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by gwrdriver
Mon Mar 24, 2003 10:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The Direction of our Hobby?
Replies: 28
Views: 3480

Re: The Direction of our Hobby? (very long)

This is a very complex subject so I can only hit a few points. I can't remember a time when folks didn't grouse about the hobby dying out but here's what it looks like from my part of the world. Some of it depends upon individual situation and location and clubs have personalities. My own club, the ...
by gwrdriver
Wed Mar 19, 2003 9:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Silver Soldering & Boilers
Replies: 1
Views: 837

Re: Silver Soldering & Boilers

Please contact me off the board. <hww@edge.net>
by gwrdriver
Sun Mar 16, 2003 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shipping a machine tool from Europe?
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Re: Shipping a machine tool from Europe?

Breaking down the numbers for you wouldn't do much good because my transaction took place almost 20 years ago, 1985, and everything, rates certainly, have probably changed. But using information you should have on hand you could probably get the costs quoted to within a very narrow margin. The impor...
by gwrdriver
Sat Mar 15, 2003 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shipping a machine tool from Europe?
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Re: Shipping a machine tool from Europe?

PS: I would do one thing differently (had I known). My machine arrived palletized and shrink wrapped but not crated (totally enclosed), and there was slight damage during shipment. Had I known it was not sent crated from the mfg I would have paid extra to have that done.
by gwrdriver
Sat Mar 15, 2003 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shipping a machine tool from Europe?
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Re: Shipping a machine tool from Europe?

No . . . but I've shipped one from England and it couldn't be all that different. Here's what I did. I bought the machine (Harrison 11" lathe) and contacted a local (to me) international forwarding agent. The one I used, Panalpina Inc/Ltd., was referred by a friend who worked in the export business....
by gwrdriver
Tue Mar 11, 2003 10:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Inner Bearing Radial truck info?
Replies: 12
Views: 2163

Re: Inner Bearing Radial truck info?

Assistance is on the way.
by gwrdriver
Sat Mar 08, 2003 9:17 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Atlas/Craftsman Lathe belts,,,,out of round?
Replies: 14
Views: 7402

Re: Atlas/Craftsman Lathe belts,,,,out of round?

I have owned all three Atlas lathes (6", 10" and 12") and although none of them exhibited excessive high speed bounce I tend to agrree that the most likely source of your problem is in the pulleys rather than the belts.
by gwrdriver
Thu Mar 06, 2003 8:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Track size for 1:32 scale in Guage #1
Replies: 3
Views: 934

Re: Track size for 1:32 scale in Guage #1

If I may be so bold as to suggest a different question. In Ga1, especially if you plan a ground level as opposed to an elevated track installation, the stiffness of the track assembly does a great deal to make your railway operate more consistently derailment-free. Personal experience has shown me t...
by gwrdriver
Wed Feb 26, 2003 6:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: L.E. Boiler Drawings
Replies: 0
Views: 945

L.E. Boiler Drawings

I need to find a print or copy of the boiler drawing(s) for the L.E. 1" scale Atlantic, the flanged plate version as opposed to the cast plate version, if there was such a thing. To buy , borrow, what have you. Any help appreicated.
by gwrdriver
Fri Feb 21, 2003 3:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Many questions
Replies: 13
Views: 2517

Re: Many questions

'Sil-fos' or any of the phos-copper brazing alloys are not a good material to use on copper boilers. It's cheap and it's fluxless but that's all and it represents a potential safety hazard from stress cracking in the joints, especially in the presence of coal smoke. You probably won't fire with coal...
by gwrdriver
Fri Feb 14, 2003 2:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: SC Boiler Safety Law
Replies: 16
Views: 4003

Re: SC Boiler Safety Law

Is the public any safer from this? I agree, probably not, but the issue is responsibility, that is, Who is responsible. The state goverment (whichever agency that happens to be) is just as concerned for the "appearance" of protecting the public as it is actually safeguarding it. Yes of course they w...
by gwrdriver
Thu Feb 13, 2003 8:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: SC Boiler Safety Law
Replies: 16
Views: 4003

Re: SC Boiler Safety Law

Here is what you should know, at least to start off. Most states (I say most because I don't know which ones specifically) base their Pressure Vessel Code on an adaption, adoption, or a reference to the ASME code for fired pressure vessels (that's what people mean when they mention "The Code") Some ...