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by JTolan
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines American Boiler
Replies: 27
Views: 3878

Re: Little Engines American Boiler

Do you cut in the steam dome after its all put together?
by JTolan
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Please plan ahead
Replies: 24
Views: 2953

Re: Please plan ahead

My plan is when the end is nigh to donate/give away as much as I can to as many different people as possible. I hope by the time I pass all of my material items will long be on to their new owners. In reality, in our hobby most value is intrinsic. Sure my mill and lathe may fetch a few bucks, and th...
by JTolan
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I'm just an operator
Replies: 22
Views: 3394

Re: I'm just an operator

One thing that I would like to add on to. Anthony youve done a beautiful job. Cnc has the same if not a multitude more of challenges when it comes to work holding. For parts that ive had to make ive used everything from hot glue, gravity clamps custom made soft jaws for vices ad infinitum. The chall...
by JTolan
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 3-3/4" Scale Sunbeam Headlamp
Replies: 4
Views: 1347

Re: 3-3/4" Scale Sunbeam Headlamp

Do you make one in 2.5?
by JTolan
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: McMaster carr part number
Replies: 16
Views: 2488

Re: McMaster carr part number

Ive run 1/4" pipe to superscale injectors without an issue.
by JTolan
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Swiss electric drawings
Replies: 8
Views: 2498

Re: Swiss electric drawings

Just when you think you know all the big ca railroads!
by JTolan
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coal dust bricks again
Replies: 37
Views: 6233

Re: Coal dust bricks again

I just burn the dust as is. Mix it with the coal. Never had a problem.
by JTolan
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Illuminating Water Glass?
Replies: 11
Views: 2502

Re: Illuminating Water Glass?

Larry Fisher makes beautiful,scale water glass lamps
by JTolan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: THE HARDINGE CHUCKER A FABULOUS MACHINE
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

Re: THE HARDINGE CHUCKER A FABULOUS MACHINE

I'm familiar with haas machines, but only as an operator.
by JTolan
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WHO NEEDS CNC?
Replies: 60
Views: 12261

Re: WHO NEEDS CNC?

We survived without cnc in the same way our culture survived with horse drawn carriages before the automobile. Without a doubt the horse got to your destination correctly, but today a vast wouldnt choose the horse, for many similar reasons as to why I would use a dro before a travel dial. Or the cnc...
by JTolan
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WHO NEEDS CNC?
Replies: 60
Views: 12261

Re: WHO NEEDS CNC?

I never used the only qualifier. I'm sure you can make parts accurately on your lathe. I meant that with cnc machines you can make parts accurately and repeatedly in a manner not possible manually.