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Thread: Steam kits
23/12/2021 17:38:36

P M Research do some machined kits of an excellent standard. Available in this country from Phil at Forest Classics.

Thread: Redesigning a boiler from 5 to 7 1/4"
23/12/2021 17:12:39

Maxitrak have a 7 1/4" verical boiler de winton type loco.

May be worth contacting them for boiler details /drawing .

Thread: Vise/Vice advise
11/08/2021 11:44:40
Posted by Nicholas Wheeler 1 on 11/08/2021 11:21:44:

Posted by br on 10/08/2021 19:03:23:

Why not ask Warco what they recommend ?

MILLING VICE - 80MM is what they list on their website


They'll tell you if the vice bolts to the table. How will they know if it will suit the work you do?


How many of us have just one vice? I can go weeks without using the mill(X2), and have 100 and 25mm screwless vices, plus a 3" tilting one that's only good for small workpieces/cutters due to its height.


Ah yes, they do not have a crystal ball to see what you will be doing with it

I should have thought of that.

Pardon me, Derek,  for making a silly suggestion.

It will not happen again.

Edited By br on 11/08/2021 11:48:17

Edited By br on 11/08/2021 12:01:49

10/08/2021 19:03:23
Posted by Derek Lane on 10/08/2021 16:33:54:

I have ordered a WM18 milling machine and want to order a vise the work I know that I want to do is beam engines and later on something like a 3 1/2 or 5 inch gauge loco.

What size would be advisable to get, I could imagine that a 6" would be far to big for the machine


Why not ask Warco what they recommend ?

MILLING VICE - 80MM is what they list on their website


Thread: Link
08/08/2021 17:45:25

Thanks for explaining - always wondered how it was done.


Edited By br on 08/08/2021 17:46:29

Thread: Problems in bending sheet aluminium to a 90 deg angle
07/08/2021 14:54:42

Ours was similar with a flat clamp strip instead of the angle, front edge chamfered at 60 degrees.

Bends up to 115 degress were achievable


Thread: Use Chequer (Tread) Plate as Roofing Sheet?
05/08/2021 09:50:11
Posted by Bikepete on 05/08/2021 08:51:17:

Is EPDM (aka rubber membrane) an option rather than felt? Nowadays I always prefer it - it lasts basically forever, 20 years so far on my shed with no issues, advertised as 40+ years expected. Offcuts, adhesive etc. readily available on Ebay. Still needs a ply base, but because it never leaks that doesn't deteriorate.

Our new shed is covered in this material - just one piece and comes with 10 year guarantee.

Swallow GB buy the roofing material from :-

Lows of Dundee Ltd

Industrial Textiles, Coated Fabrics & Accessories


Thread: Ballaarat construction series
04/08/2021 20:32:32

Really nice to see an engine other than run of the mill

Well done.


Thread: Visiting other clubs
04/08/2021 19:00:36

May be worth compiling a list of clubs you would like to visit and contact secretary ref rules for visiting engines


Thread: 6" vertical boiler cladding and testing
04/08/2021 16:46:56

Well impressed with the neatness of the soldering. Fine job.


Thread: Accurate Clamping
04/08/2021 12:40:40

Me thinks Joseph is just winding us up.

As John McEnroe would have said -- You cannot be serious ?


Thread: Gamage's Steam Engine
02/08/2021 18:59:47
Posted by JasonB on 02/08/2021 18:36:45:

Thanks For the comments

The problem is I keep dfinding designs quicker than I can make themblush For instance I really should make the Bassett-Lowke equivalent to keep this one companywink

bl eclipse3.jpg

I totally agree with you .

I think you should start immediately, like tomorrow, and keep us posted as you kindly do.

As they say, do not spoil a good mind smiley


01/08/2021 11:17:00

Brilliant all round - thanks for posting

Particularly good to see a rare old model being recreated.


Thread: Painting Brass and Bronze
30/07/2021 19:03:06

Upol acid 8 etch.


Thread: ARC Eurotrade
29/07/2021 15:20:04
Posted by Jon Lawes on 29/07/2021 14:20:25:

The fact you have taken the time to let people know here does a lot of credit. Thanks.


Also, the fact that If they do not feel the quality of a product is right for you they say  not to buy.


Edited By br on 29/07/2021 15:20:44

Thread: Where is my Post on England oiler can ??
28/07/2021 07:09:44
Posted by antiquerose on 27/07/2021 23:07:42:

Hi, Where is my old oiler can post? I can not see it in the Beginners Forum LET when I go to my posts I see it?? But no answers, thanks

Showing on my screen

You have three replies as well


Edited By JasonB on 28/07/2021 07:11:53

Thread: To paint, or nor to paint.
26/07/2021 20:14:51

Jason recommended a lacquer to me back along and it is brilliant stuff.

My thoughts are a coat of that and to keep as a display item

pgk says - let's face it half the time the paint's there to cover the cock-ups. I feel that is very true.  My wife says that is why some women wear make up wink

Were I lucky enough to have a Jason Gamages engine then the lacquer tin would be out.


Edited By br on 26/07/2021 20:15:34

26/07/2021 19:37:16
Posted by Nicholas Wheeler 1 on 26/07/2021 19:33:47:

It's unfinished until it is painted, polished, assembled, adjusted and proven to work.

Just like any other workpiece.

Thanks for comment, which I respect, but we think differently.


Edited By br on 26/07/2021 19:37:54

26/07/2021 19:24:37


Thanks for posting , Looks superb.


Thread: To paint, or nor to paint.
26/07/2021 19:13:44


Jason's Gamages engine looks superb as it is, He says will look good with a coat of paint . I am not a paint fan. What would you do with this , as yet unfinished ?


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