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Member postings for Philip Burley

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Thread: boiler parts
09/06/2019 19:39:16

John , I am sure you are right , now I have lined them up a different way , they must me water gauge fittings . Missing the unions for the glass glands and missing the valve needle for he drain . They both have steam shut off valves . . They seem a bit complicated though . They might be OK for a small boiler

thanks everyone Regards Phil

09/06/2019 17:04:43

partsI was told these are injectors , never having seen an injector I don't know

09/06/2019 13:49:35

fittings.jpgIn the same box were these bits , found out the water gauge is a very expensive part ! I take it the others are injectors ?

08/06/2019 19:51:11

Oh , I see now !!!! Its not finished , No wonder it had me foxed Would this be a home made fitting then ? , Thanks everyone ( again !!)

regards Phil

08/06/2019 19:01:35

hello , sounds about right , but where does the water / steam exit ?

08/06/2019 18:24:58

3.jpgcan anyone please tell me what this is for ? it came with a box of boiler parts . Some sort of valve ? But with no outlet , and should there be a ball to seat on the conical part ?

Thread: before superglue
05/06/2019 07:34:48

I did read somewhere that men used to pee on parts before pressing them together seems to encourage rusting !

Thread: ST Governor
31/05/2019 18:56:32

yes Steve your quite right ., now I look more closely I have found an end . Thanks for the help


31/05/2019 16:08:06

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 ?

regards Phil

Thread: tender plans
21/05/2019 09:24:32

Does any one know if any plans have ever been published for a tender to suit a Juliet locomotive ?

Regards Phil

Thread: fobco drill
16/05/2019 07:16:30

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


14/05/2019 19:23:12

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


14/05/2019 14:19:33

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
08/05/2019 08:19:00

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
02/05/2019 14:23:02

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
01/05/2019 10:59:09

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 !!!


01/05/2019 08:24:26

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 !!

29/04/2019 19:41:15

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 ?

Regards Phil

Thread: myford leadscrew
09/04/2019 18:18:00

why didn.t I try that before !!

Thread: odd thread
09/04/2019 18:16:24

made one , and it works !!! amazing !!

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