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Member postings for Brian H

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Thread: Pattern making using 3D printing
12/04/2021 18:59:57

Many thanks Luker, look forward to it.


Thread: Engineering Courses - Midlands
12/04/2021 17:57:56

Very nice to see that courses are available. Does anyone know if there are any in the Mansfield, Nottingham, Derby area? Especially for TIG.


Thread: Pattern making using 3D printing
12/04/2021 17:54:37

VERY interesting article. Are there any 3D printing materials that can be used in the same way as 'lost wax' ? That is without the need for runners.

I realise that this would destroy the pattern but it would be easy enough to print another.


Thread: Hello from Scotland
12/04/2021 13:07:26

Hello Tom and welcome.

With equipment like that you must be thinking of making something a bit bigger than '0' Gauge locos!

If you have any questions you know where to come.


Thread: Springbok liner b1 4-6-0 locomotive in 5 in gauge p
12/04/2021 08:33:35

Try this;


Any questions about the build or boiler testing etc. you know where to come.


Thread: MS 'Edge' - Points and Pitfalls?
09/04/2021 18:59:49

Another plus for Firefox.


Thread: LED Tubes in the workshop
09/04/2021 13:39:37

I thought about replacing tubes with LEDs but the ceiling in my workshop is low and I found the complete new LED units much better because they are thinner. They are also very light in weight.

I bought these from an ebay seller and am very pleased with them and they were very easy to install.


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Thread: Cleaning a diamond grinding wheel
08/04/2021 19:42:24

Many thanks for the replies and yes it is a ready brown colour so shall try a small oil stone.


08/04/2021 17:48:24

Can someone explain how to clean a diamond wheel?


Thread: Hi From Kent
06/04/2021 15:51:53

Hello Rob and welcome. You'll get plenty of useful advice here.


Thread: Fusion 360 personal use
03/04/2021 15:17:28

Quote "Any suggestions anybody ?Dave"

Contact the Fusion 360 Team, I have always found them very helpful.


Thread: Wire Gauge Drills
02/04/2021 22:32:42

Many thanks for that link Michael, it is very comprehensive.


02/04/2021 18:15:58

Many thanks for the link Michael, that's one of the best I've seen.

I believe that Russell hit the nail on the head, a little bit of research shows that it is indeed Stubs Steel wire Gauge.

The only problem is that I have been unable to find a supplier of straight lengths so have decided to remake the valve guides with an accurate 1/16" bore as I have found 2 pieces of 1/16" silver steel in my silver steel box.

I did try to make a pair of valve stems from drills but they are hard all the way up the shanks and don't seem amenable to annealing,


Edited By Brian H on 02/04/2021 18:18:19

02/04/2021 15:09:02

Thanks Michael, I compared the drill sizes with a SWG chart and it didn't seem to match, mind you, I only checked a few sizes.


02/04/2021 14:35:31

Can someone tell me what standard wire gauge drill are made to? I'm sure that it''s not SWG.

Also, where can I buy straight lengths of wire to the same gauge?


Thread: Home made screws
01/04/2021 18:07:23

Steve, for slotting, do you hold by the thread or do you have a threaded collet?


Edited By Brian H on 01/04/2021 18:07:39

01/04/2021 17:03:37

Very nice work Steve. It's not too bad if you can get a rhythm going.


Thread: CNC - What's the Problem?
01/04/2021 10:26:11

Fascinating subject this and one that I am increasingly becoming more interested in, especially with the lowering of prices.

I've been having a play with the hobbyist version of Fusion360 which also has a cnc machining capability which can be used as a simulator, I don't have any actual cnc machinery, yet.


Thread: Dykem
01/04/2021 08:23:35

Are we talking crack detection? Or is it layout fluid? in which case there is some on ebay.


Edited By Brian H on 01/04/2021 08:25:43

Thread: Milling Cutters for the Novice
31/03/2021 09:26:42

Martin, I'm sure that Jason is absolutely correct about modern cutters, most of mine are very old, kept going by the occasional regrind.

Please don't be put off by the terms 'Disposable' or 'Throw-away', There is nothing wrong with these cutters, it is simply that, in industry, it is not financially worth resharpening them, it is cheaper to get get a new one.


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