Here is a list of all the postings John McCallum 1 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: 2 more Engine Queries|
A local railway enthusiast has been asked to research these two engines, as the family of the deceased Model Engineer who made them wish to dispose of them eventually .Has anyone any information on these, whether they were built from castings etc etc ? I said that as he is not a member of this group I would post the question for him. Regards John
|Thread: Any Ideas please?|
Here are some photographs with the flywheel in its correct location.
Best to all
The shaft runs in ball bearings and the only marks that I can find on it are the No's 1 & 2 next to the shaft housings
Regards to all
|Thread: Warco Lathe Query|
No, it’s “What’s that up my **** Batman ?” .......ok I’ll get my coat.....
|Thread: Re; Stuart 500 Boiler|
Can any of you good folks help me find a spirit burner and a copy of the original instructions for the above Boiler.
I have trawled the usual routes of the auction sites but to no avail
|Thread: Another query|
Can anyone tell me anything about this engine I wonder? Some parts are missing but the quality of the work iis good
|Thread: Grumpy old men|
Politicians telling me what do and to “ follow the science “ Grrr !
|Thread: Iím struggling!|
I spoke to Warco this morning and had a socially distanced telephone call with their engineer which was extremely helpful. It would appear that someone had fitted incorrect belts in the past and the one currently residing on the rear pulley is over 2" too short. I have now ordered the correct belts which are the same as yours so, thank you.
Yes I do release the tensioner but it has very little movement and therefore the belts are as tight as h**l
Thanks mark, I'll call them tomorrow
Thanks Mark , my mill was built in 2010 so I wonder if there are any variations in different years in belt size?
Changing speeds on my Warco VMC mill is becoming increasingly difficult.
Can anyone tell me if they know the correct VBelt indentification marks, as I find it hard to do and I wonder if the correct belts are fitted
I would add that I have two fingers missing on my right hand and at 75 I’m not as strong as I used to be.
|Thread: Yet another query !|
That appears to be the same one. I checked on Reeves website and the castings appear to be the same.
Can you tell me where I can get a copy of the article ?
I have just received a vertical engine which I bought off the bay of evil, It is made mainly of bronze and the steam chest comer has the letter W in a similar manner and position as the S in Stuart engines. It appears to have been made from a set of castings so, I wonder if anyone can tell me to whom, or what the W alludes to.
|Thread: Any Ideas please?|
Many thanks for your reply. Do you have any idea of the manufacturer?
I bought it purely to sell on, the funds to go towards my impending new lathe purchase.
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