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by LIALLEGHENY
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: THE END!
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: THE END!

Maybe all this information should be etched into unobtainium.
by LIALLEGHENY
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 234
Views: 51139

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

What kind of lifting apparatus do you have to get the eccentrics up on the bench? Don't want to get a hernia.

Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: THE END!
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: THE END!

And I thought this post was going to be about Montauk NY!

Thus the problem with the internet, and any electronic device for that matter. Eventually it goes poof and you loose everything. Unfortunately most people nowadays don't know what paper backup is....go figure.

Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?
Replies: 33
Views: 879

Re: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?

Mr Ron, It doesn't take that long to level a lathe or mill, nor does it really matter how long if the cost is factored into the job. There is also a lot of work out there that doesn't need to be held to thousands or tenths for that matter, especially in many of the industries I deal with. Sometimes ...
by LIALLEGHENY
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?
Replies: 33
Views: 879

Re: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?

Own a forklift? I couldn't tell you how many times over the years I have moved machines around the shop. Sometimes you need to bring the machine to the work. I do a lot of architectural/ornamental work, many times the bars/tube is 10 feet or longer, requiring miters to be milled on the ends, lap joi...
by LIALLEGHENY
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plasma cutter options
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Re: Plasma cutter options

A good friend of mine who had 40 years in the welding industry, before he went to work as a salesperson, specifically told me to buy a Hypertherm plasma cutter. He explained that they were the leader in the industry that all others were trying to copy. They held the majority of the patents . I respe...
by LIALLEGHENY
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Wrapping Split Bolts: Rocket Science?
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Re: Wrapping Split Bolts: Rocket Science?

Yes your power requirements will depend on what you plan to do, and what equipment you are going to run. I have a commercial shop with 225 amps, 220v service, 3 phased. I run 2 large CNC mills , a CNC lathe, air compressor and host of manual machines. I can run these all at the same time EXCEPT when...
by LIALLEGHENY
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 234
Views: 51139

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

Jack,
I think what I like most is the scale saw horses to go with the rods. What type of material are the rods made from? stainless? if not, how are you going to protect the finish?
I look forward to your updates, your work is outstanding!

Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New Puget Sound Live Steam Club
Replies: 13
Views: 938

Re: New Puget Sound Live Steam Club

Glenn,

If you were 2900 miles closer I would be all in.

Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Gauging interest in 3” or 3.75” scale DRGW 16” diameter Hand Brake Wheel castings
Replies: 22
Views: 1800

Re: Gauging interest in 3” or 3.75” scale DRGW 16” diameter Hand Brake Wheel castings

IBLS wheel standards , 12" gauge/3" scale -- tread width 1-1/4" minimum
15" gauge --3" scale---tread width 1-1/2" minimum
7.25/7.5 ---3/4" minimum
Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Gauging interest in 3” or 3.75” scale DRGW 16” diameter Hand Brake Wheel castings
Replies: 22
Views: 1800

Re: Gauging interest in 3” or 3.75” scale DRGW 16” diameter Hand Brake Wheel castings

On my 3" scale Berkshire the tires/wheels are 1-1/2" wide. Including the counterweights, the drivers range from 2-3/8" tp 2-7/8" wide. I believe the 3" Hudson drawings show tires being 1-3/4" but I'll have to confirm that.

Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: A wish list for large scale castings
Replies: 40
Views: 3816

Re: A wish list for large scale castings

Glenn, Send over any drawings , with dimensions, and I'll take a look . How thick are the wheels? I am thinking about picking up a partial sheet of 2-1/2" A36, which will be way more than I need which is why I ask . I'm using it for my wheel centers, and will use 4140 HT for the rings. There is a Eb...