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Thread: Corona virus testing
24/04/2020 02:36:04

WOW--I must have missed something in the rules for posting on this web site that indicates items should be on TOPIC---ME etc. Must be some computer glitch on the WWW that allows this!

Heaven above only knows we have enough of CV info 24 hrs per day on this side of the pond without having to view it from your side of the pond also.

Hats off to all EM, testing, treating and advising persons in your part of the world. These individuals are doing a tremendous job here and are risking their lives daily to perform their jobs to care for the multitudes.

If your not infected give thanks and rejoice in that FACT!

Thread: Thin wall tubing toolholder using #10 surgical blade
29/12/2019 17:24:24

Can't seem to locate a previous article in ME or MEW about construction of a lathe toolholder using a reground # 10 surgical blade to cut thin wall tubing. Any help in locating that article would be appreciated.

Bob e.

Thread: Muncaster's Simple Entablature Engine
30/09/2019 22:20:35

There are very nice Cast Iron spiral spoked flywheels available on this side of the pond from Martin Model and Pattern in the appropriate size.

Thread: Tig welding of copper
14/06/2019 18:06:20

Looking for any book describing tig copper welding, electrodes, settings, techniques and other info to help an experienced aluminum welder transition to copper materials.

Thread: Material storage fpr Lathe/other machines
13/06/2019 02:07:35

No Studio here just got tired of grubbing thru 50" plus of shelved bar stocks! Sometimes it helps to take a fresh look at the way we accomplish things in our shops.

Thread: Casting & print source for Ferrabee Pillar Engine?
13/06/2019 02:01:27

Interested in finding where the castings and prints might be available for the "Ferrabee Pillar Engine" as pictured in the opening pages of this website.

Thread: New Lathe addition to workshop
12/06/2019 22:20:10

Recently acquired this Weiss variable speed 10x30" Lathe. I chose to utilize the 200 series QCTP sized package. Tool holding package will hold a 3/4" boring bar and other tools quite rigidly. Using the 200 sized QCPT holders requires some minimum modification to the imported lathes in this size range to correctly fit.

The speed ranges are 50-1000 RPM &100-2000 RPM with the easy belt reposition from one pulley to another.

The lathe has powered cross and longitudinal feeds and reversible lead screw for rt and left threading abilities. Unit comes with a chip pan and a chip barrier. The chuck guard is interlocked, my first reflex was to disable and use it without but after a little use I like the feature of containing chips while cutting close to the chuck so will leave it in place as it is not that restrictive with adequate illumination that is provided by the clip on LED light from Wal Mart for the princely sum of $12.95. Sure beats the $50 dollars for most mag based lights of similar output. Also added two 18" HF magnet bars for frequently used tooling storage.

The Lathe is setting on one of Sam's workbenches that assembles in about 15 minutes has a 1-3/4" thick hardwood top, powder coated frame with fully adjustable legs for height and leg leveling screws for the 4 corners, overall very well constructed unit for $209 plus tax out the door!

Thread: Under lathe material storage system
12/06/2019 21:39:05

Here is my most recent bar stock storage system using trays that are 8x24" inside to accommodate 24" length or less lengths of various bar stock materials and shapes I utilize.

Edited By robert eggleston on 12/06/2019 21:41:48

Thread: Material storage fpr Lathe/other machines
12/06/2019 21:35:33

Here is a concept I have recently placed under my new lathe installation. Each tray measures 8x24" inside and accommodates various bars stocks and materials I utilize. Trays can easily be moved to other workshop areas if needed. As soon as I figure out how to publish more than one picture per post I will review the lathe and tooling recently installed in my shop.

Thread: Article in latest ME
03/02/2019 14:44:06

Deeply appreciate the most recent excellent article in ME giving a cross reference to British and American terms relating to ME. Well done! Enjoy your magazine immensely. Regards. Bob E.

