Search found 1615 matches

by Mr Ron
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Layout dye
Replies: 22
Views: 402

Re: Layout dye

I have been using Dykem blue and find it doesn't cover evenly and when dry, doesn't allow for a clean scribe. The blue seems to be thick in one place and too thin in others. The can is about 3 years old and I haven't shaken the can. I'm thinking it may be too thick, in which case, I will try adding ...
by Mr Ron
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Layout dye
Replies: 22
Views: 402

Layout dye

As far as I know, there are two layout dyes available; red and blue. Is one color better than the other, or is it just a matter of preference?
by Mr Ron
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: GG-1 plans
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: GG-1 plans

Thanks a lot for the GG-1 plans; just what I was looking for.
by Mr Ron
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: GG-1 plans
Replies: 2
Views: 227

GG-1 plans

I seem to recall that someone posted a complete set of prototype drawings of a GG-1 locomotive. Was it on here, or am I losing my mind?
by Mr Ron
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dreaming of Rachmaninov on a Train
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Dreaming of Rachmaninov on a Train

Great video and great music.
by Mr Ron
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Broken Drill Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 1285

Re: Broken Drill Removal

Great idea, but how about removing a broken 2-56 tap from steel or aluminum? Will the alum solution work on aluminum? Obviously it won't work on steel, but what will? Will the carbide drill work on removing from steel/aluminum without distorting the hole?
by Mr Ron
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tap/Drill Chart
Replies: 11
Views: 721

Re: Tap/Drill Chart

take the OD of the thread and subtract 1 pitch for the tap drill diameter 1/4-40 tap drill = .25 - 1/40 7/32 is close enough since I don't have a 1/40th of an inch drill worked for me for 50+ years Thanks Bill; What a great tip. At 84, I'm still finding new (old ideas). I checked it out with a few ...
by Mr Ron
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric motors
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: Electric motors

Recently, I have been turned on to brushless/coreless motors. I hear they have high torque at low rpm's They run at very high speeds, like 10,000rpm, so a good reduction gear set is needed. I didn't know that these are the same motors used on drones, computer disc drives, printers and RC cars and pl...
by Mr Ron
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: oilless compressors
Replies: 16
Views: 887

Re: oilless compressors

toglhot wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:03 pm
Mr Ron wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:59 pm
As you don't live in America, you should be looking at compressors made and sold in Europe
That'd be
handy - if I lived in Europe!!
Why the charade? Just tell us what country you are living in.
by Mr Ron
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: oilless compressors
Replies: 16
Views: 887

Re: oilless compressors

As you don't live in America, you should be looking at compressors made and sold in Europe
by Mr Ron
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 1969

Re: metric drill set explained?

This discussion seems to have drifted from metric drill sets to metric vs imperial fasteners. What it all boils down to is; preference. I am open minded, but to say one system is superior to the other is ridiculous. Both systems have been in use for hundreds of years and during that time (remember t...
by Mr Ron
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 1969

Re: metric drill set explained?

I have two stories about English vs metric. The first is about the conversion of a U.S. navy tanker that was cut in half and a new mid section added. The conversion was done in the U.S., but the mid section was fabricated in Taiwan and shipped here via a barge. When it got time to put the pieces tog...