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by NP317
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Capabilities of a 12" lathe
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Capabilities of a 12" lathe

I would recommend a larger lathe to true the ends of your 11.5" diameter riser. Here's why: I used my 12" Atlas lathe to turn the ends of the 8.5" diameter smokebox for my Mikado. I had to fabricate a spider to hold the tube between centers, using the 4-jaw chuck expanded outward to hold the headsto...
by NP317
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baldwin Narrow Gauge 4-4-0
Replies: 18
Views: 2865

Re: Baldwin Narrow Gauge 4-4-0

Two weekends ago I had a good in-person visit with the manager of the California State RR Museum. We were riding behind the freshly restore (14-year project) SKOOKUM, the surviving 1909 Baldwin 2-4-4-2 Mallet. An Awesome weekend. It was a testing and troubleshooting weekend. Back to the subject: The...
by NP317
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop Build (help appreciated!)
Replies: 36
Views: 659

Re: Shop Build (help appreciated!)

My 26' x 52' garage shop has unsupported center engineered 26' spans, of double 2" x 8" beams, with bottom 2" x 8" horizontal beams on the bottom. Roof snow load is calculated to be 70 lbs/ft. Recent winters have verified this engineering value! I have a steel I-beam supporting a 1000 lb electric li...
by NP317
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home made collet rack
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Home made collet rack

Drape a cover over them.
~RussN
by NP317
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3-3/4" Scale Sunbeam Headlamp
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: 3-3/4" Scale Sunbeam Headlamp

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
~RN
by NP317
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge
Replies: 139
Views: 47677

Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Such beautiful work!
~RN
by NP317
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Just add WARMTH!
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Just add WARMTH!

Operator Error is when my young colleague tries to relight the oil fire off the hot bricks of a 70-ton 2-8-2,
and blows himself into the tender tank, removing all the hair from his face!
He was rather sore for a week, but didn't break any bones.
~RN
by NP317
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Annoying Movie Welding
Replies: 44
Views: 6488

Re: Annoying Movie Welding

And then there's that Star Trek invention of transparent aluminum.

Oh Wait!! That's a real product now!
~RN
by NP317
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Angle Grinder Rant
Replies: 40
Views: 673

Re: Angle Grinder Rant

Meh.
Patriotism is over rated, and often leads to questionable results.
Global thinking is better for the human race...and electrical outlets.
~RN
by NP317
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Annoying Movie Welding
Replies: 44
Views: 6488

Re: Annoying Movie Welding

Sci-Fi.
~RN
by NP317
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Petroleum Jelly (aka Vaseline) shelf life
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: Petroleum Jelly (aka Vaseline) shelf life

tornitore45 wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:12 pm
[snip]I do not know whether to blame my fingers or my brain.
This is what happens when you eat that stuff!
~RN