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by Harold_V
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Software Maintenance Day--Jan 13 or 14th
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: Software Maintenance Day--Jan 13 or 14th

ctwo wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:44 pm
I think I see something new. Is that new?
So far as I know, **that** has been around since the beginning of the English language as we know it here in the US. So, my opinion is -----that is not new. :D

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by Harold_V
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 8hp vs 16 hp
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: 8hp vs 16 hp

Not to be too pedantic, but the correct term for those two oily things with the fins that make noise and horsepower is "engine," not "motor." :D In mechanical engineering, a machine that converts the chemical energy of fuel into kinetic energy is called an engine or prime mover. A machine that conv...
by Harold_V
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amazing skill and talent -- blacksmithing
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Amazing skill and talent -- blacksmithing

This is worthy of your time. Please take a look.

https://vimeo.com/288711470

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by Harold_V
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PB Blaster is Snake Oil
Replies: 61
Views: 9995

Re: PB Blaster is Snake Oil

I have never really had luck with any so called penetrating oils when removing rusted hardware. The best luck I have ever had was heat and once broken loose any kind of thin oil that will help with lubrication when turning the hardware. My opinion? You've come down with mental health. It's absurd t...
by Harold_V
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Rebuilding the Birch 3/4" NYC Pacific
Replies: 9
Views: 677

Re: Rebuilding the Birch 3/4" NYC Pacific

Chris,
I don't mean to walk on a post intended for Anthony, and I'm sure he'll chime in when he has the opportunity, but the tool you see in those pictures is an edge finder. Likely with a ½" body and a .200" diameter sensing end.

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by Harold_V
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Brass
Replies: 28
Views: 1778

Re: Brass

Yep! And you're still here to talk with us. I dunno. Maybe science is trying to err on the side of safety, but it seems to me that we have given up way too much in the name of safety. I can't help but wonder if, maybe, we instilled a little common sense in folks instead of depriving them of useful t...
by Harold_V
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The No-Machine-Tools Steam Plant
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: The No-Machine-Tools Steam Plant

Thanks. That had to be a fulfilling project. Amazing what a guy can do with a little talent with his hands.

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by Harold_V
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Welding Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 1546

Re: Welding Machine

The manual for the McIntosh MC2KW says it has two power supplies, each with its own AC source. Apparently, you have to put them on separate circuits. One wonders how audiophiles feel about that. You can't just plug stuff into the wall. You have to use special cords and power conditioners and specia...
by Harold_V
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Welding Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 1546

Re: Welding Machine

My opinion is audiophiles who purchase fancy speaker cables are being taken. I agree. I ran #10 stranded THHN to my shop. Haven't hooked up the speakers yet (way too much to do that matters), but I expect I'll have no issues. Why should I? I ran the same wire in my stereo room, and it performs to m...
by Harold_V
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The No-Machine-Tools Steam Plant
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: The No-Machine-Tools Steam Plant

That's downright nice! Especially considering how it was built.
At what pressure do you operate the boiler?

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by Harold_V
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Welding Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 1546

Re: Welding Machine

BDD----are you familiar with McIntosh?

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by Harold_V
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*
Replies: 33
Views: 1145

Re: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*

Since I have acquired a test dial indicator that reads 0.0005" I have come to appreciate elasticity and the fact that Young modulus is not infinite has it appears to from daily experience. Finger pressure onto beefy structures result in appreciable deflection. Every piece of the machine that appear...