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by Bob D.
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stress Relieving
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: Stress Relieving

I don't think you will have a problem just turning it as is. It's already soft. Probably more chance of tweaking it heating it up. Since you need the 9/16" dia you won't be able to turn that back true. After machining you can always straighten it if needed.

Bob D.
by Bob D.
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.
Replies: 51
Views: 3149

Re: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.

I discovered that aerosol engine fogging oil seems to work quite well sprayed on stuff to keep rust at bay. It dries to a tough film. Looks like linseed oil dried out. Use it on my blacksmithing iron. Just trying to use up stuff in the spray locker.....

Bob D.
by Bob D.
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Motor question
Replies: 12
Views: 1388

Re: Electric Motor question

Leeson, Bodine, KB, all make controllers for these motors. Look on Fleabay, should be pretty reasonable.

Bob D.
by Bob D.
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Watch out for the herd of Camels-0-4-0 Camelback history
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

Re: Watch out for the herd of Camels-0-4-0 Camelback history

This is what my 1154 looked like when I purchased it from Tony Daddi's son. No idea if this was as originally built by Tony or if he morphed it later on. I stripped it down and scratch built what you see today going by photos I found. 1154 was a loco number from one of those photos. Don't know if it...
by Bob D.
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Finger Lakes Live Steamers 50th Anniversary Meet
Replies: 20
Views: 2233

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: 926

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: 17
Views: 2201

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: 2003

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: 2003

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: 777

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: 4802

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: 4786

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.