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Thread: Fly press weights.
21/01/2020 09:54:16

Large bean can full of lead on each arm... I've seen that in many workshops.

Thread: 2nd Hand Hearing Aid Reprogramming?
17/12/2019 09:16:52

My son wears (NHS) aids too and has since birth- every time they are upgraded they are secondhand (remanufactured) but entirely under NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence I think) guidance. The aids are always owned by the NHS and should a miracle occur and his hearing fixed they will be returned to the NHS or charged to us.
When (if?) he gets cochlear implants next year they will also still be owned by others- the external processors are also ‘secondhand’ but remanufactured- the internal implants will be single patient use... but still owned by the NHS...

I suspect you need to call round to find an audiologist who uses that brand of aid and who is willing to take you on!

Thread: An interesting repair to an Hour Wheel
13/10/2019 13:50:53

I find it quite pleasing aesthetically- but one query for the clockmakers- what is the impact of wheel balance on the movement both rotationally (with that tooth tending to slump to bottom of rotation) as well as altering load on the bearing points?

Thread: Can you help identify this Myford Lathe
07/10/2019 13:30:47

Afternoon Stan,

Can't help - but I see you have uploaded photos of (I assume the lathe you want identifying) to your album..

Stan's Lathe Album

Hope this helps someone else identify?

Edited By RichardN on 07/10/2019 13:31:30 - link to image didn't work...

Edited By RichardN on 07/10/2019 13:31:59

Thread: West Wiltshire Society of Model Engineers
14/09/2019 19:08:08

Just to say thanks to WWSME for a great event- son enjoyed it, so did I- good to actually talk to exhibitors rather than blank faces sitting behind tables- and the domestic authorities have agreed to us going next year too!

ps- Apple cake was excellent too.

Thread: Engraving
09/09/2019 11:07:15

if you wanted a simple project Harold Halls design provides for accurately lengthed graduations. Just 'scratching' with a suitable tool bit makes neat engravings for dials, you don't necessarily require high spindle speeds...

Engraving Tool

Edited By RichardN on 09/09/2019 11:07:39

Thread: What is this?
08/06/2019 02:53:17

Looks rather like the Popular Single Cylinder Vertical to me... (parts/plans still from AJ Reeves if you need anything else...?)

Thread: Myford S7 position
02/05/2019 17:25:05

Hole and bung was the first plan... that migrated into an insulated flap with deadbolt for security and integrating a fixed steady... then I realised the hole would likely be within a few inches of the door frame... moving the door seems the tidier (but more radical) option?

02/05/2019 10:40:37

Thanks Frank- I thought the motor was tucked below the cover, but thanks for the confirmation- really useful.

V8- minimum distances I agree entirely- I had hoped I could squeeze an 8’x20’ container in the gap at the side of our new house- turns out I can’t... but have half built a 7’9” x 24’ timber workshop instead... the property boundary is the dictating aspect- but having modelled everything (currently) owned to fit into workshop, and planned space as carefully as I can (with clearances and buggerance factor) I should still have full access to the lathe with long through spindle access (via an open door when needs must) and if I move a cabinet should just about have space to get the the motor... hopefully...

01/05/2019 21:37:35

Quick question- wondered if anyone knows the minimum distance between spindle centre and the wall behind the lathe (Myford 7 series), while still having enough clearance to open the primary belt drive cover. Manual suggests 13.5”, but not sure if this allows the cover to swing open... unless maximum crossslide travel (long cross slide on S7b I believe?) is the limiting point?

My lathe is in storage while my workshop is gradually being built- and wanted to check the dimension so I can position the door opening to allow for long stock to run through the headstock and into the world outside when necessary...

Edited By RichardN on 01/05/2019 21:38:14

Thread: Martin Gearing Wooden Oscillating engine
14/12/2018 09:51:47

I’ve seen several of that sort of size that work well from a vacuum cleaner though... if a bit noisy...

Thread: It's not rocket science
12/12/2018 22:33:11


Posted by JasonB on 12/12/2018 17:51:09:

Is a space mole similar to a Clanger?

Neil, have you got a link to the video rather than just a .jpg as it is not a very clear image.


(Around 1:25)

Edited By RichardN on 12/12/2018 22:34:46

Thread: BR all steel 16ton mineral wagon
09/12/2018 08:35:02


Can’t see any of my useful photos- but currently modelling a similar wagon (O gauge and in polystyrene for now) but I believe the sole bar ends are shaped to continue between the webs of the headstock beam.

I will try to look out some of my photos of wagon chassis (or photos of the GL5 chassis I saw at Bristol this year?).


Edited By RichardN on 09/12/2018 08:36:34

Thread: ME page 217 & 218
30/07/2018 22:19:41

So one can have visible lights, so long as they are permanently disconnected?

I believe ‘daylight MOT’ is the (unofficial) term for having an MOT that may have an advisory to say that there are no lights able to be tested, but which cannot be a failure courtesy of the above legoslation

(Apologies I managed to split my post)

30/07/2018 22:17:09

(4) Without prejudice to regulation 16, for the purposes of these Regulations a lamp shall not be treated as being a lamp if it is–


so painted over or masked that it is not capable of being immediately used or readily put to use; or


an electric lamp which is not provided with any system of wiring by means of which that lamp is, or can readily be, connected with a source of electricity.

30/07/2018 21:00:42

Regarding lights: I understand you can MOT a conventional motorbike without lights (i assume on the basis you are able to use arm signals) if you register the vehicle for day only use for limited mileage- ie a ‘normal’ bike can be used off road and on the actual road (without the danger of broken glass from mirrors and lights) but only during daylight hours which are defined as more than 30 minutes after sunrise and more than 30 mins before sunset so you can ride to and from off road locations.

I guess you can also do this for other vehicles- would you want to take a 2” steam lorry on the road at night?

Thread: How can I drill a deep, non-standard, small diameter, hole?
09/07/2018 07:09:43

Apparently drilling small holes can create a Japanese game show- I was watching this the other week...


(For those who don’t want to watch 30minutes subtitled with far more drama than necessary- a contest between drilling on lathe vs EDM- but drilling a hole up the middle of a 0.5mm mechanical pencil lead).

Thread: EIM disappeared from WHSmith?
15/06/2018 13:23:24

all of our local WHSmith seem to have stopped stocking EIM, and their computer system suggests they aren't planning to retain the title - anyone know of an issue with the magazine?


Thread: Falcor
07/06/2018 13:24:05
Posted by Peter Russell 4 on 07/06/2018 11:37:11:

Re the boiler end plates.

If these are 16swg should they be flanged or a tight fit

If flanged can any one give guidance as to how to produce the flange.

Presumably its well anealed copper formed over a round former with a hide mallet?


If you have a few minutes, these videos show the process of forming flanges for boilers at Blackgates Engineering - may be useful to you.

Thread: Digital Issue Vol. 220 No. 4588 is missing front cover
04/06/2018 06:44:32

I think JasonB is already working on the cover-


Not sure about the thumbnails though...?

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