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by NP317
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heat treat temperature calibration
Replies: 15
Views: 221

Re: Heat treat temperature calibration

Run a test piece and evaluate the results.
No lost machining that way.
RussN
by NP317
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lubrication Question
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Lubrication Question

I recently visited cbrew and saw those mini needle Zerk fittings installed in rods and wheel centers and remain intrigued. The fittings sit nearly flat with the surfaces and look like a good solution for our steamers. Minimally visible and maximized function. Hopefully he will post some pictures her...
by NP317
Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bearing race nomenclature
Replies: 28
Views: 4196

Re: Bearing race nomenclature

I like stephenc's suggestion of a rotary table and ball mill.
RussN
by NP317
Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Remote Control thoughts
Replies: 32
Views: 470

Re: Remote Control thoughts

For controlling ANY remotely operated machine I would ONLY use a spread spectrum R/C system. The survival of my scale RC aircraft have successfully depended on those radio systems. And the overseeing US federal agencies agree that the spread spectrum systems are secure. The US military have used the...
by NP317
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: table wear + movement
Replies: 16
Views: 308

Re: table wear + movement

But it's a NICE pig! ... :lol:
RussN
by NP317
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Economy Box 'n Reef
Replies: 39
Views: 2560

Re: Economy Box 'n Reef

I really like the way the paint colors came out on the roof.
Purdy!
RussN
by NP317
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello, New here
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Hello, New here

I was wondering about that odd post...
RussN
by NP317
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Any of you folks familiar with this layout?
Replies: 32
Views: 1552

Re: Any of you folks familiar with this layout?

I was wondering the same thing about maintaining those wood trestles and bridges.
RussN
by NP317
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Slide valve
Replies: 39
Views: 1291

Re: Slide valve

Fellow Steam/Machinist Folks: Despite some of us being a little put off by the Original Poster, please get back on track trying to assist him. That's what we are really about here. Emfinger: The questions you are being asked are truly requests for information required to assist you in your goals. Ru...
by NP317
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam turbine generator
Replies: 111
Views: 32865

Re: Steam turbine generator

I use warm-white LED bulbs in both my locos. One loco uses 3V., the other uses 12V. Both have E10 mini-screw bases. https://smile.amazon.com/GutReise-10pcs-Screw-Light-Yellow/dp/B01MU1G77R/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=LED+E10+screw+base+bulbs&qid=1623777365&sr=8-6 Choose your color and Voltage. Just...
by NP317
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What size are they?
Replies: 10
Views: 578

Re: What size are they?

Both my steamers have been standardized to use Hanson high pressure quick-fit mini fittings. This includes a steam-cleaning lance that connects to the blowdown outlets. (not shown in the pics below.) I threaded the blowdown valve outlets to match the Hanson fittings: 1/8 - 27 NPT. They have worked f...
by NP317
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Milling Vise Squareness
Replies: 30
Views: 568

Re: Milling Vise Squareness

Spend the big bucks for a Kurt vice. If dials in parallel to the table every time.
I did and am grateful every time I use the mill.
RussN