Thread: Red Line Water gauge
01/01/2019 14:26:43

Many years ago while building steam locomotives I utilized the Redline type water level sight glass system that greatly enhances water level visibility. Currently using WL sight gage glass that are smaller in dia. than most redline gage glass material offered. To solve the problem you can easily make a gage redline on any tube diameter you would like to use. My method consist of masking the portion of the gage glass you want to have the red line on, I use somewhere between 90 & 120 degrees of the tube OD of tube and do a light glass bead blast of that masked off area, then apply a coat or two of Dykem red layout dye to the textured surface, the dye application adheres to the lightly textured surface quite well. If you over apply the Dykem and experience some run under the masked surface the excess can be easily removed from the non textured tube surface wit a solvent wetted Q tip. Have tried this method on tubes as small as 3/16" in diameter and as large as 12mm.

Thread: Low cost PR valve
01/01/2019 14:06:30

Recently purchased a rated PR valve that has 1/8th inch pipe external threads and is set for 100 psi, available from, item is all brass and goes off at 100 psi rating indicated. Item number is 08059909 and is mfg. by Kingston with their part number of KSV10-1-100, located on page 4001 of MSC's big book catalog. Unit measures 1.5" in length x 5/8 inch diameter. Price of currently $10.06/unit plus shipping. MSC's shipping charges are quite reasonable for most items.

Thread: Lil Mo Completion with printed spiral flywheel
20/12/2018 15:09:34

lil mo.jpgHere is LilMo in completion state with 3D printed flywheel.

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 20/12/2018 15:40:54

16/12/2018 22:44:52

Any Idea what is causing a 90 deg. rotation of photo's taken that are normal and then when post they rotate 90 Deg. when posted? I have tried taking and posting in the landscape and portrait position nd then posting with the same poor result! Photo's were all taken with a cell phone camera and sent to a computer file for uploading into my album and ultimate posting on this web site. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Bob E




Edited By Neil Wyatt on 16/12/2018 23:10:04

16/12/2018 20:58:28

Yuch, Still rotates 90 Deg. any ideas how to correct would be appreciated!

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 16/12/2018 23:09:39

16/12/2018 20:57:16

Here we go again. Seems like any photo taken with cell phone in portrait format gets rotated 90 deg. on posting but if you take photo in Landscape format it post as normal, without any rotation.lilmo12-18(new-1).jpg

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 16/12/2018 23:06:27

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 16/12/2018 23:09:33

16/12/2018 02:39:22

Here is my completed Lil Mo engine with a 3D printed flywheel. Seems to run the same with either flywheel attached. Just waiting for the Oak mounting base from my brother in law's woodworking shop. Best holiday wishes to all!

Thread: Copper Boiler Construction?
10/12/2018 00:24:01

Would like to hear from some experienced copper boiler builders. Currently starting to build a CliShay type boiler designed by the late Robert Maynard of Cincinnatti, Oh. His boiler plan for a 4" dia. water tube boiler design indicates outlets for steam appliances like PR valve, Pressure gage, Steam supply, whistle etc. calls for Bushings going into openings to support these items are tapped 3/8-24, one top of boiler opening bushing calls for a 1/8 th NTP thread. Question is which thread is more appropriate and will seal the best? Should you use the straight thread 3/8-24 with a suitable pipe sealant or use a NTP type thread that seals on a taper fit? Any wisdom and advise on this subject would be appreciated. Regards. Bob E.

Thread: 3D Printed Flywheel for Lil Mo Vertical engine
08/12/2018 16:55:57

lil mo flywheel project 10-18.jpgHere is my latest 3D printed flywheel destined to go on my little Mo vertical engine. Posting the aluminum version as supplied and the 3D version with curved spokes that were weighted with brass slugs in each spoke leg to get closer to the original aluminum flywheel weight.

3D version is just slightly smaller in dia.(6-7/8" versus 7.25" for3d printed flywheel.jpg original casting) due to the limits of my friend's printer capacity. As soon as I get the paint job and the stone and wood base completed will post a photo of the finished project.

Thread: Source for Ransome & May Castings & Dwgs
26/10/2018 17:04:16

Anyone know if castings for the Ransome & May engine castings & Drawings are still available and where the source is? Thanks for your help.

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