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Member postings for Phil JOHNS

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

Thread: Traction Talk
06/10/2020 09:44:34

HI, just logged on to Traction talk and it is up and running.

It took about two months for my sign up to be activated but it is worth the wait.

Thread: It would happen now!
14/04/2020 08:42:54

I would be wary of a Baxi boiler, I had one fitted four years ago and it has blown a resistor component on the control board twice. The first one replaced under warrantee and the second under boiler insurance. The boards cost £375 + vat. Speaking to the British Gas man who came to repair it he said British Gas refuse to instal Baxi boilers now as they have had too many faults due to blown control boards.

Thread: Problems with Groups IO?
14/03/2020 15:46:33

I have had a couple of daily update messages from the Harrison lathes group this week so at least some of the site is working.

Edited By Phil JOHNS on 14/03/2020 15:47:39

Thread: Websites contacting you
08/03/2020 19:09:39

What can we do realistically to prevent this sort of thing happening? I looked and find I've got hundreds of cookies, if I delete them all what sort of problems am I going to cause myself?

Thread: Grub screws for 16 Colchester chuck
16/02/2020 12:35:31

Try Ebay search for:

Pratt Burnerd Operating Screw For 200mm 4 Jaw Metric Chucks 2500-20365

Other sizes also listed

Edited By Phil JOHNS on 16/02/2020 12:37:36

Thread: What a nightmare
24/01/2020 16:59:13

And me, I had a speeding ticket through the post but because of the speed recorded (107 mph) it was a summons to attend court in Scotland. I was living in Kent and I had to provide evidence that my vintage motorcycle was under restoration and where I was on the day but they accepted my motorcycle was incapable of the speed involved. It transpires that the offending motorcycle was a foreign registration (Swedish) the same registration as my very old bike.

Thread: Question about Harrison lathe
06/01/2020 09:03:59

You could also ask on the Harrison lathe group, someone on there may be able to help.

Thread: Choice between cheap mini milling machines.
05/01/2020 12:07:53

I have a Dore Westbury mill that I bought a few years ago and I find it fine for my modelling needs. It is much more versatile and powerful than the baby Seig 1 series mill that I also have which I keep for its small capacity drilling and soft metal milling. I paid £400 for it, basic but very functional.

Thread: Boxford 280
12/11/2019 15:18:59

Yes JasonB is correct, I have a simplified operating instruction sheet for that lathe and could PDF you a copy of the relevant pages if you PM me an email address

Thread: Allchin Gears- thinking of using pre-cut chinese
11/11/2019 21:27:45

Thank you for the replies.

The Geardfx download didn't like my iMac so it is going on my laptop, the laptop is slow but I keep a windows machine just for this purpose.

I will give it some more thought but as cost is a factor I'm leaning towards the chinese gears.

11/11/2019 17:12:37

I am starting to build an Allchin TE 1.5 scale. I do not have the necessary gear cutters or indeed the machines to cut the gears so was looking for an alternatives before I mark out and drill the horn plates.

It would seem to me that chinese 1.5 module gears are almost the same diameter as the plans for the same number of teeth albeit a bit thicker but I could reduce their width.

What I was thinking was to buy a set or at least some of the require tooth counts and actually measure them when meshed on shafts and adjust the bearing spacing accordingly on the horn plates.

My two questions are,

Is this practical

and are there any other problems I have not foreseen with this idea such as clearance or interference with the parts?

Thread: Colchester Master Mk1 lifting + moving advice
28/10/2019 22:02:40

When I moved house I employed a guy that moved grand pianos, he came with two piano trollies, jacked up my lathe, 400kgs Boxford, slid his trollies under it and rolled it out of my workshop, over the step and along the drive. At the other end the exact opposite. He did have trollies with pneumatic tyres but made the job look easy, no stress or strained backs. Cost me £100, he did say that lathes were easy compared to getting pianos up narrow staircase!

Thread: Measuring V belts
30/01/2017 15:47:14

I have just bought a Dore Westbury Mk11.

It came with all the plans and books and I have just looked it up. The book says it is a M 46 V belt,

Googling that produces 10 x 6 x 46" Z or 1168mm. They seem quite cheap on eBay so I will get on and order one and report back as mine looks and sounds knackered. I don't have a belt supplier that I know of to go to 'borrow' any from.

Edited to add £2.35 inc p&p  we will see what turns up!

Edited By Phil JOHNS on 30/01/2017 16:04:32

Thread: Hello from Cornwall
19/01/2017 20:15:30

I know absolutely nothing about steam trains or this club, which is 50 odd miles from Launceston, but I found it by chance whilst looking for something else. Might be worth giving them a ring to see if they know of other clubs in your friends area.

25/10/2016 19:46:10

but without some contact details have potentially missed some items I might have bought. Thanks for this opportunity .

25/10/2016 19:44:30

and sometimes looks at the items for sale

25/10/2016 19:43:58

who looks in regularly

25/10/2016 19:43:32

I am a model maker

25/10/2016 19:43:02

Thank you Neil

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