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by Builder01
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: mikado
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: mikado

No, a photo of when it's in steam!! (What you have done looks great).

David
by Builder01
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: mikado
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: mikado

Looking forward to photos!!

David
by Builder01
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator
Replies: 20
Views: 328

Re: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator

johnfreese wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:33 pm
There were 3 eBay links posted. The first two were attachments that fit the back plunger indicator only.
Yes, I have discovered that fact. Also, I found that Brown & Sharpe makes an attachment that fits 3/8" dial indicators. Those are pretty nice.

David
by Builder01
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator
Replies: 20
Views: 328

Re: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator

Thanks anyway Bill.

Yes, I'm sure there would be taxes and customs for shipping to Portugal, but, not from Connecticut to Pennsylvania. All of the Ebay listings are from the U.S. I live in the U.S., no problem for me. Shipping to Portugal is not relevant for me.

David
by Builder01
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator
Replies: 20
Views: 328

Re: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator

I looked some more, and it does look like the #670 Starrett series is a clamp on type for a standard indicator. The one I have found so far is pretty expensive. Still looking.

Bill, do you have any of the 670 type, I would be interested.

David
by Builder01
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator
Replies: 20
Views: 328

Re: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator

I believe the Starrett designs will only work with a Starrett button type indicator. I will have to measure the diameter on my indicator plunger end, but I think with that type of indicator, the diameter is pretty standard as the attachment will fit on all of my indicators. On the Ebay listing, the ...
by Builder01
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator
Replies: 20
Views: 328

Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator

I'm not really sure if that's what you call it, or, what it is called. I am looking to get another one of these handy items that is used with a dial indicator. What is this called and where can I get another? I have searched Ebay with no results. DSCN1878 - reduced.jpg DSCN1879 - reduced.jpg Thanks!...
by Builder01
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little engines 1" line of engines
Replies: 20
Views: 1128

Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

When I was deciding what to build, I had to turn to England for castings and drawings for 1" scale. There is just about nothing available in the U.S. if someone wants to build a 1" scale steam locomotive. There are dozens to choose from out of the British catalogs, and the castings and drawings are ...
by Builder01
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 47
Views: 1305

Re: Women in the hobby?

[/quote] Someone who is trained to work only in the CNC environment is an operator, not a machinist. He or she is at nowhere near the skill level of one who has been formally trained on manual machine tools and can directly translate what is on an engineering drawing to a tangible part of the correc...
by Builder01
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Check Valve Manufacturer?
Replies: 21
Views: 1286

Re: Boiler Check Valve Manufacturer?

cp4449 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:33 pm
While we are at it, does anybody know where I can get a boiler check valve for a 1" scale locomotive?
Do you need a drawing? They are not difficult to make.

David
by Builder01
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: In search of tender wheel castings
Replies: 6
Views: 783

Re: In search of tender wheel castings

Or, if you like cast iron, McMaster sells nice cast iron billet. You would need a band saw to slice it up first. Would be easier machining than steel. Per wheel, if it is sliced into discs, it's not that expensive.

David
by Builder01
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Silver solder flux
Replies: 16
Views: 1274

Re: Silver solder flux

I use citric acid as a pickle bath. It never fails to remove all traces of flux. Then scrub with Scotch-Brite or a brass brush.

David