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by NP317
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Great Northern GE 44 ton Center Cab Electric restoration
Replies: 41
Views: 8973

Re: Great Northern GE 44 ton Center Cab Electric restoration

"I think I will have plenty of juice at the drawbar..."

And have plenty left over for your seat heater...

I'm thinking the thread title "...restoration" might be a bit misplaced.
RussN
by NP317
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: Panhead rebuild project...
Replies: 61
Views: 67920

Re: Panhead rebuild project...

Patio:
That last photo is starting to look like a J. Boderman Steam Locomotive!
RussN
by NP317
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Allen models Fitchburg Northern build by first timer
Replies: 11
Views: 1399

Re: Allen models Fitchburg Northern build by first timer

"I should be done by retirement."

Nope. There will always be something more to do...
RussN
by NP317
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moriya Stirling Engine Build
Replies: 145
Views: 17478

Re: Moriya Stirling Engine Build

My engine has both connecting rods made from 6061-T6 aluminum. The Power Conn Rod top is press fit (or glued) to a drill rod shaft. They have shown no wear in the years of use I have subjected the engine to! I did drill a tiny oil hole and cup on the top cap of the displacer conn rod, and oil it bef...
by NP317
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lead screw bearing stack on mini lathe
Replies: 12
Views: 704

Re: Lead screw bearing stack on mini lathe

Welcome kjkrum.
Your manual for the lathe should have a parts diagram that shows that assembly area.
What lathe and model do you have?
RussN
by NP317
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pandemic Progress?
Replies: 18
Views: 1975

Re: Pandemic Progress?

I particularly like your lathe tool height gauge! Very creative and useful.
RussN
by NP317
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Upside down images
Replies: 8
Views: 3227

Re: Upside down images

LVRR2095 wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:46 pm
I have found that when taking a photo with my iPhone in landscape mode....the “home button” must be on the right. When the home button is to the left...the photos post inverted.

Keith
Apple should provide a selection is SETUP for left-handed users...
RussN
by NP317
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pandemic Progress?
Replies: 18
Views: 1975

Pandemic Progress?

What have you accomplished during the past Pandemic Year+ ?? It should be entertaining to see what Craftspeople here have been doing in their shops. So here's what I've been up to: Completed my Mikado Project: IMG_2774.jpg Rebuilt the 16 year-old valve gear on my Allen Ten Wheeler: TM008 (med).jpg F...
by NP317
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your thoughts on a replacement compressor
Replies: 101
Views: 12221

Re: Your thoughts on a replacement compressor

Glenn:
https://us.fscurtis.com/product/ct-series/

And in your second picture I see the pressure switch/electrical connections in the foreground on the air tank.
It looks very similar to mine.
RussN
by NP317
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your thoughts on a replacement compressor
Replies: 101
Views: 12221

Re: Your thoughts on a replacement compressor

Glenn: I will take a photo later today on the pressure switch and post it here. The switch is mounter directly on the top outlet on the tank, which is solely for the switch, and is where the incoming electric connections are made. The switch is a sort of cheesy plastic design, utilizing a metal pneu...
by NP317
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: End mill won't sit square in collet
Replies: 24
Views: 2228

Re: End mill won't sit square in collet

James:
Great to hear from you!!
You've been bitten by The Bug, for sure.
Check your "Private Messages" above.
To be continued.
RussN
by NP317
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Searching for SP's last ceremonial steam locomotive
Replies: 18
Views: 2993

Re: Searching for SP's last ceremonial steam locomotive

I'll take it!
Oh wait. I already have one.
RussN
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