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by dampfmann
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long Island Indicator Service
Replies: 3
Views: 1308

Long Island Indicator Service

Hello, I sent my Brown & Sharpe 6" dial caliper to LIIS for repair. That was 6 weeks ago. I have not received any word for the company and made two attempts to contact them, but to no avail. Perhaps, as it says on the website, they are just that busy! Has anyone ever used this company? Is my experie...
by dampfmann
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Minimum Track Radius for Kozo's 3/4" Engines or Similar
Replies: 13
Views: 4157

Re: Minimum Track Radius for Kozo's 3/4" Engines or Similar

Resurrecting this post. I am looking for an answer to the original poster’s question. I don’t see it answered in the thread. Also, what about locomotives such as a Hudson or Pacific? 3/4” scale. I am considering a small layout for my yard.

Thanks,

Marty
by dampfmann
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Online Machine Simulators
Replies: 3
Views: 1698

Online Machine Simulators

Hello,

Does anyone have experience using any online machine tool simulators? I am looking for something students can use at home in lieu of experience on an actual machine - at least until our remote learning order has been lifted and we can go back to school in-person.

Thanks,

Marty
by dampfmann
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinery Course Textbook Recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 2532

Re: Machinery Course Textbook Recommendation

Hello,

Thank you for all the great suggestions. I familiar with all suggestions except the Tool and Manufacturing Engineers Handbook. I need to see if it is still in print.

Marty
by dampfmann
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinery Course Textbook Recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 2532

Machinery Course Textbook Recommendation

Hello,

I would like to solicit some suggestions for textbooks for a high school introductory machinery (lathe & mill) course. I have a copy of Walker's Machining Fundamentals. I am interested in viewing other textbook examples.

Thanks,

Marty
by dampfmann
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Machining Cylinders - How to Do?
Replies: 21
Views: 6929

Machining Cylinders - How to Do?

Hello, I purchased a set of cylinders for my 3/4" scale A3 0-4-0 from John at Friends Models Yankee Workshop. This is my first time machining locomotive cylinders and I would like to complete the process without having to purchase another cylinder. (Sorry, John.) I searched YouTube and this forum, b...
by dampfmann
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill and Lathe Recommendations for High School Machine Shop
Replies: 19
Views: 5182

Re: Mill and Lathe Recommendations for High School Machine Shop

I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to respond to my original query. You have provided a lot of important feedback and points to consider. I have not heard an official budget number, but the administrators are aware this endeavor comes with a considerable price tag.

Marty
by dampfmann
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill and Lathe Recommendations for High School Machine Shop
Replies: 19
Views: 5182

Re: Mill and Lathe Recommendations for High School Machine Shop

"Nice to see shop coming back." It has been a long time coming, but schools are finally realizing the college pathway is not for all students. There are plenty of bright students who would rather do hands-on work than attend college classes. Maybe some of us can chip in and send you some tooling on...
by dampfmann
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill and Lathe Recommendations for High School Machine Shop
Replies: 19
Views: 5182

Re: Mill and Lathe Recommendations for High School Machine Shop

curtis cutter wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:01 am
What is the floor construction?
Concrete. Ground floor.
by dampfmann
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill and Lathe Recommendations for High School Machine Shop
Replies: 19
Views: 5182

Mill and Lathe Recommendations for High School Machine Shop

Hello, The school district where I live has decided to offer metalworking classes again after many years of absence from the curriculum. Imagine classes that teach students machining fundamentals and has them creating small projects, such as single-cylinder oscillating steam engines or machinist puz...
by dampfmann
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Crank Pin Alignment
Replies: 22
Views: 8710

Re: Crank Pin Alignment

Thank you all for the interesting replies. My questions have been answered and with multiple solutions. That is one thing I am learning about this hobby. There are multiple ways to perform machining tasks.

Marty
by dampfmann
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Crank Pin Alignment
Replies: 22
Views: 8710

Re: Crank Pin Alignment

QUOTE: "There are several ways of doing this job depending upon your equipment. All methods (which come to mind) involve making a jig to locate the crankpin bore an exact distance from the axle bore. You'll notice I used the term "bore" instead of hole, because it's always best to bore these holes t...