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by ALCOSTEAM
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GE 44 tonner
Replies: 13
Views: 3111

Re: GE 44 tonner

If HO was 1/96 scale then 1/8" to the foot would work, but HO is 1/87 scale or 1 ft equals .13793 of an inch. 2.5 inches divided by .13793 equals a multiplier of 18.125136
by ALCOSTEAM
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GE 44 tonner
Replies: 13
Views: 3111

Re: GE 44 tonner

In HO one foot equals 87 feet or 1044 inches. In 2 1/2" scale one foot equals 2.5 inches.

If we take a 120" in HO scale that comes out to 1.379", the same 120" in 2.5" scale comes out to 25". That looks like from HO to 2.5" scale needs a multiplier of 18.129.
by ALCOSTEAM
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: thoughts on makerbot replicator plus
Replies: 3
Views: 1637

thoughts on makerbot replicator plus

not that I was even looking for one but I run across an all but new Makerbot replicator + that I could pick up pretty reasonable.

Just wanting to get some thoughts on it, are they decent machines, pro's, con's, run away, etc.
Has anyone on the group used or own one ?

thanks
by ALCOSTEAM
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Cinti ToolMaster 1D variable speed pulley & motor shaft ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4475

Re: Cinti ToolMaster 1D variable speed pulley & motor shaft ?

Back when I was dealing with Parts n Parts the sales guys all quoted me ridiculous prices. The main thing I needed was the lower quill housing as the retards that had the mill I was working on had for some reason taken the head apart and lost pieces. I was quoted about 3K for what amounted to the lo...
by ALCOSTEAM
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ceiling tile for my shop
Replies: 36
Views: 5381

Re: Ceiling tile for my shop

You need to look into thick aluminum faced tongue and groove insulation. About 20 years ago a friend built a 36x54 pole barn and as it came up towards fall the first year he started looking at insulating and getting it ready for winter. We have an insulation dealer that handles alot of "seconds" abo...
by ALCOSTEAM
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Cinti ToolMaster 1D variable speed pulley & motor shaft ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4475

Re: Cinti ToolMaster 1D variable speed pulley & motor shaft ?

I have bought parts from this place for my 205-12 but its been almost 20 years ago. As I am sure you know parts associated with Cincinnati machines are not cheap even used. Parts N Parts 1950 Beery Rd Elida, OH 45807 419-331-5658 Myself if everything else is good on the head I would order up some 10...
by ALCOSTEAM
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rubberflex collets for model 50 chuck
Replies: 3
Views: 1325

rubberflex collets for model 50 chuck

I recently picked up a model 50 Jacobs rubberflex collet chuck and have done some research online about collets for it. Still scratching my head as to whether all of the rubberflex collets fit all the chucks or if their was some differences in chucks that only allow certain collets to be used in cer...
by ALCOSTEAM
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: House of David
Replies: 8
Views: 2071

Re: House of David

Not sure how many actual HOD engines Carey has. I think maybe one 4-4-0 and then he has ended up with the frame and some odd and ends we had for one of the 4-6-0's.
If you are anywhere near Benton Harbor MI I am sure you could get ahold of Carey and go make a visit to the HOD grounds.
by ALCOSTEAM
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WHO NEEDS CNC?
Replies: 60
Views: 13231

Re: WHO NEEDS CNC?

A collet closer with a hex collet works real nice too
by ALCOSTEAM
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" Guage Wheel Standard
Replies: 36
Views: 9192

Re: 12" Guage Wheel Standard

The 12" wheel drawing from the WF&P has George Kiesel's initials on it but I have no idea if he was the originator or if he just redrew from other sources. This is the drawing we used for our 12" gauge wheels.
by ALCOSTEAM
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WHO NEEDS CNC?
Replies: 60
Views: 13231

Re: WHO NEEDS CNC?

Almost any larger shop they have one or two real machinists that set up the cnc machines and from there have far less skilled operators loading material and checking minor things but are otherwise just button pushers.
by ALCOSTEAM
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: welding boiler
Replies: 13
Views: 3481

Re: welding boiler

Possibly the easiest to understand reasoning against mig for boiler welding is its lack of penetration. On boiler welding your root pass if you look at the underside of the weld should look just about identical to a finish pass on the top side. Stick and Tig welding are the only viable way most have...