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Member postings for David Clark 1

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Thread: Fitting a budget DRO to a Warco WM14 milling machine
18/11/2015 20:05:14

The readout scales used were from Warco. Although fairly low cost I did not use the budget ones.


The scale above is the Y axis one, the X axis is the same but longer. Both scales and the readout console will have new batteries fitted. I purchased these from Ebay at about £6 for 10 batteries, genuine Duracell ones. The X scale will have a 90 degree miniature USB connector fitted so the lead does not interfere with the machine base, I used a left-hand adaptor but right-hand ones are also available. The Y axis probably won't need a right-angled adaptor.


The milling machine above is a Warco WM14. Note the angled sides to the base casting.

The stops and table lock have been removed ready to fit the readout. The stops will not be refitted but the table lock (not sure if one or both yet) will be replaced by a long Allen screw. The Y axis table locks are at the right-hand end and will remain in place as the readout scale will be fitted to the left-hand side of the machine.

Thread: What did you do today (2015)
18/11/2015 17:22:06


Thread: Milling - Speed and depth advice
18/11/2015 14:28:19

A lot will depend on the coolant available. Also if cutting a keyway it should be done in one pass. Speed about 3000 if available should be fine with lots of coolant. Probably about 25mm per minute feed.

Thread: Un-split, split die
18/11/2015 14:24:17

I think split means adjustable for cutting a thread and unsplit is used for cleaning up a damaged thread.

18/11/2015 13:20:56

I get many invoices that I do not open. Even if I am expecting this sort of email I check it with Norton if I think it might be genuine. Not found a genuine one yet.

I also had an email from Lancashire police about an invoice. I checked it out as I am paying a speeding fine then realised it would be from Lincolnshire police not Lancashire. It looked exactly the same as a genuine police email and was from a genuine officer.

18/11/2015 12:58:05

Also, beware of people asking you to pay by PayPal if you are buying something and they ask you to send money as a gift so they can avoid PayPal fees. A gift payment cannot be returned or claimed on PayPal insurance.

Thread: What is the most useful workshop tool that you have made?
18/11/2015 10:05:09

Hi Bricky I never found it. Try submitting it again. I passed all articles to Neil and Diane and never saw that one. If it was as good as you said, I am sure I would have used it.

Thread: Scroll Saw
17/11/2015 18:34:01

There is a Delta on EBay, £9.99 at the moment. Collect from London area but most sellers will pack for a courier.

Thread: Build threads.
17/11/2015 16:33:29

Do you mean other moderators want that particular thread on the site?

Thread: Details for 48ft clerestory underframe
17/11/2015 16:13:37

Yes, there appeared to be information available but I struggle to copy links on an IPad. Try searching as suggested above. Seem to be quite a few links including color photos and I think drawings at NRM.

Thread: A couple of engines to identify
17/11/2015 15:12:47

So, has anyone got the catalogue page from prior to 1932 with this engine on it that they can post here? Or better still a copy of the drawings. Should not be too difficult to recreate one by fabricating the cylinder support and column. It would be outside the copyright date so permissible to publish it.

Thread: Use By/ Best Before Dates
17/11/2015 15:08:17

Thank You John

A bit of common sense goes a long way and does not get out of date.

Thread: Scroll Saw
17/11/2015 15:05:34

Have a look on EBay. I purchased a RadioSpares one which had RS on the cover plate for £30. This was a badged quality American Delta scroll saw. Whichever one you go for do a search for the name of the saw and problems.

Thread: Build threads.
17/11/2015 14:02:46

I think the use by/ best before thread should have been deleted by a moderator as soon as it was started. This is the sort of thing that spoils the forum.

17/11/2015 13:58:10

Hello Michael Gilligan

I put a search facility on the home page. It is still there and I believe I set it up to search the whole site rather than the titles.

Yes, the title of the thread is most important. I have started using latest posts to look at recent threads. Far more convenient than the latest post list on the right.

Thread: What is a dot punch?
17/11/2015 11:42:05

Perhaps English use dots and Americans use pricks for the same thing?

Edited By David Clark 1 on 17/11/2015 12:02:12

Edited By JasonB on 17/11/2015 17:45:31

Thread: Details for 48ft clerestory underframe
17/11/2015 10:12:08

Have you tried googling Midland Railway 48ft clerestory coach? Lots of references online.

Thread: Build threads.
17/11/2015 09:03:29

Anything that requires modification to the forum software is unlikely to happen. The current system is working fine, it just lacks some fine tuning.

Thread: Details for 48ft clerestory underframe
16/11/2015 20:14:10

There are plenty of online indexes for model railway magazines.

I would think ModelRailway Constructor or Railway Modeller would be your best bet.

Thread: Build threads.
16/11/2015 17:55:14

Hi John W1 You are misunderstanding me. The suggestion was a thread comprised of links to build threads. There would be no need to comment as all that would be on the thread would be a link to each build thread. Premoderated so only build thread links could be posted. No comments would be required.

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