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by steamin10
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Dog Lover Lament
Replies: 47
Views: 12644

Re: Dog Lover Lament

My experience with horses is very limited. They are creatures of habit and are smart enough to know who they can trust and who they dislike. When I was 8 or 9 my Uncle had an ornry old mare that was a Shetland. She was old but tolerated us kids for lack of anything to do. When she got tired of our a...
by steamin10
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Dog Lover Lament
Replies: 47
Views: 12644

Re: Dog Lover Lament

I live in a citified rural area that is zoned for agriculture. Although we are somewhat crowded, the state laws allow shooting on your property without specific range or backstop. YOU are responsible for any results. I have in past years actually thrown LEOs off of my property, but not without some ...
by steamin10
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coal dust bricks again
Replies: 37
Views: 8586

Re: Coal dust bricks again

There was a bug-a -b00 about some fire logs that used wax for a binder. When thrown in a hot fire they rendered out and the wax could run out of the bottom of a leaky stove. It was reported that several houses were damaged (smoke) and the product taken off the market as it was.
by steamin10
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Caboose trucks
Replies: 5
Views: 2509

Re: Caboose trucks

If you have any info on this guy, please post it. A search only turned up stuff for HO models, and an engeneering company..
by steamin10
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Welding c-clamp??
Replies: 6
Views: 3445

Re: Welding c-clamp??

For my standard welding jobs i use a combination of vice grips, welding grips, (by vice grip) regular Chinese C-clamps and my hoard of boiler clamps. If you dont know what boiler clamps are, they are cut from flat plate with a acrew for grip like a c-clamp on steroids. Oil or spatter spray, or graph...
by steamin10
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 16 inch gauge switcher on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 4790

Re: 16 inch gauge switcher on ebay

Nay , nay. Its a cobble job and not a good base for improvement. It looks like a ten year old designed it. In my critical eye it would be way tooo much work to tear it down and improve what would be a minimum for my eye. I have seen some ugly and cute contraptions, and this thing is ugly. It is my o...
by steamin10
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: The slow evoltuion of a long term plan
Replies: 16
Views: 6622

Re: The slow evoltuion of a long term plan

Yes , green board. It is cheep, tougher than common drywall, and can be left in place but like concrete board wont move and can have wheels run over it. If you go to sand you will find it has its own set of problmes in migrating everywhere. If you build a box, you will constantly trip on the ledger,...
by steamin10
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 540
Views: 118046

Re: 12" working railroad

For my home shop I have a gutted out fridge with a plate glass front fitted into the door and covered with a piece of screen wire to deflect the sand. Thsi keeps the sand from etching and clouding the glass. Teh glass panel was stolen from an old cabinet style TV and held with a small angle iron for...
by steamin10
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: The slow evoltuion of a long term plan
Replies: 16
Views: 6622

Re: The slow evoltuion of a long term plan

That is a very nice looking setup, more than I expected. I have an adjustable house post jack that will serve the same purpose only not as heavy. It will be dropped and cemented in the floor similar to your idea. As an aside, your pouring floor can be covered with green board layed flat, or concrete...
by steamin10
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Trailer tongue weigh video
Replies: 2
Views: 2357

Re: Trailer tongue weigh video

It is also the reason that trailer tires are stiffer than normal auto tires, to cut down the sway. It is no fun to get the tail wagging the dog. I had my trailer start to oscilate like that at 60, and had to change my shorts. (18 ft flatbed beavertail, twin axle).
by steamin10
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: How to gate and runner a car frame?
Replies: 12
Views: 6959

Re: How to gate and runner a car frame?

I can assure you that to my knowledge, adding graphite dust will do nothing for aluminum. This method is used for cast irons to reduce skin temper due to white iron as the carbon will be picked up when the iron flows over it. If you have ever tried to machine a bad iron casting that has white iron c...
by steamin10
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Thanksgiving Day
Replies: 13
Views: 4072

Re: Thanksgiving Day

It is with a shadow of sadness that I watch the calendar tickoff. I look at my table and there sits chairs empty by time, as I find I am becoming the last man standing. The children dont see, and the grankids dont know. WE have invites and dinners to go to of course, but we no longer host the affair...