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by Bill Shields
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bearing issue?
Replies: 19
Views: 347

Re: Bearing issue?

I would not think that the noise you are hearing is cause of the surface finish problems based on what you are describing and personal experience. CRS is really difficult to get a good finish on with a turning tool. Can you take the chuck off and rotate the spindle? Food for thought. If you do decid...
by Bill Shields
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bearing issue?
Replies: 19
Views: 347

Re: Bearing issue?

Does the click occur at any specific orientation of the spindle? Unless the bearing was really bad would not expect an dictator to see much as a result. Usually when a bearing is that bad you are into a steady grinding sound. Assume that all gearing and belts are stationary during the test. I ask be...
by Bill Shields
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5x6 Bandsaw Blades
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: 5x6 Bandsaw Blades

Hence a suggestion fotmr a fine pitch blade rather than coarse pitch.
by Bill Shields
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bearing issue?
Replies: 19
Views: 347

Re: Bearing issue?

Put a face load on the spindle with the tail stock and see if the clicking noise is still there.
by Bill Shields
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Coles Worthington Model Steam Pump
Replies: 18
Views: 789

Re: Coles Worthington Model Steam Pump

it takes very little work to modify a bill van brocklin vertical pump to be a horizontal. i have one under the cab of my 3/4" hudson - looks like a stoker engine but is actually a water pump.

runs fine and a proven design requiring no castings.
by Bill Shields
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bluing Blackening Steel
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: Bluing Blackening Steel

Note that if you are applying the stuff by dipping...do not dip the cloth or q tip into the primary container. Pour from the container into something else and dip from there. If you do not use it all up...dispose of safely...do not put the remainder back into the original can.
by Bill Shields
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pacific turn radius
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: Pacific turn radius

God luck on that small radius..especially with links.

Take the links out..put the truck on the track between the cylinders and see if there is any clearance pony truck wheels to cylinders in that radius.

Seriously doubt will work. My 3/4 hudson will not go around that radius
by Bill Shields
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Hobby or Obsession?
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: Hobby or Obsession?

Almost anything starts if you pump enough ether down the intake
by Bill Shields
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Hobby or Obsession?
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: Hobby or Obsession?

Tree lover.
by Bill Shields
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Spring Rate Calculation
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Spring Rate Calculation

Greg is correct...riding cars the 'float' on springs are unnerving...best to have them bottom out with people on them and lift / rock as needed to accommodate the track. none of my riding cars of every scale have any springs on them at all..only pivots between the wheels to allow them to rock and tr...
by Bill Shields
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: K&T is home!
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: K&T is home!

A good one is worth weight in gold