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Member postings for Harry Wilkes

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Thread: Anyone interested in Gents Waiting Train Clocks?
30/07/2014 21:22:16

Interesting video thanks .

Thread: Swarf Trap
30/07/2014 05:16:15

Check out the Kitchen appliance section of Tesco, TMax, Dunelm , the Tesco one "link" I have used in the past when I needed stainless mesh.

Thread: Kit build suppliers
29/07/2014 21:35:04

Hi Brian

Only currently know of these two "link" and "link" got mine from the later some years back at a slightly better price than the completion hope this helps


29/07/2014 16:50:07

Another kit engine is the D.R.Mercer nice little engine comes in kit form.

Thread: UK Museums to see old stationary engines
21/07/2014 07:57:03

Claymills 24th/25th Aug is worth a visit if it fits in with your visit "link"

Thread: What did you do today? (2014)
08/07/2014 22:33:21
Posted by Martin Cottrell on 06/07/2014 21:29:33:

I spent a most enjoyable day in the sun at the MSRVS rally at Tewkesbury. A nice gathering of about 40 traction engines and steam lorries in various scales all in steam with some static "work in progress" exhibits too. The club seems blessed with extremely friendly and enthusiastic members who are happy to chat and offer advice, all gratefully received as I am just starting my build of a 4" Little Samson engine. In fact, I was so impressed with the friendly atmosphere that I joined the club!!


Photos for anyone interested

Thread: Lubricant grades for cylinder/ bearings ect
29/06/2014 09:44:13

I'm just about to try this link on my miniature T E have opened a bottle and have to say iy looks and feels good but the proof will come next weekend !

Thread: Which is the best parting tool ?
25/06/2014 09:30:46

I use a Sandvik parting tool with Sandvik N151-2-200-5E inserts andI find it very good ! It came with the Myford S7 and a couple of spare inserts, looking around the internet for inserts I see plenty of N151-2-300-5E inserts and I gather that the difference between -200- and -300- is the seat size how does it differ ? would the -300- still fit the holder ? Would appreciate advice please.


Thread: Walking beams
20/06/2014 21:35:02

Just within topic this subject reminded me of many years back when I went to work in a steel works one of my first jobs was to assist in the breakdown repair of what was termed 'walking beam' it moved red hot steel bars down the cooling bed, much like the one in the video and I have to say I was fascinated by them and would often when passing just stop and watch them for a few minutes all those steel bars marching along with military precision !

Thread: myford super 7 Riser blocks
17/06/2014 15:44:24

I have some steel which I intend to use to make a pair of riser blocks, looking at the photos in this "link" would I be right in thinking the hex adjusting screws would be something like M16 with 10mm hole ? Looking at the photos seems a straight forward job but would appreciate any tips/advice on said job.

Thanks H

Thread: Myford multi stop missing bit
16/06/2014 16:30:46

Another photo showing parts can be seen "here"

Thread: WD40 alternative - any good?
13/06/2014 17:53:37

Not tried it but from past experience if it's 'green it's either twice the cost or no good smiley

Thread: Any model engineering clubs in Mid Wales?
03/06/2014 09:05:12

Station Road Steam web site carries a very good list of ME club's


Thread: Engineering videos
31/05/2014 07:56:33

mrpete222 and Keith Rucker also post very interesting video's, Keith spends a lot of his time refurbishing/repairing old machinery both also worth a look.

29/05/2014 17:25:27

smiley can't beat free ! but to be fair think I paid about three quid for mine .


29/05/2014 14:52:14

Hi Dudley

Hope your enjoying your super 7, when I when I had my s7 had the same problem so purchased one of these from a guy on ebay. Have not seem them on few a few weeks but if your interested and I'll send you his ebay contact details



Thread: Tacho
22/05/2014 21:42:28

Ian maybe your sensor is different to mine, the one supplied with my kit is a hall effect type sensor which I understand response to a magnetic field and yours a inductive proximity sensor. like you I check it with a optical tacho and noted very little difference between the two.

22/05/2014 16:24:33

Hi all many of you have no dought already got one but I purchased one of these, it took a couple of weeks to arrive and I fitted it today it works fine I used a charger from a have vac as a power source, so for £12.50 I'm well pleased smiley

Edited By Harry Wilkes on 22/05/2014 16:27:13

Thread: Free Plans to be available on this website
16/05/2014 16:44:56

Thanks to all concerned.


Thread: 3 phase and single phase wiring
13/05/2014 16:12:46

Mike it is as said a 3 phase motor which will run on 415v when connected in start and 240v (3 phase) when connected in delta. You could purchase an inverter to run the motor on 240v and you would then have the benefits that a inverter brings.

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