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by NP317
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Kombrink's American
Replies: 280
Views: 81013

Re: Kombrink's American

Nice looking train! And still on the rails...
RussN
by NP317
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I thought this was supposed to be fun.
Replies: 11
Views: 406

Re: I thought this was supposed to be fun.

Mice. I use several of these wind-up live traps at our home and shop: https://www.amazon.com/Kness-101-0-002-Ketch-All-Mousetrap/dp/B00004RA4D/ref=sr_1_27?keywords=mouse+live+trap&qid=1576166822&sr=8-27 They work wonderfully and were recommended by our local "Critter Man." No bait even required. Mic...
by NP317
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 572
Views: 102624

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

So Bill:
These descriptions of others' various pains and orthopedic disasters are all designed to hopefully allow you to feel better about your fall and injury!
Wishing you the best recovery,
RussN
by NP317
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 572
Views: 102624

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

My knee replacement used the computer-alignment method. Still, my right foot ended up rotated outward about 2 degrees from pre-surgery. The Doc had no explanation for that! I think it should not have happened. And my leg muscles took a full year of hurting before they adjusted to the new rotated pos...
by NP317
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 3 jaw chuck
Replies: 23
Views: 1126

Re: 3 jaw chuck

Same here.
RussN
by NP317
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Long Term Project
Replies: 46
Views: 7511

Re: A Long Term Project

Really beautiful work, Steve.
RussN
by NP317
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 572
Views: 102624

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

"For now I refer to remain ignorant of what goes on in those surgery rooms." Agreed. I wisely waited until after my right knee joint replacement to view the surgery films. Yikes! No wonder I hurt in places far removed from my new knee!!! They beat the crap out of me. Recover quickly, Bill. You have ...
by NP317
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: it comes in handy
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: it comes in handy

Nice backyard fix.
RN
by NP317
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blower Valve Vs Injector Steam Valve
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Blower Valve Vs Injector Steam Valve

Not sure I understand what you are asking.
They both perform different functions, but can be the same type of valve.
RussN
by NP317
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Identifying a NYC & HRR no. 999 Locomotive
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Help Identifying a NYC & HRR no. 999 Locomotive

Glenn:
The "blast pipe" you noted appears to be the front truck adjuster for vertical motion.
It is not under the stack, and is over the center of the lead truck.

Regardless: That's a remarkable model of #99.
RussN
by NP317
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!
Replies: 136
Views: 56502

Re: Steam railroading to return to Alaska!

Congratulations!
I've spent literally several months working inside locomotive boilers/fireboxes and truly understand the magnitude of your accomplishments!
I look forward to continued good news.
RussN
by NP317
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Considering a DRO
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Considering a DRO

Something from this list would work: https://www.dropros.com/Electronica_Lathe_Digital_Readout.htm#Electronica_Magnetic_Scale_2_Axis_Lathe_Kits: Those are magnetic scales, much thinner and more robust that glass scales. I have such scales on my mill, and wish I had installed them on my lathe instead...