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by LIALLEGHENY
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine hoist capacity beware
Replies: 24
Views: 7221

Re: Engine hoist capacity beware

Just out of curiosity what wall thickness is the tube that bent? No the ratings on the casters or the entire hoist don't make sense. I haven't broken the wheels on mine, but I have had the casters separate at the swivel. I have a Carolina hoist,it has a one piece welded bottom frame, it is rated for...
by LIALLEGHENY
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye bolt rating
Replies: 23
Views: 6019

Re: Eye bolt rating

If you had no other choice I'm sure you could get away with using them, maybe go to 1/2" just to play it safe.....nothing worse than dropping a machine, especially on yourself.
by LIALLEGHENY
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye bolt rating
Replies: 23
Views: 6019

Re: Eye bolt rating

check out Mcmaster for the eyebolts. They have the ratings on them.

The ones you have pictured are not for lifting.
by LIALLEGHENY
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New here - Hello!
Replies: 33
Views: 14254

Re: New here - Hello!

"tolerance" and this has nothing to do with any members on the board here.....just a few people I know... tolerance is the ability to be able to put up with someone who claims that they know what they are doing, and brag about it, when in fact they have no idea what they are doing
by LIALLEGHENY
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Repairs
Replies: 9
Views: 4050

Re: Repairs

OH Boy...I could write a couple of pages on the subject matter pertaining to this article but I won't......what I will say is technology IS great when it works properly, unfortunately when it doesn't ( which happens all to often), you have to answer to the corporations that OWN this technology.........
by LIALLEGHENY
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dead soft Aluminum
Replies: 14
Views: 4436

Re: Dead soft Aluminum

Annealing aluminum is a very simple process. Assuming you have Oxy/Acetylene setup, or similar. Using the acetylene, or other, apply a coating of soot to the aluminum. Now take your torch and heat the the aluminum just to the point where the black soot disappears, quickly quench in cold water. Bring...
by LIALLEGHENY
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?
Replies: 38
Views: 10401

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

I don't feel it's a matter of over thinking...it's more a matter of preference based on your operating conditions and your wallet. Whether your running on aluminum or steel rail, how often are you going to run, what kind of load do you think you will be pulling, how tight is the radius on the track/...
by LIALLEGHENY
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?
Replies: 38
Views: 10401

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

So if you were to make wheels from 4140 pre hardened, which ranges from Rc28-35 you would be closely matching the full size.
by LIALLEGHENY
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Most cost efficient way to get steel tire blanks?
Replies: 38
Views: 10401

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

Does anyone know what hardness wheels are on full size locomotives? and what type of steel?
by LIALLEGHENY
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First time using super glue chuck
Replies: 72
Views: 17202

Re: First time using super glue chuck

Also a good place to tape up your blueprints.
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: 10401

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: 10401

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...