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by rrnut-2
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 23
Views: 529

Re: Backing up computer files

After reading this thread, I realized that I hadn't backed up my computer in over a year and I am doing building a machine with a lot of Solidworks drawings and other paperwork for a customer. The way this project has been going, one step forward, two back, I already have lost Solidworks once, thank...
by rrnut-2
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: East Coast Locomotive Works
Replies: 9
Views: 789

Re: East Coast Locomotive Works

I do have drawings and possibly, castings may be available. The drawings are not the jpg's that are floating around.

Yes East Coast Locomotive was sold to Don after Ralph Lathrop passed away. Don's son doesn't seem to be interested in selling the patterns.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul
Replies: 35
Views: 1677

Re: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul

Another suggestion: If we knew your location, maybe some one would volunteer to use their dedicated train trailer to help you move your equipment.
As a note, I have been known to help move things more than 5 hours away.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proud dad moment
Replies: 9
Views: 707

Re: Proud dad moment

I wish them luck and good fortune. Excellent PLC and Automation programmers are far and few. I am at the opposite end of PLCs and automation. Building my last machine for a customer now. Allen Bradley - you can always get better but you will never pay more! Their software is its own virus. Just load...
by rrnut-2
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Please plan ahead
Replies: 24
Views: 1725

Re: Please plan ahead

The typical machine auction is 18%. Just bought a cabinet on auction and in this case 18% auctioneers fee plus sales tax.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fix my Generator
Replies: 36
Views: 1166

Re: Fix my Generator

Fortunately the small airport near me does sell to the public. I also use the canned gas for the small power tools. The 3200watt generator is diesel and I got that for a sale price that I just couldn't pass up. The story of why it sat at the dealer for 5 years is mind boggling.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cheap Tool guy got me...
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: The Cheap Tool guy got me...

I know the feeling. I bought a R8 shell mill holder from Shars, after all it was cheap. Yaa, it wouldn't fit far enough into the quill for the drawbar to
catch it. I wound up buying a holder from McMaster Carr and that one worked. I can live with the .020" wobble in the cheap face mill.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Cylinder castings
Replies: 19
Views: 1115

Re: Cylinder castings

With the setup that you made for the furnace stand, you will be fine. It isn't like you are dealing with the larger furnaces that we have. That setup looks great, by the way. Sand works really well as long as it is contained. If is not contained, you will have a slipping hazard, especially when a li...
by rrnut-2
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Cylinder castings
Replies: 19
Views: 1115

Re: Cylinder castings

Wow Harold, that doesn't look like the same furnace that Liz and I brought out to you! Nice job. Did you use non-conductive hydraulic hoses on the cylinders between the fittings on the cylinder connecting to the rest of the hydraulic system? Only needs to be 6-10" but it breaks the circle. You would...
by rrnut-2
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mogul info
Replies: 40
Views: 3721

Re: Mogul info

And here is another source of parts for a Mogul locomotive.

http://www.railroadsupply.com/catalog.cfm?pg=26

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cabin Fever Expo
Replies: 7
Views: 1452

Re: Cabin Fever Expo

My wife and I will be there at the RRSC display. I hope the weather is too bad.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 28
Views: 2657

Re: What is it?

The guide wheels on these machines were steel, 3 on the top guide and 3 on the bottom guide, all 3.5" in diameter. Guide wheel ass'y on the top were hydraulically positioned to the operators choice. The blades had teeth facing the normal way for a bandsaw.

Jim B