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Member postings for Philip Burley

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Thread: propane brazing
27/11/2017 08:10:29

thanks fizzy , that what I hoped for . I am having trouble silver soldering steel components , taking too long to heat up by propane alone and the flux dies , regards Phil

26/11/2017 16:56:01

has anyone had experience of oxy /propane brazing using hobbyweld oxygen cylinder

Thread: odd engine
06/09/2017 17:24:15

I bought this engine on ebay , I have fitted a flywheel and it runs well . Before I modify it can anyone tell me what it is designed for ?engine.jpg

Thread: lathe motors
24/07/2017 15:49:37

I will check the bearings , the motor starts to smoke without any load on when on the high speed pulley , but works fine on the small drive one .

24/07/2017 09:33:46

the motor on my Super 7 overheats when in the high speed range , I have been given a 2 HP motor , I have read that you should not "over motor" a lathe . Whats the problem ? If you are going to get caught up in it a 3/4 HP will do as much damage as a 2 HP won't it , ? or is there some other reason Phil

Thread: Milling speeds
18/07/2017 09:26:50

what happens though if I mill at much lower speeds ?

Thread: Help with burner for Stuart boiler
26/06/2017 06:37:33

last time I tried my ST burner it refused to burn properly , The menths was't more that a year old . I gave up and use a gas burner . Maybe the problem is the meths , I will buy some new and try it again

Thread: steam ports
13/06/2017 19:31:12

a bit limited by the stud holding the valve chest on , but might be able to open up the drillings to 3.5 mm

13/06/2017 16:51:22

its a 2 cylinder traction engine , cylinders 1inch x 2 inch , steam ports are 1/2 inch x I/8 inch . R,S and J engine

13/06/2017 11:22:56

I am making an engine , 2 cylinders , 1 inch bore , The plan doesn't give the port to cylinder end drill sizes . Would 2 x 3mm drillings pass enough steam ? Then a rebate into cylinder end 3 x2 mm at each drilling ? not much room for anything bigger

Thread: Got a Good Story About Buying a Lathe?
03/06/2017 08:38:40

years ago I bought a big American Star lathe from a closing down brewery . I "borrowed " a fork truck form work and removed the bed from the legs and loaded it onto mycar trailer . On the way home I noticed that the view in the mirror was changing . On stopping I saw that the lathe was slipping off the back . It was much too heavy to lift back on but luckily there was a tree on the road side . I reversed into it and pushed the load back onto the trailer and drove slowly home . I often wondered what I would have done if it had come right off !!! Served me for quite a while , I found it was made about 1910 but it had some good features .


Thread: boiler leak
19/04/2017 10:21:50

I have bought a boiler , the guy told me it had a leak . Unused , it weeps a bit from one of the stays at the front and from a couple pf the tubes at firebox end making access difficult . If I clean it and run 55% 630-660 degrees rod over the tube ends would that be the best way to try to cure it ? PS never tried boiler making !!! its 4 inch dia copper boiler


Thread: optivisor
31/12/2016 20:56:35

has anyone any experience of using an optivisor or similar ? I was thinking of a 14inch focal length 1.75 x magnification for working on small parts like tapping 10 BA etc . I wear varifocal specs , but sometimes need a magnifying glass which is tricky if you don't have 3 hands , !

all the best for the new year every one ,may your shed always be dry and warm

Thread: Last catastrophe of Old Year!
30/12/2016 18:13:45

on a similar vain , when I was at work , I started a cement mixer and the handle failed to disengage , I moved sharpish and shouted a warning . It rotated several times before coming off and shot over the yard . It was a big heavy thing , it would certainly do some damage if it hit anyone , luckily it missed but it was a brown trouser moment


Thread: Ransomes,Sims & Jefferies light steam tractor - 2" scale
06/12/2016 19:26:36

Hello if Trevor Wilson is still on this site could he please contact me sometime regarding the Traction engine

Thread: boiler making
19/11/2016 08:08:22

can anyone tell me how much to dilute sulphuric acid drain cleaner to make pickle solution . Bottle says 98% , but I cant believe its that concentrated ?

regards Phil

Thread: traction engine cylinder
04/11/2016 17:12:59

oh Thanks , as simple as that ! I assumed that after you had tested the boiler you wouldn't want to drill holes in it again Showing my ignorance again sorry

regards Phil

04/11/2016 13:03:17

Hello . I have taken over a half built 2 inch scale traction engine . The boiler has a 1/8 thick plate soldered where the cylinder will fit . My question is how do I thread the plate to fit the studs with out going right through into the boiler ? None of the plans or books I have read explain that , or am I being stupid and missing something

regards Phil

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