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by 10KPete
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Reflex Water Glass for 3/4-1" Scale Locos
Replies: 15
Views: 1559

Re: Reflex Water Glass for 3/4-1" Scale Locos

The reflex gauge is so easy to see!! Much more visible than the round glass. But I'm not going into the glass molding business...
:shock:

Pete
by 10KPete
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Reflex Water Glass for 3/4-1" Scale Locos
Replies: 15
Views: 1559

Re: Reflex Water Glass for 3/4-1" Scale Locos

I've not seen a place to obtain the ribbed glass in small sizes. I'm assuming the stuff is molded, not ground, and probably not easy to do in the home shop!

The rest would be easy!

Pete
by 10KPete
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Corrosion between dissimilar metals
Replies: 14
Views: 1308

Re: Corrosion between dissimilar metals

Google up "galvanic table".

Pete
by 10KPete
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is this Mystery Attachment/Tool
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: What is this Mystery Attachment/Tool

I've had the use that setting pin type ball cutter, both shop made, and the set-up is really quick. With good points and good eyes I think one could get within .010" of alignment. More than close enough for the average need. Plenty good for me!

Pete
by 10KPete
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's a puzzlement
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: It's a puzzlement

The fibers are wound around the copper strands to hold them while the wire is run through the insulation extruder.
I had the pleasure of being associated with a custom wire shop at one time...
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by 10KPete
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Micrometer inspect and repair
Replies: 12
Views: 1003

Re: Micrometer inspect and repair

I've been cleaning crud off of stuff for a long time. Old anything-you-want-to-name type stuff. I have found that lacquer thinner, powerful stuff, will quickly remove old lube. It will also remove paint and number markings so it needs to be applied carefully. For instruments like micrometers I apply...
by 10KPete
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Micrometer inspect and repair
Replies: 12
Views: 1003

Re: Micrometer inspect and repair

That nut at the back where the spindle goes in could be way tight. It should only be tight enough to take any clearance out of the nut.

Pete
by 10KPete
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is this Mystery Attachment/Tool
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: What is this Mystery Attachment/Tool

I agree: ball turner with it's setting pin. Made by Mr. Olson in 1974. Nice looking tool!

Pete
by 10KPete
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tapping Pipe Fittings
Replies: 26
Views: 2773

Re: Tapping Pipe Fittings

Bill Shields wrote: the bad thing about all of this is you generally need two taps....one to get started and one, with the end ground off, so that you can work blind holes - or 90 or 45 ells.
Same in full size work... which means buying two of everything eventually. Not a big deal 'cause they'll out last me...

Pete
by 10KPete
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tapping Pipe Fittings
Replies: 26
Views: 2773

Re: Tapping Pipe Fittings

jscarmozza wrote:Hi Pete, P M Research was a pleasure to deal with and their products appear to be first class. The taps and dies are sharp and produce a clean thread, excellent on brass and very good on copper.

Happy Thanksgiving, John
And you as well!! Thanks for the review.

Pete
by 10KPete
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe stand with levelling system.
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Re: Lathe stand with levelling system.

Nice work!!! I especially like the top drawer...

Pete
by 10KPete
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Micrometer inspect and repair
Replies: 12
Views: 1003

Re: Micrometer inspect and repair

If your micrometers are Starrett with the rotating lock ring around the spindle then you want to take care reassembling. Unless you are very lucky you will need to make a simple tool to align the ring with the spindle hole before trying to get the spindle through. A pin a few inches long that is exa...