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by SteveM
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NJ/NYC/LI Machinery Movers
Replies: 17
Views: 582

Re: NJ/NYC/LI Machinery Movers

Our own Jim Rozen has an excellent bit of advice:

"Hiring a professional will cost you less than the emergency room visit".

Steve
by SteveM
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NJ/NYC/LI Machinery Movers
Replies: 17
Views: 582

Re: NJ/NYC/LI Machinery Movers

40 years ago, my dad was offered a large safe for free. The safe weighed 2,000 lbs and the deal was he had to move it. Luckily, he had a friend that had a crane, and he loaned my dad the crane and the operator as long as he paid the hourly rate for the operator. They went to the shop where the safe ...
by SteveM
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder
Replies: 24
Views: 3062

Re: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder

For other drills, particularly large, long, reduced shank and carbide, I use plastic compartmented boxes from Harbor Freight. https://www.harborfreight.com/24-divider-storage-container-94458.html 94458_W3.jpg I just keep my 20% off and free flashlight/tape measure/whatever coupons in the car at all ...
by SteveM
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NJ/NYC/LI Machinery Movers
Replies: 17
Views: 582

Re: NJ/NYC/LI Machinery Movers

A local shop owner recommended Pedowitz and also Mims.

https://pedowitz.com
http://mimsriggers.com

Steve
by SteveM
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NJ/NYC/LI Machinery Movers
Replies: 17
Views: 582

Re: NJ/NYC/LI Machinery Movers

Most of the auctions I go to around here, the machinery mover is Pedowitz. I've never used them because everything I've bought could be hand carried, but I did ask them about moving a South Bend heavy 10 and thought the price was reasonable. They can move ANYTHING. One auction had a Pratt & Whitney ...
by SteveM
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internal tapered bore
Replies: 18
Views: 452

Re: Internal tapered bore

The tip of the bullet is pretty round. Maybe instead of a center for the bullet end, chuck up a piece of material and drill it with a ball-nosed end mill big enough to let the tip bottom out in the indentation. You're not putting any force on it, just spinning it by hand with an indicator on it. For...
by SteveM
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder
Replies: 24
Views: 3062

Re: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder

Here's the drill cabinet. DrillCabinet.jpg This is a Huot Master Dispenser Cabinet. It was originally a metric cabinet, model 13180. Got it cheap at an auction because nobody wanted metric. Turns out that the bottom drawer was filled with packages of fractional and number stub drills. I got a divide...
by SteveM
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internal tapered bore
Replies: 18
Views: 452

Re: Internal tapered bore

My dad made a reamer for an oddball cartridge (he was using it to make a resizing die). If you make a reamer, you can measure it to make sure that it matches the cartridge before you ever take it to the breech block. Don't remember what the cartridge was, but he called it "a cannon shell necked down...
by SteveM
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3.5 inch gauge Hudson
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: 3.5 inch gauge Hudson

FKreider wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:50 am
Looks freelance to me, also- boiler built out of brass? That's no good.
I first thought that might have been a jacket, but it looks like it's the boiler material.

The mud ring looks like it's a rolled over edge with a wire in it.

Steve
by SteveM
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: 3AT collets for trade
Replies: 0
Views: 103

3AT collets for trade

For now, I am looking at trades only. Sorting thru the 200-300 collets I have, I have spares of 3AT collets (note: these are NOT the same as 3C and are NOT interchangeable, no matter what anyone tells you, unless you actually have the 3AT collet sleeve). I have the following extras: 1/8 3/16 5/16 (2...
by SteveM
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Tender at auction
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: Tender at auction

LVRR2095 wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:57 am
It looks like somebody bought a part finished locomotive and finished it without any mechanical skills.
My dad once described a model locomotive as "built by a watchmaker and finished by a butcher".

Steve
by SteveM
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3.5 inch gauge Hudson
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: 3.5 inch gauge Hudson

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