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by Mr Ron
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MEK sources
Replies: 15
Views: 185

Re: MEK sources

I lived in New York City back in the 50's. There was a chemical supply house called Winns on west 23rd St. I used to go there and buy Sulphuric acid in one pound containers and carry it home on the subway. They sold every chemical that was available with no questions asked. I don't think it's allowe...
by Mr Ron
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Precision machinist
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: Precision machinist

Bill Shields wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:38 pm
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by Mr Ron
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Precision machinist
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Precision machinist

“NO CAR RUNS, NO AIRCRAFT FLIES AND NO HIP REPLACEMENT IS FITTED BY A DOCTOR WITHOUT PRECISION TOOLS HAVING PREVIOUSLY BEEN IN USE.” As precision machinist’s, we’re the people that make things. Things that make a difference in everyone’s quality of life. And who is is it that makes the tools that he...
by Mr Ron
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Layout dye
Replies: 22
Views: 491

Re: Layout dye

I have been using Dykem blue and find it doesn't cover evenly and when dry, doesn't allow for a clean scribe. The blue seems to be thick in one place and too thin in others. The can is about 3 years old and I haven't shaken the can. I'm thinking it may be too thick, in which case, I will try adding ...
by Mr Ron
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Layout dye
Replies: 22
Views: 491

Layout dye

As far as I know, there are two layout dyes available; red and blue. Is one color better than the other, or is it just a matter of preference?
by Mr Ron
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: GG-1 plans
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: GG-1 plans

Thanks a lot for the GG-1 plans; just what I was looking for.
by Mr Ron
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: GG-1 plans
Replies: 2
Views: 278

GG-1 plans

I seem to recall that someone posted a complete set of prototype drawings of a GG-1 locomotive. Was it on here, or am I losing my mind?
by Mr Ron
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dreaming of Rachmaninov on a Train
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: Dreaming of Rachmaninov on a Train

Great video and great music.
by Mr Ron
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Broken Drill Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 1415

Re: Broken Drill Removal

Great idea, but how about removing a broken 2-56 tap from steel or aluminum? Will the alum solution work on aluminum? Obviously it won't work on steel, but what will? Will the carbide drill work on removing from steel/aluminum without distorting the hole?
by Mr Ron
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tap/Drill Chart
Replies: 11
Views: 817

Re: Tap/Drill Chart

take the OD of the thread and subtract 1 pitch for the tap drill diameter 1/4-40 tap drill = .25 - 1/40 7/32 is close enough since I don't have a 1/40th of an inch drill worked for me for 50+ years Thanks Bill; What a great tip. At 84, I'm still finding new (old ideas). I checked it out with a few ...
by Mr Ron
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric motors
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: Electric motors

Recently, I have been turned on to brushless/coreless motors. I hear they have high torque at low rpm's They run at very high speeds, like 10,000rpm, so a good reduction gear set is needed. I didn't know that these are the same motors used on drones, computer disc drives, printers and RC cars and pl...
by Mr Ron
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: oilless compressors
Replies: 16
Views: 968

Re: oilless compressors

toglhot wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:03 pm
Mr Ron wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:59 pm
As you don't live in America, you should be looking at compressors made and sold in Europe
That'd be
handy - if I lived in Europe!!
Why the charade? Just tell us what country you are living in.