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by Russ Hanscom
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.
Replies: 23
Views: 3952

Re: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.

Understand completely, you might consider rigging up a lift of some form.
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Material for Small Vise
Replies: 7
Views: 1539

Re: Material for Small Vise

earlgo, Thanks for the inspiration. I have a big old cheap drill press vise and the moving jaw keeps tilting up, clamping screws are underneath so it has to be removed from the table for access and tightening. I flipped it over, drilled up from the bottom, counter bored the top of the jaw, tapped th...
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Vee belts for lathe
Replies: 5
Views: 1779

Re: Vee belts for lathe

Where is the fun in that? I changed the belts on my Sheldon a number of years ago, did not even think of link belts. About a day to remove the spindle and replace, if I remember correctly. I also replaced a few of the lower end bearings which needed it.

Your direction proposal makes sense.
by Russ Hanscom
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Janney couples
Replies: 3
Views: 1346

Re: Janney couples

Not the simplest coupler ever made. Later couplers with gravity doing the locking work were much simpler and more reliable. Look at the extra parts in the latching mechanism.
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Janney couples
Replies: 3
Views: 1346

Re: Janney couples

These Janneys do not have a slot in the knuckle for links - possibly slightly unusual as they were the first widely accepted modern type coupler and interchangeability would have been expected. Casting date on one body is possibly in the 20s, knuckles could have been replaced several times over the ...
by Russ Hanscom
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Janney couples
Replies: 3
Views: 1346

Janney couples

Rebuilding a set of Janney couplers, the original non link and pin, for the C&TSR. 1:1 scale.

Next step is hot riveting, 1" and 1 1/4" dia rivets - should be fun.

These will go on the D& RG Immigrant sleeper, #470
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Material for Small Vise
Replies: 7
Views: 1539

Re: Material for Small Vise

1018 is a bear to get a nice surface finish. An alloy would give you a much better finish and more strength, not that it is needed. I finds Speedy to be a decent source when I need to buy.
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: press fit lube?
Replies: 21
Views: 3111

Re: press fit lube?

Not going to find white lead anywhere unless you have a 50 year old container stashed somewhere.

We have been using never-seize for the RR wheel pressing, seems to work fine. Surface finish is also a big factor. Burnishing the surfaces reduces galling.
by Russ Hanscom
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: touch screen ghost touch
Replies: 7
Views: 1743

Re: touch screen ghost touch

I put a saver screen on my new "smart" phone. No sensitivity, kept having to pound on the screen. Finally took the add-on screen off over a year ago and no problems since even with shop fingers. The original screen is mar free so it must be really tough. I do not answer the phone unless convenient -...
by Russ Hanscom
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re-wiring a Dunlap 1/3 HP Thermotron Model #115.5454 Split-Phase Electric Motor
Replies: 12
Views: 2049

Re: Re-wiring a Dunlap 1/3 HP Thermotron Model #115.5454 Split-Phase Electric Motor

Could it be a mid coil/winding tap, not needed for some applications?
by Russ Hanscom
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diaphragm fabric
Replies: 32
Views: 4862

Re: Diaphragm fabric

The material link I listed was for neoprene, which is good for water, gas, oil and is the most common O ring material. Might be suitable for gasoline and alcohol but I did not research that.
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diaphragm fabric
Replies: 32
Views: 4862

Re: Diaphragm fabric

Check MSC, I have bought diaphragm material there before. They show 1/16" thick. #31937212