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by Bill Shields
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Considering a DRO
Replies: 20
Views: 606

Re: Considering a DRO

:D :shock: control our lives...like an internet bulletin board / forum???
by Bill Shields
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Undoing Pipe Fittings That Used High Strength Threadlock
Replies: 15
Views: 469

Re: Undoing Pipe Fittings That Used High Strength Threadlock

NP317 wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:52 pm
Mole Grips:
Mole Grips.jpeg
that not like any mole i have ever seen....other than general '4 legged fuzzy rodent' description.

city folk.....
by Bill Shields
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Identifying a NYC & HRR no. 999 Locomotive
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: Help Identifying a NYC & HRR no. 999 Locomotive

if made from the same material as organ pipes...it is something that would be very difficult to keep shiny...the tin / lead content of such being what it is...however the workmanship to make such could certainly be found in that group of craftsmen...
by Bill Shields
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Considering a DRO
Replies: 20
Views: 606

Re: Considering a DRO

have seen folks clamp a set of digital calipers to a lathe to get readings...some can even be had with remote readouts.
by Bill Shields
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire Danger
Replies: 21
Views: 758

Re: Fire Danger

ever seen a CNC lathe cutting titanium literally explode in a ball of fire?
by Bill Shields
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Considering a DRO
Replies: 20
Views: 606

Re: Considering a DRO

I question the need. I was trained on manual machines and have never used a DRO. Seems to me like a lot of money to spend with not such a great return, but then I have the utmost confidence in my ability. That didn't come fast, or easy. H but then you also grew up in a generation where you did math...
by Bill Shields
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I thought this was supposed to be fun.
Replies: 26
Views: 1319

Re: I thought this was supposed to be fun.

I once had that problem with mice in one of my locos.

it is amazing how quickly you can burn up the nest and occupants with the opening of a valve and CLICK of an igniter.

sure...it smelled a little odd for a while, but by the end of the day....
by Bill Shields
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Kombrink's American
Replies: 290
Views: 82175

Re: Kombrink's American

much like flying....any one from which you return and walk away from is a good trip.
by Bill Shields
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire Danger
Replies: 21
Views: 758

Re: Fire Danger

bails of hay all stacked up.....will burn for weeks....
by Bill Shields
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Identifying a NYC & HRR no. 999 Locomotive
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: Help Identifying a NYC & HRR no. 999 Locomotive

Are you asking for information about the full size loco or the specific model? Much is know about 999 (now sits in Field Museum in Chicago) As to whether or not the model will 'drive itself' depends greatly your definition of 'drive'. running on air is a good start, but being able to run on steam is...
by Bill Shields
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Considering a DRO
Replies: 20
Views: 606

Re: Considering a DRO

i have their systems on both my lathe and mill. very reliable. the 'thin' magnetic scales are quite good for lathes (south bend 10") with short quill travels... dro on cross slide - small.jpg dro view small.jpg mounting along with the taper attachment was a bit of a challenge but has worked out well.
by Bill Shields
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Lombard Log hauler
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: Lombard Log hauler

yes as long as you setup the propane burner correctly