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Member postings for Bryan Cedar 1

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Thread: How the Fork can I do this?
22/11/2020 17:32:11
Posted by Iain Downs on 22/11/2020 16:22:20:

Having taken all the advice on board, I think I will attempt to buy a new wooden handle!

Many thanks all.


Edited By Iain Downs on 22/11/2020 16:22:31

Do not forget the two Ronnies sketch and ask for Fork Handles and end up with Four candles !

Thread: Wood boat hull
22/11/2020 13:14:11

I would think that if the hull was constructed using glued planks ie, resembling plywood, there is less chance of warping as in proper plywoood. I have two hulls made purely for show constructed this way.

Thread: How the Fork can I do this?
21/11/2020 11:54:35

Just make sure if you attempt to buy one you do not end up with " Four candles" !!!!

Thread: Hand drilling stainless steel 3mm thick
14/11/2020 16:54:59

Glad to report that my efforts at drilling in 3mm stainless of unknown grade have paid off. I ordered a carbide tipped drill, the sort used to drill locks. It did cut but very slowly and produced fine grains of swarf. Changed over to a 5% cobalt drill from Arc Euro and the difference was amazing the swarf being long strands of swarf. Job done. Thanks everybody for the suggestions.

Thread: Sieg Milling Machines
11/11/2020 17:05:54

I have had a 3.5DZP for one year and apart from total failure of the main PCB board which has now been replaced by a completely re designed board I am very happy with it. Excellent service from ARC euro.

Thread: Hand drilling stainless steel 3mm thick
09/11/2020 14:40:06

Many thanks everybody for all the suggestions to date. I have 5% cobalt drills on order also a carbide tipped drill bit. I had a stock of new SKF/dormer drills in 4.1mm so can continue to try using these the first of which shows no sign of any wear at all so continuing with a cutting compound is an option.

I have gone too far to change the clevis design and started one hole so will persevere.

09/11/2020 11:42:01

I am in the process of trying to drill the rear buffer beam of my new Kingscale BR4 standard loco to fit a clevis fitting instead of the BR hook.

To my astonishment I discovered when trying to drill 4mm holes with an electric hand drill that the beam was stainless steel of an unknown grade. A brand new SKF/Dormer HSS drill bit made little impression of the stainless as after 2 minutes drilling the bit only cut a depression the width of the drill bit.

Can any kind member of the forum offer any suggestions as I do not want to comtemplate removing the buffer beam. Will a cutting oil do much good as it is difficult to apply to a vertical surface in this case? I have ordered some 5% cobalt drills in the hope they may be successful. Reading about carbide tipped drills they seem to shatter easily, perhaps a member can reccomend a good carbide tipped drill not solid carbide, as I fear they will shatter instantly being hand held and using the clevis fitting holes to position the drill bit.

Thread: Coping with voltage spikes
17/08/2020 13:00:02

"Never before in the history of Model Engineer Forum has such a small item attracted such intrest"

Thread: power feed for miller
15/08/2020 13:23:32

You talk of two connections, do not forget the earth!

Thread: Coping with voltage spikes
13/08/2020 18:11:20

You have not stated what actually happens to the LED when you start the engine.

Thread: Kingscale metric fastner info sought
10/08/2020 14:46:40

Thank you Jason.

10/08/2020 13:12:08

Having recently taken delivery of a new Kingscale 5" BR Std 4 loco and obtained a supply of spare bolts from Kingscale I am unable to identify exactly what size they are so as to buy a nut spinner/driver to fit. The width across flats is 2.47 mm and across the threads1.90 mm. These may be non standard head model engineering specials.

Can any kind forum member identify what size I have and reccomend a nut spinner supplier or a spanner supplier to fit these bolts.

Thread: Cleaning emergency !
02/08/2020 21:19:24

Correction, I see OP did try bleach.

02/08/2020 21:18:08

Nobody appears to suggest bleach. Try it in different strengths of dillution starting with the weakest.

Thread: DRO installation - a salutary lesson
30/07/2020 10:36:38

I wonder if the screws were distorting the internals in any way and causing a bad connection on the electronics?

Thread: D H Gipsy mk1
18/06/2020 11:35:12

Beautiful work which I could not come near to, but should the lower pipe under the sump not be routed under the mid position pipe closer to the sump which would look much better?

Thread: The good bits coming out of the Covid epidemic
21/04/2020 12:03:33
Posted by Gaunless on 21/04/2020 09:04:30:

All the NHS workers I know are embarrassed by the clapping. Who had that Moronic idea? Leave them some dignity perhaps?

I do hope that when this virus nightmare is over the goverment will award some kind of medal to those on the front line of the NHS. After all, we are fighting a world war and it is usual to award a medal in such circumstances of war service.

This acton will mean more than Thursday night clapping.

Thread: Aging rubber and plastic
18/04/2020 17:18:57

I had a pair of Clarks leather shoes with rubber soles. Discovered that the sole had parted form the upper whilst sitting at dinner on a cruise. Left a trail of rubber bits through the restaurant , most embarrassing. Had them re- soled by Clarks only to have this happen again just over eighteen months later. Result will not buy Clarks again and they should get their act together, as not fit for purpose.

Thread: Toilet roll hanging
29/03/2020 11:24:33
For those who have different ideas on toilet roll hanging, here is the answer !
Thread: M-DRO Magnetic Tape / Linear Encoder 
25/03/2020 21:17:30
Posted by KenJ on 22/03/2020 10:24:51:

Re: M-DRO Magnetic Tape / Linear Encoder

I'm now at the stage of wanting to install a DRO on my Sieg SX2.7 Mill and now looking for advice / information.

Whilst I appreciate that the “Mini Head Tape” style is smaller than the Linear Encoder, is there any other benefits or otherwise? There is very little difference in the cost.

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks


I installed the mini heads on my Sieg 3.5 DZP mill which had a basic DRO system. I changed to the M DRO magnetic system and found although it works well the tape is magnetic enough to attract steel swarf which can become trapped in the gap between the tape and the head. Really needs a shield over the tape to avoid this happening.

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