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by JKreider
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Berkshire Number boards origin?
Replies: 12
Views: 2899

Well Jack I'm still learning how to use that RP machine to spit out parts that look like the parts that you make. I haven't got there yet. I had to do something since that human RP machine who lives in Grover Beach is much too busy to work on Berkshire parts, ha,ha!! Your right-too much fun! David: ...
by JKreider
Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Berkshire Number boards origin?
Replies: 12
Views: 2899

Since all ot the major castings and sheet metal parts are developed for the Berkshire "kit", I've turned my efforts torward developing castings for more of the detail parts on the Berkshire and the number boards are part of that effort. Hopefully I'll have some news on those by mid-March. LL is righ...
by JKreider
Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ray Pennell
Replies: 7
Views: 2631

Ray Pennell

I certainly agree with you David. Ray was a nice guy. What a shock to learn of his passing.

He had built some Berkshire boilers for me and the workmanship was excellent.

Jim Kreider
by JKreider
Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Something To Look At
Replies: 20
Views: 5163

Armrest

On the Berkshire it was hinged on the inside so the cab window could be closed.
by JKreider
Wed Sep 07, 2005 7:55 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Smithy quality
Replies: 3
Views: 3835

Smithy quality

I have read enough posts to be convinced separate machines and not a 3-in-1 are better for most situations. Considering Smithy makes a couple different stand alone lathes and mills, how does their quality compare to other chi-com stuff, specifically Grizzly and Enco. I read a lot of posts saying buy...