Here is a list of all the postings John Penfold has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Steam fittings|
I recently bought a 1/4 x 40 syphon and banjo fitting for a steam pressure gauge -
If it works have a look here on page 38 of 60.
|Thread: Completed Twin Inline IC Engine|
|Thread: Electrolux vacuum - Need to make a missing wheel|
I bet you didn't ask the indoor manager if she wanted it fixed. Most likely would have asked for a more efficient, more powerful, lighter and cordless.
I'm sure that Mr Grumpy bragging about his repair got a lot of muttering .
|Thread: I finished a project!|
I am sure that felt good. Well done.
|Thread: Mystery lathe on eBay|
Good one ☝️
|Thread: Really hope this finds a home....|
Looks a bit time expired to me.
|Thread: LBSC "Dot"|
|Thread: Mobile Networks|
I think the answer is yes - if you still have your old PAYG phone / sim card.
The latest is you pay monthly use it or not.
If you do not use the phone much then there are cheap deals of £5 to £8 /pm giving enough data, texts and calls to keep a low user satisfied.
|Thread: LBSC "Dot"|
Thanks again Phil.
I have had a GOOD look at the plans with my workbook close at hand. This is what I came up with. The bracket material looked the same thickness as the loco frame (1.6mm - 1/16". There wasn't any lower bracket for the drag-pin mentioned previously. With some head scratching, I measured out a piece of 1/16 and cut & bent into the shape shown in the red sketch on the part plan. When it is a bit further progressed - through trial and error as I am on the second cutting and bending - I will post a picture.
I’ll work with this.
Oh dear - these bits must “unmentionables”
I have at long last, progressed my LBSC Dot build to the missing build detail of running boards, cab dimensions and the loco - tender drawbar.
The narrative and plans of both the loco and the tender do not show a drawbar nor provide a clue of the fittings required.
Would someone be so kind as to give me a clue of what the drawbar looks like and how I may work out it's length and connections.
|Thread: what is this tool for?|
A pensioner’s tool to use on a burglar?
|Thread: Lift-span Bridge|
I have been watching with interest as you took (what I thought would be a simple project) into something really impressive.
Maybe I should have commented (?), but you were doing well enough and I was hoping for a final video of the system in action.
|Thread: Yet another what am I !|
Forgive the ignorance, but what would an inlay stringing tool do?
|Thread: 6" Burrell, Finished at last !|
|Thread: Medding MF4 drill pulley|
Sorry if it seems silly - are you really sure there isn't a small grub screw hiding at the bottom of the hole. I've been caught by a seemingly empty little black hole only to find a short grub at the bottom.
|Thread: Warco Mini Lathe Emergency stop / Direction control not resetting?|
Try giving the stop button a pull. I found that the stop button mechanics had loosened so that the switch located in the bottom portion of the switch assembly had moved so that it did not work correctly.
|Thread: Hello, I'm John|
I'm John in Chippenham Wiltshire and recently taken up model engineering. Being fairly new to machining, I signed up at the local college for evening classes to learn how to use the lathe and milling machines.
I have started making a two cylinder flame eater as a college project, and a gauge 1 "Dot" to see how it is done.
I have enjoyed following some threads and thought it time to say hello.
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