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Member postings for Boiler Bri

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Thread: Long bed lathes affected by the tide
29/11/2019 21:39:03

Can we do a trail? It would either prove or disprove the theory? I am land locked before you ask.


Thread: Those little screws for carbide inserts...
29/11/2019 21:36:45

I change mine over a small tray just in case i drop them. At 61 my fingers do not work as good as they should and my grip has gone. A lot of club members are a lot older than me and they will have the same problems with small items.


Thread: This weeks offer at Lidl
25/11/2019 21:30:11

double post deleted


Edited By Boiler Bri on 25/11/2019 21:30:49

25/11/2019 21:29:46

Its all cheap tackle. It would not enter my head to buy any of it.
Some of there hand tools are just about ok? As my late father called it - jacky knacky snappy in two 😂😂


Thread: Warco WM18 milling head shake ( technically spindle is precessing) when plunge milling a blind slot.
19/10/2019 21:31:20

Don't want to start another thread.

Has anyone fitted the new power drive to their machine? I am thinking of buying one for my wm18.

I would like to know if there ok before parting with my beer credits.

I machined a 291mm length of aluminium today and my arms are dropping off with all the winding.


Thread: Warco wm18
10/10/2019 20:18:11

Mines 2007. No strut. Good idea though. That said I have to apply a bit of nip on the quill for accuracy.


Thread: Warco WM18 milling head shake ( technically spindle is precessing) when plunge milling a blind slot.
10/10/2019 20:09:10

Hi. Just caught up on this. I have this machine also. It has the same problem only when you plunge I have a bit of quill lock on to steady it. Putting the lock on moves the centre of the quill about 15 thou! I mentioned in another thread somewhere that the housing casting has a flaw in it like the casting was incorrect. It does not noticeably open or close when I tighten the quill so I think it's just a poor machined fit in all the parts. So long as I use the same setting I get accurate enough results for what I do. I ain't making watches. I did not notice the flaw for best part of 5 years.

We have to remember these are hobbyist machines made to a price and Warco will only have so much margin in them. Just to be clear I am not knocking Warco. I have had good technical back up when I most needed it.


Thread: BR Standard 9F valve identifcition
30/09/2019 20:52:22

I don't know what they are but Cro fittings probably make them for 5" gauge.



Thread: Sales contact for Sweetpea
16/09/2019 18:38:11

The email i received came from alerts at model engineer. It was a basic enquiry with no signature no email address anything else-in a way of contacting the sender or identifying them.

Why else would i put this post if there had been!!




Edited By Boiler Bri on 16/09/2019 18:39:29

16/09/2019 16:55:54


16/09/2019 06:41:20

Someone from Bradford has replied to my classified add for the sweetpea i have for sale. You have not left any contact details for me to reply to. Would you contact me again please.


Thread: Taper pins
30/08/2019 17:40:33

Right i am slightly confused, do we use a taper drill or not?


Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
19/08/2019 20:47:23

Ouch 💨


6e48c5da-05c0-4b92-81ff-be8f5b0fec22.jpegNot today but Saturday was pretty grim. I took my loco to the track and after two laps retired with no water going in the boiler. Frustrating but it happens.

Un hooked the tender and disconnected all pipes and Started to blow the boiler down and clean up. The wind was quite strong and the tender decided to roll of the track onto the concrete floor!! You can imagine my horror


25/07/2019 21:30:06

Nice one Duncan. Good day out at York.

We just driven to Criccieth. Brought some RC modelling stuff with me to fit to my Roundhouse loco.

Looks like a good weekend ahead.


Thread: my work
20/07/2019 12:07:15

Good on yer. Keep it up. It fills the quiet winter evenings and there is satisfaction at the end of it all.

Is there a model engineer club near you, if there is i bet you would receive a warm welcome.


Thread: Wiggler or edge finder?
19/07/2019 22:56:28

Mine is like the second from the left.



19/07/2019 22:54:00

Hello, i have had all sorts of these gadgets. Electric ones which light up, wigglers the ones that come in sets with things you can not work how to use, a simple piece round bar 6mm diameter which i use with a 2 thou feeler gauge, and a wobbler the best of all.

You set the head rotating and move it slowly up to the work piece until it runs true then going a little further makes it run off to one side. Bingo your on the edge by a know distance. I am lucky i do have DRO's on my milling machine which makes things easy.

I hope it helps.


Thread: Cruise meeting crash
19/07/2019 22:39:47

Wow, some big reactions on this thread. I thought one up man ship had been banned in an earlier thread. Maybe i got it wrong?

My sympathies to those that got hurt, but if your going to stand so close, if it all goes pear shaped then your gonna get hurt! Bit like winter car rallies lets get close to the action and boom 1-1.5 tons hits you at any sort of speed. Ouch!!

I do about 26k on the roads each year and it mad without having clowns trying to out do each other at some disorganised meet.. Bring back the 1970's when roads were not full of petrol heads and roads were quiet.

Looking forwards to retirement and flying everywhere. yescool


Thread: Angle grinders - Dangerous or not
17/07/2019 22:03:33

So we all agree. Dangerous tool but we all probably have one 🤔

I have a few, all 110v so if i cut the cable i will not die 💥😴

I have all the options. Hard grinding soft disks flap wheels and rotary wire brushes etc

I think its one of the universal tools that is used today with caution.

Its better than a - portaband?


17/07/2019 17:05:40

Erm very dangerous. Glued together disks revolving at high speed with humans in control 💥

I have been known to get fingers in the way. Worst event was it grabbing my boiler suit and wrapping it up to a stall with very fast action. I was not damaged but did learn from the experience


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