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Member postings for Mikelkie

Here is a list of all the postings Mikelkie has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: 5" gauge tender horns
09/04/2020 22:24:54

How about aluminium castings . quick and easyAluminium horn

Thread: Powder coating
07/03/2020 20:30:32
Posted by thaiguzzi on 04/03/2020 06:24:33:
Posted by vintage engineer on 03/03/2020 09:27:35:

Powder coating is a plastic coating despite what everyone tell you. It is a cheap and quick process that gives an excellent finish for manufacturers and does not last and will fail as soon as you break the surface!

Utter tosh.

And it is NOT PLASTIC coating.

Go and see how it is applicated in a finishing shop or factory, or even, heaven, forbid, watch a YT video.


Hear-Hear my experience too

Thread: PayPal Warning
13/09/2019 16:31:52

I had 2 incidences where a company deducted an amount twice and when enquired i was told it was a mistake and will be corrected 3 days later my money was payed back, A thought crossed my that an acute cash flow problem can be quickly solved this way for the customers account.

Thread: Mystery object
07/09/2019 22:09:44

mystery objects

07/09/2019 22:09:19

mystery objectsmystery objects

Edited By Mikelkie on 07/09/2019 22:11:05

07/09/2019 22:07:53

What are these wires used for?mystery objects

Thread: Backplate debacle
23/08/2019 19:18:55

I never bothered with a perfect fit of back plate to chuck. Years ago i also wanted a perfect fit but about 15 thou under size, so i bolted the chuck and got it running perfectly true by tapping with a lead hammer. The advantage of this i can true up again as the jaws wear.

Thread: 4 jaw chuck axial allignment
17/08/2019 22:20:46
Posted by duncan webster on 17/08/2019 20:44:37:

use a small length of engagement, set true near the chuck, then move the dti to the far end and set it true by tapping it with a lead weight, then go back to the chuck end, repeat till you get fed up

I like your last six wordslaugh

Thread: Borrowing
17/08/2019 22:03:22

Friend of mine borrowed a 5 ton fly press from me and used it at his friends workshop for making large traction engine wheels. This friend of his passed on and my press ended up in his estate never saw it again. expensive lesson

Thread: Making leaf spring buckles
28/06/2019 17:26:52

Try square tubing

Thread: Do you clean your workshop at the end of the day?
28/06/2019 17:24:14

A busy guy at an engineering works told me "that a clean shop is a sign of a sick mind"laugh

Thread: stamford show vandals
20/05/2019 19:10:24
Posted by Harry Wilkes on 19/05/2019 15:25:46:

Without getting polical the problem in this country is there are no deterrents, to many soft sentences !!!


The sentences these poor specimen of mankind getting is a worldwide phenomenon, and in my opinion the problem lies with the human rights bullshit, Animals have rights and humans have privileges with inseparably accountability Sentencing such conduct should be harsh to these maggots who can't create anything for themselves only destruct and destroy what others have achieved

I can say "my condolence i feel for thee"

Thread: Removing a grub screw
15/04/2019 18:07:23
Posted by Brian Oldford on 15/04/2019 16:07:33:

"Easyouts". . . . . .Invention of Satan.

I agree

Thread: Strange Myford Motor Fault
20/03/2019 19:49:45

It sounds to me like the rotor lost one of it bars

Thread: What type of compressor do you use to power your engines?
25/01/2019 15:58:58

the refrigerant is already exhausted when it's removed from fridges so the compressors is ok to use, new ones has not been gassed yet.I run four of them into a common receiver very quiet can hardly hear them

Thread: Steam Engine Number One
13/12/2018 19:39:37

I cast aluminium plummer block type of bearing supports for a cropping machine i built about 2 years ago with a shaft od of 30 mm. the aluminium was automotive cylinder heads from scrap dealers. the final reamed holes left a shiny finish and is a exellent bearing material. I will try and use alli casting wherever possible,and currently making horn blocks for a 7 1/4 loco from aluminium too

Thread: Interests other than Model Engineering
03/12/2018 19:55:03

Wildlife, bundu bashing & long road trips on my bike

Thread: Solution found to the World's biggest problem . . .
13/11/2018 21:06:08

i agree with Danny M, just can't understand why scientists and almost all politicians won't or cannot see it!

Edited By Mikelkie on 13/11/2018 21:06:38

Thread: An alternative to parting-off
04/11/2018 18:37:23

10 inch ? How big your rig?

Edited By Mikelkie on 04/11/2018 18:48:57

Thread: Suspected stuck piston rings
01/08/2018 20:01:59

I had the same problem a few weeks back and a friend gave me a product made by MOMAR CHEMICALS in my country. this stuff is used for removing carbon deposits from engines etc. I removed the injectors and pored about half a cupful down the bores which was in mid position an left a day or two, then cranked it out and washed out with paraffin. Problem solved. Try google for a similar product in the UK.


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