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by LIALLEGHENY
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?
Replies: 38
Views: 3422

Re: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?

Harold,

I still buy from EMJ. They still have a huge inventory, and everything can be accessed online if you register. Pricing is competitive, but that depends o what your looking for. Pennsylvania steel is another supplier I deal with frequently.

Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?
Replies: 38
Views: 3422

Re: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?

Check out Specialty Pipe and Tube in Ohio /Texas. Another possible is EMJ Metals. The majority of the smaller online suppliers, Speedy Metals, Metals depot, Online metals, etc, charge a premium . They'll sell you any cut size you want, and they include the cut cost in the price, whereas many large s...
by LIALLEGHENY
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First time using super glue chuck
Replies: 72
Views: 9247

Re: First time using super glue chuck

TV's make nice post it boards.
by LIALLEGHENY
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?
Replies: 38
Views: 3422

Re: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?

4140 steel tube is available from McMaster Carr in annealed condition up to 6" OD . You could always send it out for heat treating . What you use, and the hardness, really depends on how much running you plan on doing, but also what rail you are running on. Steel or Aluminum?? You may also want to t...
by LIALLEGHENY
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First time using super glue chuck
Replies: 72
Views: 9247

Re: First time using super glue chuck

So I have to ask the question, how many of each part are you making? 6, 8? or a much larger quantity? I own a commercial shop, much like Harold did, and I would not even think about using super glue to make the parts. For small quantities I would make them just as Harold says, using stops, doing eac...
by LIALLEGHENY
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: No good deed goes unpunished.
Replies: 5
Views: 2046

Re: No good deed goes unpunished.

What kind of mill is it and what type of power feed unit is on the X-axis? Many of the Bridgeport clones use the Servo or similar power feed units. They have a plastic gear that is usually the victim when table stops moving, yet the motor keeps running.

Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where do you guys buy Band Saw Blades?
Replies: 5
Views: 1271

Re: Where do you guys buy Band Saw Blades?

McMaster, Doall, Msc Industrial Supply are the sources I go to as well as Ebay. Starrett, Lenox and Doall make great blades. Stick with Bimetal for most things. Stay away from Wikus....I friend told me they were great blades, so I tried a couple. They didn't last long, I think they were too hard as ...
by LIALLEGHENY
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NJ/NYC/LI Machinery Movers
Replies: 19
Views: 2705

Re: NJ/NYC/LI Machinery Movers

Yes, around $1700 is the going rate for something considered a half day job. I use Pedowitz for my rigging, very professional and most important, they are insured. Nothing worse than trying to do it yourself and dumping the machine over, which is very easy to do. There are other riggers in the Tri S...
by LIALLEGHENY
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 65
Views: 9577

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

3" Hudson, drawings by Seymour Johnson.

Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 564
Views: 140584

Re: 12" working railroad

Interesting project dozer you have. I have an old Speedcat Dozer that I have to repair. The tracks are worn out, and the spline on the drive sprocket is stripped. I was thinking about getting rubber tracks as well, so I"ll be curious to see how you adapt them to your machine.

Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Petticoat Junction
Replies: 13
Views: 2394

Re: Petticoat Junction

Just because it is in Wikipedia, doesn't mean it is correct. Misinformation abounds on the internet.

I'm not saying it isn't the locomotive that was used....

Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: TIG torch electrode
Replies: 10
Views: 2169

Re: TIG torch electrode

"Thoriated won't ball" I use thoriated all of the time on aluminum and have no problem at all balling it. It doesn't hold the ball as well as other types of tungsten but does work quite well. Granted I have zirconiated on the shelf which is great for aluminum, but sometimes I get lazy....it's not li...