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by chucketn
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model trains
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Model trains

Thanks, everyone, for all the suggestions.
by chucketn
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model trains
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Model trains

I know this is a machining/steam enthusiast forum, I've been a member for many years. But, most here are 'Train enthusiasts' also. I have a request that maybe someone here can help me with. My Grandfather was a real railroader on the Erie Lackawanna RR, back in the days of steam. His hobby was, of c...
by chucketn
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introducing my son to machining.
Replies: 7
Views: 868

Re: Introducing my son to machining.

Good for you! And your son. Now, find something to make together that he needs/wants/likes. He's a bit young to appreciate a home brew beer...
by chucketn
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dreaming of Rachmaninov on a Train
Replies: 8
Views: 1334

Re: Dreaming of Rachmaninov on a Train

Didn't last long... I find a black square at the given link...
by chucketn
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Whistle notes/sounds/etc
Replies: 4
Views: 982

Steam Whistle notes/sounds/etc

As I'm not a train builder of renown, or at all, I don't expect this thread to go very far. But, I am a steam enthusiast, I build model steam engines, I'm an amateur machinist, and I have a big interest in steam anything. And, my Grandfather was a RR man, a Fireman and Brakeman on the Erie-Lackawann...
by chucketn
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle advice?
Replies: 42
Views: 7064

Re: Whistle advice?

How about a thread of just whistle sounds and descriptions/dimensions?
by chucketn
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1881
Views: 168975

Re: Never enough time

Your resilience is inspiring, Big Dave! You always take the lemons of life and make lemonade...
by chucketn
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Things they dont tell ya when you start casting. :)
Replies: 23
Views: 3480

Re: Things they dont tell ya when you start casting. :)

Love this thread. I too, am a backyard caster. Started with a galvanized bucket with a rust hole in the side, burned charcoal and even wood. Melted any kind of aluminum I could get my hands on. Used an old hair dryer to fan the flames. Now I have a molding bench made from a kitchen cabinet base with...
by chucketn
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?
Replies: 28
Views: 3753

Re: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?

I've had my under $200 Anet A8 for just over a year, and no regrets, other than a few designs that didn't work. I have a box of failed prints, and those poor/bad designs. I admit it took a while to get the printer dialed in, but so did my Iathe and mill. I have learned to use Fusion 360 since gettin...
by chucketn
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1/2 - 12 tap
Replies: 33
Views: 4337

Re: 1/2 - 12 tap

whateg0 wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:22 am
I measured the threads as 1/2"-12, which I find as a UNS size ...
Dave
I looked through my taps to see if I had one. No luck. I have several 1/2-13 (UNC) and 1/2-20 (UNF). They seem to be more common in the US. I would change the thread to 1/2-20. I would gladly loan you one...
by chucketn
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1881
Views: 168975

Re: Never enough time

Glad to see you're on the mend. I too have had health issues, and am struggling to keep up with chores. Seems most of my issues are military service related, though I've been retired from the service for 27 years. I also have had goats a few times in my life. Handy for clearing wild rose and other s...
by chucketn
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1881
Views: 168975

Re: Never enough time

Hey Big Dave, been a couple of weeks since we heard from you. hope all is well...
This thread is one on this board I look forward to every day.