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by DianneB
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: machining should square
Replies: 14
Views: 381

Re: machining should square

I find it hard to believe that the shoulder on a turned shaft wouldn't be square - seems like it would be hard to make a shaft with an out-of-square shoulder. I'd be looking hard for something else! Using a precision square, check that the face of the step is machined perpendicular to the shaft exte...
by DianneB
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reading rotary table????
Replies: 18
Views: 517

Re: Reading rotary table????

Writing down the sequence worked the charm (for my feeble mind). I was doing a set of IBLS steam-operated cylinder drains with four #2 screws each and screwed one up yesterday with one hole slightly out of position so I had to enlarge the clear holes on that one. I made three more today (WITH my lis...
by DianneB
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reading rotary table????
Replies: 18
Views: 517

Re: Reading rotary table????

...4 revolutions of the handwheel = 4 * 4 deg/revolution = 16 deg. You meant 22 revolutions. For N holes in the bolt circle... 360/N = angular separation between holes = A A/4 = a number that looks like I.F where I = intger = full turns of the wheel, F = fraction = Fractional turns of the wheel.......
by DianneB
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reading rotary table????
Replies: 18
Views: 517

Reading rotary table????

No matter how hard I try, I always seem to screw up the angle-setting on my rotary table! :cry: It is 90 turnes of the handwheel for 360 degree rotation = 4 degrees per rotation of the handwheel The major scale on the handwheel is marked 0, 1, 2, 3 = 1 degree per indication. The minor divisions on t...
by DianneB
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pipe thread sealant?
Replies: 20
Views: 1040

Pipe thread sealant?

What do ya'll use for "pipe dope" on model size threaded steam pipes? I used to use "Master's Metallic" compound on everything from full-size steam to models and it work 100% but it is hard to find now. I have tried all kinds of thread sealing products from many different outlets and they don't work...
by DianneB
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 57
Views: 3252

Re: Women in the hobby?

Bill Shields wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:34 pm
I was talking about interest in things steam tends to run in families....
I hadn't thought of that but I think you may be right!
by DianneB
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 57
Views: 3252

Re: Women in the hobby?

Bill Shields wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:23 am
...... however some of it is genetic...
I seriously doubt that could EVER be proven! There is FAR more in common between men and women than is different, though I will concede that the effects of testosterone on the young male brain does some strange things :mrgreen:
by DianneB
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 57
Views: 3252

Re: Women in the hobby?

3% comes from a couple of sources.

I got my Steam Traction Engine license many years ago. My ticket is #113 and at that time we identified 4 female operators.

My live steam club has about 50 members and there are only 2 active operators.

In terms of builders, I am the only one locally.
by DianneB
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 57
Views: 3252

Re: Women in the hobby?

NP317 wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:41 am
.... because they have to put up with some really unpleasant men in that business
Some things never change ...... :(
by DianneB
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 57
Views: 3252

Re: Women in the hobby?

One of the most talented model builders to ever walk the planet is Cherry Hill. Her work is spectacular. Here is a link , truly inspirational! http://speedreaders.info/15592-cherrys-model-engines-story-remarkable-cherry-hill/ Jack There's a book I will HAVE to buy! Even at my age it is good to have...
by DianneB
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 57
Views: 3252

Re: Women in the hobby?

I have been told "Why yes, we have a women's auxiliary, they sew and hold bake sales and make lunch"..... One would have hoped that kind of attitude would have died out after WWII! Interesting about the EAA! In 1977 to 1980 I rebuilt a wrecked 1946 Aeronca Champ to type-certified and fling again. I...
by DianneB
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 57
Views: 3252

Re: Women in the hobby?

In all that time, I have met one female computer programmer, and have never encountered any woman who knows anything about assembly language, chip registers or any of that sort of stuff—all things that I routinely work with ,,,,, Oh I LOVED Assembly language and micro processing! I worked in that f...