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by WJH
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: A New Batch of Goodies
Replies: 18
Views: 8256

Re: A New Batch of Goodies

Hey Bob, I'd like two unmachined bronze couplers
by WJH
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Open Source GE 44 ton 1.6" Diesel locomotive
Replies: 20
Views: 9777

Open Source GE 44 ton 1.6" Diesel locomotive

https://github.com/RB211/GE-44ton-Locomotve/blob/789500a5e46618a8b493537cb29d50209ad80c4b/Images/GE44-800x.JPG?raw=true https://github.com/RB211/GE-44ton-Locomotve/blob/789500a5e46618a8b493537cb29d50209ad80c4b/Images/Truck-800x.JPG?raw=true I am taking this project in an entirely new direction that...
by WJH
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Affordable Solidworks license
Replies: 8
Views: 5750

Re: Affordable Solidworks license

36$ a year for EAA membership
by WJH
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Affordable Solidworks license
Replies: 8
Views: 5750

Affordable Solidworks license

Just discovered that if you join the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association), you get a student version of Solidworks without having to be a student or veteran.
Needless to say, I am now an EAA member...
by WJH
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smaller Wheels That Fit 6" Grinder Arbors?
Replies: 10
Views: 2388

Re: Smaller Wheels That Fit 6" Grinder Arbors?

Have you forgotten about Harold's treatise on grinders and what wheels to use, and his arbor design? Maybe he will ban you for your insolence.
by WJH
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9mm 80% AR15 lower receiver
Replies: 2
Views: 1329

Re: 9mm 80% AR15 lower receiver

Jawn wrote:Very cool. What sort of upper is going on it?
New Frontier Armory side cocking C5, 8" barrel. Free floating with Mlok.

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by WJH
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9mm 80% AR15 lower receiver
Replies: 2
Views: 1329

9mm 80% AR15 lower receiver

Cleaned up my shop and decided to get back into machining. A 9mm AR receiver that takes MP5 mags caught my eye... https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180915/09ef33091e2cc4cd60390336f4771e64.jpg Making the jigs to hold it in my vise... https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180915/7e030f18e796f4b7655e4bf5...
by WJH
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Choice of prototype
Replies: 62
Views: 13404

Re: Choice of prototype

So you have the resources and money to basically reproduce any steam locomotive you desire? Every engine was designed to fulfill a specific need. Pick one that makes sense. You wouldn't use a Pacific for logging, or a 4-8-8-4 for a branchline commuter...

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by WJH
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Choice of prototype
Replies: 62
Views: 13404

Re: Choice of prototype

10.25" gauge? Stick to a known standard, and pick one that is in your heart, otherwise you will lose interest long before you ever get anywhere. Even then, the odds of you getting anywhere are almost nil. People don't realise how much work it takes, let alone a giant engine on a grand scale gauge ra...
by WJH
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recumbent bike.
Replies: 2
Views: 1217

Re: Recumbent bike.

Looks great!

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by WJH
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Makes a Machinist's Vise a Machinist's Vise?
Replies: 34
Views: 8386

Re: What Makes a Machinist's Vise a Machinist's Vise?

To me, at the very least, it's square, clamps square, can be indicated reliably off of

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