Here is a list of all the postings Philip Burley has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Red Wing engine|
Are there any other builders of the Red Wing engine nearing completion ? My cam is same shape as the plan . It opens the exhaust valve at the right time but it wont hold the valve as long as the plan tells me . It should stay open nearly to TDC . Mine closes about half way up the stroke
I am making a new cam with longer opening time to try , but I just wondered if I was going wrong some where
|Thread: Bought a cheap Chinese Digital Micrometer, here's a bit of a review -|
the odd tool is for unscrewing the battery cover isnt it ?
If I wanted to make a sprocket for a 1/2 pitch chain , would the calculation for the pitch circle be the same as for a gear with 1/2 pitch teeth ?
|Thread: fly cutter wear|
I have borrowed a rev counter , the slowest speed my mill will run is 250 , which looks a bit fast compared with Martin's video So maybe thats my problem
I have ground that flat off several times , but cutter will only last a few cuts , maybe it's a bit soft . great on alloy or brass
I am having problems using a flycutter on my mill . I get rapid wear on the bottom edge of the cutter , Cutting easy machine mid steel , slow revs and slow feed
Where an I going wrong ?
Hello Mick , Maybe that's why ours never worked properly Wrong sort of saltpetre
|Thread: The Workshop Progress Thread 2020|
love that !!!!! mine is just faded green
regarding the chemist sales , back when I was about 13 or 14 . mis 1950s we used to be able to buy sulphur and saltpetre to try and make out own gunpowder . Never got it quite right though ( luckily) flashes and spectacular flames and very few bangs .
. My Mom walked me to school for first few days then on my own from age 5 just like everyone else and we thought it was normal ( well it was ) I did get a lift some mornings with the milk man on his horse and cart ! Happy days !
|Thread: piston metal|
What is the best metal for a piston in bronze cylinder ? Will aluminium work ? cast iron ? bronze on bronze ?
thanks a lot , the last one looks the most useful
The clutch on my 1965 super 7 , won't free ,it seemed to go fairly suddenly from working to not working Can someone please tell me how to adjust it . the instructions in the book dont seem to work !!
|Thread: base finishing|
That sounds like a bit of a witch's brew , I have ordered some Rustins , sounds as if it might be good for my kitchen work tops as well
thanks , I will see if the local DIY has any of that
I am just sanding down a couple of pieces of mahogany for bases for model engines . What to others use for finishing them . making them fuel and oil proof while retaining a gloss finish , one is for a steam engine and one for IC engine
|Thread: New Member for North Shropshire|
Hello Terry , I have sent you a message with phone number
HelloTerry I am in Whitchurch , I have built several steam engines not working on a Hit and Miss engine , Like to be in touch and share interests
|Thread: What’s the tolerance??|
Some of the drawings I have been working to , have all dimensions in fractions . A part made to 3/16 inch can have quite a wide variation when miked , So its just parts made to fit isn't it
|Thread: Overview of fitting variable frequency drive (VFD) to a Myford ML7|
The motor on my S7 gave up the ghost a couple of years ago and I fitted the newton tesla kit . No problems whatever and much better to use than the single phase motor , ( mind you that was goodness knows how old ) For screw cutting , it.s great using the "jog" control and easy reversing . I would recommend it ( not cheap however )
|Thread: Tich cylinder use|
Hello . I have an unused Tich cylinder and valve chest casting . I was thinking of using it to make a small mill engine . I just wondered if any plans had been produced for such a project , or more likely make it up as you go along .
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