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by SteveR
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Could I get help picking a set of reamers?
Replies: 25
Views: 1385

Re: Could I get help picking a set of reamers?

This thread got me thinking I would try to collect some data on just how bad or good reamers are. What I found out is that measuring is another skill I need to work on. Nevertheless, I thought I would post what I have and get some feedback. Two sets of reamed bores were measured with a Starrett tele...
by SteveR
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The IBLS URL has expired and UNAVAILABLE
Replies: 16
Views: 1769

Re: The IBLS URL has expired and UNAVAILABLE

Is it possible to have Chaski host a mirror of the IBLS site and vice-versa? Then all would not be lost in a worst case scenario.
Thanks,
SteveR
by SteveR
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Old tools
Replies: 26
Views: 5837

Re: Old tools

Sorry Rolland, those are gone.

Today I will try to post/repost pictures of what I'm still trying to find homes for.

BTW - I found a lock that is a good fit for the Kennedy and have some drawer liner, so that is still available. Makes a great Xmas gift (for yourself!).

SteveR
by SteveR
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Saving pages
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Re: Saving pages

Printing to Adobe is my current solution. One problem is that is that the pictures are locked into the size of the page - there is no clicking on it to expand it for a better view.
thanks,
by SteveR
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Saving pages
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Saving pages

Greetings! One big problem with the internet is that it's all as permanent as the websites that live on it. For my projects, one of the first things I do is to check this site to see if there is information to help keep me from reinventing the wheel. Sometimes I'll grab a snip of a picture or some t...
by SteveR
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Do you guys feel you get more than just a Loco out of your builds?
Replies: 18
Views: 1880

Re: Do you guys feel you get more than just a Loco out of your builds?

Not knowing anything about you, you sound like someone who is interested in mechanical things. And it sounds like you work at a place that doesn't put much value in learning about machines and machining. That said, building a live steam locomotive is a serious engineering project. It takes time, eng...
by SteveR
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Old tools
Replies: 26
Views: 5837

Re: Old tools

Update - Gone to multiple good homes so far: Mikes Calipers V-blocks 123 blocks ID mike little wrenches tap holder strap wrench'y thing adjustable sliding arm gizmos pocket guides transfer screws Koch Indicator parallel clamps adjustable parallels Will post a few more things later this weekend. than...
by SteveR
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Old tools
Replies: 26
Views: 5837

Re: Old tools

Hi Jon W, Sorry - those are gone. jcfx - there's a picture of the reference guides - free; refguides.JPG And here is a picture of 3 items - have never seen their like before; They are containers for the little threaded plugs. The plugs are not socket heads, instead, they have small hex heads. The co...
by SteveR
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ever get teased for being a live steamer?
Replies: 38
Views: 8947

Re: Ever get teased for being a live steamer?

When I tell people that I'm building a steam locomotive, they might make a comment about a "choo-choo", but the minute I tell them that it burns coal, runs at over 100psi and that I have a machine shop in my garage, they usually shut up.

SteveR
by SteveR
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Old tools
Replies: 26
Views: 5837

Re: Old tools

The tool box is also for sale. Its in good shape, but there is no key. But the mechanism is easily removable. Here's some pictures: kennedy 1.JPG Kennedy 2.JPG kennedy lock.JPG And there was a "Last Word" indicator and the only way I know of it is because of this board. last word.JPG Ha - I looked o...
by SteveR
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Old tools
Replies: 26
Views: 5837

Re: Old tools

Now this indicator is unique and I'm not sure what to call it. If you press the post on the left or lift the handle on the right, the needle will move. There is a mounting post on the back. double ended indicator.JPG I wasn't sure what this was until I cleaned some of the rust off - c-ring expander:...
by SteveR
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Old tools
Replies: 26
Views: 5837

Re: Old tools

This has been an interesting distraction. Here are some more pictures. JCFX - you mean these? spanners.JPG I have no idea what these are No idea 1.JPG or this either No idea 2.JPG There are some indicators (BTW - I have no idea if any of this stuff can be calibrated or not- things mostly appear to w...