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by LIALLEGHENY
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 204
Views: 42904

Re: Woodinville Shops

Glenn, A little quick research on compressive strength of plastics indicates an acetal copolymer (glass filled preferred) or a polyamide-imide plastic such as Torlon would be a much better choice than HDPE which is rather low in the compression chart. Delrin (glass filled) would also be a good choic...
by LIALLEGHENY
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preparing Machines for Moving
Replies: 26
Views: 834

Re: Preparing Machines for Moving

Only problem with removing handles is the riggers may decide they want the bed on the mill, or the carriage on the lathe in a different position....without handles it makes it much more difficult. You are using a rigger? rather than someone with a flatbed or hook truck that says he moves equipment a...
by LIALLEGHENY
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Vise Identification
Replies: 18
Views: 963

Re: Vise Identification

Harold, Of the newer Bridgeport models.....Bridgeport made the Series 1, which is the standard 2 HP mill. They made the Series II which was the 4HP version with power feeds on all axis, a 40 taper spindle and a 58" long table. It has a much larger / taller base. The hand wheel for the x-axis is loca...
by LIALLEGHENY
Sat May 25, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Vise Identification
Replies: 18
Views: 963

Re: Vise Identification

I have a vise identical to the one in the first post, but it has Bridgeport cast into it. My Series II Special Bridgeport has the half moon troughs in the table.

Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Sat May 18, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Save my Lawn Tractor's Rockshaft Cylinder
Replies: 32
Views: 1270

Re: Save my Lawn Tractor's Rockshaft Cylinder

Yes I could see John Deere doing this. Makes it a proprietary part ,that you can only get from them. Does the cylinder have an end cap that can be unscrewed, or pinned or is the cylinder completely welded? Is the rod threaded on the end or is it welded? You could try Bailey hydraulics for a cylinder...
by LIALLEGHENY
Thu May 09, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Roger Goldman contact?
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: Roger Goldman contact?

Manta and Better Business Bureau have the number listed as 805-525-7680. Don't know if the # is good or not.

Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Show us your milling machine!
Replies: 282
Views: 110913

Re: Show us your milling machine!

Bought the same Clausing mill about a year ago . Looks like it was used once or twice. Came with the overarm supports and 3 horizontal arbors still new in the boxes. The Bridgeport adaptor would be a nice addition. Haven't decided yet whether I'll keep the machine or sell it
by LIALLEGHENY
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Stainless steel boiler/exchanger?
Replies: 100
Views: 18385

Re: Stainless steel boiler/exchanger?

Don't feel comments like this are really necessary when they are being directed at other members; "giggle.... it never ceases to amaze me that folks think things are OK to do just because someone has 'gotten away with it'...or written a chapter in a book...or published on the internet...THEREFORE it...
by LIALLEGHENY
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Stainless steel boiler/exchanger?
Replies: 100
Views: 18385

Re: Stainless steel boiler/exchanger?

One thing to consider when welding stainless or any of the alloy metals for that matter, if you put to much heat or not enough heat into your welds they are prone to cracking. To much heat can also reduce corrosion resistance. There is a lot more to this, just do a google search of excessive heat in...
by LIALLEGHENY
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: SS is toxic in California
Replies: 25
Views: 3598

Re: SS is toxic in California

I think the problem is California is toxic....therefore anything in California has now been infected and is toxic! Here in New York everything is toxic, they just don't warn you.
by LIALLEGHENY
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does This Qualify As A ODD BIT ?
Replies: 1
Views: 703

Re: Does This Qualify As A ODD BIT ?

"Maybe he thought I also could walk on water" Nope...but maybe hot metal chips!
by LIALLEGHENY
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" or 15" gauge, what is available?
Replies: 11
Views: 1223

Re: 12" or 15" gauge, what is available?

Glenn, That's what I have found, nothing is available in 3" scale. That brings me to my next question, what if anything is being sought after in 3" scale? or any of the larger scales for that matter? I've been thinking about getting involved in possibly producing parts for 3" /large scale steam, or ...