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Member postings for Boiler Bri

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Thread: brass needed
10/07/2019 20:16:46

I have sent you a message.


Thread: WM18 Broken :(
09/07/2019 15:18:54

I had a fault a few weeks ago with mine and i have to say Warco was very responsive and helpful.

Just buy the part and fit it, never mind making one.


Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
07/07/2019 20:57:45


Did nothing except sit in the garden, it was too hot to go into the workshop.


Thread: LBSC Britannia Design
06/07/2019 10:25:05

Hello Peter.

I was was directed to the modelemgineering clearing house website ( when I had specific model loco questions. There seem to be a bigger following for locomotives on that web site.

At the time the direction annoyed me as the LBSC locos were published in Model engineer. I hope I do not annoy you in the direction pointed.


Thread: Unsolicited email from SOLIDWORKS
05/07/2019 07:46:49

I get them. Usually from suppliers of the software. One in the Peak district has a very aggressive selling strategy and will not take me off there mailing list which is bloody annoying.

FYI it it about 8k for a single station in the first year. So it must be a good money spinner for them. After that it drops to a lower figure per annum.

For business’s they offer there own finance as other lenders will not put money up against it due to there being no tangible assets if you go bump. So in my mind they are on a good thing 🤑🤑

Thats my take on it


Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
03/07/2019 20:48:30

Martin. I like your telescope mount. I could do with borrowing that for a couple of hours to measure it up 😉😉


Thread: War o wm18
18/06/2019 12:34:32

Thats a good idea Mike. I will probably do the same to mine.


For now i am up and running again.






Edited By Boiler Bri on 18/06/2019 12:35:09

18/06/2019 08:22:12

Hello Daniel,

It looks like you were correct. The motor is mounted on a plate and underneath is the disk and counter unit.

Running at high speed has sent all the grease outwards and into the unit.

Thanks for your help.



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17/06/2019 21:23:07

Just spotted that there is an induction head, maybe that's something to look for by following the wires. Too bleary eyed now and enjoying a Dads day beer beer

Will try tomorrow


17/06/2019 21:21:13

ERM i put it all back together there really was nothing. Just the motor and the casting top!

I think its generated by the filter somehow?


Thread: Tools or 'things' as therapy
17/06/2019 21:18:36

MMMMn depends on the tool!!! Nowt like feeling a good spanner, or feeling like one for that matter! Especially when you got bored with setting the dividing head and moved one hole too many and bu!"£"! up your latest creation.




Edited By Boiler Bri on 17/06/2019 21:20:03

Thread: First Project
17/06/2019 21:13:47

HI, there is no castings in the Suffolk that's why i liked it at the time. All square edges to work from.


Thread: War o wm18
17/06/2019 21:08:21

I removed the top cover but there is nothing hiding in there.

I also had a look in the control box, there is a ribbon cable that goes from the digital display to a small circuit board and that looks ok?

This is the circuit diagram that came with it.

No signs of a tacho?


Thread: Making High Speed Steel Injector D Bits
16/06/2019 17:04:29

Did i rattle your cage or something? I thought i had complimented you?

The drawings in his book, shop shed and road look pretty comprehensive to me, or maybe i have missed something?


16/06/2019 08:09:01

Thats great. I am just in the process of drawing up LBSC injectors to have a bash at making some. I was going to ask how to make the reamers.

They will be slightly hollow grinding them on the face of the wheel. They look like they will be sharp.



Thread: water supply
16/06/2019 08:03:24

Government now theres a name for having a job and being able to screw it up and still keep your job !

Thread: Chinese carbide inserts.
15/06/2019 21:07:31

Posted by jimmy b on 15/06/2019 19:41:44:

Posted by Neil Wyatt on 15/06/2019 18:21:12:

I never spend more on cheap bits from ebay than I can afford to lose.

Sometimes they are good, sometimes utter rejects. I got a toolholder that wasn't properly tapped so the screw stopped half a mm above the insert! 'Luckily' it wasn't hard so I was able to tap it to full depth. Probably one of a batch of QC rejects sold on cheap like the insert pictured above..

The better stuff tends to be when people sell off old stock bought from reputable suppliers.


I agree totally with you Neil.

Too many people buy cheap and expect high end goods.

Cheap tools are a bit like bit like gambling, only spend what you can afford to lose!


Edited By jimmy b on 15/06/2019 19:42:09

Or do not gamble at home. Sorry. Something close to my heart.

On a brighter note. Take the advice on these forums.


15/06/2019 21:04:45

Try Cutwell on line. Reasonable prices and goods seem ok.


Thread: First Project
15/06/2019 20:56:03

First engine i made was John Hainings Suffolk Dredging tractor in 3” scale. I chose this as it is mainly made from standard bright bars sizes and generally fairly easy machining. I did most of it at Penistone grammar school on a evening class over two years. By eck that brings back memories 🙄

Thread: Which Qctp for mini lathe?
15/06/2019 20:47:11

I have one from - a reputable supplier. I bought it after i sold my 5” Boxford lathe to a very nice chap in the Derby area. I got carried away on the day and let him have the lot tool holders and everything. The copy one i bought has been ok but i do not trust it. it does not seem to feel right. It locks the holders but seems as if you could pull some more on the lever. Strange

Anyhow recently on this web site in the for sale adds a chap had a boxford one for sale so i bought it and hopefully i will be back to normal 😳🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪

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