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Member postings for Alain Foote

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Thread: 7 1/4 Dart
15/09/2020 16:01:59

Check on here **LINK** by searching for Dart.

Thread: used machine sales UK
18/08/2020 06:41:30

I think you may be thinking of

Thread: Model Steam Fire Engine 1908 Frank Finch
15/07/2020 07:39:35

Thanks Bob, that’s useful. A friend of mine recently showed me some pictures of a model fire engine which I thought might be to this design. It turns out that it is actually a Bing produced model.


13/07/2020 11:22:22

Does anyone on here have access to the Model Engineers from 1908 describing the Model Steam Fire Engine Design by Frank Finch please?

Thread: Mild steel wheel blanks
22/05/2020 17:26:16

Yes laser cutting can leave a hard skin, suggest you tickle them with an angle grinder first.

Thread: College Engineering Supplies rotary table
08/05/2020 19:40:29

Yes it is for controlling the mesh of the worm. I have the drawings and can post them if anyone is interested.


08/05/2020 13:56:23

img_2631.jpgHi Richard, I have uploaded two pictures as you can see it has been in the wars! If you need more please ask!



07/05/2020 20:45:32

I built one years ago, I don’t recall any particular issues, I can post some pictures of it if you want.

Thread: Cutting a slot in a turned piece
27/04/2020 17:09:48

Yes Mick that’s exactly what I was thinking.

27/04/2020 15:48:28

I would slot them before parting them off to length. That way you can hold the bar stock in the machine vice with the end for slotting overhanging.

Thread: Locos Built by Reginald Morris
26/04/2020 21:17:26

Here are photos of two of the locos, the Schools and a Springbok


23/04/2020 14:13:39

Good afternoon,

I am trying to trace, for a friend, the current whereabouts of three locos which were built by Reginald Arthur Francis Morris in the 1970s. They all won prizes at the ME Exhibition and one was a Schools named “Harrow” as he was a teacher at Harrow School apparently. Amy information greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,

Alain Foote

Thread: Hello from Rugby!
07/04/2020 19:47:08

Definitely suggest Rugby MES if you live in Rugby. We have a very good 2 1/2” , 3 1/2” and 5” raised track, which is being extended, as well as a 7 1/4” ground level track.

Thread: kennedy hacksaw
22/02/2020 04:39:22

Steam Oil for loco cylinders is 460 viscosity if I recall correctly, so should do the trick.

Thread: 1 inch reamer
06/12/2019 09:55:47

Here is a 1" reamer with 2MT


Thread: Silicon piston ring
26/10/2019 15:15:08

Silicone not silicon surely!

Thread: rotary table kit
19/10/2019 18:20:02

Dave, I think I have some drawings, will check and scan and email them to you.


Thread: be careful out there people!
26/08/2019 09:48:27

Phil, if you PM me I might be able to help with some second hand switchgear for you. Alain

Thread: Cast iron - 160mm dia
04/07/2019 09:48:08

Yes definitely Mark, but I am not sure if there is a minumum order or not.

03/07/2019 22:34:55

United Cast Bar in Chesterfield

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