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Thread: Vega Twin
20/06/2021 10:42:21

Photos most welcome.


Thread: New here, just bought myself a Myford ML10 :)!
18/06/2021 19:19:52

Welcome to the forum

You say you are very happy with your lathe and that is all that matters.

More members in favour than those against which is good to see.



Thread: Flintlock pistol plans
17/06/2021 16:41:43
Posted by Gaunless on 17/06/2021 13:56:13:

Very, very dodgy ground. I wonder what the Police would say to plans for firearms being posted here? Even if a barrel is not drilled, it's only a few engineering operations from being able to be fired.

Not a problem, says our local station.


17/06/2021 12:34:52
Posted by Clive B on 17/06/2021 11:39:27:


If you're lucky you might find an affordable copy of this book:-

"How to build your own flintlock rifle or pistol" by Georg Lauber, 1976, It contains detailed, dimensioned drawings.

Never tried to make one, but looks like it would be an ambitious project I would say. Usual legal caveats etc.


Had a look on Amazon as sounded an interesting book.

How to Build Your Own Flintlock-Rifle or Pistol by Georg Lauber (1976-06-03) Paperback – 1 Jan. 1803

3.9 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

See all formats and editions

Thread: Which *simple* mobile steam model?
16/06/2021 15:12:49
Posted by Adrian R2 on 16/06/2021 14:41:54:

Perhaps the MyfordBoy simple steam traction engine? I haven't actually tried to build it but it would seem to be well thought out and he advertises a set of castings and plans for a reasonable price.

You will not do better than this one as a starter . Built it a couple of years ago, all straightforward.

We thought about r/c, but decided for simplicity a long Mamod type rod about one metre long was easier.


Thread: Don Young's 'Doncaster'
15/06/2021 20:04:09
Posted by DMB on 15/06/2021 19:52:38:

Hi Peter,

Been looking at your detail photos and streuth! Your work appears to be of the standard set by Cherry Hill, Bill Carter, Peter Dupen and others. Very well done. May I say that detailed descriptions in the mag. or on the forum, of the methods of constructing items are of very great interest to me and doubtless many others. Keep up your excellent work, it's a great inspiration.


Edited By DMB on 15/06/2021 19:53:06

Peter started this thread after reading about my post about it would be nice to see more locomotive builds

I am more than pleased that he did , his workmanship is up there with the best of them

Thanks Peter, and keep the pictures coming please.


Thread: Elmers No42 Engine
15/06/2021 19:12:31

A very fine job indeed,  Thanks for posting.


PS - as Jim says, does it need paint ?

Edited By br on 15/06/2021 19:14:11

Thread: Hello from South Africa
15/06/2021 19:01:07

Hello and welcome

Couple of very intersting threads on the forum on a Stuart 10V build and currently a Victoria twin which is proving to be most interesting.


Thread: Boiler maker identification
15/06/2021 14:35:06


From my notes 335 was thought to be from the early 1970's when discussed before somewhere ? Sorry cannot remeber where or when but I did note it at the time.

Martyn above had 355 from 1972 which is definite, so would suggest 1971 would be a possibility.


Thread: Another Stolen Loco
13/06/2021 17:45:29

It's a Maxitrak R1 in 5" gauge. From the website.
Gauge. 5"
Length: 900mm
Width: 242mm
Height: 341mm
Weight: 37.5kg (dry)
Wheel base: 423mm
Wheel Dia: 125mm
Minimum Radius: 15ft Rad
Boiler: Copper silver solder


Thread: Stolen loco
13/06/2021 16:15:27

It's a Maxitrak R1 in 5" gauge. From the website.
Gauge. 5"
Length: 900mm
Width: 242mm
Height: 341mm
Weight: 37.5kg (dry)
Wheel base: 423mm
Wheel Dia: 125mm
Minimum Radius: 15ft Rad
Boiler: Copper silver solder


Thread: I Need this exact motor!
12/06/2021 16:55:23

Thanks Martin

I was not aware of that - thanks for explaining, I read it as the german one was spot on and you were looking for a uk source as opposed to buying the german one 

Not caused me any irritation rest assured.- just a tad confusd. Dementia does not help.

Good forum for getting help, someone always finds a solution

Trust all works out well for you and pics of progress / finished item are always of interest


Edited By br on 12/06/2021 16:57:25

12/06/2021 15:34:26

Totally confused by this thread

Says - I need this exact motor in the title, and now it is all about finding one other than the exact motor ?

Or am I missing something ?


Thread: Stolen loco
12/06/2021 15:31:52
Posted by edintheclouds on 12/06/2021 13:39:24:

Ok br, sorry I must missed it, maybe a moderator could delete this thread.

Hey mods, keep this thread going as well please

The more publicity the better.

I would like to help this gentleman if not recovered.

If any forum member knows him or the club he belongs to, or can suggest a way of making contact, please send me a PM.




Thread: I Need this exact motor!
12/06/2021 11:07:34

Is multiplle posting a forum fault just out of interest ?

I have posted and it has come up twice but never seen it four times as per Robert above ?


Thread: Stolen loco
12/06/2021 10:38:53


There is already a tread going on this. posted two days ago.

Another Stolen Loco
South of England By Swarf Maker

Nobody has issued full details such as if it is a Maidstone Engineering model, wether the gauge is 7.25 inches., wether boiler serial number is known ?

Such info would be helpful.


Edited By br on 12/06/2021 10:40:09

Thread: I Need this exact motor!
12/06/2021 09:23:42

Daft question, no doubt, but can you not purchase the one specified from Germany ?


Edited By br on 12/06/2021 09:24:02

Thread: Another Stolen Loco
11/06/2021 18:08:30

The police are sadly lacking in issuing detail on this loco which is not helping

Is it a Maidstone Engineering model as shown ?

Is it 7,25 inch gauge ?

Boiler serial number should hopefully be known.


11/06/2021 14:54:20


The picture is the 7.25 inch gauge loco on the Maidstone Engineering site..


Thread: Ebay and VAT as from July 1st.
11/06/2021 14:21:56

From 1 July, and in line with new legislation, eBay will collect VAT on all goods which are sold through eBay and shipped to buyers in the European Union (EU) with a consignment value up to EUR150. eBay will collect VAT on all sales to private individuals, regardless of seller status. eBay will declare the VAT collected under our Import One Stop Shop (IOSS) number.


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