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Member postings for David Clark 1

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Thread: Material Suppliers
12/06/2009 22:04:30
Hi There
Try searching for
regards David
Thread: Website Articles - Suggestions Please
12/06/2009 20:04:28
Hi There
Not sure who to contact regarding John Haining.
I will see what I can do.
Had permission yesterday to put Stan Bray's articles on the web.
regards David
Thread: slitting saw woes
12/06/2009 19:53:47
Harold Hall's tool rests have both been published in his books.
One was in his tool and cutter grinding book, and I think the other may have been in his complete milling book.
regards David
Thread: MEW Just gets better
12/06/2009 19:46:04
Slow down.
I Won't be able to get my head through the door.
Seriously though, I have read Model Engineer since finding it in the school library in the mid 1960's. I learnt engineering from Model engineer and earned a lot of money from the knowledge gained.
Never did I dream that I would get the chance to put something back into the magazine.
A couple of readers have mentioned they thought I am not into model engineering. I am although I only have a a couple of part completed models to show for it. I have spent most of my life working on machines, both manual and CNC.
I have spent the best part of my life earning a living by machining and as a by product to this, I have purchased plenty of tools and machinesand now have two workshops that are well equipped. Now is the time to start making the models that I have also purchased over the years. I probably have about 8 steam engine casting kits, mostly Stuart but not all, a Redwing and  a half built diesel electric locomotive in SM32 (16mm scale 32 mm gauge).
Perhaps this is why I do a good job with ME and MEW?
I enjoy what I am doing.
regards David
Thread: vega v twin for stroke aero engine
11/06/2009 18:27:26
i There
It might infringe the authors copyright.
Who wrote it?
regads David
Thread: To Web Master
11/06/2009 09:42:38
Hi Col
If anyone wants to add a long link it is quite easy.
Place short text on page such as
click for link.
Select text and click chain icon in editor.
Paste in URL and problem sorted.
regards David
Thread: Copyright
10/06/2009 15:46:16
Hi There
It is something I am looking at.
regards David

Edited By David Clark 1 on 10/06/2009 15:46:33

Edited By David Clark 1 on 10/06/2009 15:52:19

Thread: Hampshire exhibition
10/06/2009 15:44:47
Hi There
This is more of a power tool exhibition.
Although we are in attendence, I expect the event organisers will advertise it.
regards David
Thread: slitting saw woes
10/06/2009 15:22:38
Hi There
Try buying a recognised brand such as clarkson or dormer from Ebay.
They should be fine.
regards david
Thread: brazing/siversoldering
10/06/2009 08:24:52
HI There
I have bought new Seivert at very reasonble prices on Ebay.
I have a patio gas container which has a regulator built in to the cylinder connector.
Does anyone know if this is ok or will I need a separate regulator?
regards David
Thread: RLE Engine
10/06/2009 08:17:17
Hi There
I heard Chester bought thepatterns but am not sure if true.
regards David
Thread: First Project
09/06/2009 14:34:23
Hi There
Stuart 10 is very simple but ar you an imperial or metric user?
regards David
Thread: Metro Article
09/06/2009 10:12:03
Hi Erik
Richmond is on holiday for a fortnight.
regards David
Thread: LittleLEC entries invited for weekend June 20 and 21 - 2009
09/06/2009 10:09:15

Do You Have a Small loco? Why not enter LittleLEC? 

Do you have a small loco that may have been the one you 'cut your teeth on', and have not driven for a long time. Maybe you have to restrict yourself to building small locos for any number of reasons space, room, portability, cost, etc. Whatever the reason, why not try LittleLEC?

LittleLEC is for a fun competition for locomotives up to 50 pounds dry weight. It is run along the lines of the long-established IMLEC, in which drivers and their locomotives compete against one another to achieve the best possible thermal efficiency. The efficiency figure is arrived at by calculation, so no dynamometer is involved with its attendant restrictions. eg. the hand pump can be used.

The competition was first run at Guildford Model Engineering Society's track in 2008, and proved to be enjoyable and exciting. It is amazing what can be achieved with a Tich weighing 21 pounds. Four of them ran among the total of 14 entries, and each could run for 20 minutes, without stopping, pulling their driver up gradients of up to 1 in 100. A Rob Roy was successful pulling a load of three adults!

This year the competition is being staged by Worthing & District Model Engineering Society on their track at Field Place, Worthing. Their track is similar in length to Guildford's, and has similar gradients, so will probably produce similar results, though there will be some different models running.

There are still a few spaces in the running schedule on 20th and 21st June, so why not get on to and download an entry form? There is still time!

Thread: To Web Master
08/06/2009 16:10:24
Hi There
As you can post messages, you must be registered and logged in.
You should be able to see classified.
Can you try again?
regards David
Thread: Ads
08/06/2009 13:15:59
Hi There
This is because of long URL's.
I will try to shorten them on a regular basis.
regards David
Thread: To Web Master
08/06/2009 13:03:15
Hi There
This is caused by long URL's.
If you spot this problem, let me know and I will shorten the URL.
regards David
Thread: British Gunmakers screw threads
01/06/2009 16:21:10
Hi There
I used to work for a company called Wilcox And Gibbs.
They made industrial sewing machines.
They were an American company and they had their own system of threads.
They were letter threads and the one we used most often was the letter N one.
It must have been about 6BA size.
regards David
Thread: Ignition coils for small engines
29/05/2009 16:27:15
Hi There
Rudy Kohupt suggest using a coil from an old magneto.
You can trim the iron laminations to tidy them up or leave as is.
regards David
Thread: Reaming and Scraping
29/05/2009 13:09:32
Hi There
An article on reaming would be welcome if anyone would like to write it.
Also one on scraping.
regards Davi
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