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by Mr Ron
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Dog Lover Lament
Replies: 21
Views: 2388

Re: Dog Lover Lament

I have a problem with unknown neighbors who let their dogs out in the morning to terrorize the neighborhood, knock over garbage cans, chase cars, poop on your property. If I see them in the act of going after my garbage cans, I shoot them with a BB gun. The sting from a BB is usually enough to dissu...
by Mr Ron
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model trains
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Model trains

I'm an 84 year old bugger and have been interested in model trains as far back as I can remember. I'm still active in train modeling, but now, due to eyesight, build to a much larger scale. Check a model shop in your area. They will have model train sets, some for less than $100 and some others for ...
by Mr Ron
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Language on the forum
Replies: 30
Views: 195212

Re: Language on the forum

The late great George H.W. Bush can be a guiding light for all of us. He has set a good example. We didn't appreciate him when he was with us, but it's still not too late. I especially like his "kind and gentler" statement.
by Mr Ron
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Shop smith 10er verital mill conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Re: Shop smith 10er verital mill conversion

Before I got a lathe or mill, I have turned small items using the drill press. I used files to shape them. A lathe is much easier.
by Mr Ron
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: feeling stupid
Replies: 38
Views: 1990

Re: feeling stupid

Don't be so hard on yourself. Everyone makes a mistake now and then, even stupid mistakes. I don't think there is a person alive (or dead) who has not made a mistake. Remember; we learn from our mistakes, even if they are repeats.
by Mr Ron
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Plastic couplers
Replies: 12
Views: 4456

Re: Plastic couplers

I have found that Bachmann plastic couplers while being too small for 1-1/2 scale are just the right size for 3/4 scale and oversize for 3/8 and G scales. Ron, do you mean their G scale couplers, or their 1:20.3? Very interesting, as I build narrow gauge on in 1 3/4" scale on 3 1/2" gauge. Thanks! ...
by Mr Ron
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steady rest Q
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Steady rest Q

You could make a fixture that is clamped in the cross feed tool post with a bushing to guide the drill. The closer the bushing is to the work, the better. A SR might take up too much room.
by Mr Ron
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: A few questions relating to my mill
Replies: 8
Views: 680

Re: A few questions relating to my mill

I machine aluminum, 6061, 2024 and 7075 almost exclusively on my mill and I use the highest speed I have available. Seems to work fine for whatever aluminum I'm using and with any size end mill. If I'm using a fly cutter, I usually reduce the speed a bit. Instead of adjusting the speed, I adjust the...
by Mr Ron
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ceiling tile for my shop
Replies: 36
Views: 2213

Re: Ceiling tile for my shop

My shop also has 12' ceiling height. My only complaint is that it is much warmer up there than down low. I should have installed a ceiling fan to circulate the air. I like the 12' ceiling. H When we had our house foam insulated a few years ago, I had them insulate the garage outside walls, too. The...
by Mr Ron
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Train Mountain Track Building update
Replies: 20
Views: 1865

Re: Train Mountain Track Building update

I understand there is a delicate relationship on full size railroads between the hardness of the rail and the hardness of the train wheels. Steel rail could mean more wear on train wheels. Have you thought about this as a possibility?
by Mr Ron
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Building a model of a GG1
Replies: 12
Views: 1367

Re: Building a model of a GG1

If I remember correctly, Live Steam Magazine had a series on building a GG1 several years ago (10-15?) that had quite a bit of detail. If you could find that series, it might be helpful. Sorry; I got confused between the GG1 and the DD1. The DD1 is half built and the GG1 is still on the drawing boa...
by Mr Ron
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Building a model of a GG1
Replies: 12
Views: 1367

Re: Building a model of a GG1

This is the way I came up with, lacking any actual details. In the top sketch, I show (4) rollers (green), set at an angle corresponding to the radius starting at the pivot between the (2) frames. To the right of the rollers, is a pin which is guided by the curved member directly below the pin. The ...