Steam Whistle Drop Box

OK, I think I've sent eveything to the drop box, can somebody let me know if I
did it correctly,
I've sent these drawings off to at least a dozen of you and have the following
disclaimer.
I accept no responsibility for annoyed neighbours or spouses.
Please be carefull with the use of compressed air/steam, ear protection may be
required !
Cheers,
Mark
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Markgengine
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On 28 Apr 2004 08:34:56 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com (Markgengine) brought forth from the murky depths:
Well, they're not under "S" for "steam". Under what name did you upload them?
Yes, thanks.
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Larry Jaques
What drop box...how do we find it?
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Ronnie Lyons, Meridian, Idaho
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Tim Williams
Umm ... what is "SteamWhistle2.ZIP" then?
I assumed some other name, so I went in with the "Sort" option to put the most recent files first, and there it was.
It is still downloading, so I don't know what is in it, yet.
O.K. As expected, there are problems with details in the .jpgs. (Even the text blocks are hard to decipher.) And the .dwg file does not seem to work with Varicad, though it could read a .dfx. So, I guess that I'm stuck using the .pdf file. Any reason why you could not have done it with multiple pages in a single .pdf file? That would have made it possible to print each as a full page, or near to that.
Thanks, DoN.
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DoN. Nichols
drop box files are titled SteamWhistle2 ( surprisingly !) This is a zip file conaining all autocad, jpeg & pdf versions. I've now spent more time trying to help people than I did doing the original drawings. Don't worry about the exact dimensions etc, as long as you understand the operating principles it will make a noise. Also still looking for somebody who has a Lorch LAS lathe. Cheers, Mark
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Markgengine
Awwww ... no MP3 of the sound?
Reply to
Richard J Kinch
The .dwg opens fine with Autocad 2002. To print the individual drawing sheets from Acrobat select the desired sheet and specify Print Range -> Selected Graphic in the print dialog.
Ned Simmons
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Ned Simmons
On 28 Apr 2004 13:41:52 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@d-and-d.com (DoN. Nichols) brought forth from the murky depths:
It wasn't there with a visual, so I searched "steam" and "whistle" this morning and it wasn't there. I just checked now and it is downloading now.
Intellicad 2000 won't read the .dwg file, either. The JPGs are OK with the exception of the assy drawing which is illegible at all resolutions. The Acrobat file scales up well. Great!
Thanks, Ralph, Alan, and whomever else.
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Larry Jaques
On Wed, 28 Apr 2004 16:51:58 -0400, Ned Simmons brought forth from the murky depths:
Intellicad 2000 give me a "duplicate handle" error and quits.
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Reply to
Larry Jaques
That may be -- but can you find me a copy of Autocad 2002 which will run on my Sun workstations? Or even an Intel-based unix box (linux or OpenBSD?)
The current version (AutoCad 2005) appears to be only available for Windows XP or Windows 2000 Professional. So -- even the Mac people are SOL. And at $3470.00, *not* counting the cost of a computer to run it, using an OS which I despise, I think that I will pass.
And to add insult to injury, each page wants to push a Shockwave Flash animation at me -- forcing me to click to opt to not download the plug-in *each* and *every* time.
So -- no thank you.
I can't seem to find the way to select a specific sheet from this in Adobe Acrobat 5.0 (the latest available for Sun's Solaris last time I checked.)
Thanks, DoN.
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DoN. Nichols
Pressure is increasing on Autodesk to port their stuff to Linux, but they're pretty firmly in bed with Microsoft. I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for a Linux Acad.
Sorry, can't help there either. Autodesk has extracted a lot more than $3470 from of me over the years, but they still won't return my calls.
In 5.0 for Windows there's a "Graphics Select Tool" on the "Basic Tools" toolbar. It turns the cursor into crosshairs that allows you to select a graphic by enclosing it in a rectangular window. G also works as a hotkey to invoke the tool.
If you want the drawing and can't get Acrobat to work, let me know and I'll .dxf it.
Ned Simmons
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Ned Simmons
I'm not holding my breath. I'm just waiting for a good OpenBSD flavored one at least as nice as VariCAD for linux. And ideally, one with source code. :-)
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They really think that they have the game sewed up, don't they?
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Thanks! That did the job. There was a magic spot in the toolbar which gave me what I needed -- but it was rather small and difficult to see. The toolbar seems to be scaled for a coarser dot pitch than I'm using. :-)
Thanks -- but you have managed to find what I needed.
Thanks, DoN.
P.S. Whether I will ever actually *make* this remains to be seen, as while I could warn my wife about it, there is no way that I could prepare the cats -- and one of them spooks far too easily anyway. :-)
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DoN. Nichols
Give it a dozen or so soundings of the whistle, and it'll stop spooking, one way or another...
Why am I suddenly getting a mental picture of cat doing a "Bugs Bunny sat on a thumbtack" style attempt at achieving LEO? :)
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Don Bruder

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