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by JTolan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: THE HARDINGE CHUCKER A FABULOUS MACHINE
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

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: 6512

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: 6512

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.
by JTolan
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WHO NEEDS CNC?
Replies: 60
Views: 6512

Re: WHO NEEDS CNC?

So to answer the question, "who needs cnc?"

The answer is anyone who wants to make parts, accurately and repeatdly. While manuals will always have their place, cnc machines expand the horizons of what is possible to a machinist.

I enjoy running my 20s era tools but those belong as a hobby.
by JTolan
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WHO NEEDS CNC?
Replies: 60
Views: 6512

Re: WHO NEEDS CNC?

As a machinist with countless hours on both types of machines, manual and cnc. As with anything, if you are willing to learn you can get the most of of your tools. You will never be able to do what you can do on a cnc with a manual machine. It's impossible. While you can argue in the live steam hobb...
by JTolan
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine rotisserie stand
Replies: 12
Views: 2002

Re: Engine rotisserie stand

Ive seen it done on full size loco frames. It works!
by JTolan
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to size an Injector?
Replies: 6
Views: 1125

Re: How to size an Injector?

Anthony's small scale injector would be your best bet. Your engine is smaller than my Chloe, and a superscale is too big for it.
by JTolan
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New; "Narrow Gauge Exchange", the NG info forum
Replies: 7
Views: 2163

Re: New; "Narrow Gauge Exchange", the NG info forum

Welp, I am building Oahu 85. One day my prince will come :)
by JTolan
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Eccentric Engineer Announcement - Small Scale Injectors in stock!
Replies: 26
Views: 6639

Re: Eccentric Engineer Announcement - Small Scale Injectors in stock!

I believe the injectors will work in any orientation, although ive never seen one mounted with the overflow on top!
by JTolan
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Climax #38 -- 7-1/2" gauge, 1-1/2" scale
Replies: 11
Views: 2965

Re: Climax #38 -- 7-1/2" gauge, 1-1/2" scale

Thats a kozo climax, the plans and book on how to build it are availible on amazon.
by JTolan
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Eccentric Engineer - Product Update 11/30
Replies: 13
Views: 2566

Re: Eccentric Engineer - Product Update 11/30

Go Anthony!
by JTolan
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oh. Forgot I had that....
Replies: 15
Views: 2429

Re: Oh. Forgot I had that....

Are you willing to ship?