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: boiler parts|
Oh , I see now !!!! Its not finished , No wonder it had me foxed Would this be a home made fitting then ? , Thanks everyone ( again !!)
hello , sounds about right , but where does the water / steam exit ?
|Thread: before superglue|
I did read somewhere that men used to pee on parts before pressing them together seems to encourage rusting !
|Thread: ST Governor|
yes Steve your quite right ., now I look more closely I have found an end . Thanks for the help
I have been making up a ST governor for a ST beam engine . The spring like belt supplied is far too long , Has anyone else found this ? or what else can be used as a belt ?
|Thread: tender plans|
Does any one know if any plans have ever been published for a tender to suit a Juliet locomotive ?
|Thread: fobco drill|
not just me then !! I will make up a new bolt and I have a small thrust bearing to try , I will see how a longer arm works out The scissor jack holds the table up but have been getting some sideways movement , when clamped
Ian points out that there is a loose collar that clamps on the column. There is just a through bolt on mine , not original just a hex head that locates on the one side and a nut on the other . Is there somthing missing ? I have to really tighten the nut hard to get it to hold and a bit frightened of breaking the casting
I have a Fobco drill . The table won't clamp up securely , I have a scissor jack under it . I notice that the split in the rear if the clamp doesn't go right to the bottom or the casting . If I cut through this last bit will it clamp better or could it be a disaster . Anyone had similar problem ?
|Thread: A visit to Manchester Sci and Eng Museum|
I was interested in the chat about Manchester museum . I few of us were planning a trip there but wondering if it's worth it . Has anyone been to the Birmingham science museum lately ? I went round there about 30 years ago I found it well worth the trip . Is this still the case , or has this one dummed down as well ?
|Thread: Myford S7 position|
Just taken the motor off my S7 , i agree , it's a nightmare job if you cant get round the back . When refitting it , is it easier to take the the mounting plate off and fir the motor to if rather than trying to fit the bolts in while holding up the motor etc . I need 3 foot long very flexable arms . or move the lathe forward off the riser blocks , which i dont want to do !! has any one any tips for refitting . Motor burned out so going high tech Newton Tessa Squander the kids inheritance
|Thread: ST governour|
I made a good one in steel this morning , holding it in a collet and putting a piece of 1/8 rod up it before threading , as suggested , I might try a brass one using that system and a new die , Thanks for the support , good to know that I am not the only one that has problems !!!
I made 2 more yesterday in steel , tried boring first and tried threading first , Both ended up being bent , I did what I normally do when things arnt working , which is to abandon it for the day, I will try again today , by holding in a collet in case its a problem with the chuck Seems to go wrong when wining the die off , new ish HHS die , See how it goes today !!
I am making a governor for a ST engine . the part calls for a 3/16 brass tube 2 inches long , bored 1/8 and threaded 1 inch at 40 tpi . I have tried 3 times , but each time it distorts under its own weight I tried boring first , tried threading first tried inching it out ot the chuck . I don't have a fixed steady , Theading with a tailstock die holder . I am going to try in steel tomorrow , but it must be doable , where am I going wrong ?
|Thread: myford leadscrew|
why didn.t I try that before !!
|Thread: odd thread|
made one , and it works !!! amazing !!
|Thread: myford leadscrew|
When I have tried to use the hand wheel on the end of the lead screw on my aged S7to move the cross slide with the half nuts engaged . it's always difficult to move because it turns the screwcutting gear box as well . Just been cleaning and oiling , and I cant see any way of disconnecting it . I never use it for that reason . Is this the normal situation or am I doing something wrong ? Just what is the use of that graduated hand wheel ?
|Thread: odd thread|
hello Jason yes its for a old Bluebird 45 engine , the needle valve . I have one for a pattern . I was told by an "expert" that it would be an AF , I could have a try on the lathe but sure to need a die to make a clean finish
Thanks every one for information
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