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by NP317
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Jet 1236PS switch issues
Replies: 13
Views: 181

Re: Jet 1236PS switch issues

A search of this discussion board will likely reveal the info you seek on variable frequency drives.
RussN
by NP317
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Video of run of F7 (MDM Kit) at PNLS
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Video of run of F7 (MDM Kit) at PNLS

Yes Very nice! F units remain one of my favorite dismals.
I hope to share track with you and yours sometime.
RussN
by NP317
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest

Same here: Wishing you a good recovery.
Never fun to be of ill health.
RussN
by NP317
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Mill tooling
Replies: 16
Views: 413

Re: Mill tooling

Your mill is gravitationally challenged! Fine for equatorial regions.
And I'm sure others can see the photos the correct side up...
RussN
by NP317
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Which fuel for this burner?
Replies: 9
Views: 699

Re: Which fuel for this burner?

JB: Thanks for making sure I knew of the equivalence of kerosene and jet fuel. Greg:, Yes, that boat is a beautiful piece of mobile furniture. Cold molded laminated mahogany. It belongs in my living room... It started life as a Thistle sailboat: light weight, planing hull, and FAST. 15 knots under s...
by NP317
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Which fuel for this burner?
Replies: 9
Views: 699

Re: Which fuel for this burner?

OK, Greg. If you insist. It's a mid-1960s-built Blackstaffe/Wood steeple compound, and Blackstaffe mini 3-drum boiler. Rated 2 HP, but it's steam... First pic: Completed rebuild; Flywheel done 1 small.jpg 2nd pic: Waiting to test; StT Jess.JPG 3rd pic: The burner assembly with the Eccentric Engineer...
by NP317
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Which fuel for this burner?
Replies: 9
Views: 699

Re: Which fuel for this burner?

Thanks all for your input. I will start with diesel oil, and possibly change to cleaner kerosene if it seems appropriate. This burner is going in my freshly restored steam launch, which was originally a kerosene burner. Unfortunately the original burner got tossed along with most new plumbing by a "...
by NP317
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Which fuel for this burner?
Replies: 9
Views: 699

Which fuel for this burner?

I purchased perhaps the last available steam atomized oil burner from Eccentric Engineer. Question: Which oil is it designed for? Kerosene, diesel, No. 2 stove oil, other? All? I am planning to use it with Diesel fuel, if OK. I have a PM in for Anthony of EE, but he's busy moving and I don't expect ...
by NP317
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New lathe with questions
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: New lathe with questions

Lots like something Harold V. would do!
Nice.
RussN
by NP317
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest

LOL !! :lol:
Naw. My shop is too new to have all that crap under any bench.

But Glenn's challenge is a great way to survive stressful times.
Creativity in many forms. I'll be watching.
Thanks, Glenn.
RussN
by NP317
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: 2020 Steampunk Quarantine Handcart Contest

Let's build this one:
Steam Loco.jpg
Or not...
RussN
by NP317
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 75
Views: 45197

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

Thanks, Harold. High praise from you. It is not a totally scale construction. I am going for functionality and stand-off scale. Only a tiny few people will ever recognize that. Otherwise I would use rivets half the size, and at least three time as many. Not to mention all the tiny busted drills that...