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Thread: Stainless Steel Metric Fasteners
20/04/2019 18:22:05



Thread: Making Holes in Copper Sheet
20/04/2019 09:34:09

I have always done my boiler flanged plates by putting the disc in the 3 jaw, stage drilled until I reach 12 mm then use a boring bar.

Perhaps not the fastest way of doing it but accurate and no need for special tools.


Thread: Dialect expressions
18/04/2019 17:41:16

Just found this one from the North Country.

Ahh yer g'ert wazzock

Edited By 34046 on 18/04/2019 17:41:46

Thread: Sprit Burner Size?
18/04/2019 12:54:47


Should have said Forest Classics are the people for BIX burners.

Round and rectangular in various sizes plus the supply jets, pipes and gas tanks.

All on their website.


18/04/2019 09:38:27


Originals and accurate repro ones of the original come up on ebay from time to time.

I got the measurements for mine from the chap and made my own.

Alternatively, you could consider the bix gas burner which is cleaner and more controllable.


Thread: 5 inch 0-4-0 Shunter
17/04/2019 14:34:14
Posted by Jeff Dayman on 17/04/2019 14:11:11:

Looks great Ron! Good luck with the first running. Be sure to have a bystander take some video when you are whizzing by.

Plus one from me.

Well done Ron - thanks for pictures.


Thread: Hard to please OAPs
17/04/2019 14:30:17
Posted by Jeff Dayman on 17/04/2019 14:13:10:
Posted by V8Eng on 17/04/2019 13:53:58:


life is for living so stop moaning and live it as best you can, it’s not a rehearsal you know.


Well said! wise words to keep in mind in life.

Well said indeed. I have no time for moaning minnies.

Now a ride to the coast, for some laver,  in my ultra reliable VW Golf convertible is in order. Sun, wind in your hair - bliss.



Edited By 34046 on 17/04/2019 14:31:24

Thread: Removing a grub screw
16/04/2019 18:47:21
Posted by Georgineer on 16/04/2019 16:17:05:

Thanks for letting us know, Harry


Plus 1 from me on this comment

It makes all the difference to see the final result on a post.


Thread: Motor mountings
16/04/2019 09:47:27

Fitting a DC variable speed motor to a Unimat 3.

Mounting independently of the lathe direct to the baseboard.

Should I bolt direct or sit it on rubber bobbins please ?



Thread: Copper for boiler construction
16/04/2019 09:19:44

Jason you are quite correct and thanks for pointing it out - my oversight.

As none of my simple boilers have foundation rings I overlooked it.

From other comments I suspect C101 may be used for them ?


16/04/2019 08:57:45

Just had an e-mail from Geoff Stait and he confirms that Western Steam boilers are indeed C106.

Helen is making progress in her recovery.


Thread: Which triple expansion engine
15/04/2019 18:52:38

Plus 1 for Stuart.

I have only had one casting with a blow hole when machined.

Andy at Bridport put a new one in the post immediately - well pleased.

Plus I like Stuart prices as opposed to other suppliers.


Thread: Removing a grub screw
15/04/2019 17:40:43

If it proves to be a pain, could you leave in situ and drill and tap a new hole opposite it?

Thread: Copper for boiler construction
15/04/2019 14:58:34
106 Cu-DHP CW024A Phosphorus deoxidised arsenic free copper (suitable for brazing) For general & chemical engineering, particularly when brazing or welding is involved

Extract from specifications - note the comment ref brazing or welding.

When I first started making small boilers the advice I was given by Alec Farmer was use 106. That was 40 years ago.


Thread: 5 inch gauge boiler construction sequence
15/04/2019 12:06:13
Posted by John Billard 1 on 15/04/2019 11:46:10:

Many thanks for all your responses so far. That looks very useful particularly from David.

I am indeed a club member and I am in regular contact with our boiler inspectors.

With kind regards

John B.

I have to admit to being somewhat puzzled as to why you ask for advice from forum members if you are in regular contact with your boiler inspectors as you say.


15/04/2019 10:39:28

The link posted by David is definitely well worth reading - very informative.


Thread: Copper for boiler construction
15/04/2019 09:32:21

That makes your boiler kit around 35 years old .

As Alec Farmer was there in those days I feel sure that you will not have a problem with the copper supplied.

15/04/2019 08:58:19

C106 is oxygen free .


Thread: 5 inch gauge boiler construction sequence
15/04/2019 08:21:01

The advice I was given when I asked was buy Model Locomotive Boilermaking by Alec Farmer and also join a local club and be advised by the club boiler inspector.


Thread: Dialect expressions
13/04/2019 11:54:43
Posted by Clive Hartland on 13/04/2019 09:38:38:

When I asked Mum for something as a child she always said, 'You can have it when my boat comes in'.

Obviously we were skint!


We would have been told -- dreckly.


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