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by RickBarb
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Old Model Engineer Mags - Sale Pending ****SOLD****
Replies: 5
Views: 1648

Re: Old Model Engineer Mags - Free

????????? Where did they go?
by RickBarb
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Old Model Engineer Mags - Sale Pending ****SOLD****
Replies: 5
Views: 1648

Re: Old Model Engineer Mags - Free

Check your private messages.
Rick Hann
by RickBarb
Thu May 24, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane orifice size
Replies: 8
Views: 2790

Re: Propane oriface size

Hi, I hesitate to join in on this thread as my attempt to gas fire my 3-1/2 scale Rob Roy have for the most part been unsuccessful. My problem is that I think I am trying to put 10# of stuff in a 5# sack. The firebox is 2"x3-9/32". I am guessing I need approximately 16,000 btu. I am close, but not y...
by RickBarb
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1881
Views: 205518

Re: Never enough time

check out the following link for info on dowel pin construction. http://www.tfdesign.cz/index.php/construction/construction_dowels I seem to remember my father saying that Locust pins would not shrink and they should not be perfectly round, but rather be slightly tapered and have corners to "bite" i...
by RickBarb
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Injector Orientation
Replies: 10
Views: 2558

Injector Orientation

Is the operation of a steam feed water injector affected by the orientation of the injector?
Rick
by RickBarb
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heat Straightening
Replies: 6
Views: 1476

Re: Heat Straightening

Would this work for straightening a rifle barrel!

Rick
by RickBarb
Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Question on 3.5" Rob Roy drawings
Replies: 12
Views: 2513

Re: Question on 3.5" Rob Roy drawings

WJH, I would strongly suggest you google "Errors on Rob Roy Drawings". There quite a few listed as I found out during my construction of the 3-1/2" Rob Roy. Good Luck, Rick
by RickBarb
Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Are Engineers the Most Obnoxious People in the Universe?
Replies: 98
Views: 20785

Re: Are Engineers the Most Obnoxious People in the Universe?

I gotta comment on this since I hold some "Engineering" credentials! Engineers are schooled {taught} facts, theory and so forth. Wrench guys know how to take it apart, fix it, make it better and then put it back together. A good engineer talks to the wrench guy and ask. What do you think? You need ...
by RickBarb
Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: gunmetal?
Replies: 21
Views: 12206

Re: gunmetal?

Some time back, one of the regular posters on this site expressed an interest in making wine. I posted a link to a site that gave information about making spirits via distillation. This site also had information on winemaking which I thought might have been of interest to this individual. The poster...
by RickBarb
Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Totally Off Topic, bug?
Replies: 11
Views: 1557

Re: Totally Off Topic, bug?

Try Googling "dog vomit fungus" i.e. slime mold.
Rick
by RickBarb
Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abrasive lapping media
Replies: 7
Views: 1222

Re: Abrasive lapping media

If I am not mistaken, McMaster_Carr sells a "sampler pack" of Timesaver Lapping Compound. It has 8 tins of compound. 4 grades for ferrous metals and 4 grades for non-ferrous metals. I purchased mine 10 years ago and it will last me until I am gone.

Rick
by RickBarb
Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help with id
Replies: 6
Views: 1073

Re: help with id

I misspoke when I said it was Swedish. The maker is Suunto which is a Finnish Company.

Rick