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by Gary Armitstead
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: What size milling vise for my Lathe/ Mill?
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: What size milling vise for my Lathe/ Mill?

I'm a retired die sinker and when it came time to purchase a mill vise for my old Enco mill/drill, I bought this vise from LittleMachineShop in Pasadena, CA https://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=1879&category=1963256912 4 inch, non-swivel. Excellent quality. Keyed to fit ...
by Gary Armitstead
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: My new rail bender
Replies: 20
Views: 2086

Re: My new rail bender

Thanks Mike. I might try to increase the TPI for a little more capability to "tweak" the radius. The issue I have with the Eaton bender is that you don't have to move that arrow very much to make a BIG change in radius. :) Nice drawing, btw. I use MasterCam to do exactly the same calculations you di...
by Gary Armitstead
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: My new rail bender
Replies: 20
Views: 2086

Re: My new rail bender

Here's a modification I made to my Eaton roller. The 'yoke' over the adjustable roller makes fine adjustments easy, and holds its' setting better than just the bolt that Eaton uses. For repeat curves, you mark the pointer location on the blue tape. It wasn't my idea...I stole it from another fellow...
by Gary Armitstead
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: My new rail bender
Replies: 20
Views: 2086

Re: My new rail bender

Here's a modification I made to my Eaton roller. The 'yoke' over the adjustable roller makes fine adjustments easy, and holds its' setting better than just the bolt that Eaton uses. For repeat curves, you mark the pointer location on the blue tape. It wasn't my idea...I stole it from another fellow...
by Gary Armitstead
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: looking for Gerstner toolbox drawer
Replies: 14
Views: 1757

Re: looking for Gerstner toolbox drawer

Why not go straight to the original source for the proper drawer for your Gerstner? The Gerstner Company STILL exists. I am restoring my Dad's Gerstner. He purchased his box (new 24 inch in the early thirties to mid-thirties). All of the original hardware and I believe they will produce a drawer for...
by Gary Armitstead
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mystery bind in wheel/rod motion
Replies: 44
Views: 4879

Re: Mystery bind in wheel/rod motion

This topic is an excellent example of where the word "tolerance" (degree of accuracy) is confused with proper dimensioning. The commonly held belief that things are built with "too tight of a tolerance" is absolutely wrong. Tolerance denotes the degree of departure from a nominal dimension, meaning...
by Gary Armitstead
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lathe Compound
Replies: 17
Views: 1807

Re: Lathe Compound

There should be a Woodruff key in that assembly somewhere. It would also help to know the "brand name" of your lathe and the country of origin as far as manufacturer. You mean for the handle like I mentioned above? It's a 1998 Shoptask from China. Not sure how that helps with describing how other m...
by Gary Armitstead
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lathe Compound
Replies: 17
Views: 1807

Re: Lathe Compound

There should be a Woodruff key in that assembly somewhere.

It would also help to know the "brand name" of your lathe and the country of origin as far as manufacturer.
by Gary Armitstead
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trouble contacting Railroad Supply Company Inc.
Replies: 4
Views: 1231

Re: Trouble contacting Railroad Supply Company Inc.

I never have any issues contacting Mike IF you phone after 6pm EST.
by Gary Armitstead
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: MASTER RAILROAD BUILDER BY STEVE BOOTH ****SOLD****
Replies: 3
Views: 1362

Re: MASTER RAILROAD BUILDER BY STEVE BOOTH

Steven,
I'm not sure if my Private Messages are going through. Please email at grmstd@gmail.com. I would like to purchase this book if it is still available.

Thank you.
by Gary Armitstead
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Complete buyout. Not selling separately at this time ****SOLD****
Replies: 11
Views: 2844

Re: Complete buyout. Not selling separately at this time

John Evans wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:36 pm
Location and price sure would be nice if you really expect much of a response !!
Looks like he wants $13,500 to me.....Carthage, Missouri. Just sayin' :).