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by Jawn
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Familiar with Grace Brand Picks and Hooks?
Replies: 12
Views: 868

Re: Anyone Familiar with Grace Brand Picks and Hooks?

I've had this set for a few years and have been happy with it.

https://www.amazon.com/Pratt-Read-82061 ... B001BZZ33W
by Jawn
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: OK, I've done it now, I got a welder
Replies: 10
Views: 1013

Re: OK, I've done it now, I got a welder

I prefer to wear leather shoes. Ideally without laces (such as wellington boots). Less chance of flaming feet that way.
by Jawn
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Glad-Hands
Replies: 10
Views: 1540

Re: Glad-Hands

I bought some of the Kent Bolerjack gladhands, I have not put them on a car yet but have done some testing with compressed air. A small amount of oil does help, but they seal nicely at my test pressure of 50psi and will disconnect readily if you pull on them whether pressurized or not. My intention ...
by Jawn
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Hobbyist Hardness scale
Replies: 23
Views: 2009

Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

(usually referring to cheap phillips head screws)

Made of spray painted swiss cheese.
by Jawn
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen Models raise prices
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Re: Allen Models raise prices

Sorry to hear prices are rising, but if your costs have risen you can't help but to pass it on.

Keep up the good work. I'm glad to see the improvements to the product line, especially things like the water jet frames and laser cut parts.
by Jawn
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wabash 573 Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 2955

Re: Wabash 573 Photos

Thanks for sharing! Lots of great detail photos. That thing was in pretty sad shape at that point.
by Jawn
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen Models laser cut parts now on website
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: Allen Models laser cut parts now on website

Looks good to me, I'll snag the Mogul parts as budget allows.
by Jawn
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Places or people to visit in Germany in February
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: Places or people to visit in Germany in February

If you can manage the distance, the museum in Sinsheim is well worth the trip. https://sinsheim.technik-museum.de/en/ Is isn't strictly steam, but there is a lot of steam there - and it is INDOORS, which can be important in February. If you are any type of a gearhead, it is a no-brainer... Funny, I...
by Jawn
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carbide Insert Speeds and Feeds
Replies: 9
Views: 931

Re: Carbide Insert Speeds and Feeds

https://littlemachineshop.com/mobile/speeds_feeds.php I don't claim to be an expert, but I have found that calculator handy for getting a starting point. Choosing turning alloy steel 3" diameter gives 890rpm. I use CCMT/CCGT style 21.5x in a 10" bench lathe - works well for quickly turning metal int...
by Jawn
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: getting endmills sharpened...
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: getting endmills sharpened...

I suspect if they're HSS, it would be relatively easy to use the shank portion as a round lathe tool after a bit of grinding.
by Jawn
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: miniature screwdrivers
Replies: 13
Views: 1649

Re: miniature screwdrivers

I have been happy with my Wiha screwdrivers.
by Jawn
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Train brakes for the little Mogul
Replies: 35
Views: 3767

Re: Train brakes for the little Mogul

Clippard has a bigger plastic tank as well, AVT-PP-35. This one's fairly inexpensive, has push-connect fittings built in. Rated 125psi.


As to compressors, I wonder how well an automotive air ride compressor would work? I'd expect it to be longer-lasting and quieter than a tire inflator.