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by BClemens
Tue May 22, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 92
Views: 2904

Re: RANT THREAD?

I've found that the best way to find a lost tool is to go buy another one or yell 'thief'!
by BClemens
Mon May 21, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Two Silver Soldering Questions
Replies: 33
Views: 1254

Re: Two Silver Soldering Questions

Let me rephrase it so you can understand a bit better:

ISO tolerances and classes of fit can not be scaled. IT grades are as set out.... and you cannot scale an angle - that should be common sense.

BC
by BClemens
Sun May 20, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for Quarter Scale Donkey plans
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: Looking for Quarter Scale Donkey plans

K. Brouwers wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 5:13 am
Good day,
You might ask the person with this site. He builds Donkeys. http://www.depuffendeschoorsteen.com/
Cheers
Karel
Most excellent web site indeed! Will probably entice much interest in these machines....
BC
by BClemens
Sun May 20, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Two Silver Soldering Questions
Replies: 33
Views: 1254

Re: Two Silver Soldering Questions

for many, +/- 0.01" is considered within tolerances..remember you are building a loco not a watch. Hi, that may be correct, but I think it depends on the scale of the build. I'm currently building some 10.25" rolling stock and in one of my drawings I have specified a tolerance of ±0.15 mm (0.006")....
by BClemens
Thu May 17, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 92
Views: 2904

Re: RANT THREAD?

Harold, You must be a RAP music fan. Detesting country music may be an indication that you don't like music at all. But then, you really didn't mean that. BC Chuckle! Well, for starters, if there's anything I like less than country, it's RAP. In regards to what individuals like---it has been my exp...
by BClemens
Thu May 17, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Two Silver Soldering Questions
Replies: 33
Views: 1254

Re: Two Silver Soldering Questions

Matt, Old school.... Ordinary Bronze brazing filler rod (we always used bare rod and a can of borax brazing flux) that has 50% Cu alloyed with tin to some percentage but low a strength (50,000 psi) alloy. We used it as a cheap, general filler rod for steel and cast iron and is usually what you get w...
by BClemens
Thu May 17, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 92
Views: 2904

Re: RANT THREAD?

Another thing...why do small parts always roll UNDER things and never AWAY from them? And if you attempt to catch them as they fall they end up over then under and will always require hands and knees to find. There are many, many items in the swarf tray of my lathe that were deemed 'gone' and a dup...
by BClemens
Wed May 16, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Two Silver Soldering Questions
Replies: 33
Views: 1254

Re: Two Silver Soldering Questions

Hi - I am new here, and new to the hobby. I am building a Kozo A3. I have a decent portion of parts for the tender trucks complete (or nearly complete). Most everything except the arch bars, and silver soldering the columns. 1) I have EasyFlow 45 solder. I also have the dark (black?) flux from Supe...
by BClemens
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: What is causing my castings to be porous?
Replies: 7
Views: 706

Re: What is causing my castings to be porous?

Try some Petrobond sand mix. Works fine for bronze. You can see a fingerprint in your casting! No moisture to steam....
BC
by BClemens
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Railroad Supply American Boilers
Replies: 8
Views: 863

Re: Railroad Supply American Boilers

Marty,
May I ask why you are working from three different sets of drawings for this boiler. They appear identical.
BC
by BClemens
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Anyone else like to juggle between machines?
Replies: 22
Views: 1594

Re: Anyone else like to juggle between machines?

There is no benefit to simultaneously running multiple machine tools in a small one man shop. Using a cutoff saw while running either a lathe or mill is sort-of a no brainer but running the mill while running the lathe only adds time (almost double) to a task - that probably should take more concent...