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Thread: Wall Chart
25/07/2021 13:26:35
Posted by Gary Wooding on 25/07/2021 09:51:55:

THIS is a PDF of a chart I constructed years ago. I printed and laminated it on A4 sheet. It's my go-to source for drills/taps and conversions.

Three happy sons this end now, all with their own copy.

Thanks Gary.


Thread: Listed on ebay as easily repaired
24/07/2021 12:23:35
Posted by Rob McSweeney on 24/07/2021 11:39:58:

What is the model - are the wheel castings still available?

Pansy 0-6 0 G W R Pannier tank in 5 inch gauge.

Wheel casting is available from Reeves at about £36.


24/07/2021 09:37:40

Listed on ebay as -- damaged flange , easily repaired.s-l1600.jpg

Thread: Spotting drill size
23/07/2021 15:11:08

If you want to drill a 6mm hole in a shaft, what size spotting drill should you use ?


Thread: Sieg SX2 or SX2.7
23/07/2021 08:42:30
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 23/07/2021 07:47:09:
Posted by Mark Rea on 22/07/2021 13:01:22:


So I bought it.


So advice to the contrary is too late already.

Various work-arounds for the round-column issue have been discussed in the past.

… Make the best of its capability yes


Michael .

The way the thread reads to me is that comments about the round column only came after he said he bought the sx25m ?

My son bought a sx25m and it was soon sent on in favour of the Sieg 2.7L from Arc which he is more than happy with.


Thread: Bridget Drawings
21/07/2021 07:51:55
Posted by Brian Baker 1 on 21/07/2021 06:14:08:

Careful br, I think that ebay ad is for the GA only, not the full set.


Brian B

Oh dear , yet another clanger by me . Sorry, ignore what I said .


20/07/2021 21:38:17

Set on ebay £10



Thread: SCREWFIX - next day delivery
20/07/2021 12:33:15
Posted by DiogenesII on 20/07/2021 09:14:39:

So, Bill, did it turn up as promised?

Arrived as promised .

Overnight delivery from the main depot at Stoke -on Trent and which is 250 miles away.

Well pleased.


Thread: Stuart M.T.B. 1a
19/07/2021 17:16:05
Posted by br on 19/07/2021 15:36:25:

Your suggestion of a stepped stud would be my choice.



What a stupid comment .

Sorry about that, I was thinking of the differences at the time, the later Stuart models ones having BA studs and nuts.

Brain in gear  now -- Jason has the right answer.


Edited By br on 19/07/2021 17:16:37

19/07/2021 15:36:25

Your suggestion of a stepped stud would be my choice.


19/07/2021 12:25:41

Brian.       BSW threads. 

Photo showing hole postions on the MTB engine.stacks-image-e8775d5.jpg

Edited By br on 19/07/2021 12:27:25

19/07/2021 09:29:58

Mtb engine on ebay, £140 , No bids



19/07/2021 08:57:23

MTB Engines | Stuart Turner Steam

As ndiy would say, Google is your friend here. wink


PS   Same link as Jason as bouth posting at same time.

Edited By br on 19/07/2021 08:58:38

19/07/2021 08:28:34

Stuart's do not have the drawings, having enquired before.

The engine is circa 100 years old, an original Henley issue.


Thread: SCREWFIX - next day delivery
18/07/2021 20:46:25

Needed wood filler today so contacted Screwfix local branch to collect.

None in stock, waiting stock, but we will arrange despatch from Bridgwater and you will have it tomorrow.

Well pleased for a £10 item.


Thread: English members who have moved to France.
18/07/2021 10:16:57

Thanks replies one and all. Should have said I do speak french, un petit peu.

Special thanks to Tony Jackson for his time and effort in providing so much helpful info.

Special Thanks to Tony Pratt 1 - she has now decided to take your advice.

Take care all.


PS This came about as doctor advises sea air to help her breathing problems - Cost of property close to sea made it a no go in this country - france being affordable.

17/07/2021 13:35:05

Wife would like to move to France

Any help / advice from members via PM would be very much appreciated.



Thread: Testing the Euro / IOSS
14/07/2021 21:31:37
Posted by bernard towers on 14/07/2021 21:14:50:

What’s IOSS.?

On 1 July 2021, the European Union (EU) introduced the Import One-Stop Shop (IOSS) scheme. This new system aims to simplify VAT registration requirements for selling into the EU, making it easier for businesses to grow, stay compliant and protect their bottom line.

More on google if you need it.


Thread: Driving style predicts Alzeimer’s …
13/07/2021 14:07:09
Posted by Speedy Builder5 on 13/07/2021 11:14:37:

Wow, how interesting. I now walk slower, spend money slower, eat slower - I must be degenerating !!

What a load of old tosh,


I hope you are not degenerating. I had a relation who commited suicide as he was unable to cope with being unable to do what he could, remember things, etc.

I have seious issues with it and some days I just wish it was all over .

May you always be a Speedy Builder and never become  a Slower Builder.

I wish you well.


Edited By br on 13/07/2021 14:09:40

13/07/2021 09:20:09

Problems driving was the way mine was discovered.. I no longer drive.when I thought I would be able to for twenty or more years to come.

Coping with it is a struggle, especially when you make stupid mistakes and I struggle with others pointing this out to me.


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