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by Greg_Lewis
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Window Panes - Glass or Polycarbonate?
Replies: 16
Views: 1557

Re: Window Panes - Glass or Polycarbonate?

sabin wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:45 am
i buy picture frames at the Dollar Store.

Jim
^ ^ ^

Just did this two weeks ago. 8X10 @ a buck each. .050 thick.
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistles
Replies: 20
Views: 1050

Re: Whistles

The rag was such an enjoyment and had such great articles I would not want to remove any of the due respect for those who contributed to LS. It was heart breaking that it went away,,, It's still there and publishing every two months. The current issue contains five construction articles and more.
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistles
Replies: 20
Views: 1050

Re: Whistles

Hoppercar:
There have been several threads here on whistles. A search will bring them up. I believe that others have mentioned the Mintz whistle as a good one.
by Greg_Lewis
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistles
Replies: 20
Views: 1050

Re: Whistles

BClemens wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:29 am
Would it be OK to copy and post that article from LS? I ask because because of the magazine being out of print for a while.
BC
No, the copyright is still in effect.
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Found 1899 indicator card in a library book
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: Found 1899 indicator card in a library book

Looks to me like it says "Kaufman, Tex." and "dash pots not working 1st class".
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: HSS vs Titanium vs. Cobalt drills.
Replies: 25
Views: 9871

Re: HSS vs Titanium vs. Cobalt drills.

As to drill bits, as has been written above, you get what you pay for. Rozati mentions the Drill Doctor. I had one and it didn't work out for me. I could not get the accuracy I wanted, even after calls to Darex, the manufacturer, and them sending me a second chuck. I made my own sharpening jigs from...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine stand
Replies: 12
Views: 938

Re: Engine stand

Another endorsement for the HF cycle stand. I don't think you could buy the materials to make one for the price of the complete stand. If you can't wait until they go on sale, you can always get 20 percent off if you look around for a coupon (check your Sunday newspaper).
by Greg_Lewis
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Dome Throttle
Replies: 25
Views: 2457

Re: Steam Dome Throttle

Regarding the ball valve itself: How do you find the operating characteristics? Can you get a smooth launch without a jump forward or instant speed or easy wheel slip? How about low speed regulation? Can you accelerate gradually and easily modulate low speed? Dave The late Cal Tinkham had one in hi...
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What type of Drill Rod for Axles?
Replies: 33
Views: 1841

Re: What type of Drill Rod for Axles?

... If you want exact sizes, you need to buy material which is TGP Type. That is Turned, Ground, Polished... That's what I bought when I got the tri-lobed junk. Be sure to check the stock before you start with it. Set it on a pair of v-blocks and check it with a d.t.i. by rotating it in the blocks....
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: VERTICAL TURRETT LATHE (CNC)? NO WAY
Replies: 19
Views: 1499

Re: VERTICAL TURRETT LATHE (CNC)? NO WAY

Several decades ago I went to an auction at a machine shop that closed down after being in business since the early 1920s. Among the antiques was a shaper about the size of a small SUV. There were still bits of overhead line shaft in the rafters and rolls of belting in a shed. They had one of these ...
by Greg_Lewis
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What type of Drill Rod for Axles?
Replies: 33
Views: 1841

Re: What type of Drill Rod for Axles?

And do not buy drill rod expecting it to be round. I once spent $30 on a piece of 1-inch dia. expecting it to be within the advertised spec of a couple of tenths only to find it tri-lobed by well over three thou. Since I had already cut off a piece and started to machine it, I was stuck with it. If ...
by Greg_Lewis
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Loading up for Winter
Replies: 2
Views: 743

Re: Loading up for Winter

Good luck on the back, Steve. Back surgery is not fun. Follow your post-op instructions to the letter! No cheating!