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by Bill Shields
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Choice of prototype
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: Choice of prototype

consider what it will weigh and how you will move it during and after construction

a 7.25" gauge challenger is a HUGE piece of equipment (having seen one)...
by Bill Shields
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3 1/2 ha riding car drawings/ for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: 3 1/2 ha riding car drawings/ for sale

Suggest you consider a 1" scale set of trucks for your 3/4" loco...

They are a lot easier to balance on (especially as we get older)…..
by Bill Shields
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: My new mill
Replies: 22
Views: 362

Re: My new mill

You are going to have to be quite agile to wiggle in there to attach the DRO...giggle...
by Bill Shields
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: My new mill
Replies: 22
Views: 362

Re: My new mill

Yes..an eye loaded so that it is not coaxial with the threaded area can bend and /or snap off unless it has a SHOULDER on it to prevent such. do a google search on LIFTING SWIVEL and /or SWIVEL EYE BOLTS and if you have a RIGGING HANDBOOK...the Bible from which I learned rigging in the previous mill...
by Bill Shields
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: My new mill
Replies: 22
Views: 362

Re: My new mill

Spent many years lifting really large loads and was trained that lifting limits are generally a function of the 'eye' or 'lifting ring' and not the hole into which it is screwed....assuming that the hole size / threads were correctly calculated in the first place. Professional riggers generally use ...
by Bill Shields
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: My new mill
Replies: 22
Views: 362

Re: My new mill

I like setting my machinery on adjustable feet so that they can be set and kept level...and cleaned underneath. Some base designs make this difficult. Your crane picture reminds me of a friend who cut a hole in the roof of his house / some floor joists / ceiling drywall and set his mill directly int...
by Bill Shields
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jacobs keyless chuck loosens when starting mill
Replies: 12
Views: 286

Re: Jacobs keyless chuck loosens when starting mill

I second the comment about 'DO NOT OIL'

I ordered one from a fellow a while back & it arrived all nicely cleaned and lubed

I cannot say that it 'threw' drills, but certainly would not stay tight.

as opposed to brake cleaner, I dunked it in a jar of acetone overnight to cure it of this propensity.
by Bill Shields
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: snifter valves
Replies: 26
Views: 5115

Re: snifter valves

Perhaps they know something that the remainder of the world has not discovered?
by Bill Shields
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: steam lines to cylinders
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: steam lines to cylinders

erosion damage is not limited to 'straight line from the flue', so anything that you can do to protect will be time well spent.

as suggested by others, just keeping the tubes clear is a very good start. In addition, anything you can do to protect the tubes will be $$ in the bank for the future.
by Bill Shields
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LE 1" scale loco question
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: LE 1" scale loco question

look for THROTTLE INSPIRATION by dianneB

is this the same throttle
by Bill Shields
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Need ingenious solution??!!
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: Need ingenious solution??!!

An old British trick is to cut slots across the flats (along the pump axis) so that you can reach in with the end of a flat screwdriver and push tangentially to snug up.

Crude but effective...
by Bill Shields
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3/4" truck casting kit
Replies: 13
Views: 879

Re: 3/4" truck casting kit

I didn't say that I wasn't going to buy...just seeing if these is an alternate option.

I don't care about the wheel size...for a riding car, it matters not to me...