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by rrnut-2
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Remote Control thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 332

Re: Remote Control thoughts

And to add to Bill's comment, some of the commercially made radio controls require a ham radio license.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Any of you folks familiar with this layout?
Replies: 28
Views: 1462

Re: Any of you folks familiar with this layout?

Also, when you go upstairs in the garage, there is a full size wooden front of a steam locomotive starring back at you.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Any of you folks familiar with this layout?
Replies: 28
Views: 1462

Re: Any of you folks familiar with this layout?

Barry does have a steamer, so steaming bay and ash pit may be planned for. I thought the track work is excellent. Toward the end of the video, 20:23, you can see the track that goes right off the main line and goes up the hill beside the driveway. Its on the left side of the parked cars. When Mike o...
by rrnut-2
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Any of you folks familiar with this layout?
Replies: 28
Views: 1462

Re: Any of you folks familiar with this layout?

Liz and I have run here. Interesting layout including the 15-20 deg incline beside his driveway. More suitable for a cog railway!

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Raritan 2-4-0 build.
Replies: 170
Views: 35359

Re: 3/4" Raritan 2-4-0 build.

A long gone friend bought a new 10" SB lathe. When he filled out the warranty card, it asked "primary product". He said he put down
"scrap".

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: question i have
Replies: 23
Views: 1927

Re: question i have

"Persistence is the word! I have been building one steam locomotive since 1968!"

I don't feel so bad now about my Pacific. I have been working on it on and off since '85.
I too probably would not have built my first locomotive, LE 4-4-0, if I had known what was involved, but glad I did.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Thu May 27, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: question i have
Replies: 23
Views: 1927

Re: question i have

Talk to Mike at RRSC. Call after 6pm as he has a full time job. Don't bother with the voice mail or email.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Tue May 25, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Smithy Granite 1324-I MX Help
Replies: 34
Views: 4517

Re: Smithy Granite 1324-I MX Help

They are also available in 208-240vac. But ya, verify voltage and hp. Also, if you have room for a regular 3ph motor, I would use that solution first.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Tue May 25, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Smithy Granite 1324-I MX Help
Replies: 34
Views: 4517

Re: Smithy Granite 1324-I MX Help

Under "More Information", "Control Method":

Sensorless Vector Speed Control
PM Vector Control
BLDC Control
Synchronous Reluctance

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Tue May 25, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Smithy Granite 1324-I MX Help
Replies: 34
Views: 4517

Re: Smithy Granite 1324-I MX Help

Ok, what you have is a BLDC motor and controller. A BLDC motor is built like a servo motor only without an encoder. It has hall effect sensors to determine motor pole position. Most of these have gone by the wayside because a servo motor system can be had for the same price, and the BLDC systems are...
by rrnut-2
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bearing race nomenclature
Replies: 26
Views: 4141

Re: Bearing race nomenclature

Industrial electric furnaces will induce a color change as well. The exothermic atmosphere contains methanol, nitrogen and for added carbon, propane.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bearing race nomenclature
Replies: 26
Views: 4141

Re: Bearing race nomenclature

We heat treated 17-4 in a vacuum furnace and it came out looking different than Harold's picture. :D