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Thread: Drilling crankshaft hole
19/01/2021 13:58:23

Advice please on how to set up and drill the crankshaft hole so it is central and parallel /sqaure to base





Edited By br on 19/01/2021 13:58:54

Edited By br on 19/01/2021 14:00:18

Thread: Butch - can it come back to life?
19/01/2021 13:07:32

I suppose the starting point is to decide what you want to do with it ?

Using at home on a 5 inch track involves no major re-gauging problems.

If you iintend using on a club track at your quoted 4.75 inch gauge then a local club, etc as advised by Jeff above.


Thread: Pressure Gauge feed
19/01/2021 11:51:34

Station Road Steam -- Archive traction engine section.

Worth a look as plenty of models. / pictures. plus full screen and blow up facilities.


Thread: American Sites for you
18/01/2021 18:55:29
Posted by Martin Watson 1 on 18/01/2021 17:15:06:

You could set up a VPN and set it for the States of you visit a lot of American sites...

First time of looking, did not realise it was across the pond, but not likely to be repeated


18/01/2021 17:18:45

Concentration Difficulty - Symptoms, Causes, Treatments › ... › Symptoms and Conditions

This was it.


18/01/2021 17:13:13

Forget for a mniute Jason

I was researching my dementia problem, not engineering, at the time -I will go back through history and look


Thread: HMEM subscriber fee collection
18/01/2021 16:09:33

Thanks Emgee -- nice one

Just deleted mine


Thread: Communication
18/01/2021 15:53:56

We have the Doorman wirefree Bell Push and 35m plug in chime with red flashing light.

Chime plugs into 13A socket, makes a racket and red light flashes so both situations covered.

Part number when purcased was WFDC847.


Thread: Cleaning copper rivets.
18/01/2021 15:14:01

Fine looking boiler -well done

I use very fine wet and dry and gentle rubbing on the not required clanger areas and it soon comes off.


Thread: American Sites for you
18/01/2021 12:52:17

This page is not available in your area

Our servers have detected that you are accessing this site from a country that is a member of the European Union. This content is not available in your region.




Message of today when I tried to access an American website.


Edited By br on 18/01/2021 12:52:41

Thread: Design of boilers
18/01/2021 12:44:50

Found even the first section too long, sorry to say.


Thread: Communication
18/01/2021 09:58:46
Posted by Ron Laden on 18/01/2021 09:48:16:

Agree with br, a locked door sounds dangerous to me, if God forbid you had an accident or medical collapse no one could help until emergency services arrive.

Agree with Ron Laden

Highly relieved Tony Wright did not suggest a sensative body part for it to be attached to. wink


18/01/2021 09:02:19
Posted by JasonB on 18/01/2021 07:57:55:

Could you not just leave the workshop door unlocked then she could open it rather than bang and shout from outside?

Leave the door open makes more sense to me . Lynne could collapse in the workshop, locked door woud be a problem then.


Thread: New Member Kent
17/01/2021 21:37:03

Traction engine should not be a problem as wheel diameters and overall length is usually enough.

Basically 3/4inch, 1 inch, then 1.5 inch, then 2 inch - all a sit on the bench one man lift type, followed by the stay on the ground sizes of 3 inch and 4 inch.

Photos will be a big help.


17/01/2021 13:12:50

0.83 V is interesting ?


Edited By br on 17/01/2021 13:13:21

Thread: Re; Stuart 500 Boiler
17/01/2021 11:10:35

I have a spare boiler, burner, etc

Please send PM .


Thread: Silver Soldering Materials
17/01/2021 09:35:34
Posted by Paul Lousick on 17/01/2021 01:32:40:

Thanks Keith for setting me straight about incorect information that I had been given. Never too late to learn something new. Loctite and soft solder does not work for steam and boiler fittings that I make but will do more research on the grades of silver solder for different materials and applications.


Maxitrak steam pipes into my Dixie cylinders are held in with Loctite as per their build notes. I forget the grade but max boiler pressure is 90psi.


Thread: Coronavirus death stats
16/01/2021 21:01:22

Good news for you Steve and fingers crossed for the easing as you say.


PS  Wife was well impressed with your flowers.

Edited By br on 16/01/2021 21:15:52

Thread: Workshop Electrics
16/01/2021 19:33:13

Yes, with care, but If you have a local sparky, I would run it past him first.


Edited By br on 16/01/2021 19:39:54

Thread: Sieg /Axminster c0 top slide purchase ?
16/01/2021 18:41:46

Unimat 3 , taper tuning slde available, will do all you want for 7mm and more .

Worth a look on ebay - I bought a brand new, boxed, unused a year ago for £500.


Plus that included the mill/drill attachment.


Edited By br on 16/01/2021 18:42:58

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