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by Harold_V
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Train Mountain Track Building update
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Train Mountain Track Building update

ccvstmr wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:27 am
And NEVER...tamp ballast under the ties between the rails. Tamp ballast under the tie ends.
Can you elaborate? (I'm eager to learn why!)

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by Harold_V
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ceiling tile for my shop
Replies: 25
Views: 394

Re: Ceiling tile for my shop

Glenn, The way you described your ceiling area I got the impression you couldn't hang drywall. The picture says that's not true. I purchased a drywall lift when we finished our house. We used all 5/8" firecode board, although nothing longer than 12'. The lift was more than up to the task. Code may r...
by Harold_V
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stress Relieving
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: Stress Relieving

My, possibly erroneous, understanding of drill rod is that it is supplied in non-hardened form. Not erroneous. That's precisely how it is provided. The same sizes are available heat treated, but in shorter lengths. They're known as drill or reamer blanks. The only real issue with drill rod is that ...
by Harold_V
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ceiling tile for my shop
Replies: 25
Views: 394

Re: Ceiling tile for my shop

Yep! What neanderman said. You'd be far better served to provide substantial insulation, as well as to close air leaks. My shop also has 12' ceiling height. My only complaint is that it is much warmer up there than down low. I should have installed a ceiling fan to circulate the air. I like the 12' ...
by Harold_V
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammermill has passed
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Hammermill has passed

Very sorry to hear of his passing. He was a kind and generous man, more than willing to lend a hand. Rest in peace, Hammermill.

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by Harold_V
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Cinti ToolMaster 1D variable speed pulley & motor shaft ?
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: Cinti ToolMaster 1D variable speed pulley & motor shaft ?

Thanks everyone for chiming in, Harold V, machining a new sleeve from bar stock is tops on my list of methods to repair this, definitely easier and it probably hold up better than re brazing the broken parts together. The original part is most likely made of one piece. That's to prevent the sleeve ...
by Harold_V
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: battle for the hill
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: battle for the hill

My thoughts as well. I was overly impressed with the entire train.

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by Harold_V
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Something good about Harbor Freight
Replies: 44
Views: 6466

Re: Something good about Harbor Freight

A great deal depends on what type of things you buy. I'm not keen on anything that has a motor, as they have been marginal, at best, in my few experiences. However, I've made some incredible purchases from HF with items that closely emulate the quality of items that used to be made in the good 'ol U...
by Harold_V
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: battle for the hill
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: battle for the hill

blff cty lcmtv wrks wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:06 am
every thing looks good except for that black object toward the end of the train with the ge logo on it
I saw no black object. I did see a large transformer, equipped with a GE logo, but it was gray. What did I miss?
Note that I did see the custom railcar, which was black in color.

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by Harold_V
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Cinti ToolMaster 1D variable speed pulley & motor shaft ?
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: Cinti ToolMaster 1D variable speed pulley & motor shaft ?

Surprisingly the half of the vari speed pulley that goes over the motor shaft seems to not have any out of the ordinary play, the other half of the pulley that's broken that's the wobbler. It may not sound like a great idea, but making one from bar stock just might be your best solution. That it's ...
by Harold_V
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps
Replies: 27
Views: 784

Re: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps

My SIL has done this to tree stumps, but I have not because some of the stumps on my property are close to live trees. If the Potassium Nitrate "burns" the roots underground, what is the possibility of the next tree roots catching and the 'fire' damaging that tree also? Inquiring minds, etc. --earl...
by Harold_V
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 159
Views: 24663

Re: Woodinville Shops

Although my initial impression is that the hollowed out back and top parrellel ridge make a perfect natural handhold. Which would also become a perfect source of heat transfer from your hands to the straight edge. Handles are intended to limit heat transfer, which encourages unwanted movement in th...