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by thunderskunk
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What kind of tap set???
Replies: 45
Views: 8379

Re: What kind of tap set???

I was young and dumb and bought “the most expensive tap and die set at the dollar store” as they say. I figured if I’m going to buy cheap taps, I’d better have every single one. Probably $200 from a car parts store. Every one of those was scrap. I couldn’t chase threads in soft materials with the da...
by thunderskunk
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What have we learned?
Replies: 1
Views: 1887

Re: What have we learned?

Someone had an idea where they stole the core code of Facebook and made a registry of locomotives and owners. Somewhere to dump all the pictures you could and basic info.
by thunderskunk
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: What happened to Don Cossitt?
Replies: 2
Views: 2303

Re: What happened to Don Cossitt?

I’m still wondering which is worse; knowing the government controls propaganda or having no clue who’s pulling the strings.
by thunderskunk
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IMTS 2020 Canceled
Replies: 1
Views: 1378

Re: IMTS 2020 Canceled

They advertise in all the trade magazines, and I wondered if they would be greedy enough to actually have 130,000 individuals NOT at the required distance, and some Trumpies refusing to wear masks! What does whether you do or don’t like Trump have to do with wearing a mask? It was the right decisio...
by thunderskunk
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: 3 in 1 Machine - How Do You Move This 507 lb Machine?
Replies: 32
Views: 19831

3 in 1 Machine - How Do You Move This 507 lb Machine?

I really hope the OP figured this out; 6 years is a long time to do all your machining in the prone from the floor.
by thunderskunk
Thu May 28, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Paint help
Replies: 27
Views: 11899

Re: Paint help

Greg, I’ve decided to stay away from All Rustoleum paint. I’ve found that it chips badly at the slightest impact with any metal object. Frustrating how easily it chips, and how big the flakes are that pop off the surface. No more for me! Alternatantly, when I refinished my Ottaway, couple years ago...
by thunderskunk
Wed May 27, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder honing
Replies: 15
Views: 5688

Re: Cylinder honing

So my only experience with a Sunnen is professional; we’d drill and bore aluminum parts then hone just about every single hole, from .080 to 3” diameter. For the most part setting up the boring bar was more work than it was worth, and our mills were pushing 35 years old, so the honing was more to ma...
by thunderskunk
Wed May 20, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The 1" Kozo A3 that never was (a bit of a CAD rambling)
Replies: 22
Views: 7475

Re: The 1" Kozo A3 that never was (a bit of a CAD rambling)

Just kidding: was window shopping and “accidentally” hit the buy now button. Oh well.

Man I suck at budgeting.
by thunderskunk
Tue May 19, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 115
Views: 83844

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

I think I’ve crossed paths with your build thread a few times here; that’s one sharp looking engine! Great choice and fine modeling.
by thunderskunk
Mon May 18, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The 1" Kozo A3 that never was (a bit of a CAD rambling)
Replies: 22
Views: 7475

Re: The 1" Kozo A3 that never was (a bit of a CAD rambling)

Speaking of, I’m pretty sure I bought my Kozo A3 book straight off DLS. Now it’s all on amazon and the only one available is “used good” for $150? $150??? What is going on here...

I looked it up on Village press, and they still have it at $50. Life on earth can continue. I was getting worried.
by thunderskunk
Sun May 17, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The 1" Kozo A3 that never was (a bit of a CAD rambling)
Replies: 22
Views: 7475

Re: The 1" Kozo A3 that never was (a bit of a CAD rambling)

Y’know that brings up an interesting point, maybe I can drag it back into the Kozo category. Kozo’s books are so popular because they are complete instructionals: follow every step and you’ve learned how to machine while also producing an engine. They use common home shop tools to the point you cou...
by thunderskunk
Fri May 15, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The 1" Kozo A3 that never was (a bit of a CAD rambling)
Replies: 22
Views: 7475

Re: The 1" Kozo A3 that never was (a bit of a CAD rambling)

If you try again in Solidworks, might I suggest using a traditional set of part and assembly files, rather than a single multibody part. Then all your problems down the road will go away. You could probably still do dynamic scaling with tables if you really wanted to. The main issue with that in pr...