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by rrnut-2
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad supply switch Engine
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: Railroad supply switch Engine

A brand new ready run unit is $3350, but the new ones are electric.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cab: Wood or metal?
Replies: 23
Views: 1170

Re: Cab: Wood or metal?

The cab on my American was wood. The biggest problem that I had with was people trying to "help" when I was moving it. Everybody would grab the cab to do any moving of the loco. Never mind that I would tell everybody not involved with ownership DO NOT HELP ME! Liz, my wife, would say the same thing ...
by rrnut-2
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Centroid CNC Acorn
Replies: 11
Views: 432

Re: Centroid CNC Acorn

"I have to reprogram the drive and add a braking resistor. Right now it takes 5 seconds to accelerate and decelerate, In order to do rigid tapping I'll have to get it down to something like .5 seconds or less. Anyone have any experience in that area? Thoughts..." As long as your VFD for the spindle ...
by rrnut-2
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LITTLE ENGINES
Replies: 77
Views: 7239

Re: LITTLE ENGINES

Ok, with everything that has been said, here is a what if.

One of the suppliers has gone out of business, and I can't locate the heirs/or get permission to make the parts available to the hobby again.
Do the same rules apply? What is every bodies thoughts?

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Solidworks question
Replies: 13
Views: 799

Re: Solidworks question

I don't know about 2007, but from 2012 to now, the setting is under "options". Use the left tab, the "Document Properties" tab will only effect
that drawing.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lots of questions on 7 1/2" gauge railroad
Replies: 35
Views: 2422

Re: Lots of questions on 7 1/2" gauge railroad

Railroad Supply Corporation published and sold a book that answers lots of your questions. I do not know if they still sell it or if someone else is, but I'd try to find a copy. Yes, Mike still sells it. Call him after 6pm in the evening. That book has a lot of usefull information. Phone number is ...
by rrnut-2
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LE American & cross-head pumps?
Replies: 15
Views: 1000

Re: LE American & cross-head pumps?

The cross head pumps on my LE American did not keep up with the water usage and we used the injector and the hand pump to make up the difference. If the rams are increased in size, then the "jerkiness" of the locomotive becomes more pronounced. In the end, I left everything alone and my wife and I r...
by rrnut-2
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe DRO recommendation
Replies: 14
Views: 1169

Re: Lathe DRO recommendation

I would recommend DRO PROS as well. The magnetic scales are easy to cut for a specific application. I have done a large Bullard line boring mill
and my 13" lathe from the left over parts. At the time, we had to buy 2 units to do the Bullard. The guys there were very helpful.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: CPR G5C Class 1246 Pacific
Replies: 32
Views: 3284

Re: CPR G5C Class 1246 Pacific

Gotta see the country and people somehow.
by rrnut-2
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: CPR G5C Class 1246 Pacific
Replies: 32
Views: 3284

Re: CPR G5C Class 1246 Pacific

I would say come on down, but it is a 3 hour drive to my place from Cabot. On the other hand, if you don't mind the drive, give me a shout, just to make that we are here.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: PYLE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL FITTINGS
Replies: 12
Views: 1175

Re: PYLE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL FITTINGS

Dave,
2nd picture down, prices please?

My bad! I see.them. :oops:

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Trailer Hitch Weight Ratings
Replies: 14
Views: 1297

Re: Trailer Hitch Weight Ratings

Mirrors should flip outwards, counterclock wise, then they are big enough.

Jim B