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Member postings for John Penfold

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Thread: Warco WM 250 problem?
15/11/2019 11:49:42

The cabinets and drip tray are fairly flimsy. I put a thick piece of plyboard inside the top of the cabinets and bolted through. That has solved the floppiness.

I also had to add a piece of rubber (I used some inner tube) to seal off the bolt holes in the drip tray. Warco do not supply any seals saying that this was user solvable(?).

I haven't bolted the lathe down as my floor wasn't level. I used the bolt holes to level the lathe.


Thread: Painting! There one day, gone the next!
09/11/2019 07:43:27

Oh dear, lots more practice - or use a brush frown


Thread: ww2 jeeps
23/10/2019 08:30:21

Hi Jerry

Some way to go then ;~}


Thread: Steam fittings
13/02/2019 10:27:10

Hi Peter

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
02/01/2019 08:07:50



Thread: Electrolux vacuum - Need to make a missing wheel
05/11/2018 17:24:44

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 angry 2.


Thread: I finished a project!
07/09/2018 22:16:07

I am sure that felt good. Well done.


Thread: Mystery lathe on eBay
04/09/2018 20:29:00

Good one ☝️


Thread: Really hope this finds a home....
03/07/2018 15:05:18

Looks a bit time expired to me.


Thread: LBSC "Dot"
02/05/2018 07:31:09

Dragbeam bracket 2.jpegHere are the pictures.

Dragbeam bracket 1.jpeg

Thread: Mobile Networks
01/05/2018 08:53:18

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"
01/05/2018 08:46:48

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.


dragbeam detail 3.jpg

30/04/2018 08:05:32

Thanks Phil.

I’ll work with this.


29/04/2018 16:41:58

Oh dear - these bits must “unmentionables”


29/04/2018 06:44:28

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?
09/04/2018 17:41:05

A pensioner’s tool to use on a burglar?


Thread: Lift-span Bridge
07/04/2018 06:34:46

Hello Peter

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 !
17/03/2018 17:57:15

Thanks Bob

17/03/2018 14:40:53

Forgive the ignorance, but what would an inlay stringing tool do?

Thread: 6" Burrell, Finished at last !
16/03/2018 07:29:43

Really nice.

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