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Member postings for Dave Jones 1

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Thread: Rulers - my pet peeve
08/01/2011 11:36:49
Being from a slightly younger generation, I had the luxury of missing out of capital punishment in school! on the downside this means it was not explained to me why you cant call it a ruler.  So why is this?
This also means I have had to teach myself how to work in imperial instead of metric, but that is a whole other can of worms!
Thread: LBSC Locomotives
29/11/2010 19:32:26
Unfortunately I dont have drawings to offer.  But can I ask, what are the plans for the erm plans when they have been collated? Someone was bound to ask to some point so it may as well have been me!
Thread: issue 171
26/11/2010 09:35:49
In Sunny Bradford
Postman today: yes
MEW: Yes
Snow: no
Rain: no
Actually thats a bit of a lie, it turned up later yesterday whilst I was at work!
Thread: Why is everything you buy such rubbish!!
10/11/2010 17:37:57
On the positive side, all of the 'old well made' tools are now available second hand at reasonable prices.  I managed to pick up a spotless eclipse micrometer full working order like new for £3 at a boot fair the other week!
Good quality tooling and equipment is still out there, but you have a look/pay for it.  For example, I believe the cheapest brand new Myford lathe will cost you just shy of £7000, for that price you could probably equip a full model engineering workshop with far eastern machinery.
07/11/2010 20:55:01
In answer to the thread topic, people forget that "Buy cheap, buy twice" is in my experience generally speaking true!
Thread: tutorials for CAD?
05/11/2010 12:32:17
I am considering moving over to the dark side and giving CAD a go!  I have attempted using a number of free packages listed on this forum, however I have not got very far! Does anyone know of any tutorials around on the internet linked to a specific package (preferably free package!).  I am after  a CAD package, although I thought the recent step by step guide in MEW was of excellent quality it looked more geared up for 3D drawings as opposed to measured CAD.
Ideally I am looking for a package that I can then use to transfer the drawings to a CNC package in the future if I decide to take that step!
Thread: Initial work quality
25/10/2010 11:34:01
I spent my first year or so turning nice 12" lengths of stock into smaller lengths and sizes suitable for the scrap bin, on the positive side I managed to teach myself how to use a lathe and establish a nice collection of off cuts for future use!
Thread: ME Issue 4381 - 02 July - Subscription Copy Delivery ?
01/07/2010 20:16:32
not here either
Thread: Vintage Grayson Lathe
30/06/2010 22:15:00
I am not sure if you are referring to Leeds library, but if not then they have bound copies of ME covering the same time period.
Thread: cutting a thin brass disc
14/06/2010 16:25:56
Many thanks, ill give it a try
14/06/2010 15:18:47
Afternoon all, i was wondering if someone could help.  I need to make three thin brass discs 1" in diameter out of 20g brass.  How would you go about doing it?  The ideas I have come up with so far are as follows; 
1. Loctite a piece of brass to a faceplate and trepan tool (dont quote my spelling of it! but plunge a tool into the brass at the correct diameter producing a disc.
2. mark out the shape and cut/file using a jewellers hand saw/files
How would everyone else go about it, and are their any other methods I havent thought of? I dont have access to a mill or a rotary table.
Thread: construction articles on website
01/06/2010 00:37:20
As it would appear that articles can be published on the website, if the full magazine is also put on to cover copyright issues, what are the possabilities of adding a couple of lbsc costruction series to the website?
just a thought!
Thread: A beginners locomotive
27/04/2010 22:22:05
I too would recommend a 3 1/2" gauge model.  5" are quite big for a first model and cost considerably more in terms of castings and materials and 2 1/2" are a bit fiddly for a first time model. 
Thread: Website with drawing errors listed
16/04/2010 01:00:08
Just thought I would pop a link on to this site (no affiliation), it has a number of drawing errors listed for a number of loco's and traction engines.  Hopefully it will save someone a costly mistake at some point!
Thread: Digital editions of Model Engineer and Model Engineers' Workshop.
06/04/2010 23:36:22
Mine is also fixed, however it seems to have done it by itself (cheers IT guys!)
Thread: Beginners start here in Model Engineer
06/04/2010 11:52:54
I think the problem is how basic do you make the articles? If you are new to model engineering and have no previous knowledge at all then you may struggle with the article.  I had to teach myself all of the basic techniques and used a good book I found from a second hand bookshop from the 1930's that cost me about a fiver! (hand techniques dont change that much) These days with the internet, if you need to find out more about a specific technique there is usually a website that covers it. 
After about 4 months background reading on basic techniques I managed to make a Stuart 10V (that works!) using the book building a vertical steam engine from castings.
On the subject of wobblers, I have never used one (maybe I should!!) I only had a dremel and a unimat 3!
Thread: Digital editions of Model Engineer and Model Engineers' Workshop.
06/04/2010 11:41:11
Morning David,
Same problem here I am afraid.  Its worked fine last week, and I went to look at the back issues this morning, and up popped the same message as above.
Thread: Name that drill casting
01/02/2010 16:51:42
Can anyone tell me which sensitive drill this casting is for?
When I bought it, the seller believed it was from a Westbury sensitive drill.  I have now got hold of the plans for this, and its not the same.  The reason I ask is that there are no attachment points for the jockey wheel or feed lever, I suppose I could attach some but I would rather keep it to the original plans.  The casting is aluminium.  I have seen one in an old MEW where is it shown as a tapping tool holder at an exhibition.

Edited By David Clark 1 on 01/02/2010 21:04:12

Thread: why cant you silver solder in the workshop?
01/01/2010 17:47:36
I have read in various books/magazines that you are not meant to silver solder indoors as this causes other machinery in the workshop to rust.  With the obvious safety aspects of using that much heat indoors, why does it cause machinery to rust?
Thread: Rolls Royce Merlin engine plans
29/12/2009 17:07:25
Evening all,
I am aware that a few examples exist of model Merlin engines, I was wondering if anyone had ever drawn up any plans for these?
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