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by BClemens
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ed Perry
Replies: 9
Views: 937

Re: Ed Perry

Any socialist country can afford a copper firebox; and a total copper boiler for that matter - why be cheap when spending other peoples money? The choice for steel for the outside shell is great though - there must have been an engineer involved somewhere in the craft.
by BClemens
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: The Green Goddess is for sale ****SOLD****
Replies: 12
Views: 4312

Re: The Green Goddess is for sale

Gee thanks Marty, you caught me goofing off at the camera. Sandy scolded me for doing it and now it's published!
Anyhow, everyone here is very impressed with 'your' engine - The Green Goddess. We will take great care of her for you.
Bill
by BClemens
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Live Steam CNC Defender
Replies: 17
Views: 2121

Re: Live Steam CNC Defender

I don't see how a present day machine shop cannot get along without both CNC and 'manual' machines. Although CNC machines can be used as a manual machine but certainly not vise-versa. The versatility of a CNC lathe is 10fold over a manual one basically because of the ability to make minute adjustmen...
by BClemens
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle advice?
Replies: 42
Views: 6580

Re: Whistle advice?

Since the volume of the chamber lowers the tone and length lowers the note (maybe someone has tried this..), what would happen if a four chime was reduced to a two chime. So each half is one note and a web is taken partially to the end of the barrel so that the single chamber is one long one ending ...
by BClemens
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Foundry Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1584

Re: Foundry Question

'OK Foundry' in Richmond, VA. https://okfoundry.com/

Had some loco cylinders cast there a long time ago. They were 1" scale 0-6-0 cylinders cast without coring the bore. Even so, they machined like Meehanite they were so pure - no holes and no hard spots. They do excellent work.

BC
by BClemens
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A VISIT TO HORSESHOE CURVE
Replies: 4
Views: 1134

Re: A VISIT TO HORSESHOE CURVE

That engineer knows Dave - he blew the horn - "Hay Dave" Didn't you notice the nice lady in the green blouse tried and tried to get you to notice her....come on Dave! She wanted to take you home. This is great! Makes me happy to see commerce keeping the rails alive. Now we need to increase US made p...
by BClemens
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric wheelchair motors
Replies: 37
Views: 3985

Re: Electric wheelchair motors

Glenn, Yes; in answer to your question. Wheelchair motors and their gearboxes are quite sophisticated and a very commercially reliable product. There are many aftermarket speed controls for them too. I built a 'segway clone' a while back and used two wheelchair motors that were geared down again (vi...
by BClemens
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TODAYS PRODUCTION
Replies: 15
Views: 1964

Re: TODAYS PRODUCTION

Alright Dave - we're gonna check out some cooking videos. While we are totally off topic - remember the 'snuggles' hot dog buns? I've made a pan for eight of the authentic bun shape - the beauty is you can make rye or pumpernickel hot dog buns or whatever.... I'm in charge of baking at my house. OK ...
by BClemens
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 14 ga. Steel Material cutting
Replies: 11
Views: 1302

Re: 14 ga. Steel Material cutting

The shears also waste a piece (curl) of metal the width of the blade for the entire cut. I didn't measure its width but it seems like about a quarter inch wide. I hate to throw things away much less waste them. The shears are also not easy to run along a guide for a straight cut. ----bad suggestion....
by BClemens
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TODAYS PRODUCTION
Replies: 15
Views: 1964

Re: TODAYS PRODUCTION

Dave, You're not in New Jersey are you - thought you moved to PA...?

I'll tell you what is an interesting topic...how you do all the stuff you do. Do you stop to eat or sleep? And this production work...whew!

BC
by BClemens
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The Drill Press Whirlygig
Replies: 18
Views: 2262

Re: The Drill Press Whirlygig

John Hasler wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:39 am
BClemens writes:
So when you get in a 'jam' and the job is whirling around...

...you failed to secure it.
That's a common mistake many people make - as the OP writes (great story BTW!). So the foot switch is not just for the 'expert' on the drill press....

BC
by BClemens
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TODAYS PRODUCTION
Replies: 15
Views: 1964

Re: TODAYS PRODUCTION

Not to be sorry Dave - it's all in fun. I fully agree with you. Just pulling your choke.
BC