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by Rich_Carlstedt
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel turning method
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Wheel turning method

Spoked or solid wheels ?
by Rich_Carlstedt
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Falk Website
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Re: Falk Website

Wow Mike, that is incredible how you found that archive ! RandomRon is a personal friend of mine and lost his website many years ago when the web provider went belly-up. Ron's health has deteriorated tremendously these past few years and I doubt he could recall the location of the photo's . If Ryan ...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refurbish G8 belt grinder platen
Replies: 29
Views: 986

Re: Refurbish G8 belt grinder platen

If finances are tight , I think you should revisit the Front to Back Flipping of the Platen . Redoing the flathead holes with a Carbide C'Sink is a viable alternative. Don't know what tools you have, but doing a 9 inch fly cut is another possibility to counter having a Blanchard grind. And the last ...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refurbish G8 belt grinder platen
Replies: 29
Views: 986

Re: Refurbish G8 belt grinder platen

Yes Glenn, good comment and yes - no edge effect with EN, but you need "Hi Phos" Nickel and that will get you Rc78 They do Electroless Nickel in 3 ranges -Low ( <5 %) - Med ( 6-9% ) and Hi (9-13% ) Phosphorus The Phosphorus makes it very hard and wear resistant The low is very common and mostly deco...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refurbish G8 belt grinder platen
Replies: 29
Views: 986

Re: Refurbish G8 belt grinder platen

You want a hard-flat -long life -surface . do your Blanchard grind then Get it Hard Chromed Plated ( Rc 82+ ) **** or Gas Nitrated You will have the best of all worlds Rich **** When doing Chrome plating, you get edge effect- this is where all edges get extra Chrome (Electrons attracted to sharp cor...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How is a dovetail is cut on a radius/arc ?
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: How is a dovetail is cut on a radius/arc ?

Most like done in a Lathe with a form tool The easiest would be to make a ring and then cut it into segments (say 4 ) if you look closely, the way surfaces are separate pieces bolted to a body . The bodies would also be done in a lathe ( think faceplate) They are very small in size , only a few inch...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: A Theoretical Question
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: A Theoretical Question

Simple answer- No
You cannot "raise" the temperature above the steam's temperature, because the steam would then become a "Cooling" agent and absorb
the surplus heat energy.

Rich
by Rich_Carlstedt
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thin Parts In The Milling Vise
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: Thin Parts In The Milling Vise

Did you put grub screws in the holes to keep chips out when not using them for stops? I can't help but think that would be a major PITA without something to keep them clean. If you look at my plate you will see set screws in the 3/8" tapped holes because I may only use them once a year My 1/2-13 ho...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thin Parts In The Milling Vise
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: Thin Parts In The Milling Vise

Marv did a great job !- with his fixture plate ( my term ) His T slot handles a large variety of parts. I also made one years ago for general milling and holding thin materials. I was given a large quantity of plexiglass sheets (.090") that I use under the pieces so as to preserve the plate I have 1...
by Rich_Carlstedt
Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Does anyone rebuild Mosley Generators?
Replies: 9
Views: 1223

Re: Does anyone rebuild Mosley Generators?

Not exactly sure what Moseley used if they were stainless and whether they had shields or seals ?
The bearing size is a R 2 and a R3- and the R3 is a flanged bearing
I believe (?) the Barden numbers are SR2ss and SFR156ss for shields , and maybe ff for seals
Rich
by Rich_Carlstedt
Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Degree of grade for curved track
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

Re: Degree of grade for curved track

Its a function or Track Radius, as well as anticipated train speed
Larger radius tracks need less
Rich
by Rich_Carlstedt
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving tooling
Replies: 17
Views: 1995

Re: Moving tooling

Inline with Russ's comment , I used my 12 inch boxes as temporary shelving units
Without the tops and stacked on each other side ways , you get a wall of shelves at the new shop to use
Rich