Last Activity:03-30-2017 2:04 AM
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Posted in thread: mach 4? on 03-30-2017 at 11:42 AM
I'm using it on my small lathe. Tried to get it to run on my mill, which has the old parallel
port interface. With the plugin that can be had for the PP I was able to get the axes to move,
but not the...
Posted in thread: Live Steam Offroad Vehicle on 03-27-2017 at 12:33 PM
Why not build a Stanley Steamer engine? Tried and true design with lots of info available
Posted in thread: A Martin Evans 'Jubilee' on 03-24-2017 at 01:04 PM
I'm assuming you're in the UK. What gauge is the loco?
Posted in thread: Metric lathes in the US on 03-21-2017 at 12:18 AM
DROs typically will read in both metric and imperial. The only thing missing would be metric
threading, and some lathes that use change gears can do that.
Posted in thread: Quarter Scale Merlin V-12 on 03-19-2017 at 11:21 PM
Might be late to the party, but can you not get an idea of the needed torque from a torque
wrench attached to the shaft?
Posted in thread: A 'Benson' vertical steam engine. on 03-17-2017 at 10:55 PM
Nicely done. I'm in the early stages of trying to build this engine from barstock. Build thread
is on MEM website.The McOnie is also a great job, and certainly more difficult than the Benson.
Posted in thread: Help required with threading inserts on 03-10-2017 at 12:34 PM
The inserts and holder I use can be used for either external or internal threading as long as
the hole is large enough for the holder to enter. Of course it's for 60-degree threads.I've
never used it ...
Posted in thread: Tap advice on 03-09-2017 at 12:21 PM
Irwin taps are your problem. Get some good quality HSS taps.
Posted in thread: Corliss steam engine on 03-08-2017 at 12:13 AM
Nice runner. :)I like how the center of the valve linkage looks like a dancing man.
Posted in thread: Quarter Scale Merlin V-12 on 03-05-2017 at 01:07 PM
It's hard to believe it's been 2 years since post#1. The finish line is in sight. :thumbup: