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Member postings for Brian H

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Thread: 5 inch Lion (Titfield Thunderbolt) superheater
10/01/2022 13:32:01

I'm continuing to amass information on the 5 inch Lion with a view to making it my next project.

Is the superheater really necessary?


Thread: Snapmaker - anyone use one?
07/01/2022 15:53:44

I would also like to read about this from existing users.


Thread: Hello from barnsley, south yorkshire
07/01/2022 08:32:15

Hello Andy and welcome. I think that the nearest club to you will be Wortley Top Forge MES.

Give them a try.

What sort of thing are you hoping to build?


Thread: Myford ML7 Lathe cabinet
06/01/2022 18:38:20

Hello Steve, personally, I think that bolting to a concrete floor is the best, taking care no to induce any twist in the bed.

Having said that, my own Boxford lathe is not bolted down because there is a waterproof membrane over the concrete and I don't like to damage it.

Lathes tend to be top heavy and liable to tip although I think that this is less likely when the lathe is on a manufactures cabinet.


Thread: Hello from Worcestershire
06/01/2022 16:48:17

Hello Colin and welcome. I'm afraid that I cannot help with advice on the lathes you have mentioned, mine's a Boxford AUD which does nearly everything I need.

I'm interested in your past life as an aircraft engineer as mine was in aircraft and engine parts manufacture as a Quality Engineer and manager working on Airbus, Apache helicopter and restoration projects such as ME109, Lancaster and Canberra.


Thread: Collet Choice
06/01/2022 16:03:51

Hello Iain, my recommendation would be the ER32 as you can have every metric size up to 20 mm and a selection of Imperial ones to hold standard end and slot drills.

Just ensure that the holder does not reduce the daylight on your mill by too much


 I was too slow typing so a couple of answers appeared first!

Edited By Brian H on 06/01/2022 16:05:33

Thread: Old Locomotive Committee
05/01/2022 11:04:30

There is a website devoted mainly to Lion (LBSC's Titfield Thunderbolt). Does anyone know if this organisation is still active?

I ask because there have been no new postings for some time.

I have not included a link to the site as my PC reports that the security certificate has expired and the site may no longer be safe.


Thread: ML7 lathe bed
04/01/2022 07:56:01

Hello Steve, I'm afraid that I don't know anyone in your area but there used to be someone in the Nottingham area who worked at Myfords and started a business repairing and refurbishing Myford equipment.

Maybe someone reading this will have a contact number.

The other possibility is to buy another bed that is in better condition.


Thread: hello from stafford
04/01/2022 07:48:23

Hello Rick and welcome. There are a number of m/c fans on here, as well as others who may be able to advise.


Thread: Nubie metal butcher.
03/01/2022 11:13:37

Me again John, it may help if you could indicate roughly whereabouts in the world you are in case you need someone to assist you in person.

(this message will also bump your introduction back up to the top. This forum gets so many messages that older ones fall off the bottom of the page!)


02/01/2022 10:27:23

Hello John and welcome. Wood and metal can make interesting combinations. My first model was one of HMS Victorys's 32 pounder cannons with the barrel in blacked steel and the carriage in wood. Of course this could have been made with a brass barrel turned using engineering methods or turned using similar methods to wood turning but with different tools and techniques.

Please let us know what you decide on and ask on here if you have any questions.


Thread: Rivetting
30/12/2021 08:10:38

Bill, if you search for 'rivet squeezer' on the net, you will find several of them. Not cheap though.


Thread: New member from Bovingdon Hertfordshire
29/12/2021 18:45:16

Hello Andrew and welcome. I cannot claim to be a clockmaker although I have completed an English Regulator by John Haining and am very pleased with it although I chickened out of making the case and found a cabinet maker in Via Gelia in Derbyshire who did an excellent job.

I have repaired a few clocks also but am mainly into models of old steam machines.

There are a number of clock makers on here who, I'm sure, will be only too happy to answer any questions.


Thread: Help identifying brazing/soldering rods
29/12/2021 16:35:01

Only a guess but it could be silicon-bronze.


Thread: New Member from North Yorkshire
29/12/2021 10:55:11

Hello Rob and welcome. The 10V is a very good starter in model engineering, it was my first steam model.

If you have any questions or come across any snags, just post them here and someone will be along to advise.


Thread: Hi from sunny Norfolk (uk)
28/12/2021 15:17:27

Hello and welcome Jon from sunny Derbyshire, yes, the sun is shining as I type but there are some VERY black clouds in sight!

Apart from seaside resorts, the only places I know in Norfolk are the Forncett St Mary Steam Museum and Kings Lynne.

If you have any questions just ask them on here and someone will almost certainly be along with an answer.

Happier New Year


Thread: Hello, from the States
24/12/2021 08:20:27

Hello Jim and welcome to this wonderful Forum.

If you have any questions at all you have but to ask them here and someone will be along with the answer.

Have a Happy Christmas and an excellent New Year.

Brian (almost in the exact centre (center) of England)

Thread: Macc Models Excellent service
23/12/2021 07:13:15

I started using Macc Models a couple of years ago and have always had excellent service.


17/12/2021 17:58:30

Hello Noel, I found this in a search;

ME 4122 19 May 2000 - Universal Rollers for Model Locomotive Static Steam Trials by Gordon Helps.


Thread: B1 fittings
16/12/2021 08:26:12

I've had some very good fittings from Stuarts, PM Model Engines and Steam Fittings UK. A lot depends on what they need to look like, being rather prominent on the sides of the boiler.

Thick walled copper tubing should be no problem if not too long. The best bet would be to visit a supplier near to you, they may be able to cut pieces exactly to the length required and then you could take them home yourself.

My only experience with having fragile materials delivered through the post is with some items obtained from Macclesfield models who strapped them to a piece of wood to ensure that they arrived undamaged.


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