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by rrnut-2
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cheap Tool guy got me...
Replies: 6
Views: 329

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: 425

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: 425

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: 3432

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: 1298

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: 2560

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
by rrnut-2
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 28
Views: 2560

Re: What is it?

Our saws had rubber tires. The rubber was vulcanized onto a steel band. We cut the old one off and clamped, hammered and swore at putting the new tires on, I know that because I changed a few of them and it took 2 people to do the job. These tires were 5ft in diameter. They are still using these saw...
by rrnut-2
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1-1/2" Scale Oil Fire Door
Replies: 4
Views: 2220

Re: 1-1/2" Scale Oil Fire Door

Money sent.
by rrnut-2
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Marker light lenses- availability and sizes?
Replies: 11
Views: 1689

Re: Marker light lenses- availability and sizes?

RRSC has them and does sell them separately.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 28
Views: 2560

Re: What is it?

We had some big Tannewitz bandsaws (25hp drive motors) that did friction cutting. Scary machines, I wouldn't use them. One of the few machines that you could get hurt on by doing nothing wrong.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 1-1/2" Scale Oil Fire Door
Replies: 4
Views: 2220

Re: 1-1/2" Scale Oil Fire Door

PM sent.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric motor capacitors
Replies: 18
Views: 1439

Re: Electric motor capacitors

More than likely the capacitor is bad. If you can't find one, I can get one for you. We used those Rotron blowers in the foundry for liquidizing the sand beds. They will put out a lot of air. The ones that we had though were 3 phase. And yes, they are proud of them!

Jim B