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by NP317
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Harold!
Replies: 12
Views: 145

Re: Harold!

Yikes!
Wishing Harold a good swift recovery.
RussN
by NP317
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Old lincoln buzzbox quit
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Old lincoln buzzbox quit

liveaboard wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:11 pm
[snip]
... your fault.
Funny.
RussN
by NP317
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Old lincoln buzzbox quit
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Old lincoln buzzbox quit

I worked for several years as an electronic technician on medical equipment.
Quickly learned to ALWAYS check the simple things first.
RussN
by NP317
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Nusky/Mercer 0-4-0 driver width?
Replies: 19
Views: 3372

Re: Nusky/Mercer 0-4-0 driver width?

Broken wheel flanges seem to happen with cast iron treads and not steel treads. Food for thought.
So install steel tires and eliminate that issue for the lifetime of the locomotive.
RussN
by NP317
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4
Replies: 693
Views: 150001

Re: Converting a Baldwin 2-4-2 LYN to a Baldwin 2-4-4

Firebox base weld looks pretty good. Certainly better than I could do at this time.
Will the cover weld layer be done with 7018 rod?
RussN
by NP317
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Define SteamPunk please.
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Re: Define SteamPunk please.

Fantasy dress and accoutrements based on Victorian steam days in the UK.

How's that?
RussN
by NP317
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Request For Services
Topic: Wood lathe
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: Wood lathe

One of our Kitsap Live Steamers member made a really nice Vanderbilt tender tank for his 1.5" scale Pacific. The rear domed end of the tender tank was made from a metal Wok cooking pan! Yes, it had a flat center section several inches in diameter, but the effect was good and making that tank end was...
by NP317
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Way OT, recommend a good refrigerator...
Replies: 34
Views: 1272

Re: Way OT, recommend a good refrigerator...

Greg: I totally understand your reasoning. We had a long-lived washing machine that required circuit board replacement, and we let the pros take care of that one. I used to train service technicians for Physio-Control Corp., a manufacturer of acute cardiac care devices, so Im tuned into the value of...
by NP317
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Way OT, recommend a good refrigerator...
Replies: 34
Views: 1272

Re: Way OT, recommend a good refrigerator...

I repaired the ice maker in our lower - freezer refridge. Twice. At no cost.
Of course I cannot remember what I did! But it could not have been too complex because I fixed it.

Maybe you can repair yours too.
RussN
by NP317
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Old lincoln buzzbox quit
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Old lincoln buzzbox quit

Fuses?
Continuity of the electrode cables?
'Just thinking of the simplest things first.
RussN
by NP317
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Decauville 0-4-0 1:22.58 Scale
Replies: 26
Views: 2964

Re: Decauville 0-4-0 1:22.58 Scale

Diddler: One of the most useful things I learned from this group of skilled builders is to always take the time to make whatever fixtures are required to produce accurate work. It seems to take lots of time, but in the long run the project goes faster and more accurately, with little rework required...
by NP317
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Position of Safety Valves
Replies: 13
Views: 882

Re: Position of Safety Valves

Another solution would be to install the two safeties on top of the steam dome! The shroud over it would have to be altered, but the function of those safety valves would be optimum. That's what I would do. Another note: On full-sized steam locomotives it is usually illegal to mount any other items ...