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Member postings for Brian H

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Thread: Need Carbide Mill Cutters honed?
18/10/2019 08:13:35

Do these need only the ends sharpening or do the flutes need doing as well?


17/10/2019 10:15:17

I'm going tomorrow (Friday). It would be interesting if someone would give their impression of the exhibition.


Thread: Be gentle with me.
17/10/2019 10:12:44

Hello Lee and welcome to the forum. That sounds like a very interesting project, speaking as a former A7 owner.

What scale are you thinking of working to?


Thread: Stuart 10v
16/10/2019 20:10:11

Hello Joe, I'll measure mine tomorrow and let you know what size inlet and exhaust are on mine but as to fittings, I just used pieces of copper or phosphur bronze tubes screws into the valve chest; more details tomorrow.

I assume you will be buying in the drain cocks and on mine I used Stuart fittings but I'll check and let you know.


(Jason beat me to it!!)

Edited By Brian H on 16/10/2019 20:11:24

Thread: Oil Level Sight Glass
14/10/2019 20:11:48

Old Mart, you are correct that it needs a wash out, and now it's had one!

Here is a picture of the housing and as can be seen, one of the holes is at 8 o'clock, meaning it would never drain completely.


Oil Level Housing

13/10/2019 18:01:32

Oil shows because the hole in the saddle casting, to let it out, is at 8 o'clock meaning that some oil will always show even when the reservoir is empty!

I can only imagine that the thinking was to let any dirt fall to the bottom of the glass where it couldn't get back into the reservoir, it certainly worked on mine because it was full of dust and rust mixed with oil.


Thread: The Workshop Progress Thread 2019
13/10/2019 13:36:31

Super engine Jason, will it be at the midlands exhibition next week?


Thread: Oil Level Sight Glass
13/10/2019 10:17:45

I decided to use brute force to remove the sight glass by using the self tapping screw idea. The hole for the glass is blind and has 2 small holes at 12 & 8 o'clock to allow oil in.

I found an identical new one on eBay from wealdenterprises who do a variety of glasses. (no connection).


13/10/2019 08:01:25

Many thanks for the replies, the problem with the Senior one is that there does not appear to be access from the back.


12/10/2019 22:14:29

Thanks for the reminder Old Mart, I had a look on eBay for 1.25" sight glasses and the identical one is still available.

Are you suggesting that the only removal method involves destruction?


Thread: Afternoon All
12/10/2019 19:23:53

Hello Nick and welcome.

I'm sorry that I cannot help with your query but I'm sure that someone will be along soon with some ideas.


Thread: Oil Level Sight Glass
12/10/2019 19:20:21

I have a Senior Major Mk2 ELT and the sadle sight glass shows oil even though I have removed the coverplates and I know that there is no oil !

It it possible to remove the sight glass without damage?


Thread: Morning from the Midlands
11/10/2019 15:31:26

Welcome to this excellent forum Rich. I must admit that I'm more road vehicle than rail but there are bound to be other members along soon.


Thread: I am a metal sculptor and happy to be here!
07/10/2019 16:55:12

Welcome Patrice and, as others have said, no need to apologise for your English.

Those sculptures are fantastic!


Thread: Hello From Horsham
06/10/2019 19:57:36

Hello John & welcome. As Old Mart says, there are plenty of mtorcycle enthusiasts here 'though I don't know how many have such a specialist interest.

Any questions? You have but to ask.


Thread: Hi from Norway
05/10/2019 08:15:14

Hello Vidar and welcome to this excellent forum. I've gone the opposite way, all my life has been on the practical manufacturing and quality side and now I'm learning to use Fusion 360 to aid miniature traction engine designing.

Brian ( very near the centre of England)

Thread: Metrication of models
04/10/2019 19:52:37

If you are modelling a prototype that was built in metric then use metric and if (like me) you are modelling a prototype that was made in Imperial then use Imperial.

I was fortunate in serving an apprenticeship in a company that used both but did no converting, we were expected to use the appropriate system.


04/10/2019 16:52:47

I'm with Peter.


Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
03/10/2019 17:49:44

Thanks Neil & Howard, paraffin is now on tomorrows shopping list.


03/10/2019 15:18:32

I've been removing the redundant electrics from my Tom Senior Major ELT.

I thought that there was a problem with the main spindle bearings (expensive) but it turned out to be that it was half in to backgear (cheap). I don't like the look of the grease, it's very thick and dark but I have a tube of the correct Shell stuff on it way so will repack when it arrives.

The machine is covered in years of oil build up that has tuned to varnish with lots of embedded ali chippings, can someone recommend a solvent that won't strip the paint?


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