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Thread: Steam plant layout
05/11/2020 20:30:19


Just enter above on you tube.

04/11/2020 16:45:37

I used real slate floor slabs, 1/12th scale dolls house supplier, and fitted guard rails.

Would arrange with a central boiler and engine either side nd possibly a dynamo / lamp standard.

Seperate lubricator for each engine - lubricatotors should ideally be as close to steam chest as possible.

A hand operated stuart water pump to a boiler clack would add a nice useful touch.

An " in keeping " oil seperator would not be out of place. Mine, in a similar set up to yours, is a piece of 2 inch copper tube with brass bands around it, made to look like an oil barrel. Horizontal on blocks.


Thread: Carette Stork Leg
28/10/2020 15:09:53

Reply posted again as reply very small





Unusually low on this model - only 10 psi,

Hydraulic test would be 2 x wp which is 20 psi

Test gear - any simple hand pump such as Stuart would suffice


Edited By bsp on 28/10/2020 15:10:12

28/10/2020 15:05:02
Posted by Alan29 on 28/10/2020 00:40:51:

Hi folks thanksd for the comments/info.

This loco I am restoring had the front cover removed which I have just resoldered back on.

Static water test showed no leaks but I want to put a hydraulic pressre test on it. This bodes a few questions...

1. What is the working pressure of a Carette Stork Leg ?

2. What would the test pressure be?

3. Anyone be got any info about diy test rigs / where to get hold of equipment to make one.

The boiler is brass and most of the fittings are through the skin and into internal bosses. However, the water fill is just through the boiler body(no internal boss). Any suggestions on improving the fill port? Maybe an external plate soldered on. There is a pic in my album of the boiler with its fittings. Cheers in advance.

Edited By Alan29 on 28/10/2020 00:45:00

Unusually low on this model - only 10 psi.

Hydraulic test would be 2 x wp which is 20 psi

Test gear - any simple hand pump such as Stuart would suffice


Thread: Bending small copper tube
26/10/2020 18:32:02

cl radius ? Do not understand ?

Cannot help on 5/32 but a 3mm Dubro gives a bend which is 5mm internal, 8mm external with a midpoint of 6.5mm.

I would suspect that the 5/32 Dubro would be worth a try .




Edited By bsp on 26/10/2020 18:32:27

Thread: Another newbie question
15/10/2020 18:22:03

Axminster CO at £450 which is what I use is more than capable.


Edited By bsp on 15/10/2020 18:22:29

Thread: Electric Smart Meters
13/10/2020 09:27:56

The goverment have recently stated that in event of power supply problems, then properties with smart meters can be disconnected if required.

Enough said with the current state of affairs.


Thread: Traction Talk
07/10/2020 08:16:38

Lukas - now sorted.You should now be able to sign in.


Thread: Engineering Sights on Google Streetview
06/10/2020 21:37:56
Posted by John Olsen on 04/10/2020 11:09:28:

Here is one for you in New Zealand. Portable engine or traction engine?


It is a TRACTION ENGINE -- Aveling & Porter about 1890 built with extra large wheels for New Zealand conditions.

Serial number and history known but it has now been removed from Prescott's Garage.


Thread: Covid causing mental health issues.
22/09/2020 20:48:01
Posted by Mike Poole on 22/09/2020 19:26:40:

It’s probably not just having your freedom curtailed that can be a problem for some people but many people are in financial difficulties with the threat of eviction hanging over them.


National Savings & Investments (NS&I) will dramatically cut the interest it pays on many of its savings accounts in November, slashing its top easy-access rate to just 0.01%. And Premium Bond holders will also have a much lower chance of winning a prize from December, with the prize rate to be cut to 1%.

In real terms, this means a monthly reduction in my income from NS & I of £300 and now outgoings higher than income. Not good when you are in your 80's and I am sure many more will be in the same boat.


The rate change is fromover 1% down to 0.01per cent and if you have less than £646 in youraccount , they wil lnot pay you any interest at all.


Edited By bsp on 22/09/2020 20:53:04

18/09/2020 19:58:42

Station Road Steam video and others on you tube worth a look.

Thread: Help wanted
12/09/2020 17:30:18

Weymouth & District Model Engineering Society

Thread: Are these stanchions?
10/09/2020 16:12:24

That particular type is listed as a Handrail Stanchion in the Reeves catalogue but I just call them stanchions


Thread: Easy method of 4 jaw centering
01/09/2020 11:21:47 ----- Dialing in a 4-jaw Lathe Chuck

Thread: Help needed identifyingf traction engine
19/08/2020 08:15:07

From the book by Kenneth Wells specifically designed for school metalwork classes,

Wheels and smokebox are aluminium castings.

PM me for full details.

Edited By bsp on 19/08/2020 08:16:49

Thread: First lathe
07/08/2020 17:57:46

Warco wm180 lathe is 965 without dro and 1160, factory fitted.

Would members advise the dro version .as the better option?



Thread: Classified adverts
06/07/2020 15:20:37

Is the classified section restricted to private sales only or are trade adverts permitted please?

Thank you.

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