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by Bill Shields
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Where can I buy a 3inch chuck for SB
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Where can I buy a 3inch chuck for SB

shars sells them

https://www.shars.com/products/workhold ... diameter=3

I have one and it is amazing how handy it is to have. mine has a 5C but they also sell backplates

https://www.shars.com/3-14-fully-machin ... the-chucks
by Bill Shields
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CNC tolerances
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: CNC tolerances

you get out what you put in. rigidity, accuracy of position measurement, tolerance in corners, 'look ahead' at high speeds...everything adds up machines that cut metal with a tool have a very different personality than one the cuts with a laser or wire (WEDM) since they don't have to 'push' on the m...
by Bill Shields
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TM 2021 Prep
Replies: 55
Views: 2423

Re: TM 2021 Prep

is good you have taken such into consideration. many drive down the road oblivious to the forces involved in a crash...
by Bill Shields
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TM 2021 Prep
Replies: 55
Views: 2423

Re: TM 2021 Prep

being the eternal pessimist that i am... get hit in a front end collision...you rear end someone (never!) or get run off the road and hit a tree...or.... truck stops suddenly air bag goes off to keep you from being impaled on the steering wheels..just as the top rack of RR cars continues forward, sl...
by Bill Shields
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TM 2021 Prep
Replies: 55
Views: 2423

Re: TM 2021 Prep

remember Bill Moorewood...carrying Raritan by the stack with everything else under his left elbow?
by Bill Shields
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TM 2021 Prep
Replies: 55
Views: 2423

Re: TM 2021 Prep

all of this is good reason to get to a loco size that you can pick up and put in the back of your Subaru. :D

old age...frustration...high blood pressure...bad backs...impatience....

pick one...or all :shock:
by Bill Shields
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TM 2021 Prep
Replies: 55
Views: 2423

Re: TM 2021 Prep

Have seen fellows like that at our local clubs and cringe when they come in and tie up facilities forever.. I cannot do it in 8 but 15 minutes is about average if I am by myself...maybe 20 with help! :shock: Then there are the fellows who cannot do it by themselves and always want help 'with the hea...
by Bill Shields
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane firing question
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: Propane firing question

keep in mind that the 'air intake' section of the burners needs to be out in the fresh air and not up inside the firebox. this can be helped with the really-necessary separator plate..but you still have to plan on the manifold feeding the burners being down below he mud ring, Many boiler / chassis d...
by Bill Shields
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane firing question
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: Propane firing question

I have arches in all of my propane locos...but as described...may require a bit of a different setup than for coal. If the burner is in the front of the firebox, pointing back (like an oil burner), your existing arch may well work. If you are using the solar / loco-parts type of burners...you may ha...
by Bill Shields
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: TM 2021 Prep
Replies: 55
Views: 2423

Re: TM 2021 Prep

I have two propane tanks of the size you show in your picture. My 2-8-0 runs on 8 solar-type (loco parts) burners and will run the entire weekend (14 hours pretty much non-stop) and have a little left over....but then I do not haul a load....and the firebox is specifically setup to run propane which...
by Bill Shields
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: The Resource Library
Topic: A Method of Cutting Very Fine Screws,1790 (7p) AMAZING
Replies: 4
Views: 5445

Re: A Method of Cutting Very Fine Screws,1790 (7p) AMAZING

Not I said the little blue hen.

if I need a screw of that size, I will purchase it from someone that is in the business of screw making.

One of the advantages of modern society...we do not have to constantly re-invent the wheel.
by Bill Shields
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 302
Views: 82190

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

don't most male rodents have two?