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by Orrin
Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Stuart Beam engine
Replies: 4
Views: 1241

Thank you for the advice, Harry. You saved me a whole lot of trouble; some time ago you had mentioned a problem with the governor and at the time I had filed the information, but cannot find it, now. I can stop looking. :D I'm printing your post and will attach it to the drawing, now. Best regards, ...
by Orrin
Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Confused by the wide array of model pipe threads
Replies: 10
Views: 1979

Thank you, Harry, for your sage advice. It reminded me that I should keep all 55° taps and dies in a separate drawer and find some way of marking them, such as putting a dab of red paint on the shank of the taps and the faces of the dies. Thank you, all, for your kind assistance. I've added it to my...
by Orrin
Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Confused by the wide array of model pipe threads
Replies: 10
Views: 1979

Thank you for the compliment, Fred. Kind words make the effort worthwhile. i'm not sure what you mean. i've only seen the MTP sets on this side of the pond. now the Brits have their BA std. and sometimes use model engineering straight threads for fittings. is that what you mean? I'm just now getting...
by Orrin
Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Stuart Beam engine
Replies: 4
Views: 1241

Stuart Beam engine

It is not quite finished, but you can see my almost-completed Stuart Beam engine, here: http://www.homemodelenginemachinist.com/index.php?topic=6018.0 I am particularly grateful to Harry for making available the pictures of his engine. I printed a high resolution picture of it and kept it in the sho...
by Orrin
Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Confused by the wide array of model pipe threads
Replies: 10
Views: 1979

Confused by the wide array of model pipe threads

As I build projects and look through the catalogs I come across a dizzying array of pipe threads. I would like to try to settle on Model Taper Pipe, but there are instances of catalog items not being available in MTP. What do you do? Do you restrict yourself to one thread standard; or, do you use wh...
by Orrin
Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New Corliss Model
Replies: 15
Views: 4616

Wow, that's beautiful. The "flywheel" in the valve action threw me for a while. In just one thread I've seen two variations in Corliss design that I've never seen, before.

Orrin
by Orrin
Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jerry Howell passed away
Replies: 3
Views: 1016

Jerry Howell passed away

In case you've not yet read it on one of the other fora (forums), Jerry Howell passed away: We regret to inform you that Jerry passed away unexpectedly on Sat. Aug. 29, 2009. It is the wish of the family to continue Jerry's work and we ask for your patience as we mourn, then reorganize operations. A...
by Orrin
Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Milon Thorley
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

I met Milon at Train Mountain in 2000 and enjoyed listening to his wealth of steam stories. To hear of his passing makes me very sad. I entend my condolences to his family and friends.

Orrin
by Orrin
Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Metric Ton of Train Mountain Triennial photos, and re-cap
Replies: 6
Views: 1660

Mike, your pictures are fantastic! I've spent hours drooling over them. Good job, Mike! I attended the first big meet at Train Mountain in 2000, the one that featured a mile-long assembly of locos. From the looks of things, this year's was even bigger, yet. I recognized a few from 2000. I'm glad the...
by Orrin
Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Van Norman
Replies: 16
Views: 3228

Thank you, Spro, for your kind and generous words. My only hope is that I'll be abel to live up to them, some day. :)

Orrin
by Orrin
Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Van Norman
Replies: 16
Views: 3228

I can't help you with a #10, but I have a whole bunch of literature pertaining to the #12 and #6. This includes exploded views of the entire #12. I'm guessing that the #10 would be similar. I've scanned all my literature and make it available to V-N owners for $10. It amounts to over 100 files: #12 ...
by Orrin
Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Who has large selection of Square Rings-Sealing rings?
Replies: 12
Views: 2467

Another thought has crossed my mind. How about casting the seal you need? I use a two-component silicone rubber for taking impressions. It seems to be fairly durable after curing. I get it from MicroMark. Polyurethane can be cast and it durometer can be varied according the the proportions of compon...