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by chucketn
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: silly question about movie steam locomotives
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: silly question about movie steam locomotives

Thanks for the responses... I know Grampa is smiling down at me. I didn't get to ask many steam questions when he was here, but boy have I got a list when we meet again!
by chucketn
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: silly question about movie steam locomotives
Replies: 7
Views: 729

silly question about movie steam locomotives

I get my interest in steam loco's from having a Grandfather that worked on the Erie Lackawanna RR for 50 years. I barely remember seeing steam locos running at the old roundhouse in Scranton, PA in the 50's. I am also a fan of old western movies and tv shows. I often see what appears to be real stea...
by chucketn
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model trains
Replies: 6
Views: 927

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: 927

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: 1193

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: 1734

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: 1159

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: 8212

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: 176135

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: 4453

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: 5392

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: 4727

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...