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by steamin10
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 636
Views: 186139

Re: 12" working railroad

Hmmph! Take it slow and easy. It is real easy to chomp at the bit and make things worse than you started. A day or two of full healing will last the rest of your days. A good time for planning and daydreaming instead of risk. Go slow, there will be a better time.
by steamin10
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Small Diesel engines for motive power
Replies: 33
Views: 15077

Re: Small Diesel engines for motive power

As an aside, you can use those copper based chore-boy pads as packing for mufflers too. They do not blow apart or corrode much and strain the gases for slowing the wave pulses nicely.
by steamin10
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Power for a hoist
Replies: 17
Views: 7602

Re: Power for a hoist

I am dealing with some other issues today but rest assured I will continue The little hoist was used as an aid in moving heavy 100-200 lb weldements to a positioning table for assembly. It is told to me that the hoist was grossly overloaded at times for various parts and failed. It came to me by way...
by steamin10
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Power for a hoist
Replies: 17
Views: 7602

Re: Power for a hoist

OK If I ring the leads on the disconnected motor, what should I be seeing for values?? This thing has a control board of some sort that may be a speed control. A diode of some sort is exploded and I cannot read the number or it would be changed out for giggles and fits. I was thinking it was a pulse...
by steamin10
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Power for a hoist
Replies: 17
Views: 7602

Power for a hoist

I have a small electric hoist that is a wall plug in, and geared to 500 lbs lift. It is a cute little thing, but the power board is blown out, and not available. If I assume this thing is 12 volt, how many loaded amps should I anticipate??? I can get power strips for Led lights and other uses fairly...
by steamin10
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 84
Views: 27186

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

A hill guy came to town and wanted a new fangled chain saw. He heard they would cut trees faster than any axe. So the guy at the store sold him a small chain saw and the guy appeared the next day, very unhappy. He claimed the saw did no better than the axe, and he could not get it to produce more cu...
by steamin10
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1881
Views: 231740

Re: Never enough time

I have been involved with health issues and have ignored the board here as there is not much progress to write about. I am long on plans, but short on action. Just this Monday I was in Mantards and saw they have a house brand LED strip light of 3500 lumins. Since I am on a high rate of consumption, ...
by steamin10
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 84
Views: 27186

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

It will work like most other fixes in a can. It depends on the correct fits to start with. On that thought, metal wdges come in several sizes. I get mine form Ace hardware when needed. Tehy vary in size form about a half inch for carpenter hammers on up to an inch and more for the bigger stuff. I wo...
by steamin10
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric motors
Replies: 7
Views: 4642

Re: Electric motors

Permag motors of the standard type are terrible n low speed high load situations and heat badly. The controls are better if you use current limiting or pulse wave at higher voltages for the low end torque. At one third of rated speed you are all good and can live there, but a dead creep is to be avo...
by steamin10
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 84
Views: 27186

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

Thats why chain saws took over for the hand axe. But dont be too hard on your adventure. Think of what the Bubbas taught you, and how much you learned already. Such progress is called experience, and makes your bulb that much brighter on the tree. I just so happened to change the handle in a short c...
by steamin10
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 84
Views: 27186

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

I have a file like stone that I wet the edge with. The boyscout handbook I have says to lay the head againsta stake, and push the file into the edge. I never had any luck as the heads I have are too tough/hard for that to work. We have grandpas sharpening wheel that is about 24 inches in diameter wi...
by steamin10
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Question regarding graphite crucibles
Replies: 9
Views: 7579

Re: Question regarding graphite crucibles

I have not the occasion to use graphite, only relaying what I was told. I used clay and carbide so it is a different animal. I started casting aluminum out of a cast iron dutch oven, and will never go back, due to iron contamination. I cant stress that enough for the newbe that is going to get start...