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Thread: Which Lathe
02/10/2019 16:25:18

PM sent


Thread: Boiler plans
29/09/2019 12:39:30

If you prefer to buy all items as a package, GLR Kennions do a fine 4 inch dia vertical kit with flanged and spotted end plates, also Forest Classics keep the PMR vertical and horizontal kits again with flanged plates.


29/09/2019 12:22:57

Joe at Macc Models on 01614082938. Keeps 4, 5 and 6 inch in stock plus the smaller flue tubes, foundation and firehole items. Well pleased with past service.


As Jason above.

Edited By 34046 on 29/09/2019 12:24:14

Thread: Allchin
27/09/2019 16:11:12

Try Station Road Steam archive - plenty of pictures there of the boiler backhead.

The water gauges all seem to be on the L H side and on two seperate bushes for WG only, one above the other.

Cannot see any connected to the manifold.

Hope this helps.


Edited By 34046 on 27/09/2019 16:11:51

Thread: Earth point on back boxes
27/09/2019 13:38:27

Just phoned my B & Q and asked, just out of curiosity, and they say theirs have a brass terminal.

They suggest you may have a faulty item and said to return it.

Is it possible to use a bolt as a stud and fit a ring treminal to your earth wire ?


Thread: Havenít done this for a looooong time!
27/09/2019 09:27:57

Google search, put in -- UNIMAT LATHE BOOKS. Good selection including one on useful accessories.

Also - THE MINI LATHE book is worth having - bought mine from Amazon.


27/09/2019 09:14:44

6mm tools with a very thin shim is ideal.


27/09/2019 08:32:52

Have both the SL and 3.

!2mm thread on sl and 14mm on the 3.

Can send drawings of missing items as easily made

Send PM if I can help.


Thread: Total Beginner
26/09/2019 18:37:03

There is a model engineering society in Telford. May be worth considering..


26/09/2019 14:54:47

Welcome Ian.

My oldest is a 1908 Triumph, with pedals .

MadMike's suggestion of a visit and a chat is the way I went . Lots of helpful advice on here, but a face to face and a look and possible try ticks the right boxes for me.


Thread: Black crackle spray paint
26/09/2019 11:16:37

Thanks Bob

Much appreciated.


26/09/2019 09:53:35
Posted by BOB BLACKSHAW on 26/09/2019 08:29:08:

My MGB dash was done in the car using masking tape.l heated the dash with a hairdryer and a good result with the finish.


Bob, that is encouraging. Manufacturer or source would be appreciated. Thanks.


25/09/2019 19:35:29

Disastrous results - ebay purchase. VHT wrinkle plus at £11.99.

Supposed to give an MGB dashboard finish which is what I am after.

Any hints, tips, or recommendations as to which paint to buy more than welcome.

It is for a small SEL steam engine and black crackle was original but if it is a problem paint I can settle for matt black,



Edited By 34046 on 25/09/2019 19:49:30

Thread: Shell Petrol Can Puzzle
25/09/2019 14:53:58
Posted by Georgineer on 25/09/2019 13:31:29:

Another question - the seals in the brass caps look like leather. Would that be right?


Mine are all leather discs, ie no hole - somewhat hard now, but as last used in original condition.

The SHELL ones in the collection have M & R stamoed on one of the ears.


Thread: Track laying
25/09/2019 10:39:49

Caribou in 3.5 inch gauge , wheelbase 1.25 feet, using figures in Jason's post gives an ideal radius of 25 feet, and a minimum of 15 feet.


25/09/2019 09:05:14

I think it is the maximum wheelbase likely to be used, multiplied by a factor of 20.


Thread: Alternative metal sources?
22/09/2019 12:03:58

I just buy in new as required from a reputable source as per Andrew above.


Thread: Shell Petrol Can Puzzle
22/09/2019 10:22:42

Worth keeping and sympathetically restoring.

Collectable item from the 1930's known as a Shell Duo.

There is one on ebay at £695 with plenty of detailed pics of the oil can



Edited By 34046 on 22/09/2019 10:23:03

22/09/2019 08:12:25

Nice item - a replica oil can would make an interesting project now you have the pictures.


Thread: Ebay site changes for the worst
18/09/2019 18:15:10
Posted by Ian Parkin on 18/09/2019 18:04:45:

Its when the seller gets friends or acquaintances to bid on their auctions to drive the price up

Bidders being able to remain anonymous does not help.


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