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by NP317
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: liability Insurance
Replies: 65
Views: 3809

Re: liability Insurance

Glenn:
A good plan.
~RN
by NP317
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: liability Insurance
Replies: 65
Views: 3809

Re: liability Insurance

Glenn: To continue your thoughts on alignment with existing Live Steam clubs/operations, it might be helpful to point out to prospective insurance providers the recent change in Washington State Hobby Boiler inspection requirements. Basically, Washington State asked to de-regulate the hobby boiler i...
by NP317
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Advice on the heavy mikado
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Re: Advice on the heavy mikado

After browsing the build thread and seeing how people have built other mikados I have hope and given the advice from this group I think its possible given there are many suppliers of castings for this project. Casting from different suppliers might not be compatible, due to years of separate develo...
by NP317
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Milling a helix
Replies: 50
Views: 1162

Re: Milling a helix

Using a roughing cutter for that first set of cuts?
Might make the process go faster and easier.
~RN
by NP317
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)
Replies: 158
Views: 27303

Re: My N&W class A 1239 (gauge 5", 1 in 10 scale)

A remarkable achievement!
~RN
by NP317
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Self-ejecting chuck keys Y/N
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Re: Self-ejecting chuck keys Y/N

When I managed the Univ. of Washington Seattle ME student Shop, I set up a row of 6 new Clausing-Metosa 14-40 lathes. Nice machines.
And they ALL had chuck keys with ejection springs attached.
My student learned to use them and most did not know they could be different.
No thrown chuck keys.
~RN
by NP317
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Steady Small Parts on Workbench?
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: How to Steady Small Parts on Workbench?

SteveHGraham wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:32 am
How much for the cat?
Sorry Steve. He's priceless.
'May be evil sometimes, too.
~RN
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by NP317
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: First Train on the F&CC
Replies: 15
Views: 1189

Re: First Train on the F&CC

backyardrails wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:08 am
Hi Marty
Where did you purchase the plastic wood? Is it available as 2" x 2"?
Thanks
Bernie
http://www.eprailsystem.com/projects/products/

And there are regional dealers for their products.
For example, I believe Allen Models supplies much of the Western US.
I could be mistaken...
~RN
by NP317
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Steady Small Parts on Workbench?
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: How to Steady Small Parts on Workbench?

Panavice or equivalent is good,
For soldering I have a small device with two flexible arms about 6" long attached to a magnetic base, with alligator clips on the end. Perfect for soldering wires together.
For most other smallish items, I have a cat. He lies on them.
~RN
by NP317
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Self-ejecting chuck keys Y/N
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Re: Self-ejecting chuck keys Y/N

I have found the sprung self-ejecting chuck keys to be difficult to use.
Not to mention when they pop out of the chuck and ding the lathe ways by the chuck!

I don't use them. I simply NEVER leave keys in the chuck.
And I've never been hit by one.
~RN
by NP317
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vertical band saw workholding question
Replies: 18
Views: 407

Re: Vertical band saw workholding question

SteveHGraham wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:23 am
At least when it comes to wood, blade wandering is caused by poor setup.
[snip]
So true.
~RN
by NP317
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Inexpensive DRO
Replies: 17
Views: 1980

Re: Inexpensive DRO

Thank you NP317. The pictures are a great help as it gives me an idea of what's involved in the installation. I have a question: If the gibs are either too tight or too loose, does that affect the DRO reading? I'm thinking side-to-side movement of either the saddle or the bed. The loose gibs could ...