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by Jawn
Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One Type of Air Connector Better Than Others?
Replies: 23
Views: 3726

Re: One Type of Air Connector Better Than Others?

I prefer the Milton V series, which have a high flow compared to others. Also compatible with most everything, but best if you use the V series connectors on both side so that you have the max flow. Just push together, and easily decoupled under pressure. Most of my hose is 3/8 with the 1/4 NPT end...
by Jawn
Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Repair cast aluminum trucks?
Replies: 15
Views: 5866

Re: Repair cast aluminum trucks?

I picked up some of those Bernz-O-Matic aluminum brazing rods and their mapp torch, not having great luck so far. Either I'm not getting it hot enough or I need flux to help it penetrate. It appears to be sticking to the edges of the joint but when I remove the clamp and can see a side profile I see...
by Jawn
Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Repair cast aluminum trucks?
Replies: 15
Views: 5866

Repair cast aluminum trucks?

I recently bought some trucks off DLS that ended up damaged in shipment. One of the "ears" that retains the sideframe at the end of the bolster was broken off. Looking into shipper claims at this point, but trying to determine if it's repairable (preferrable) and what a suitable cost to claim from U...
by Jawn
Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Shop Fox M1006 Mill
Replies: 7
Views: 2547

Re: Shop Fox M1006 Mill

WD40 seems to work pretty decent for removing that red grease.
by Jawn
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay
Replies: 846
Views: 203075

Re: Building the 2.5" Scale Shay

Looks like good progress.
by Jawn
Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Solder is too Complicated for Me
Replies: 6
Views: 2374

Re: Solder is too Complicated for Me

Yeah, don't spare the heat. I like a good temperature-controlled iron like a Hakko FX888D or Weller WES51 / WESD51. I usually work with it around 700 degrees for electronics work.
by Jawn
Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Double-header at CStP&P
Replies: 8
Views: 2362

Re: Double-header at CStP&P

Dang, I missed out. Didn't make it up 'til Sunday afternoon.
by Jawn
Tue May 31, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Solid State Drives for Computers
Replies: 13
Views: 4256

Re: Solid State Drives for Computers

I have them in both my main computers... couple years ago I built a new desktop PC, stuck an Intel 335 SSD in it... wow! So when I bought a secondhand laptop a few months later, I chose one with an SSD (I forget what make/model that drive is). Neither machine is "latest greatest", but they pretty we...
by Jawn
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Show us your milling machine!
Replies: 309
Views: 153557

Re: Show us your milling machine!

Nice Acer.

^^ My HF cheapie pales in comparison. But I figure it's better than no mill. :mrgreen:
by Jawn
Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Show us your milling machine!
Replies: 309
Views: 153557

Re: Show us your milling machine!

Here's my HF mill/drill... WTTool stand and Enco power feed.
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by Jawn
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: GE 23 ton boxcab in 7.5" gauge / 1.5" scale
Replies: 38
Views: 19206

Re: GE 23 ton boxcab in 7.5" gauge / 1.5" scale

Ok, it's been a while... busy times lately but getting back into it.

Today while sitting on my butt recovering from oral surgery I went a little crazy on Amazon and an online metal supplier. Ordered sprockets, chain, and some 1/2 and 1/4 inch steel plate to build the chassis. It's getting underway!
by Jawn
Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Enco 25% and free freight 2/29 only
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

Re: Enco 25% and free freight 2/29 only

Codes originally posted still work, apparently. Try it if you want. I almost bought an arbor press, but I really should try to clean the garage a bit more before piling more crap in it.