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Thread: BA sizes
10/05/2021 21:18:43

Loads on EBAY


Vintage Steadfast Long Reach 4BA Nut Spinner

£2.50  0 bids

or Best Offer

+ £2.45 postage

Thread: In the for sale listings - photo will not load up in advert lssting
09/05/2021 19:47:25
Posted by JasonB on 09/05/2021 19:01:51:

Album was set as private, I've made it public now

Thanks Jason - appreciated.


09/05/2021 17:18:49

Thanks reply Oldiron

Just clicked on 1 photo and it shows on my screen ?

Perhaps I have a computer fault?


Did it ok originally then listing disappered sodid a newlisting  .Added photo and after witing a whilei get tis message below 

  • Sorry - the page you requested cannot be displayed at this time. Please try again later.

Edited By br on 09/05/2021 17:25:22

09/05/2021 15:36:43

Apprecaite this is out of order,

Just will not load to listing for some reason

Any help from a mod appreciated



09/05/2021 15:31:07


Thread: Swindon Wheel Castings
07/05/2021 09:21:57


I have inherited boxes of wheel castings, cylinders etc, nothing labelled, and other castings  but would need to know some dimensions.

Diameter, no of spokes and throw would help.


PS  I am disposing of my lathes and bits due to ill health so if I have them it will just cost him the postage but shout quick as about to weigh it all in 


Edited By br on 07/05/2021 09:25:54

06/05/2021 21:21:34

May be worth asking on the M E C H forum?


Thread: Ebay scam
04/05/2021 17:11:29

Ebay scam ??

Did you accept his offer of £30 officially on ebay as normally once you do, ebay automatically ends the listing.

However, system errors can happen.

Thread: Traction Talk forum
11/04/2021 09:47:55

Took THREE months.before I could log in. Site owner is Cornish - dreckly come to mind.


Thread: Which lathe to purchase
24/03/2021 16:55:57

ML7 . There are three in the classilfied section, all suitable.  Better than Chinese


Edited By br on 24/03/2021 16:56:25

Thread: ME beam engine
14/03/2021 14:46:20

Michael Balch - PM sent

Edited By br on 14/03/2021 14:46:57

Thread: Mystery 2&1/2" gauge 2-2-2 locomotive rolling chassis
09/03/2021 09:41:17


Thread: A Cornish conundrum
07/03/2021 11:36:54
Posted by Howard Lewis on 07/03/2021 11:25:43:


The cylinder was probably the largest Cornish engine cylinder made, since most were no larger than 90"



The 100 inch Grand Junction engine is the largest surviving single cylinder beam engine in the world. Built by Harvey & Co of Hayle in 1869, it first pumped water in 1871.

I think you will find the Cruquius was 144 inch diameter.


Edited By br on 07/03/2021 11:38:36

Edited By br on 07/03/2021 11:56:36

Thread: Paillon when Silver Soldering?
05/03/2021 15:31:55

A Paillon a sheet of thin metallic foil used decoratively in enameling and gilding.

Thread: Boiler manufacture
04/03/2021 17:55:39

Your boiler certiicate was issued 3 years prior to them being taken over.

Stuart / Cheddar were involved.

Morewood , as far as I rember was the surname of the proprietor .

Andy Meakin at Stuarts more be able to help

Jerry at Clevedon steam worked for Cheddar so he may be worth contacting


Thread: Brazing silver steel: any caveats/recommendations?
04/03/2021 10:38:02


Edited By br on 04/03/2021 10:38:34

Edited By br on 04/03/2021 10:40:13

20/02/2021 17:44:29
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 20/02/2021 17:40:06:
Posted by br on 20/02/2021 10:04:17:

ME editor is as quiet as a church mouse.

This forum is dominated by MEW topics.

A forum for ME and one for MEW would make life simpler.

As another member posted, he has taken his loco build to MECH forum - reason given was lack of interest on here.

More threads and photos on a what are you making theme I would welcome.


The magazines are influenced by feedback because the Editors select and encourage particular types of material as necessary to attract paying customers. The forum is dominated by whatever members are interested in. It's largely a voluntary effort, free to read and no-one gets paid. The publisher provides the platform and links it to the magazines for commercial purposes, but the content is almost all provided by members. As such it reflects what posters are up to, and they have no obligation to do anything at all! No-one is being told what to post!

When someone calls for more models, CAD, steam locos, or whatever, or wants to crush other subjects, they are criticising the members who take the time to post, not the Magazine Editors, or the Publisher.

Rather than flouncing off in a huff when the forum fails to meet expectations, the best tactic is to lead by example. Do your thing and report on it. It will attract like minded souls. The very best way to generate interest is to post material yourself, and to do so without expecting much feedback. Some threads get thousands of reads and hardly any comment. Demanding others dance to your tune and dismissing their efforts is unlikely to succeed - it smacks of politics, and Model Engineers are mostly doers.

More models? Yes please, most welcome. As are questions and contributions about any technical subject. But I understand busy friends may not have the time needed to make me happy by presenting their thoughts and photographs, and many prefer to keep a low profile. It's allowed, but better to share.

I don't think separate forums would help. Much of the forum's value to me is the cross-over between different engineering experiences. Just ignore topics that aren't of interest.





Thanks Dave

Sorry I criticised and now getting fed up with people picking me up on it.

Best I refrain from posting anymore,

Before anybody has anything to say about that, I certainly am not in a huff over it just well disappointed.



When someone calls for more models, CAD, steam locos, or whatever, or wants to crush other subjects, they are criticising the members who take the time to post, not the Magazine Editors, or the Publisher.



Edited By br on 20/02/2021 17:46:40

Edited By br on 20/02/2021 17:55:36

20/02/2021 17:41:07
Posted by Howard Lewis on 20/02/2021 17:31:52:


presumably you mean threads ABOUT lathes rather than cutting them ON a lathe?

Only leg pulling!

But where would any of us be without folk who machine?


ABOUT makes much more sense Howard, and agree who do need the folk as you say.



20/02/2021 16:51:12

Well I certainly commented - you did a brilliant job on sorting the cylinder in particular.

Doc was very supportive of you.

Threads like yours, the more the merrier.


PS. I will be honest and say I have no interest in threads on lathes, and machining.

Thread: moderators
20/02/2021 13:44:42
Posted by gary on 20/02/2021 13:32:35:

BR my opening post was not in any way having a go at the moderators who i think do a good job. i am led to believe they do not explain in a short email to culprits why there posts are deleted. you have replied five times without addressing my genuine question,


Yes Gary, you make a valid point.

Mods are very fair, said it before,  but happy to say it again to avoid confusion.




Edited By br on 20/02/2021 13:48:53

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