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by RONALD
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Kit Iron Castings
Replies: 16
Views: 819

Re: Kit Iron Castings

Speaking of "Tilting at Windmills", I tried to do my own Ductile Iron at the school were I taught. They had an old Rotary Arc Furnace, but no way to accurately measure temperature, it was done by watching the Watt-Hour Meter, and calculating for the weight of Pig Iron at what input energy it should ...
by RONALD
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder Borning
Replies: 20
Views: 1059

Re: Cylinder Borning

Here I am in 1971 using a relatively new (1968) Bridgeport and a Bridgeport Boring Head to bore all four cylinders of a cast iron casting purchased from Little Engines for their 0-6-0. A DRO would have helped in locating each center, but there was no such thing in 1971, that I knew of; had to just c...
by RONALD
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1” scale rivets
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: 1” scale rivets

by RONALD
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Electronic Leadscrew
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Electronic Leadscrew

Here is a post that was put on the new Harrison Group that migrated from the ye olde Yahoo site that will die in a few weeks. I ran it by Harold to see what he thought before I posted, and it is below. My Harrison VS330TR has almost every kinda thread imaginable on it already, I would not need such ...
by RONALD
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: shipping engines
Replies: 14
Views: 1346

Re: shipping engines

Here is an example of how not to ship. This came from Steam Age USA. Luckily, it was all heavy steel and there was no damage, but it came within inches off falling off its skid. That is the way I picked it up, it was insured, but I do not believe there was any information pasted on that boiler. DSCN...
by RONALD
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Do wheels have to be cast iron?
Replies: 15
Views: 1246

Re: Do wheels have to be cast iron?

When I did my wheel castings, in Lost Foam and from match plates, there were a few iron foundries still around. A steel foundry would have been out of the question for lots of technical reasons, tho I could have tried. Anyway as it turned out, I got those wheels poured for free because I had done th...
by RONALD
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Don Angerhofer - A Wonderful Life!
Replies: 0
Views: 567

Don Angerhofer - A Wonderful Life!

Here is an email I sent to many, it should be of interest to those of us that appreciate the life of such a man: I’m sorry to report the death of Don Angerhofer on 11 November 2019, at 90. Don was a founding (1948) member of the Illinois Tech Model Railroad Club; number one in seniority. Don was al...
by RONALD
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: THE END!
Replies: 9
Views: 1404

Re: THE END!

One of the guys on Yahoo Brown & Sharpe said he would attempt to bring all the B&S stuff now on Yahoo over to Groups.io, so I gave him the permission to try. I have three mills and one surface grinder, and a large collection of B&S printed materials, I really do not need that information for my use....
by RONALD
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Lost pla ceramic shell cast iron
Replies: 4
Views: 2797

Re: Lost pla ceramic shell cast iron

I have done some ceramic shell, but they are all fairly large castings, were done in Lost Foam, and top gated. They were burned out in an oven for ceramics. The side rods came out ok in C99700, I gave up on iron several decades ago. The real size bell hanger is yet to be poured in A319, just haven't...
by RONALD
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: THE END!
Replies: 9
Views: 1404

Re: THE END!

Google way back around 2003 also had Groups.

I posted the on their "Old Machinery" site the work of restoring my B&S #2 Mill.

A few years later, Google abandoned all the sites: POOF!
by RONALD
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: THE END!
Replies: 9
Views: 1404

THE END!

Looks like Yahoo is pulling the plug on all their groups. Apparently the Brown & Sharpe Group, which I'm a half owner, with all its reams of information will be a wisp of smoke! Again this demonstrates the ephemeral nature of the Internet, Websites, and the so called Cloud! I have no intention of do...
by RONALD
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Colchester Lathes.
Replies: 11
Views: 2889

Re: Colchester Lathes.

Here is the printed info from when I bought my Harrison VS330TR in 1994. It was one of the last ones, because they took too much time in production, and they were moving on to the Alpha series of computer controlled lathes. My lathe may have been built on the same line shown in the video, by then, 1...