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by Cary Stewart
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inspection Sheets: Worthless?
Replies: 25
Views: 483

Re: Inspection Sheets: Worthless?

Modern production of most everything use SPC (Statistical Process Control) along with sampling of lots. Tormac is a very reliable company so they apparently are using a sampling routine for quality control. As an example I purchased a Bison 2 3/8" dia. 3-jaw chuck for my Unimat 3. It came with a lit...
by Cary Stewart
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Track Standards
Replies: 16
Views: 1017

Re: Track Standards

There is one caution I would make. Dead flat is fine. A small amount of super elevation is also acceptable but don't even think about a 1 1/2degree angle. Another term for this is positive camber. Now avoid at all costs a negative camber on any curve of any degree of curve. This can happen if the ro...
by Cary Stewart
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Monarch lathe
Replies: 39
Views: 1427

Re: Monarch lathe

Another fine car. When I was a boy during WWII my neighbor across the street had tow interesting vehicles. Their car was a 1936 Pierce Arrow business coupe with a rumble seat. I have to tell you that that was the longest business coupe you ever saw. I don't think it had a lot of miles on as it burne...
by Cary Stewart
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: David Moore Contact Information
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: David Moore Contact Information

Speaking of Pam. What has happened to her? I know that she got really busy at Sherline a couple of years ago.
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by Cary Stewart
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help! My Mosley generator will not light my bulbs.
Replies: 1
Views: 818

Re: Help! My Mosley generator will not light my bulbs.

I suspect that the alternator diodes have gone out to lunch. You may have over loaded it a bit. That generator does not put out a lot of current.
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by Cary Stewart
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surface Grinding
Replies: 83
Views: 12514

Re: Surface Grinding

Don't give up on that rock yet. Diamonds are mounted with something called spelter. It can be melted and the diamond turned to a new point. Might be worth a try. However, I can't remember any details about the spelter and what temp. it requires. Do some research. You didn't say what carat size the s...
by Cary Stewart
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Advice on the heavy mikado
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

Re: Advice on the heavy mikado

Unless their policy has changed the section by section build approach is to make it easier for the money starved. I suspect that like Burbank RRSC if you want the whole kit at the same time they can accommodate you. For a shipment to NZ this may be a way to same money. However, RRSC may not have eve...
by Cary Stewart
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: golden age of live steam
Replies: 8
Views: 1508

Re: golden age of live steam

Suits were the right uniform for live steamers before the WWII. In England some fellows still drive their locos with shirt, tie and jacket.
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by Cary Stewart
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Live Steam Magazine June 1967
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Re: Live Steam Magazine June 1967

This article also appeared in the first ( I think only) volumn of The Best Of Live Steam Magazine. This would have been published about 10 years or more after the mag. was published.
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by Cary Stewart
Tue May 29, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machining Setup's with Few Comments
Replies: 62
Views: 10073

Re: Machining Setup's with Few Comments

IMHO The Quarn T&C cutter machine is a wonderful piece of design and if done well is very versatile. However, I think that using it is like using a pre WWII Leica camera. Build quality super. But the need to be an engineer to operate a IIIa, etc. is kind of a pain. I inherited two of them from my Un...
by Cary Stewart
Wed May 23, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Code 332 rail for 3/4 scale?
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Code 332 rail for 3/4 scale?

To use this rail for 3/4" scale (3 1/2" gage) you should know that rail height and your flange depth. This will also affect travel through switches. Is the rail height the same as that for standard G/No.1 gage rail? An interesting thought though.
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by Cary Stewart
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hello, I am new here and am trying to build an Atlantic without a metal lathe.
Replies: 39
Views: 3561

Re: Hello, I am new here and am trying to build an Atlantic without a metal lathe.

Many 1" to the foot (1:12 scale) Atlantics have been built with a 9" by 18" or 24" lathe. Usually a South Bend. The Taiwan/China built 9X20 lathes are not in the same class as the old SBs are but probably would get the job done. The 7"x ? mini lathes wont do for an Atlantic's drivers. One of he smal...