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by dorin
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1/2'' scale drawings
Replies: 18
Views: 1188

Re: 1/2'' scale drawings

An excellent source of information on this scale is the British National 2 1/2" gauge society.
http://www.n25ga.org/
They have many resources available.
I have bought many of their construction booklets.
They are very fun to read even if one does not have time to build!
by dorin
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Saving pages
Replies: 4
Views: 901

Re: Saving pages

I have been trying to see what else might work. Microsoft suggests using Onenote. They have some info here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/insert-notes-from-the-web-into-onenote-773ef534-7a3a-40d7-8c39-b3f953d46f1e I have not had a chance to try it, so not sure how well it works. It also...
by dorin
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: [SOLD] Vintage Mamod RS1 Steam Railway Set in Excellent/Unused Condition - Original Box
Replies: 0
Views: 2666

[SOLD] Vintage Mamod RS1 Steam Railway Set in Excellent/Unused Condition - Original Box

** SOLD **
My friend has found one more item in his fathers collection.
A Mamod RS1 Steam Railway Set.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/233672722247

-Mike
by dorin
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: CAD CAM software
Replies: 10
Views: 9119

Re: CAD CAM software

Chris, I bet it can't be used for turning...I see a comment on the web wishing for "Estlcam turn." I am not experience with other tools...but for me, for the milling, it is super intuitive. (It could be that I am just nuts too!) The nice thing is that it is free to try. It is actually free forever, ...
by dorin
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: CAD CAM software
Replies: 10
Views: 9119

Re: CAD CAM software

I really like Estlcam, for a low-cost cam tool. https://estlcam.de/ However Like Russ mentions, a virtual machine might not be a bad idea. You could try spending $25.00 or so on Windows XP from Ebay and then install virtual box on your new pc. (which is free) (Or do you have your old Windows XP inst...
by dorin
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: How much does ZA8 shrink during solidification?
Replies: 1
Views: 1462

How much does ZA8 shrink during solidification?

I am not even sure of the right terms here, but was wondering how much bigger my pattern has to be for casing ZA8?
I have heard somewhere 2% bigger to handle shrinkage during the casting process, but I can't find that number anywhere now.
Has anybody experience with ZA8?
Thank you,
Mike
by dorin
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: (all sold!) More Mamod Steam Engines and Accessories
Replies: 0
Views: 2432

(all sold!) More Mamod Steam Engines and Accessories

[This batch is sold out! Thank you!]

My friend continues to help his father clear his collection.

Here are a few more things on eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/lancer1964/m.h ... pg=&_from=

Thank you,
Mike
by dorin
Fri May 22, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Vintage Mamod Steam Engines-Updated -- 6/9 (all sold!)
Replies: 0
Views: 2589

Vintage Mamod Steam Engines-Updated -- 6/9 (all sold!)

A friend of mine is helping his father sell some of his steam models. They are listed on Ebay: A few more items have been added. A few items have been sold. The best place to look for everything is the top link. Thank you! Here is the line for all is listings in one spot!: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i...
by dorin
Fri May 15, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Does anyone else get this message
Replies: 11
Views: 4190

Re: Does anyone else get this message

Make sure you go to https://www.chaski.org, not http//www.chaski.org.
(notice the 's')
click here:
https://www.chaski.org/homemachinist

This should be secure.

https has the secure socket layer. Http does not.
-Mike
by dorin
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Board will be down a bit Friday, March 5th
Replies: 6
Views: 3269

Re: Board will be down a bit Friday, March 5th

The oiling around is complete!
-Mike
by dorin
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Board will be down a bit Friday, March 5th
Replies: 6
Views: 3269

Board will be down a bit Friday, March 5th

The board will be down a bit for some maintenance, tomorrow morning. (Friday, March 5th)
I do not expect it will be down too long, perhaps 20 minutes maximum.

-Mike