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: Stirling regulator stuck|
Could be that the regulator was left shut when last used, try filling boiler with boiling water and that the expansion might free it. Worked once for me. I always make sure that the reg and all valves are open when cooling.Good luck.
|Thread: Motor protection|
I automated my band saw about a year ago for cutting short pieces from bar stock, it was necessary to stop when things go wrong so i installed a system to stop the motor if the driven wheel does not complete a revolution in a preset time (blade brake. slip off or jamming) This work great and i can do other work while the saw carries on.
|Thread: Three phase reversing|
I revers my lathe by throwing the switch at full speed all the time without any problems. The Herbert preopt turret lathes has a "plugging" switch mounted at the rear of the motor (many people confuses it with a tacho for speed control). This device is driven by the shaft and is arranged so that the motor when running sets up a opposite direction as soon as the motor is stopped through a set of "plugging relays" enabling a quick stop of the motor.This work in both directions. Check schematic drawing for no. 5 and 7 preoptive lathes. The big Herbert drilling machines has a manual reversing switch along with a 4 speed switch and is reversed at any speed without any ill effects. i shall not attempt this with screw on chucks on a lathe, I will post part of the wiring diagram later
|Thread: Hello fromlincoln|
Hi Mike as Howard says age, is no barrier I am in my mid 70's as well and as long as one remember what you went to the bathroom for you'r ok still, misplacing (or rather tools going missing while it is in your hand) or don't remember your wife's birthday one can live with that i think.
|Thread: The Bistella motorcycle|
A wonderful achievement, some adventure too well done
|Thread: a little diversion|
I like Macolm's explanation (3)
|Thread: Crankshaft Factory|
Where am I (or us)?. slip guages, dro's, sine bars, cnc, qtp's etc etc will take me a lifetime making on of those as someone said in a James Watt like workshop. Good video though
Edited By Mikelkie on 02/10/2021 20:32:23
|Thread: joy valve gear (Derby 4f)|
Wanted to build a Derby 4f myself experience difficulties with the drawing some 25 years ago, gave it away and did a Simplex instead. I suspect Don Young's drawings had some incorrect measurements
|Thread: Electric motor speed|
Commonly called a universal motor, not to be run without load
|Thread: Gas Burners for boiler|
Hi Matt Stevens, check out my photo album for pics of a round gas burner that i made long ago. i'm using it on my vertical boiler also 6 inch in dia. It is quite easy to make in any size and performs well. pm me if more info needed Regards Mike
|Thread: Overheated Drill|
Correct. the smaller drills and angle grinders became a consumable item i go through 3 each annually and
bin them, not worth even opening them.
|Thread: Boiler Fittings|
J Bay regretfully is no longer in business as Mr Heydenrych retired about three years ago. Made wonderful stuff for the ME enthusiasts.
|Thread: Injector LBSC type|
|Thread: Lathe Motor running Lumpy :-)|
Check the function and condition of the centrifugal switch if fitted
|Thread: Long Term Planning or No planning!|
Larry it sounds if you in South Africa somewhere.
|Thread: To gib or not to gib?|
Leave well enough alone, if there is a nylon or bronze wad between the locking screw/s and inner surface i think that will suffice.
|Thread: Safety Switch Wiring|
Check if the coil voltage is for 380 or 220 volt, that may be your problem.
|Thread: New shaft in Oilite bushes?|
The "OLD" in Old Mart means he spoke of a lifetime experience
|Thread: Calling all Colchester Bantam owners.|
Very nice and enjoyable machine but you will be buying tooling and things ..but wait until you see what comes with it.
|Thread: What to do when you lose something|
What is ones chance of finding a way to stop small items falling on your foot and always find itself under a machine or table ? I decided one day to remove the work bench and clean the workshop, the list of long gone things will be several pages!
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