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Thread: Huxtable Hot Air Engine Running a Fairground with my Granddaughter Ruby
14/04/2021 05:46:42

Huxtable Hot Air Engine Running a Fairground with my Granddaughter Ruby

Thread: Printer useful parts
13/04/2021 08:24:12

I just love getting printers!

Thread: BA screws and nuts
13/04/2021 08:22:21

In Australia alas my only source is eBay.

Thread: Home made screws
13/04/2021 08:20:45

Great job on those small screws.

Thread: Huxtable Hot Air Engine
13/04/2021 08:15:09
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 13/04/2021 08:12:21:

That looks like a decent power output from a little hot air engine yes

MichaelG.

Thanks Michael, really impressed with the Baker Fan and how well they are working on small stirling and steam engines, these were originally designed by a Mr. A.D. Baker to test steam engines and run them in as they left the factory the Baker Company Factory. From Google "A Baker Fan is a simple air-resistance device used run off an engine via a belt and the faster its turned, the harder it is to turn and puts a load on the engine".
They are very good for putting a load on small model steam engines to get them to run at more realistic speeds (not racing) and to get a nicer sound from them from running under a load.

13/04/2021 05:01:40

Huxtable Hot Air Engine Operating a Baker Fan

Thread: Model Turbines
10/04/2021 03:27:43

Very interesting thread to read through, this is a DIY Steam Turbine that i built recently and its first test on steam -

Thread: Little nuts.......big fingers.
10/04/2021 03:09:12

Some good tips

Thread: Old Engine Ads from a bygone era
10/04/2021 03:05:07
Posted by derek hall 1 on 08/04/2021 08:47:15:

Good video....and no annoying background music!

Regards

Derek

Thanks Derek.

09/04/2021 11:01:37
Posted by robjon44 on 09/04/2021 09:47:34:

Hi all, a very long time ago my friend Jeff was given a Mamod steam engine by a workmate, as his son was pretty mechanically minded we set about giving the little engine a job of work, cue large wooden box to give it some height when standing on the dining table, followed by constructing a crane from Meccano before securing engine & crane on top of the box giving about 4 feet of lift from floor level, drive train by the beautifully crafted Meccano chain sprockets & chain, the little engine gave the young lad many happy hours & a lifetime later he still harks back to it even though he is approaching retiring age & I of course am older than dirt, happy times.

BobH

Thanks Bob for that anecdote enjoyed reading it.

09/04/2021 00:34:53

Thanks all and thanks for the links Michael.

I have the majority of these old ads framed and up on the walls of the room where my steam engine collection resides. The ephemera really ads a touch of nostalgia.

Cheers all,

Jim

08/04/2021 06:24:25

Old Engine Ads from a bygone era

Here's a collection at 10 second intervals of Old Engine Ads from a bygone era, there should be something for everyone here in this mix. Make yourself a cup of coffee sit back and relax and get transported back into this wonderful era that we all still enjoy to this day with our engine collections and collecting.

Thread: Belting options for running Steam Engine Accessories
01/04/2021 06:11:32

Belting options for running Steam Engine Accessories -

Thread: My easy solution to No More Clogged Spray Paint Rattle Cans
31/03/2021 00:07:24
Posted by Morty on 31/03/2021 00:00:40:

Hi there!

I just pop My nozzles in a jar of thinners after use, fish them out when needed,give them a quick wipe with paper towel.

Pop them back on the can and spray a little paint through before starting the job proper.

Cheers, Pete

G'day I like my idea better wink

I have so many different brands of cans and nearly every nozzle is different, this was I know the right nozzle is with the right can. And did you notice that each time I blew the turps out the nozzle it went further as the paint cleared internally? But whatever works best for you....its better than full cans of paint that are blocked!

30/03/2021 22:41:41
Posted by IanT on 30/03/2021 10:54:37:

Good idea - I'll try that next time around.

Thank you.

IanT

Cheers Ian hope it works as easy for you as it does for me.

30/03/2021 08:01:09
Posted by Hopper on 30/03/2021 06:45:21:

My usual method is poking a bristle from a wire brush down the small spray hole and swearing a lot.

G'day Hopper, been there mate as well. My swearing came from the next time I went to spray something though because of the big droplets coming out because I'd deformed the nozzle outlet with the wire blush

29/03/2021 23:59:04
Posted by not done it yet on 29/03/2021 08:40:39:

Isn’t the nozzle cleared by a quick press with the can inverted?

As explained in the video I spray lots of small parts. There's no way there's going to be enough propellent in the can to keep cleaning the nozzle by inverting it each time I spray something.

29/03/2021 05:47:36

My easy solution to No More Clogged Spray Paint Rattle Cans

Thread: Work Shop Talk - Cleaning Sanding Belts & Sanding Discs Easily
26/03/2021 05:44:07
Posted by Roderick Jenkins on 25/03/2021 11:16:43:

I've got one of the Axminster ones which I bought for use on my drum sander. I believe it is made from raw (un-vulcanised) rubber.

Rod

Yes it just crumbles up and doesn't get stuck to the belt grit.

25/03/2021 00:40:37

Cleaning Sanding Belts & Sanding Discs, Belt Sanders etc etc Easily refresh all your belts literally in seconds and also even refresh diamond stones like Ezy-Laps -

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