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Thread: Boxford 280 Oil Top up
02/02/2020 11:12:42

Hi Lee

I presume you're referring to the headstock oil. If your Boxford is the same as my 330 (X10 series), then you shouldn't need to remove the top cover. There is a filler plug in the side of the headstock immediately above the level window.

Hope this helps!


Thread: More evidence that the world has gone mad!
03/12/2019 10:28:06

Yesterday I called BT and renewed my mobile phone contract. In response they sent two emails to my BTinternet email account, saying thanks for renewing etc. What did my BT mail account do with the two emails from BT? Put them in the spam folder of course...

Following on from Mike's post, in the seventies I used to work for RCA Records in London. The saying at the time was: If Typhoo put the T in Britain, who put the ar*e in RCA?


Edited By davidk on 03/12/2019 10:29:26

Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
21/09/2018 12:45:32

Hi Ian

Funnily enough, the one aircraft that I saw fitted with silencers, many years ago was a PZL Wilga with an Ivchenko radial engine. This was at Lydd Airport in Kent, UK. Probably 30 years ago, but the image stuck in my mind!

There are a few pictures on the internet of Wilgas fitted with silencers. Googling G-BUNC or SP-FZE for example will find some.

I've just found an NZ registered example as well!  ZK-PZN



Edited By davidk on 21/09/2018 13:04:58

28/07/2018 13:40:40

Hawker Typhoon RB396 is undergoing a rebuild to fly, hopefully in 2024. The Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group have managed to secure a Napier Sabre IIa that will be rebuilt to airworthy condition. A mammoth project by any standards. Really looking forward to seeing that one in the air!



Thread: Songs for the Workshop
26/07/2018 16:23:56

Also "My Grinding Mill" by John Lee Hooker

and "Hard Times in the Mill" by Pete Seeger

25/07/2018 17:34:52

Anything by Mike and the Mechanics...


Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
21/07/2018 14:57:03

G-APSA isn't airworthy anymore unfortunately.

The DC-6 in question will be the Red Bull DC-6B OE-LDM. She's made a few flights in and out of Cranfield this week.


04/07/2018 07:07:33
Posted by Andrew Johnston on 03/07/2018 20:35:54:
Posted by DrDave on 03/07/2018 09:35:43:

OV-10 Bronco? It is a twin-boom aeroplane that is commonly used for air-to-air photography.

I recall making an Airfix kit of a Bronco "ahem" years ago, but sadly not the aircarft in question. The aircraft was twin rudder, not twin boom. The horizontal stabilisers on the tail had a significant dihedral, so quite distinctive. But I still don't know what it was. sad


Sounds a bit like a Dassault Flamant.


Thread: Bridgeport Mill - Convert to 240v Single Phase
28/04/2018 07:53:42

The company is C&C Rewinds Ltd, 7 Test Valley Business Centre, Test Lane, Southampton SO16 9JW. No connection, just a very satisfied customer.


27/04/2018 21:57:18

I took my 3-phase Bridgeport 2-speed 380/440V pancake motor to a motor rewinder in Southampton. He rewound it for me, so it's now a 3-phase 2-speed 230V motor. It now runs just fine on an IMO Jaguar VXR inverter which is 230V single phase in, 230V 3-phase out. The rewinding cost me about £300 three years ago. I only power this motor with the inverter, not the rest of the (Denford) milling machine that the head is fitted to.


Thread: Comments??
08/02/2018 10:05:51


Still doesn't explain what she's doing though!


Thread: MEW263 - Postal non or late delivery?
27/12/2017 13:38:16

Mine arrived this morning


Thread: D1 Camlock Repair
12/11/2017 13:16:29

Hi John

What make is the lathe? For my Boxford 330 for example, they are listed as a spare part, no. X10-02-011. Not cheap at £20.27 each though! See **LINK**

Hope this helps


Thread: Acorn rake
24/09/2017 19:49:18

SWMBO and I are the owners of a 150 year old oak. Dennis, you're absolutely right, this really is a bumper year for acorns. More this year than any time I can remember. Damn squirrels bury them everywhere, we're forever digging up small oak saplings. Spent 2 hours this afternoon raking acorns...

We've never had much success with the wire tine rakes, but some of the plastic rakes are quite effective. The ones with flat tines are the best. This kind of thing for example: **LINK** It's still hard work though. If anyone can think of an easier way, I'd be most interested!


Thread: moving house & workshop
23/09/2017 11:47:11

I can also recommend Steve Cox of Landylift. A few years ago he moved my Denford milling machine from Lincolnshire down to Hampshire. A very professional job, well pleased. No connection, just a satisfied customer.


Thread: Making work equipment.
31/03/2017 18:41:37

However I would also point out that the responsibility for ensuring conformity with all relevent standards/directives lies with the person or organisation that places the product on the market in the EU. So, in the case of Chinese imports it is not the manufacturer who is resposible but the importer/distributor.

If you import directly from China and do not resell the product no laws are broken. It is a case of caveat emptor.


Perhaps that's another meaning for the Chinese version of the CE mark, Caveat Emptor...


Thread: Aircraft recognition problem
28/03/2017 13:51:18

Hi Geoff

Try Googling G-ATNV to see if that looks similar, a PA-24-260 with tip tanks. There are some pictures out there showing it with dark blue tip tanks and fuselage underside.


Thread: Another Tom Senior question ?
13/02/2017 09:52:59

Hi John

My TS Major has three 0.5" slots on 2" centres.

My little round-column TS E-Type has three 0.375" slots on 1.5" centres.



Thread: Need To Help Four Stroke Combustion Engine on 3D model
11/02/2017 12:18:59

John & Neil, I have to agree that it doesn't look like a real engine.


11/02/2017 11:19:58

Item 23 seems to be a pipe that runs between the sump and the item in question.

If you click on item 23 it says: "Lubrication Oil Suction Pipe. The suction pipe connects the sump and lubrication oil pump (suction side)"

So I would say it's a lubrication oil pump. If you look at the other pipe from the item in question, it seems to go to the side of the bock, maybe feeding oil galleries.



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