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by Russ Hanscom
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: D1-4 Camlock Problem.
Replies: 9
Views: 463

Re: D1-4 Camlock Problem.

Before you do anything drastic, the pins in the chuck and faceplate are adjustable. Remove the small screw by the side of the pin and it can be screwed in or out. That adjustment will usually allow the cam to function properly. You may have to turn it several turns depending on how much out of adjus...
by Russ Hanscom
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: MIG for Cast Iron + Small Welding Table
Replies: 75
Views: 12365

Re: MIG for Cast Iron + Small Welding Table

The other thing that gives welding fits is wind, if you looking for a quality weld. When we were welding in Moab, single digit humidity, 4+ hours out of the box or a slight breeze would show up on the xrays. That is the second use for welding shelters, keeping the weld zone wind free. Revisiting a p...
by Russ Hanscom
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: MIG for Cast Iron + Small Welding Table
Replies: 75
Views: 12365

Re: MIG for Cast Iron + Small Welding Table

As Harold and I met many years ago over the boiler article... it is possible, but not recommended to use 6013 for a boiler or other purposes. As long as you write and qualify a procedure for a particular joint and rod, it is possible, just not the best way. 6013 has a tendency to porosity so you cou...
by Russ Hanscom
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel Press
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Wheel Press

Yes, we have the original pump, a two piston affair with two different sized pistons. By holding one or no inlet valves open, it becomes a three speed press. The original squirrel cage motor is a monster compared to its modern HP equivalent. Plan B is to restore the original brass pump, plan C is to...
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel Press
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Wheel Press

The RR group has been looking for a wheel press and we recently had the opportunity to acquire an old Niles-Bement-Pond press that has been sitting idle for many many years. Fully expecting the ram to be solidly frozen in the cylinder, I had the power end, about 4-5 tons worth, unloaded at my house ...
by Russ Hanscom
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: FS End Mills 3 lots ****SOLD****
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: FS End Mills 3 lots ****SOLD****

Is lot one, roughing mills still available, if so, I will take them.

Russ
by Russ Hanscom
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup
Replies: 72
Views: 3595

Re: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup

We have been using the generic brands for some time with no change in results. Just observe the concentration on the container and mix accordingly. Saves a bunch of money.
by Russ Hanscom
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Weather station
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Re: Weather station

I have a Davis Vantage system that has been working fine for 10 years. Remote has solar cells so the battery lasts forever.
by Russ Hanscom
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt stretch
Replies: 47
Views: 2508

Re: Bolt stretch

The nuts probably got installed with an impact wrench with little or no thought to torque. That is a frequent occurrence. I typically loosen and retorque the nuts after the tire guys finish. Made a cheater bar for the daughter so she could get the nuts loose.
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Need advise starting a mothballed car
Replies: 25
Views: 1585

Re: Need advise starting a mothballed car

Several thoughts; For one, I would remove the spark plugs and crank it over a bit to get oil throughout before attempting a real start. Fuel system could be a challenge - drain and fresh fuel for a start. After you do get it going for a bit, new fuel and oil filters might be a good idea.
by Russ Hanscom
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Strategies for Removing Rocks from Yard
Replies: 22
Views: 1286

Re: Strategies for Removing Rocks from Yard

My father used to remove a lot of them with dynamite. If you pack it under one end, the rock should go the other way.
by Russ Hanscom
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: real NG trucks
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Re: real NG trucks

The frames are composite, oak center with 1/4" thick steel side plates; that goes back to the 1880s Pullman plans, which the D&RG appears to have copied. Some of these trucks were in service at least until the 50's, and the 053 car still had wood brake beams in some photos.