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by Kimball McGinley
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Big machine tools that will blow your brains out
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Re: Big machine tools that will blow your brains out

Boeing had a milling machine with a travel of around 100 feet or so; I saw it about 30 years ago. Yes, the machinist rode the carriage. They milled down the interior of the aluminum wing skins to reduce the thickness for weight savings. They were left full thickness where they mated to the ribs and ...
by Kimball McGinley
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little engines 1" line of engines
Replies: 33
Views: 3179

Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

Can anybody elaborate on why this guy would buy the line and then scuttle it? Sounds like what happened to "Iron Pony" -> "Riding Railkits" too.
by Kimball McGinley
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale
Replies: 81
Views: 13423

Re: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale

Brilliant idea to make the tabs go only one way; no way to fit it backwards! I teach this concept to the new engineers at work. It springs from a Japanese concept they call " Poke-Yoke". This meant "idiot proof" until they toned it down to mean "fool-proof"!
by Kimball McGinley
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?
Replies: 17
Views: 1310

Re: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?

The Brits drink warm beer because they have Lucas refrigerators!
by Kimball McGinley
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?
Replies: 17
Views: 1310

Re: 3/16-32 Tri Cocks?

The reason heated vinegar worked so much better can be attributed to van’t Hoff’s rule, which states that the rate of any chemical reaction generally doubles for every 10°C rise in temperature. Same reason Jack B. recently suggested keeping your pickling solution in an old crock hot.
by Kimball McGinley
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: JC 22 Oz. Injector (Coles)
Replies: 1
Views: 1094

Re: JC 22 Oz. Injector (Coles)

Any takers at $70????
by Kimball McGinley
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What Engine Is This
Replies: 21
Views: 2855

Re: What Engine Is This

Maybe if they were dropped down onto the pilot, the length increase was a problem?
by Kimball McGinley
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive Steam Chest Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1409

Re: Locomotive Steam Chest Question

Good tip Ken!
by Kimball McGinley
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive Steam Chest Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1409

Re: Locomotive Steam Chest Question

Seems like a bit of a bother; studs or running in a couple shorter screws would do as well or be better, it seems?
by Kimball McGinley
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: JC 22 Oz. Injector (Coles)
Replies: 1
Views: 1094

JC 22 Oz. Injector (Coles)

I have determined that I will not need this brand-new unused JC 22 Oz. Injector. I bought it new from Coles Power Models many moons ago. It has never been connected, tested, or even seen water, so I cannot guarantee anything. 5/32" steam in, 3/16" water in, 3/16" to boiler, 7/32- 40 overflow $90 del...
by Kimball McGinley
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: "A prototype for everything" Funny.
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Re: "A prototype for everything" Funny.

Maybe an Oil Burner? How do you adjust the Wick?
by Kimball McGinley
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: New detail parts to be released shortly: 1 3/4" scale + more
Replies: 5
Views: 1417

Re: New detail parts to be released shortly: 1 3/4" scale + more

Sorry: I was familiar with the terms 3/4", 1", 1-1/2" and 2-1/2" (with = 12" unsaid) =, but had not heard of 1-3/4".