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Thread: Coronavirus
15/03/2020 12:21:35
Posted by Bill Chugg on 15/03/2020 11:40:08:
Posted by duncan webster on 15/03/2020 10:47:07:

So if I'm self isolating how do I walk the dog? Surely if I stay more than 2m away from other people being out in the open air is not a problem.

As I'm well known for being a miserable old *** staying 2m away will not be a problem.

From another miserable old ***, have you considered Radio Control? wink


PS Wife has just suggested a treadmill with litter box

Edited By Bill Chugg on 15/03/2020 11:41:40

Litterbox. Thats a bit extreme. Surely she would let you use the toilet. frown


Thread: Lucky escape.
13/03/2020 22:33:36

Watch this video. A warning. Just goes to show what can happen when you get a propane leak on a boat or caravan. The devastation is horrific.

This beautiful boat had an automatic gas cutout between the bottle and the cooker so it is possible the flexible hose at the cooker end failed. You can never be too sure or careful about anything when it comes to gas.

A warning to us all.

BTW this couple started their adventures on a canal boat near Northampton then bought the sailboat to tour the world. They had just completed a passage from Mexico to Australia. They were lucky it did not happen at sea.


Thread: Coronavirus
11/03/2020 18:28:01

We have a bidet in both bathrooms and would not be without them.


Thread: Harrison L5a Feed, gearbox and drop gears
11/03/2020 18:20:10

Sorry but have no knowledge of the L5A but this might help. Harrison . pdf  Its a free download, Hope it helps


Edited By Oldiron on 11/03/2020 18:22:48

Thread: Kayes oil can
01/03/2020 11:51:20

Hi Duncan. I have a couple of Kaye's oil cans. I have tried for a while to determine what the markings on the bottom mean. The handle marking is probably someones own identifier.

My largest can is 545mm long and has stamped on the bottom 1 (?)  2 P 21A and in the rectangle No 2988 BR . as best as I can make it out. I think the 2P could be the type and 21 refers to 21" the length. The No 2988 is its number in manufactured items and the BR could possibly be British Rail. The item (?) is the shape of an I beam and could mean any thing. That is the best I can do for now.

If you find any other explanation please let me know.


Edited By Oldiron on 01/03/2020 11:54:23

Thread: Mini Lathe
27/02/2020 12:44:18

You have a short amount of time to amend your post by clicking on the "edit post" in the green header bar. Not sure what the timing is but you have a few minutes after that its set in stone I believe.


Edited By Oldiron on 27/02/2020 12:46:16

Thread: Annealing stainless steel
27/02/2020 12:41:19

I have found the best way to cut stainless plate is to use a 1mm thick cutting disc made for stainless steel in an angle grinder.. Cut as close to the line as you dare then use a sharp file to get to final shape.


Thread: Purchasing an unknown build
19/02/2020 21:18:55
Posted by Andy Joyce 1 on 24/01/2020 16:57:07:

New to the hobby so wish to buy a 3.5 gauge ready built locomotive but those I have seen on a well known site don't come with any paper work. Is this a fools purchase as it will be impossible to get the necessary certificates without knowing the materials used to construct the boiler.

Looks like it time for another rant on my pet hate. Nothing personal but the phrase "that well known site" should be banned. What site. ????? Ebay, Amazon, ToysRus, Woolworths ? Is it so difficult to just write the site name so we know where to look.


Thread: Log in
12/02/2020 22:11:16
Posted by Steviegtr on 12/02/2020 22:07:38:

I'm on Microsoft edge, it always asks do you want to remember these login details. Then never asks again.


+1 me also


Thread: VFD drives
10/02/2020 10:08:21

Type in VFD Drives in the search box above and you will get several posts on the subject.


Thread: why does my makita go pop occasionally ?
09/02/2020 16:55:50

Glad you got a solution to the problem Gerry.


Thread: New from Warwickshire
09/02/2020 16:51:36

Hi John welcome to the forum. Plenty of answers for you here. You can do a search using keywords. If you cannot find the answers you need just ask and someone will help you. Nearly all what lathe or mill questions have been covered here. If you ask a question give as much info as you can to help get the correct answer.


Thread: Brazing torch
08/02/2020 21:27:12

Have a look at this post from 2016 Air torch


Thread: Noisy Lathe Gearbox
08/02/2020 21:18:33

You can get a very good additive for quietening gearboxes in vehicles from Halfords or other motor shops & Ebay. It is Manual Gearbox Additive made by SLICK 50 costs £15 a small bottle. Easy to use and works a treat. I have used it in a Land Cruiser manual box and also in a farm elevator gearbox with excellent results.


Thread: manual for ajax shaper
08/02/2020 17:22:01

Should be very easy to determine the stroke length. Move stroke adjuster to end of slot. Then measure stroke. No might be's about it.


Thread: Chester Crusader Motor
08/02/2020 12:52:50

Excellent. I hate to see good items go to the tip.


Thread: Moving milling machine
02/02/2020 13:52:29

Many people have used Landylift with good results as far as I can see. No affiliation or direct knowledge personally.

He advertises here


Thread: Home made T&C jig
29/01/2020 09:48:51

Give it a try. Make a new fine leadscrew if you need it. If it does not work you have learned a lesson, not lost a lot of money and have some parts you can repurpose.

See here >> Why


Thread: Unimat 3 underpowered ?
23/01/2020 18:15:08
Posted by Ady1 on 10/10/2013 14:55:11:

You can find them on a well known site under "unimat belting"


Thread: Centec 2a Gear Box Oil
21/01/2020 16:52:16
Posted by Steviegtr on 20/01/2020 22:56:13:

Ah did not realise it was a gearbox. Oops


Steve The clue is in the thread title. wink


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