Here is a list of all the postings JC54 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: A simple oscillating steam engine|
I also made this engine as my first ever attempt to use a lathe in anger. When I got it to run it took days to get the smile off my face. I had 5 attempts to get the piston right, "I'll just give it another skim,,,,,,,,,, another one for the bin" Learnt a great amount building the engine and now working on more difficult projects. As several people have said, great design and good step by step guide on Steve's website. John
|Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019|
Our air ambulance people must be more resourceful, when her that must be obeyed was air lifted after a very serious RTA they just took a fence down and fire brigade rebuilt it. God Bless the Air Ambulance people. You never know you may need them next... John
|Thread: Mystery machine..........|
Many thanks Rod for the picture of the Duplex Saw. I now know what I have got (ebay buy). I have altered my drive to put the motor underneath the main frame so that when cutting it does not stick out the front of bench.
Morty (Pete) you may find that you need the big weight , I have increased mine and it cuts a lot better than it did.
|Thread: What lathes have you had?|
My first lathe was a 1906-8? 5inch split bed Drummond, still got. Then a much modified Drummond/Myford "M" just sold to make way for an inherited Myford ML7. I wish that I had kept the "M", just hate the ML7. I expect to see the burning crosses out front for speaking such heressy.....
|Thread: Finally sort of know which lathe to buy, but?|
I have just "upgraded" from a Drummond/Myford "M" to a ML7 and wish that I hadn't bothered. The myford is very fragile and flexible compared to the "M". I have gone back to using my 1908 5" split bed Drummond.
|Thread: Aldi bargain laser level|
Last week picked up two pairs of work trousers reduced at Aldi. £2.99 a pair.... well worth looking at their reduced stock.. John
|Thread: Aircraft General Discussion|
I was busy trying to sort out workshop this afternoon and heard a very loud multi cylinder aircraft, ran (hobbled) outside to see the Lancaster going over at approx. 300ft. What a beautifull sight but the engines sounded like buckets of nails. About an hour later a Jet Provost flew over (a lot higher). Second time we have seen the Lanc this year, first time over Rutland Water and it sounded superb that time. Oh well back to sorting out the workshop.
John in "Bomber County"
|Thread: Hemswell Cliff, Lincs|
We regularly go to the Autojumbles at Hemswell and I have found several bargains there, Myford/Drummond M with loads of tooling £200.00, Over 40 model engineering magazines £5.00, There are usually several stalls selling engineering bits also 3 cups of tea and 3 bacon butties for about £8.00 can't be bad.
|Thread: Learning CAD with Alibre Atom3D|
Thanks all had a go with the angled extrusion idea and got just what I wanted. Once again many thanks John
Many thanks Jason, David and Neil will have time tomorrow to give it a try. John
Sorry on reading above post perhaps I should say Draw rather than Drill??? JC
This is more than likely one of my stupid questions but,,, I am trying to model a steam engine cylinder and want to drill a hole "steam port" at an angle to the "XY" plane. Is there a simple way to do this please? Many thanks in advance, JC
|Thread: Oh bugger, I told you I was ill|
Pleased you are on the mend. I had major back surgery nearly 20 years ago but your comment no pins and needles/pain, really struck a bell for me. No pain for the first time in 10 years and still no pain if I stick to my limitations. Try to enjoy time off and being pampered..... It won't last.. JC
|Thread: Whissendine Steam Rally 2019|
Displayed my modest/ amateur engines at rally for weekend and had a great time. Some very interesting and diverse displays and very friendly helpful people. Pity about the weather on Sunday but Saturday was superb. Even "Her that Must Be Obeyed" enjoyed herself..... Many thanks to the organizers and workers for such an enjoyable weekend.
|Thread: NME&MEX Doncaster|
Managed to get to Doncaster again this year, a really enjoyable day with too much to look at properly in one day. Sadly no gas turbines to destroy the eardrums this year. I thought that this year there were more models showing that "used just off the farm/factory" look than last year. I for one prefer that look rather than polished within an inch of it's life look. But each to their own. Again the Bentley Blower was my personal best in show... A great day had by all but where's my bed?
|Thread: Soft Solder v Silver Solder|
Thank you all for your replies and advice. The engine will run at a maximum of 60psi (ME upright boiler) and as I have some good quality "soft" solder I will try that. According to the spec melting point is 221C. Yes Jason I will be looking for a better torch at Doncaster Saturday.
I am making the cylinders for a twin cylinder oscillating engine. Each cylinder consists of two pieces soldered together. As I will be running this on steam would I need to silver solder or would soft solder be OK? I thought to tin the surfaces first as steam ports would be drilled through and want to be sure of a complete seal/joint. Many thanks for any help views on this, John
Edited By JC54 on 08/05/2019 12:51:03
|Thread: Issue Reading New Digital Viewer|
As a digital subscriber to MEW I also have been printing articles so that I can take them into the workshop to make some of the projects. As this is no longer possible I for one WILL NOT BE RENEWING MY SUBSCRIPTION. This new viewer is completely unfit for use....
|Thread: Dialect expressions|
Well i'll go t the foot of ma stairs...... As bright as a toc h lamp....... ?
|Thread: Vickers Bl 8 inch Howitzer cannon of 1917|
Superb looking Job. Isn't that combination going to look impressive and unique at shows/rallies. Keep up the brilliant work.
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