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Thread: Loco wheels cast iron grade ?
09/09/2019 16:46:47

Would mild steel be a better alternative please ? These are plain disc type wheels.



09/09/2019 10:45:04

3.5 inch gauge wheels, 3 inch diameter .

Maccmodels sell cast iron grade 250.

Is this suitable for loco wheels please ?



Thread: wire bender
09/09/2019 09:47:59

Stainless steel crimp on lugs with the correct hole size are listed on the internet may be worth considering ?


Thread: Loco at Marshalls Works 1906
08/09/2019 08:08:34

The cap seems to have gone out of fashion ?


Thread: Coincidence ?
07/09/2019 19:39:57

So now I will get the project I now have my eye on and ask questions afterwards. wink 2


07/09/2019 16:37:44

Asked on here about a SRS for sale item and got the helpful advice as always.

Just gone to buy it one day later - SOLD.

This is the third time this has happened.

Just out of interest.


Thread: wire bender
07/09/2019 15:13:33


Not sure why duplicated 

Edited By 34046 on 07/09/2019 15:23:14

07/09/2019 15:13:32

Duplicating for some reason

Edited By 34046 on 07/09/2019 15:23:54

07/09/2019 15:13:32

Would be interested to know what they are used for ?

Could you use crimp on ring terminals ?


Thread: Zinc plating
07/09/2019 14:25:52

Thank Jason.

No plating it is then.


07/09/2019 14:07:16

Any advantage in zinc plating steel sheet items prior to painting please ?



Thread: Sale Items
06/09/2019 17:42:10

Go to Classifieds

Click on manage my ads.

Click on delete.

Hope this helps.


Thread: Steel axleboxes
06/09/2019 07:24:12

Thanks Jason.

It was just that Reeves supply gunmetal ones hence the question.


Edited By 34046 on 06/09/2019 07:27:33

06/09/2019 07:15:44

Station Road Steam have a 5 inch incomplete Lion for sale.

Axleboxes appear to be made of steel ?

Is this normal practice please ?



Thread: Help what is a fair price
05/09/2019 17:57:40
Posted by J Hancock on 05/09/2019 17:50:51:

Don't forget Selling/ Paypal fees can take 20% !

Be careful with that £0.99 start price , it may be all you get.


Good point .

I always delay selling expensive items on ebay until they send the sell for £1 final fee offer which is becoming more often lately, as previously mentione by Mike Clarke.



Edited By 34046 on 05/09/2019 17:58:22

Edited By 34046 on 05/09/2019 18:03:28

Thread: Why does the micrometer have a second knurled segment
05/09/2019 17:47:35
Posted by David Standing 1 on 05/09/2019 17:39:07:
Posted by MadMike on 05/09/2019 14:42:44:

Not wishing to be controversial, but is this a serious question?

I have suggested useful reading material to Chris on more than one occasion, he has not responded.

Book 6 in the Workshop Practice series, Measuring and Marking Materials, by Ivan Law, would answer this question too.

The preferred option appears to be to bombard the forum with questions instead.

You are not being controversial - you raise a valid point .

I think you just have to accept that there are members that do not like or want to, or have a problem with researching info.

So asking a question on the forum is the simpler option.

Not all bad, as often points arise that I have learnt from.


Thread: Building a 4" traction engine
05/09/2019 14:55:53

The advice to buy all the castings in one go is the way I would go as it gives you peace of mind.

I enquired about a traction engine fully machined kit from a well known supplier as a complete purchase for this reason, plus disability meant it was beyond me.

Not possible, I was told it was stage payments over a couple of years so did not buy as I could have spent several thousands and they could have gone to the wall before completed.


Thread: Help what is a fair price
05/09/2019 14:28:14

Emco make good money on ebay.

If not worried about realising optimum price, then sell as a single lot.

Split up into say just the lathe on its own, milling attachment on it own, etc , etc then you will achieve a higher price.


Thread: Building a 4" traction engine
05/09/2019 11:25:03

Thanks Jason


05/09/2019 10:49:18


Can you post a link to A N Engineering please or some wesite details, please ?

A google of A N Engineering brings up a firm in India ?



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