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by kvom
Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 762
Views: 116040

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Or mount rotab vertically to index. Notches will be milled square.
by kvom
Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Fusion360 and my construction blog of the GE44 locomotive
Replies: 4
Views: 1950

Re: Fusion360 and my construction blog of the GE44 locomotiv

WJH wrote:You know, the best way to learn a 3d cad program like Fusion360 or Solidworks, is to take a set of plans, and build it in the cad program.
Another benefit is finding errors in the plans when the software shows parts that don't assemble properly.
by kvom
Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: American Model Engineering
Replies: 19
Views: 3073

Re: American Model Engineering

Someone who buys the business needs to be able to operate the screw machine. Apparently it's a veteran B&S; setting up these mechanically is likely a disappearing skill.
by kvom
Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: G8x mill code question
Replies: 5
Views: 2754

Re: G8x mill code question

G81Z-0.042R.1F20 X4.043Y-0.861 In simple language, is this sequence supposed to be 1 canned cycle or two? And to clarify. If G98 is in effect before the G81, the retract will be the higher of the initial Z or .1. If G99, then .1. The "problem" being posed is this example G0 Z1 G98 G81Z-0.042R.1F20 G...
by kvom
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: G8x mill code question
Replies: 5
Views: 2754

G8x mill code question

This question came up when a friend sent me a g-code program where G8x and G98/99 weren't working together as he expected. If I issue a G81 and then on the next line just specify an X and or Y, am I specifying a single canned cycle or two separate cycles with the second inheriting modal values from ...
by kvom
Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: American Model Engineering
Replies: 19
Views: 3073

Re: American Model Engineering

I also called and got Ron on the phone. Seems his wife had major surgery yesterday. I asked about ordering from inventory, and he said that since he's trying to sell the business, filling large orders could leave "holes" in the stock and inhibit a sale. So until someone takes it over we're needing a...
by kvom
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: American Model Engineering
Replies: 19
Views: 3073

Re: American Model Engineering

Were you still able to order from inventory?
by kvom
Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rough and Tumble
Replies: 9
Views: 2312

Rough and Tumble

My wife and I attended the Rough and Tumble show last week. It was quite an experience with 100 traction engines on display as well as many other interesting engines of all sorts. On the site is a narrow gauge Shay engine that provides passenger service around the property. In talking to the enginee...
by kvom
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Running on CO2?
Replies: 13
Views: 2493

Re: Running on CO2?

I have a 20# CO2 tank that I use primarily for inflating tires. In the past I used it to power nail guns as well. I tried to use it to power a fairly large stationary engine model at a show, but without success. I get plenty of pressure, but the volume drops off too quickly. For the same reason I ca...
by kvom
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Live Steam Big Boy :)
Replies: 6
Views: 1640

Re: Live Steam Big Boy :)

$15,100 winning bid!
by kvom
Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A champion is born.
Replies: 407
Views: 80658

Re: A champion is born.

I saw Pam over a year ago at NAMES. In addition to the loco she was building an airplane model of some sort and had the landing gear on display.