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by RONALD
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: types of coal
Replies: 29
Views: 1948

Re: types of coal

We drive up to Burlington, Wisconsin to occasionally pick up coal from these guys: https://www.centaurforge.com/Coal-Coke/products/277/

They have two locations, Burlington, and Austin, Texas.

Lot cheaper if you pick up.
by RONALD
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Half round source
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: Half round source

Here is a place that sells Half Round Brass, but you would have to look thru the sizes they offer.

And, of course, their price may be too much;

https://www.riogrande.com/product/Jewel ... oft/130449
by RONALD
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Cylinder castings
Replies: 19
Views: 1251

Re: Cylinder castings

No, he is still in the process of lighting off the machine as far as I know.

It's too bad we live several thousand miles from Harold, (Onalaska, WA USA), you and I, I would imagine, would be eager to give him a hand.
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by RONALD
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Cylinder castings
Replies: 19
Views: 1251

Re: Cylinder castings

Iron is something I tried many years ago, and found it was too difficult, plus the alloy could not be controlled. Harold, with his Induction Furnace is about the only amateur who could do it correctly. Here is a comment I made awhile back: http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=98413
by RONALD
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Mark Gregor
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Mark Gregor

My brother recently came across the equipment being sold from the railroad of Mark Gregor of Henery, Illinois, that is the first I had heard of his death. I had corresponded by email with Mark for several years, and he would send me jpegs of his Central Illinois RR. I never got to visit, or talk, he...
by RONALD
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cutting steel tubing
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: cutting steel tubing

I have a Milwaukee Metal Cutting saw that worked rather well when I was cutting up a lot of parts for the two American Bridge Company 1913 Turntables in 1.6" scale I constructed. That saw has a special chamber to collect HOT chunks of metal as they come off the saw; it's NOT sawdust! I also have a 1...
by RONALD
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Show us your milling machine!
Replies: 278
Views: 104962

Re: Show us your milling machine!

I probably posted this years ago, but here again is the last mill I acquired, I paid $500 for it. Took it apart for cleaning and repair, and the fact it weighed too much for me to handle as one unit. I may have paid $500 for it, but that new DRO cost me over 2 Grand; can't take it with me! The secon...
by RONALD
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: steamin10 (Big Dave)
Replies: 47
Views: 5047

Re: steamin10 (Big Dave)

Here is the Obit for our "Big Dave":

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by RONALD
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Favorite train movie
Replies: 24
Views: 2860

Re: Favorite train movie

by RONALD
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Is there a Civil Engineer in the house?
Replies: 20
Views: 1711

Re: Is there a Civil Engineer in the house?

Here are a lot more details: https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=0_ViXK2SEaaMjwSu66voAg&q=lake+shore+drive+beam&oq=Lake+Shore+&gs_l=psy-ab.1.1.0i131j0i3j0j0i3j0j0i10l5.3741.11912..15280...0.0..0.342.1790.1j8j1j1......0....1..gws-wiz.....0.ym1XViN48Ns Because I drive a pickup truck,(supposedly...
by RONALD
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Is there a Civil Engineer in the house?
Replies: 20
Views: 1711

Is there a Civil Engineer in the house?

Yesterday a busy bridge approach over the Chicago River, on Lake Shore Drive, started to shear apart in two girders. Traffic is stopped in all the northbound lanes, until they can build a temporary structure to support it directly under the two shear cracks of the two girders. My problem, is why was...
by RONALD
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: CAREERS IN METALCASTING
Replies: 1
Views: 1098

CAREERS IN METALCASTING

The AFS just produced a new video called CAREERS IN METALCASTING. Here is their web page. Tho many of us are retired, or years into other careers, there may be a few youngsters here who will find this enlightening. Or, maybe you will wish you had had such a career? https://www.afsinc.org/careers-met...