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by K. Brouwers
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop Build (help appreciated!)
Replies: 42
Views: 2245

Re: Shop Build (help appreciated!)

Hello Bill, Congratulations on getting to the good part. You asked what to do for the ceiling. May I suggest a suspended ceiling like the ones used in offices. The difference is that you put it just under your roof trusses not at 8 feet. It will give you a high ceiling that will be cooler in summer ...
by K. Brouwers
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: steamin10 (Big Dave)
Replies: 47
Views: 4811

Re: steamin10 (Big Dave)

My sincerest condolences to Rose and Dave's family.
Karel
by K. Brouwers
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: steamin10 (Big Dave)
Replies: 47
Views: 4811

Re: steamin10 (Big Dave)

Hi Big Dave,
Hang in there I need to read more of your progress on your farm. You have been knocked down before and you have always gotten up this time I wish you get up running. I think most of us agree we could use a few hungred more pages added here by you.. All the best
Karel
by K. Brouwers
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Firebox Arch?
Replies: 8
Views: 1473

Re: Firebox Arch?

Hello Tristan, Your shay will be really nice when you complete it considering the work you have already completed. An arch should give you some gains in fuel economy and I expect it would reduce cinder and ash accumulation in your tubes. Installing an arch would be a valid experiment. Male it remova...
by K. Brouwers
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Sweet Wiliam build
Replies: 85
Views: 37437

Re: Sweet Wiliam build

Hello Friends, Here is a photo of Jeffry's wheels, cylinder cover, and valve chest patterns attached to their match plates. The snap flasks are standing behind them. I had the cylinders cast as loose patterns and I wanted to try and see how well these would work. I need to do a few more patterns and...
by K. Brouwers
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starrett #123 26" Vernier Caliper
Replies: 11
Views: 1610

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: 5439

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: 85
Views: 37437

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: 85
Views: 37437

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: 16369

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: 16369

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: 16369

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...