disappointment! The text is now too small, the layout messed up and...

Why are the posters' data now on the right hand side of the screen? This change really sucks for me. I want the old screen layout back.
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Band saw blades
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Band saw blades

Unless you are cutting hard materials or making lots of cuts a bandsaw blade should last quite a while. The usual enemy of the blade life is cutting speed. Set the speed a the lowest and the blade lasts longer but it will take a bit more patience if cutting large stock. Lubrication also improves bl...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to find large morse taper drills?
Replies: 19
Views: 466

Re: Where to find large morse taper drills?

All else fails, there are always hole saws. :roll:
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Band saw blades
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Band saw blades

I have a horizontal band saw that uses a 93" x .75 x .035 blade. I use Lenox blades and just put my last one on so before I order more is there anyone who knows of a better one? I consider Lenox bandsaw blades to be top of the line. I use them in my Wells horizontal band saw (uses a 138 inch blade)...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Chucks
Replies: 20
Views: 579

Re: Drill Chucks

So I got to use a lot of different drill presses, from the nice Swedish Arboga gearheads and the old main brands to a couple of big radial arms . One was German and the other Russian. Those were truly a millwrights' dream drill press. I have one of those nice Arboga drill presses with a two-speed, ...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Current temp 4 degrees
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Current temp 4 degrees

John Evans wrote:64 here in Phoenix at 9pm . Been running 10 or so above normal for the last few weeks.
Rub it in, will ya! :D Right now, my outside thermometer is sitting at -1° F and is slowly falling. It's predicted we'll make it down to -10° F overnight. Furnace, don't fail me now! :shock:
by BigDumbDinosaur
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bits Spin in Hand Drills
Replies: 41
Views: 1006

Re: Bits Spin in Hand Drills

Seriously, the tighten all three holes doesn't make any sense. Except that you have a lateral pressure on the center of the chuck, picking up the chucks slack. It makes complete sense if you understand what is going on inside the chuck. You should note that chuck manufacturers also advise tightenin...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Car stability paper
Replies: 25
Views: 1135

Re: Car stability paper

At the OCME, our conductors sit back to back with the engineer. That way they can make eye contact with the riders and watch for straying feet, but sides are a great idea. I also learned the phrase "Levante los pios!" for our Spanish-speaking riders. I believe you meant to say Levanta tus pies , po...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Starting a thread on the lathe with a die
Replies: 24
Views: 733

Re: Starting a thread on the lathe with a die

RSG threading on the lathe is like riding the bicycle. Pros do it fast but you can use as slow an RPM as you can. If you have a landing groove at the shoulder is really easy, just try or practice with a fake shoulder on PVC. I can stop my spindle "on a dime" by slackening the belt, other lathes may...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magnetic starters
Replies: 17
Views: 576

Re: Magnetic starters

LED fixtures mostly look like resistive loads and should be fused or protected as though they are incandescent lighting. LED and modern fluorescent are far from resistive. Anything electronic has a rectifier with a bic input capacitor after the bridge. High class models have a PFC which makes them ...