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by Bob D.
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Finger Lakes Live Steamers 50th Anniversary Meet
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: Finger Lakes Live Steamers 50th Anniversary Meet

A herd of Camels running together would be a lot of fun!

Bob
by Bob D.
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: FS Starrett-Lufkin-ENCO ****SOLD****
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: FS Starrett-Lufkin-ENCO

John,
I would like to buy "I" , Lufkin inside mike set.
Thanks,
Bob
by Bob D.
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Power for a hoist
Replies: 16
Views: 912

Re: Power for a hoist

I would pretty much say no way to your hoist having a 12vdc motor in it. My first thought on a burnt diode would be that is for the DC brake solenoid. If your brake is not releasing the motor isn't going to be happy. Pictures would help. I have a lot of experience with hoists from 250 lb to 10 ton. ...
by Bob D.
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for info on this 3-1/2" gauge B&M 4-4-2 Atlantic
Replies: 13
Views: 1296

Re: Looking for info on this 3-1/2" gauge B&M 4-4-2 Atlantic

Friends Atlantic, Built by Albert Rothermel of Marblehead Mass, in 1946

Bob
by Bob D.
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for info on this 3-1/2" gauge B&M 4-4-2 Atlantic
Replies: 13
Views: 1296

Re: Looking for info on this 3-1/2" gauge B&M 4-4-2 Atlantic

I know the current owner of this loco. It has run at my track a few times. What exactly do you wish to know?

Bob
by Bob D.
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Power Hacksaw blades ?
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Drilling Power Hacksaw blades ?

I would do the job with a plasma cutter in a heartbeat. Make up an 1/8" aluminum pattern representing the blade end and hole. Clamp that to your blade where you want it and pull the trigger. 30 sec a blade...... quick touch up with pneumatic abrasive disc.

Bob D.
by Bob D.
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: My new mill
Replies: 41
Views: 2965

Re: My new mill

I lag bolted 6"x6" timbers to the base of my Bridgeport to make the working height better for me. I think things are quieter with the mill off the concrete. Material storage underneath between the beams. Makes it really easy to pull the mill out of the corner. Easy to jack up and put a few pipes und...
by Bob D.
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Brazing Brass
Replies: 42
Views: 3056

Re: Brazing Brass

I would think hard silver braze would work well for this. Consider a 1/4" steel backing plate on the backside. Would need to inset the wood some it bolts to, but you wouldn't see it and would add some strength.

Bob D.
by Bob D.
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to drill and ream a large-ish hole with drill press.
Replies: 16
Views: 1598

Re: How to drill and ream a large-ish hole with drill press.

Not much problem with the hand drill. Only cutting a few thou. Can pass the reamer shank thru the D hole first than chuck it up. Use some oil. Pull the reamer back thru the hole under power and the shank keeps things aligned. I don't think you'll have an issue with the drill press either. Let the vi...
by Bob D.
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plaza Machinery current contact
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: Plaza Machinery current contact

John, If you find anything out be sure to pass it on. I had a few more "wants" that I didn't get my last visit a few months before the end. The buildings were just packed with stuff. I think Joe was the only one who knew what was there and where. His son will have a job figuring out the inventory......
by Bob D.
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plaza Machinery current contact
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: Plaza Machinery current contact

Plaza Machine is no more. Joe passed away. No idea what happened to all of the equipment and there was a lot of it.
Really enjoyed visiting with Joe. He was a wealth of info.

Bob
by Bob D.
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keyways
Replies: 15
Views: 2301

Re: Keyways

I just made my own bushing to fit the broach I had. Was easy since I had a stub piece of the axle. Add shims behind the cutter until the proper depth is achieved. I went with the 3/16" as I had the tooling and met my load requirements. This is broaching the dual drive sprocket hub. The gnarly Spacel...