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Member postings for Keith Rogers 2

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Thread: Myford Lathe on Ebay
11/03/2019 12:06:28
Posted by JasonB on 11/03/2019 11:27:59:

Personally I also prefer not to get links to sales elsewhere but Neil would have final say.

You never know if people are posting just to promote items they have for sale or are just being "helpful" though making an item known to a wider public does not help the chap who found an item that nobody else was interested in. one of the other ME forums had a period where lots of e-bay items were being posted and pulled to bits by "those in the know" which got very boring and does not help sellers and puts buyers off what may have been perfectly reasonable items.

If someone is looking for an item on the forum and you happen to have seen something that may be of interest to them then a quick PM can be used to let them have a link.

+1 to that Jason.


Thread: Filling defects in slideways
13/02/2019 11:46:02

That looks like useful stuff.

Downside is it has to be heat hardened at 425F for one hour.

Not easy with a lathe bed smiley


Thread: Thick walled copper tube
12/02/2019 22:31:11

Hi guys.

Thanks for all the replies, most helpful.

At the moment it's a toss-up between JB's idea or increasing to 3/16.

Unfortunately Duncan there is no space between the boiler and the cladding on the Tich, I don't think LBSC believed in insulation sad.

Thanks again .



11/02/2019 13:58:31

Hi, I,m currently helping a friend progress with building a Tich loco he started 40yrs ago. We are close to assembling his boiler parts but have got stuck trying to source some thick walled (5/32 OD x aprox 1/16 ID) copper tube for the hollow stay. I can find some 22g but as this has to be threaded 5/32x40 it only leaves 12thou at the root -- not good for a boiler stay

I know it was available 'cos I have it in my own Tich boiler (which was not built by me)

Any suggestions where I might get some would be much appreciated.


Thread: Learning CAD with Alibre Atom3D
13/01/2019 11:54:08

Neil, as Nylon 6 is hygroscopic would that really work as a steam turbine? I guess it would be fine if run on air though.


Edited By Keith Rogers 2 on 13/01/2019 11:54:52

Thread: Merry Christmas
24/12/2018 23:40:53

Merry Christmas everyone and a happy and peaceful New Year.

Regards, Keith.

Thread: 26th Model Engineers' Day at the Forncett Steam Museum
28/09/2018 13:39:45

Does that mean you're not going this year Andrew?


Thread: Facing Error
15/08/2018 19:12:25

_______Need to double-check, but the absence of error when cutting parallel (tbc) suggests that the headstock and ways are true making the cross-slide chief suspect.

SOD, Do I get the impression you are turning your test bar between centres (as in tbc above) in which case it wont tell you if the headstock is out of square only if the tailstock is in line with the headstock.


15/08/2018 17:15:03

My bet's still on headstock misalignment thinking.


15/08/2018 11:17:11

Please forgive me if i've missed something as i have only skimmed through these posts, but

I don't recall seeing anyone mention to check that the headstock is correctly aligned to the bed.

If there is any misalignment it would surely face either concave or convex. Perhaps it's worth checking?


Thread: MEW 265
24/02/2018 13:02:11

Same for me, got mine Rod


Edited By Keith Rogers 2 on 24/02/2018 13:03:39

Thread: Life time supply of shim!
04/02/2018 12:07:42

So what are you going to do with them all Ian?smiley


Thread: Kit Cars
13/01/2018 23:48:34

Deleted as rubbish. Sorry.

Edited By Keith Rogers 2 on 13/01/2018 23:53:00

Thread: Merry Christmas!
24/12/2017 11:56:08

Merry Christmas everyone, and a special Happy birthday to all my fellow Christmas Day babies.



p.s. Doesn't seem a year since we were last doing this!

Thread: ER11M is it completely different?
02/11/2017 16:14:56

+1 Jason. Note from Arc's websight ---

*Note. Mini collet nuts (Type M) have a smaller thread diameter and are not compatible with Type A or Type T1 collet nuts.


Thread: John Stevenson
19/10/2017 22:51:15

Although a comparative newcomer to the forum I have been a member long enough to remember with a smile the exchanges between John and a certain member mentioned by David Standing.

Johns posts have always been informative, entertaining, and humorous. Had me ROTFLMAO.

Get well soon John, this forum needs and misses your input.

Best regards,


Thread: Model Engineers' Day at the Forncett Steam Museum
02/10/2017 17:10:00

Oh dear! I thought I was being helpful! Sorry Emgee.blush Thank you Jason.

Edited By Keith Rogers 2 on 02/10/2017 17:13:44

02/10/2017 15:47:32

I totally agree Emgee, what brilliant day it was at Forncett yesterday, in spite of the weather.

What a wonderful sight to see those engines in such well maintained condition and actually being steamed, not sitting in a museum getting covered in dust. I think the highlight was possibly the huge triple expansion engine from Worthingtons ticking over like a sewing machine. (And the hot pork rolls)

As you have already said a good display of models and model engineering.

It's not often you see a steam powered gramophone playing, but we did!

Again a great day, highly recommended, thank you Bill.


p.s.One small point Emgee the chap that owns the engines and gives such an entertaining talk his name is Rowan not Ramon.

29/09/2017 11:47:48


I'm going to the Forncett Model Engineers Day on Sunday.

Can you tell me if the full size exhibits will be in steam?


Thread: Centec Mk3 vertical head
08/09/2017 12:02:42

Sorry Julian I may have mislead you, now you point out the other grub screw. It's many years since I owned my Centec perhaps memory's failed. My suggestion for tightening the top one still stands tho'.


Edited By Keith Rogers 2 on 08/09/2017 12:08:45

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