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by K. Brouwers
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starrett #123 26" Vernier Caliper
Replies: 11
Views: 968

Re: Starrett #123 26" Vernier Caliper

Hello All.
A friend of mine who owned a machine shop had a 43 inch vernier caliper. I remember asking him about the unusual measuring range. He commented it was do to a clumsy fork lift operator it used to measure 60 inches. :cry: Perhaps you have a custom by crash vernier too. :wink:
Cheers
Karel
by K. Brouwers
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" Guage Wheel Standard
Replies: 24
Views: 2014

Re: 12" Guage Wheel Standard

Good day, I have also been looking for track standards for 12.25 inch gauge also. There is a web page that I found that has standards for 10.25 inch gauge. http://www.rhinoindustries.co.uk/?p=engineering Whether these are their own standards or recognized by other groups also I do not know. I am in ...
by K. Brouwers
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Sweet Wiliam build
Replies: 83
Views: 29057

Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Hi Benjamin, I wonder what the shipping would be? I am doing a bit larger ones for myself in the industrial style. Drawing one up and cutting it on my router is no problem and unlike in the states foundry access is not difficult. Except for the traffic. :D .. Here is a photo with mine fresh off the ...
by K. Brouwers
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Sweet Wiliam build
Replies: 83
Views: 29057

Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Hello Friends, I am the one doing parts or Jeffrey's Sweet William. Like everyone else life does sometimes get in the way of what is really important and we do not always get a lot of time for our hobbies :wink: . We have needed to make castings for some of the parts and that includes a new wheel. J...
by K. Brouwers
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Milling a helix
Replies: 67
Views: 11388

Re: Milling a helix

Hello Harold,
Did you slightly tighten the rotation locking clamp of your spacer head to prevent back lash issues when milling the slots.It would seem advantageous. Very nice. thanks for sharing.
Karel
by K. Brouwers
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Milling a helix
Replies: 67
Views: 11388

Re: Milling a helix

Hi Harold,
Glad to be of help.
Karel
by K. Brouwers
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Milling a helix
Replies: 67
Views: 11388

Re: Milling a helix

Hello everyone, I agree you need to exercise (not exorcise even though some days it seems necessary) your CNC machine or it seems to get stiff and cranky that's why my router needed and received a new control when I shipped over here. Sort of like us old guys. :wink: The Fanuc GN5 fuses were rebuild...
by K. Brouwers
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Milling a helix
Replies: 67
Views: 11388

Re: Milling a helix

Ouch, It's painful to hear about a dead CNC. I used to have a Fanuc GN5 comtrol built in 1977 an old dinosaur for sure on my router and had the battery go dead because of its being in storage for a while,I replaced the original very small battery with ordinary rechargeable cells of the same voltage ...
by K. Brouwers
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Milling a helix
Replies: 67
Views: 11388

Re: Milling a helix

Hello Harold, I think you have the facilities to generate a accurate angle block sitting on your shop floor. :wink: I would think your CNC would be accurate to cut any angle you might need. simply cut a plate of what you have laying around set it on your mill and align with your indicator. I did the...
by K. Brouwers
Thu May 31, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scale weight
Replies: 10
Views: 1332

Re: Scale weight

Hello Mr. Ron, I think you need to consider the scaling factor in another way the 50 ton locomotive is not divided by the scale factor but the scale cube factor. Imagine you have a 1 inch cube of material and scale that cube to 1/16 scale - 3/4 inch to the inch. Your scale cube would be 1/16 of an i...
by K. Brouwers
Sun May 20, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Looking for Quarter Scale Donkey plans
Replies: 8
Views: 1229

Re: Looking for Quarter Scale Donkey plans

Good day,
You might ask the person with this site. He builds Donkeys. http://www.depuffendeschoorsteen.com/
Cheers
Karel
by K. Brouwers
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Wheel profile vs. "groovy track"
Replies: 23
Views: 4579

Re: Wheel profile vs. "groovy track"

Good evening, You could completely insulate your switches from the rest of the track a little bit similar to how model railroads were wired before the modern electronic controls. You blocks would not necessarily need to include your switches at the very least you would still need to insulate your fr...