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by Bill Shields
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cole's Worthington pup question?
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Cole's Worthington pup question?

now you begin to understand how I feel regarding the myriad of BvB pumps. put them on a www site and say "come and get 'em" One of the biggest challenges you are going to have is working out (understanding) what dimensions are important and what are 'just metal with a reference dimension t...
by Bill Shields
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brass v.s. Bronze?
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: Brass v.s. Bronze?

It won't hurt to go Bronze if you have it or the $$$ is right....as long as it is an alloy that you can machine.
by Bill Shields
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Rail bender
Replies: 23
Views: 1273

Re: Rail bender

The rail bender I had came from a drawing in Live Steam magazine some 40 years ago (cannot find it now). The best part of it was that ALL THREE of the rollers were chain driven from the crank, otherwise the single drive roll would have a tendency to slip. It was a little messy to setup and build, bu...
by Bill Shields
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New record in South Africa
Replies: 15
Views: 758

Re: New record in South Africa

WHAT...no water scooping on the fly????? giggle....
by Bill Shields
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Milling s part for PRR K-4 4-6-2-Heindenhain
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Milling s part for PRR K-4 4-6-2-Heindenhain

the HH Controls are odd, but they do work. HHCONV goes better with Deutsches Bier They are arguably the best 5 axis surfacing controls on the market. VFD drives are really hard on motors at the low speed, high torque ranges...is why I recommend people keep their step pulleys..giggle. I would show yo...
by Bill Shields
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Milling s part for PRR K-4 4-6-2-Heindenhain
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Milling s part for PRR K-4 4-6-2-Heindenhain

very cool......
by Bill Shields
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Small displacement lubricator?
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Small displacement lubricator?

I have BvB drawings for similar if you want it
by Bill Shields
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Anybody have experience with Autodesk's Fusion 360?
Replies: 17
Views: 3644

Re: Anybody have experience with Autodesk's Fusion 360?

This is one way: http://help.autodesk.com/view/fusion360/ENU/?caas=caas%2Fscreencast%2FMain%2FDetails%2F869411ab-b2bc-47b3-bb98-1896241b82c5.html In short: INSERT PULL DOWN MENU -> INSERT DXF If you are going to mill on a 3 axis mill, it will help of you: 1> put it on the XY plane with Z+ up 2> put ...
by Bill Shields
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Train brakes for the little Mogul
Replies: 34
Views: 2215

Re: Train brakes for the little Mogul

You can find them here for my 2-8-0

WWW.MEHRS.COM/misc.html

adding or subtracting an axle is easy.
by Bill Shields
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Reflex Water Glass for 3/4-1" Scale Locos
Replies: 15
Views: 918

Re: Reflex Water Glass for 3/4-1" Scale Locos

I have an old Langworthy casting for a 3/4" reflex glass designed for his Hudson....had it for 40 years - have no idea what to do for glass..

Not so sure that in that size it is easier to see than a glass with a light / lines / whatever behind it..
by Bill Shields
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 5C Collet Chuck
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: 5C Collet Chuck

guess you have never heard of Kirloskar...
by Bill Shields
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Reflex Water Glass for 3/4-1" Scale Locos
Replies: 15
Views: 918

Re: Reflex Water Glass for 3/4-1" Scale Locos

many folks that make 'reflex' glasses in that scale dummy it with a round tube up through the center and a piece of non=pressurized glass on the front.

BvB had a very nice design for that scale, but it was not 'reflex'

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