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Member postings for Brian Sweeting

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Thread: Rotary brass brushes
16/04/2018 19:09:34

I haven't used these do can't comment but would an abrasive wheel be better than a brush?

If you google " hilda rotary brushes " you will get an idea of the range. Dremel do them also but I could only find in the USA.

Thread: Round (leather?) belts
08/04/2018 15:35:05

Good links above but if all else fails ebay sellers list the belts complete with joining link.

Thread: Electric cooker temperature
06/04/2018 00:14:55

SOD and NDIY so very true, getting my systems crossed, I'll go sit in the corner for a while.angry

05/04/2018 19:37:57

If the volts go down then the amps go up to compensate.

Start with a new thermostat.

Thread: Adhesive to secure tap rose head in place
05/04/2018 09:25:27

Thought they were normally screwed on, check inside the spout.

Thread: Battery Lifespan
02/04/2018 15:23:15

Without knowledge of the load that is a difficult question to answer. The more mAh the longer runtime normally.

Are you planning to use rechargeable or single use batteries?

If you plan to use rechargeables that are fixed into the clock then a battery management system is recommended if using li-on.

18650 3.7v cells are worth looking at too.

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 02/04/2018 15:23:46

Thread: Please help me to identify this Colchester lathe
30/03/2018 22:32:37
Posted by choochoo_baloo on 30/03/2018 15:39:13:
Thanks Brian. I did skim those webpages. But I found it hard to discriminate between the Master Mk1 and Student Mk1 - is it simply a longer bed?

I couldn't see the gearbox lever on the mk.2.

Thread: National coal mining museum
30/03/2018 18:38:41

Sorry, shouldn't have started this but the facts only support one conclusion, **LINK**, none of us like the end result but that does not change the numbers.

30/03/2018 15:44:34

Remember Mick that Wilson closed more mines that Maggie.

However much I would like to see our coal being used I wouldn't like to be the man saying to others that they must go underground to get it for me.

I am however always glad that these museums are kept alive in memory of those who went before us.

Thread: Please help me to identify this Colchester lathe
30/03/2018 15:32:51

Looks like a mk.1.

See here


Thread: New 2.5" motor pulley
28/03/2018 13:06:53

A simple test for vee belt tension is to hold the belt between thumb and forefinger, now try to twist it through 90°.

If you can't then it is too tight.

Thread: Dixon lesley hole saw
27/03/2018 16:07:03

What with?


Allen wrench?

Blow lamp

Thread: Un workable steel
24/03/2018 23:09:33

Have you tried tempering it to reduce its hardness?

You know what they say, "No such thing as a free lunch."

Thread: Eutecrod 1600FC (Eutectic - Castolin)
22/03/2018 23:04:51

Couldn't find the 1600FC but find lots of others. Maybe a call to the supplier is in order..

One description was talking about annealing at 1600°F - coincidence perhaps?


Thread: Thechnical issue regarding plaster.
22/03/2018 18:24:05

I would recall the installers of the stove.

Get the plate at the bottom of the chimney removed for a visual inspection of the installation.

Is it a freestanding stove fitted into the structural opening or a stove that is built into the brickwork?


Edited By Brian Sweeting on 22/03/2018 18:27:17

Thread: Loco nameplates
21/03/2018 17:17:22
Posted by RMA on 21/03/2018 11:41:49:

Thanks for the above replies. I have already tried reply. I'll give Steamplates a try, but they want dimensions etc before quoting and I don't know what they will be. Thanks Adam, I'll pm you if no response from the others.

I much doubt if any manufacturer can quote a price if they don't know what size the end product is going to be

Prices per letter or per inch (mm) are not the norm for this type of item.

Thread: 6" Burrell, Finished at last !
15/03/2018 23:12:58

Congratulations, a superb effort.

Thread: Twitter
13/03/2018 15:55:22

Good luck with that one Boss.

Thread: Burglar alarm
13/03/2018 15:50:21

Good idea, make sure that you audible alarm complies with the regulations regarding length of time sounding etc. You don't want the council noise snoopers spoiling your day.

Thread: Model Engineer magazines
10/03/2018 19:19:40

I'd classify that as good news.

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