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by Harold_V
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: nuts and bolts in scale
Replies: 28
Views: 5804

Re: nuts and bolts in scale

years ago, a fellow gave me good advice when I first got iinto live steam......don't join the r.c.a. club.....river counters association........h.o. model railroading, and live steam don't mix Hmmmm. I'm not so sure. If that's true, someone should have, long ago, advised Barry Hague that his high q...
by Harold_V
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: A Real Dirty Job
Replies: 103
Views: 28950

Re: A Real Dirty Job

Then you discover that the parts won't fit together as the Langworthy drawings say drill a 1/16" hole in the front and rear eyelets and when you do that the 1/16" dia. threaded brake adjusting rod won't pass through! I guess that my 1/16" drill drills tenths undersize so then one has to do the cros...
by Harold_V
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Threading
Replies: 13
Views: 169

Re: Threading

I'm troubled by the comment that the additional feed doesn't result in a cut. Something, somewhere, isn't secure, or the tip of the threading tool is badly rounded. While I agree that a carbide threading tool is capable of performing to satisfaction, one of the places it will fall short is in extrac...
by Harold_V
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Requesting assistance for board issues
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Requesting assistance for board issues

Readers, I get countless requests for help on the board, and am happy to help, but please don't ask questions of me without providing at least a little guidance. I can't read your mind, and it is too time consuming for me to search the board in the hopes of finding the exact post or thread about whi...
by Harold_V
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 65
Views: 1804

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

Fact. If grinding tools is uncomfortable, you're likely to never master the technique. Raising the height of a grinder is a reasonable start. Mine is taller than those found on a bench. I learned as much from working in a job shop as I did working in the missile industry. In a job shop, you make do ...
by Harold_V
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: no power g0619 grizzly (seig sx3)
Replies: 7
Views: 962

Re: no power g0619 grizzly (seig sx3)

One thing that may be the problem is a bad solder connection. If that's the cause, you may be able to see it visually (I've had this problem, but with other equipment), so take a close look at all solder joints involved. A broken or bad connection will likely look dirty, due to the sparking that is ...
by Harold_V
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Help With Milling Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Help With Milling Problem

Nice! A great solution to your problem.
Amazing what can be done by hand when necessary.

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by Harold_V
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Cylinder castings
Replies: 23
Views: 2553

Re: Cylinder castings

Thanks, Jim. I found the site and looked at one video. I'll get back to them as time allows until I find the one you mentioned. Anything I can view that will help me better understand induction melting is always welcome.

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by Harold_V
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 214
Views: 44139

Re: Woodinville Shops

You might consider exploring 7014. Much easier to clean up than 6011.

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by Harold_V
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: CNW J class Mikado
Replies: 91
Views: 36869

Re: CNW J class Mikado

Thanks! I'll explore the software. I'm near getting my induction furnace operational, and I don't have any real experience in mold making, so these should be quite useful to me.

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by Harold_V
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: CNW J class Mikado
Replies: 91
Views: 36869

Re: CNW J class Mikado

SPSteam2491 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:41 pm
Nice! I used metal flow software for castings
Hmmm. I'm not familiar with such software. Do you have a little time to discuss it a little? Perhaps a name of the software, if not?

Thanks

H
by Harold_V
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 65
Views: 1804

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

I've never gotten around to building a rest for my bench grinder. If your experiences parallel mine, you should end up quite talented. I've told the story before, but long ago. I was introduced to no rest grinding when I took the last job I held. By then, I had about 8½ years in the (commercial) sh...