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: Source for small scale Aluminium chequered plate|
Thanks to all for your help
I,m building a Mill engine model with various engines etc and I am trying to locate a source of small scale chequered plate . Can any of you good folks suggest a supplier
|Thread: Any Ideas please?|
NDIY.......I too am a non active Radio Ham G4VNG/9H3GS
RS, many thanks for that...as suggested I found the info on t’internet
NDIY, one day I’ll learn how to use the camera !
|Thread: Any Ideas please?|
Yes, that's what my thinking is now. The cut out in the base plate is, I assume where the battery once lived and is now used to hold a piece of absorbent cloth
Whoever built the engine was a Craftsman
I think I'm getting somewhere now. There is an advert on Evilbay for Bray Developments dated 1969. The ad shows a Barograph fitted into an identical case and cover to mine.
Bill, I’ll photograph it tomorrow
I disagree, the box bed has not been modified in any way
I was wondering about that too, hopefully someone will be able to give me more information
I have recently acquired this lovely engine which has no identifying marks that I can see. The only clue is on the underside of the baseplate which is printed, Bray Developments Co, Penny Farm, Holwell, Nr. Sherborne, Dorset. Tel., Bishops Caundle 335.
Does anyone have any knowledge of this fine engine?
|Thread: Why the differential?|
Thank you for your observations and my crash course in Chuck commerce. Very interesting indeed.
I’m going to call in at Arc for the chuck and some other items.
Regards to all
I have just bought an Axminster Seig SC4 lathe. As an afterthought I realised that I need a 100mm 4 jaw independent chuck for a project I’m about to embark on.
The one from Axminster is £132.50 and yet the one from Arc is £48
There is no evidence of gold plating or, indeed inset diamonds to mark the positioning of the jaws on the Axminster so, as I’m keen to preserve my Pensioner pounds can anyone give me a valid reason to buy it ?
Worried and confused of Alfreton
Bob and Howard,
Yes, I like the idea of the Worden but I think i'll cut my teeth on a tool grinder by Richard Rex first.
Now I need to buy a small mill
Regards to you both
On the bay of evil I have bought both TC’s books
When they arrive, plus the Stuart catalogue hopefully I’ll be able to choose a project
Thank you for your help
The Progress looks very interesting ,as do the Elmers engine. I have sent off for the Stuart catalogue.
A simple, with the emphasis on simple, tool grinder would be of interest.
Thanks for the info John, but looking at the price of the 3 volumes, at my age I really don’t want another mortgage
Thank you Neil.I really enjoyed your book on the Lathe. Very helpful
At the age of 74 i have just purchased my first lathe, one of China's finest!. Seeing some of the excellent work on here, my efforts look pretty basic. My interest is in fishing and especially Centre Pin reels. I had a damaged 90 year old wooden reel and I have now turned it into a Composite reel and I am quite pleased with the result. I'm now looking for some simple projects to increase my level of skill on the lathe. Can you tell me where I might find some ideas?
PS I tried to put some photos on of the reel but don't understand how to do it
Edited By John McCallum 1 on 19/01/2020 13:03:02
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