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Member postings for Boiler Bri

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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


17/07/2019 17:05:39

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


Thread: Remembering Apollo 11
17/07/2019 17:01:23

I could not get home quick enough from school to catch up on how it was going. It was a fascinating time for me trying to get a grip of the enormity of it all.


Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
17/07/2019 16:57:45

I have now finished fitting and piping the steam header that i made. Its a lot better looking than the old 16mm square one that the engine came with.

Header 2 .jpeg

Thread: Supaburner's for Model & Toy Steam Boilers Explained
14/07/2019 06:32:33

Thats a great idea. However I would not change my wick burner in my Roundhouse loco though. I know that the burner runs out of meths before the water level becomes unsafe in the boiler.

If anybody has a go at fitting one to an old Mamod i would also advise caution as i think some of there brass boilers are soft soldered and the above would apply even more.

Ever cautious 🤔💥


Thread: Cable Gland?
13/07/2019 20:35:06

Hi. Atex rated glands will do the job. They have o rings on the gland threads and seal to be safe on the cable. You have to machine cut the holes in whatever your fitting them into so its a tolleranced fit

I have loads. Pm me if you want a few sending. I would need to know what size cable you are using ?


Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
13/07/2019 12:14:33

Started to fit the new steam header and pipe it up to all the points

It looks a lot better than the 16mm square bar it replaces


Thread: Tour of my Model & Toy Steam Engine Room
12/07/2019 05:51:23

That is a very nice collection and well presented. Thank you for posting.


Thread: brass needed
10/07/2019 22:02:35

I quite agree Mark. He could pop round to mine and i would give him some.


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