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by rudd
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GE 44 tonner
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Re: GE 44 tonner

Easier if you start with 1/4" - just move the decimal over one place. :)
by rudd
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Old Alu stock Parts 1/2 off.
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Old Alu stock Parts 1/2 off.

Got my box today. Thanks Steve!
by rudd
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Wind map
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Wind map

There's another version at windy.com that has features like barometric pressure lines etc. Fascinating? Down here they can be downright terrifying when the wind goes real fast in a tight circle! I watched our last two hurricanes approach on Windy and a couple other platforms. This did help me make i...
by rudd
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Uh... help me verify?
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: Uh... help me verify?

Long ago, the City of Augusta Georgia used one of those with the Savannah River as the power source - they built a canal around the falls and used that drop. This pumped drinking water up from the river to the treatment plant. The docent that was telling us about it said the thing that people rememb...
by rudd
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Old Alu stock Parts 1/2 off.
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Old Alu stock Parts 1/2 off.

Sent message on your contact form on the AMN site.
Thanks
by rudd
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Dockstader Slip Eccentric Program
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Re: Dockstader Slip Eccentric Program

I do! I do! PM me your email address please.
by rudd
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling and milling questions
Replies: 9
Views: 644

Re: Drilling and milling questions

Pete is spot on. One thing I will comment on: "I've seen YT videos showing little Atlas horizontal mills taking depths of cut my 3 hp Bridgeport clone might struggle with" I was told the way to set the feed on a horizontal is to keep increasing it till the machine starts jumping around on the floor,...
by rudd
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling and milling questions
Replies: 9
Views: 644

Re: Drilling and milling questions

I use those numbers as a starting point. But they do give a *range*, so you can hit somewhere in that range to suit your fancy. On lathe work I tend to use the upper range (only cost of burning a cutter is a moment at the grinder), on the mills I usually aim for the lower end of the range (milling c...
by rudd
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling and milling questions
Replies: 9
Views: 644

Re: Drilling and milling questions

For feeds and speeds, I typically use Little Machine Shop's calculator. They have cutting speeds listed on one page, https://littlemachineshop.com/reference/cuttingspeeds.php and a calculator nearby. https://littlemachineshop.com/mobile/speeds_feeds.php I see now they have updated the calculator to ...
by rudd
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: New-to-Me Logan 400
Replies: 14
Views: 966

Re: New-to-Me Logan 400

I'm in the "fancy Quick Change" camp. The savings of time while working is great. I grab a turning tool, put it on, it is on center. Need to face something? Change blocks, it's on center. Threading? Parting? Just put the block on the tool post and it is centered up ready to go. I snagged a Dorian of...
by rudd
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: "A prototype for everything" Funny.
Replies: 3
Views: 541

"A prototype for everything" Funny.

I was at our local RR museum yesterday looking at a building project with some non-railroaders. We were in a storage area not open to the public. They looked at me funny when I started giggling. FRED seems to have been around a lot longer than we thought.
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by rudd
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: silly question about movie steam locomotives
Replies: 7
Views: 734

Re: silly question about movie steam locomotives

That got me to doing some remembering/research - though Westinghouse invented the system in 1868 or 69, depending on sources, and the Pennsy was an early adopter, they didn't become mandatory until 1900 under the RR Appliance Safety Act of 1893. (I recall George W had done some lobbying, purely look...