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by NP317
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tesla cars
Replies: 38
Views: 2922

Re: Tesla cars

Yesterday and last night I got to ride in my Sister's new Tesla 3.
First thing she said: This is a computer that is programmed to feel like a car!
How very true. Really an impressive machine. Excellent human interface, from various sources.
~RN
by NP317
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 336
Views: 34219

Re: 12" working railroad

Lookin' good.
It would be good for longevity to use plastic ties where those parts are screwed down.
~RN
by NP317
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?
Replies: 22
Views: 1474

Re: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?

I put an Anet A6 together, but I can't get it to work. Apparently, the free software either likes your computer, or it doesn't, and debugging the problem is the end user's job. I have no idea how to make it run. Find the internet discussion board for your printer. There are sure to be solutions ava...
by NP317
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dreaming of Rachmaninov on a Train
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: Dreaming of Rachmaninov on a Train

I just tried that link and it still works. I just had to wait for the video to load.
Your load times may vary...
~RN
by NP317
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dreaming of Rachmaninov on a Train
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Dreaming of Rachmaninov on a Train

This link takes you to the most unusual music video: Classical music and steam trains. https://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2018/10/11/655917264/dreaming-of-rachmaninov-on-a-train It is superbly crafted and coordinated for a major German record label. Amazing. Hopefully the NPR.org link wil...
by NP317
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Father & Sons build project: Fitchburg Northern (2.5" scale, 7.5" gauge)
Replies: 30
Views: 2542

Re: Father & Sons build project: Fitchburg Northern (2.5" scale, 7.5" gauge)

I reamed the Oilite rod bushings on my Ten Wheeler 15 years ago.
Careful inspection under magnification showed that oil holes survived the reaming process.
Those bushings are still looking new 550 miles later.
~RN
by NP317
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Making a boiler without a lathe
Replies: 17
Views: 996

Re: Making a boiler without a lathe

Yes, you still need a siphon for the pressure gauge.
The steam temperature can damage the delicate bourdon tube inside the gauge.
~RN
by NP317
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Making a boiler without a lathe
Replies: 17
Views: 996

Re: Making a boiler without a lathe

Hydro test the boiler with the water glass in place.
You want to know it's equally strong!
I do that with both my steamers, which get annual hydro tests to 220 psi.

Get a steam-capable sealant for threaded fittings. Safer that way.
~RN
by NP317
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: BIG NEWS from Little Engines
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Re: BIG NEWS from Little Engines

Wow! That's HUGE news! I have no doubt that Jesse Banning will live up to your standards, and both of you will continue to serve the Live Steam Community. Thank you for all you have done over the years. Life requires serious thought to decide when a business or organization would benefit from the in...
by NP317
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: K-4 Detailed Boilder Jacket
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Re: K-4 Detailed Boilder Jacket

That's a LOT of work!
Looks good.
~RN
by NP317
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1881
Views: 161691

Re: Never enough time

John Hasler wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:22 am
RMinMN writes:
Without belts, how do the goats keep their pants on?

Suspenders, of course.
Thanks.
The suspense was killing me.
~RN
by NP317
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 1904

Re: metric drill set explained?

I was raised using the USA Standard measurement system. All OK with that. However... I learned the Metric system recognizing it is the World Standard, and useful to my engineering success. USA manufacturers use both systems, but increasingly metric, because they wish to sell outside our country's bo...