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by LIALLEGHENY
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Grand Scale Suppliers
Replies: 35
Views: 22558

Re: Grand Scale Suppliers

Thank you everyone for the info so far and the possible leads. Harold, my thoughts would be anything over 7-1/2" up to 24" but not including. The http://forum.wwfry.org/ has anything 24" and bigger covered pretty well. Although I prefer steam, I'm not against including diesel, park trains or anythin...
by LIALLEGHENY
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Grand Scale
Replies: 18
Views: 14222

Re: Grand Scale

I'd be all for a Grand Scale forum as well. Like Rob said, the Yahoo group is pretty much dead, and I have yet to come across any other groups.

Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Grand Scale Suppliers
Replies: 35
Views: 22558

Re: Grand Scale Suppliers

Yes 3" scale 15" gauge. Fred V, If this is the wrong forum do you have any suggestions for the correct forum? I am part of the Yahoo groups Grand Scales which has very little activity, which is why I posted the question here. Personally I feel Home Machinist is he best group on the net. If I'm looki...
by LIALLEGHENY
Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Grand Scale Suppliers
Replies: 35
Views: 22558

Grand Scale Suppliers

Anyone know of any suppliers offering castings for Grand Scale steam, in particular 3" to the foot? Drivers, lead and trailing trucks, cylinders, etc. I'm not getting any younger, so it's time to start building a loco. Probably going to be a Berkshire or Hudson, although the Hudson has been done alr...
by LIALLEGHENY
Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don't want that taper
Replies: 48
Views: 6371

Re: Don't want that taper

Do you have another 3/4" collet that you can use? I have seen collets that were ground improperly, as well as those which have had parts spun in them that no longer hold correctly.
I would also check your cutter, try grinding it again and see if you get the same results.


Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: How does one polish a thread?
Replies: 19
Views: 9125

Re: How does one polish a thread?

The book is readily available through Amazon or other online bookstores, starting at around $225.00 or you can buy directly from mooretool.com for $150.00

Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mail order bearing suppliers ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3274

Re: Mail order bearing suppliers ?

Where in NY are you located? Have you tried Beardslee Transmission? There is also Kaman Industrial. More important, do you want American, Japanese or Chinese or it doesn't matter... I frequently go looking for bearings and other power transmission products, I start with Ebay, and if that doesn't hel...
by LIALLEGHENY
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving heavy stones at Stonehenge
Replies: 61
Views: 5476

Re: Moving heavy stones at Stonehenge

Interesting thread.... Back to the pyramids for a moment, one theory that has been presented on the construction was that the "blocks" were not cut from rock and transported. They were made from an ancient formula for concrete using local materials . The evidence for this formula supposedly has been...
by LIALLEGHENY
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Ways
Replies: 32
Views: 6637

Re: Ways

I used to own a 1943 Lodge & Shipley Model 16/20. It had a cam actuated pump in the carriage that pumped way lube every time the hand wheel went around one time. Wish my Leblond had that setup.

Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grade of alloy for indexable tool holders.
Replies: 7
Views: 989

Re: Grade of alloy for indexable tool holders.

For welding 4140 the preferred choice is ER80S-D2. Alternate would be ER70S-2

There are other alloys but these are the most readily available.

Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grade of alloy for indexable tool holders.
Replies: 7
Views: 989

Re: Grade of alloy for indexable tool holders.

I would use 4140 HT alloy material for any holders. The material falls in the RC28-32 range and is easily machined.

Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving - How to do it?
Replies: 21
Views: 3216

Re: Moving - How to do it?

If I was in your shoes I would call a rigging company. If you were going around the block or a hundred miles, Id say doing it yourself, but you have short notice and a few of the machines have a little weight to them, which makes it that much more difficult. Jack Pedowitz Machinery Movers (718) 923-...