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Thread: Scale gauges
21/08/2019 19:47:56

As ndiy confirms, gauge is distance between rail inner to rail inner, so 7.25 inch in your post

7,25 inch locos and rolling stock are built to a scale of 1.5 inches equals 1 foot.

Going down in size, 5 inch gauge locos are built to a scale of 1 inch to the foot and 3.5 inch gauge locos are 3/4 inch to the foot.

The railway you mention as far as I recall was standard gauge 4ft 8.5 inch 


Edited By 34046 on 21/08/2019 20:16:36

Thread: Your ideal holiday
21/08/2019 10:57:34

Mine would be a couple of weeks in Ireland on one of their horse and gypsy caravan offerings


Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
18/08/2019 10:36:49

Only ten of these in exsistence. Having trouble convincing the wife that one more in the collection is ok.

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Thread: Protecting mild steel
17/08/2019 15:29:35

I used metalguard on mine as advised by Jason.

This means the original steel finish is retained.


Thread: Stuart Turner #1
16/08/2019 19:56:52

Very neat job indeed - well done.

Prefer the colour scheme to the Stuart green


Thread: Can Anyone Help Me to Identify This Very Old Boiler Please?
16/08/2019 15:45:40


I would say spot in with your suggestion - ticks all the right boxes and thanks for posting diagram and explanation.

Hattie if you read this and accept Dave's post, then perhaps relist on ebay under the medical / antiques / curiosities.


Thread: Part built Allchin 1.5 inch
16/08/2019 14:35:11
Posted by derek blake on 16/08/2019 14:24:51:


So even though they are brass, there's no risk of an inspector failing the boiler?

Kind regards,


I am confused, yes easily done I know. but you said in an earler post that it has passed, so do not understand this bit about an inspector failing

Ref removal - they appear to be silver soldered in place ?


Thread: Can Anyone Help Me to Identify This Very Old Boiler Please?
16/08/2019 13:33:51

Thanks for posting illustrations, Jason, big help.

I did suggest earlier it may be an unfinished one due to lack of steam out and fill. All abit of apuzzle as bottom looks abit black, soot or paint ? - yet grate looks unused.

It is live and priced on ebay UK.


16/08/2019 08:47:21

Jason - Hattie says above

I can only post photos here that are already online (on eBay), so I can't show you that.

I cannot find it on ebay UK


16/08/2019 08:45:11

It would help if Hattie could say if she is in USA or UK ?


16/08/2019 07:55:05

Hattie - an ebay listing number would be good.



Thread: What 3 Words
15/08/2019 19:31:30
Posted by V8Eng on 15/08/2019 19:13:35:

What is this about please?

I thought the same and wondered what on earth Neil was on about.

Found this on the net - so hope it helps.

What3words is a geocoding system for the communication of locations with a resolution of three metres. What3words encodes geographic coordinates into three dictionary words; the encoding is permanently fixed. For example, the omphalos of Delphi, believed by the ancient Greeks to be the center of the world, was located at "spooky.solemn.huggers". What3words differs from most other location encoding systems in that it displays three words rather than long strings of numbers or letters.


Thread: Commercial boiler identification marking
14/08/2019 19:39:21

Thanks Jason

That answers the question nicely


Edited By 34046 on 14/08/2019 19:39:38

Thread: Can Anyone Help Me to Identify This Very Old Boiler Please?
14/08/2019 19:38:21

Something else - should there not be a ring of rivets above the firebox door holding the bottom plate in place ?


Thread: Commercial boiler identification marking
14/08/2019 19:17:52

Commercially made boilers .

Am I correct in thinking that wp, serial no and date should be stamped on the boiler by the manufacturer and also perhaps  a maker ident such as WW for western steam for example ?



Edited By 34046 on 14/08/2019 19:25:36

Thread: Can Anyone Help Me to Identify This Very Old Boiler Please?
14/08/2019 19:06:55

Fair comment Clive.

Ideally Hattie, can you take a picture of the bottom of the boiler please., ie lie it on its side and take out the grate then photo or tell us what you can see please ?

Also a closer picture of the bit below the firebox door would help



Edited By 34046 on 14/08/2019 19:07:24

14/08/2019 18:40:03


It could easily be multi tube which is what I would expect

Steam take off missing puzzled me - unless it was never finished and unused

Water level plugs are ther as well as drain down

Not sure about the fitting below firebox door ?

Can you look in from the bottom of the boierl hattie to see if ther is a grate and if you can see some smller tubes >



14/08/2019 17:10:31

Thanks Hattie - big help.

Bit larger than the boilers I play with but to start the ball rolling - my thoughts are :-

Coal fired from around say 1880 - 1920.

It would have been used to supply to a small steam engine used to power a lathe or similar.

Looks a commercial item , no idea on maker - would guess at British.

Value - no idea - if you want to move it on then perhaps the dreaded ebay where it may well find its own level.

Hopefully a more knowledgeable member will respond. Meanwhile I will see what I can find out for you.


Edited By 34046 on 14/08/2019 17:14:14

Thread: My digital calipersseems to give varying readings
14/08/2019 11:51:47
Posted by Christopher judd on 14/08/2019 11:41:10:

Bill any fool can rush in and as some posters stated the quality of some 'New' stuff is questionable. Yours might have been bargain of the year but it is better for anyone to know a bit more before buying something as I am sure you would agree.



This fool gave them away free and paid the postage . I just wanted them to go to a good home

End of story



I have bought items from members on here and always found them to be genuine and above board. 

Far safer than ebay imho.




Edited By 34046 on 14/08/2019 11:57:32

14/08/2019 11:30:45
Posted by Christopher judd on 14/08/2019 11:23:34:

Thanks Bill but at that point didn't know enough to make a decision.



It did say NEW in the listing, so they were complete and all different sizes.

Sorry but too late now as they have found a new home.


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