Here is a list of all the postings Steve Withnell has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: A bit of a puzzle on eBay|
I think its just the boiler and water tank that's missing.
|Thread: James Coombes|
I was pleased to find I'd made much more progress than I remembered, but I hadn't stuck to plan! I'd never liked the table columns, it didn't seem right to transition the round columns to a square platform. Just me being a bit OCD, so I turned them from square bar, so I could create a square plinth top and bottom. I'm pleased with how they look, but it has created a fitting problem - the valve gear bearing blocks screw directly on to the threaded posts that secure the columns. Any misalignment in the thread axis is corrected by rotating the column.
|Thread: Soldering Electrical Connections to NASA standard|
Perhaps I'm out of touch, but isn't lead free solder only mandated for potable water supplies? I'm still buying and using tin/lead solder for electronics. If so, then boilers for model engines should be fine with tin/lead solder (Where silver brazing isn't mandated).
|Thread: Brazil Nuts [the dynamic behaviour of]|
The best example of this I saw was at an factory that made adhesive tapes (masking tape, insulation tape). They had a new 5,000 Gallon storage tank installed in the factory yard and then re-laid tarmac over the top to re-instate the yard.
The tank rose up like a whale having 'floated' in the sand ballast and burst through the tarmac like a surfacing whale. I wish I'd had a camera.
|Thread: Stuart - James Coombes (Re: Stuart Victoria Plan Errors)|
Thanks Jason. Didn't appear to be anything in Nick's thread called out, looks like I can plough on,
Given the recent thread on errors in the Stuart Victoria plans, has anyone spotted anything materially wrong with the James Coombes?
|Thread: What Engine is this?|
|Thread: Stuart Victoria Query|
Mine certainly has! It's not getting rebuilt now...
|Thread: What Engine is this?|
What is it? Suspect it is a Lister or Petter diesel, but no expert. Is it scrap?
Personally, I would machine the valves from solid. The valves I made for the Nemett engine just needed a super sharp HSS tool. It does need to be the correct grade of free cutting stainless.
Mine is a bit smoky but it does run well otherwise!
Edited By Steve Withnell on 11/04/2021 10:29:35
|Thread: New car - or is it a wheeled computer?|
I would agree 100% with that. 100% marketing 0% Engineering!
|Thread: IUS Mount - Lathe Chucks|
Thanks Dave. Unfortunately MSC have done it again. They send out a sales flyer with these chucks at a deep discount and no matter how quick you jump on it, they have zero stock!
Is the IUS mount on TOS chucks, just a plain recessed back? I can't find any drawings.
|Thread: Stuart Twin Victoria (Princess Royal) Mill Engine|
I've a ton of pictures I took whilst building my Victoria. I took it quite away beyond the 'kit' Stuart supplied in the end.
Most are here in the blog I ran at the time:
Some the posts on this site too - ME Forum Post
Edited By Steve Withnell on 09/03/2021 14:43:22
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Edited By Steve Withnell on 09/03/2021 14:58:15
|Thread: Is a CNC the right solution for me?|
I doubt anything 'hobby' will do 50 a day 100mm diameter and 20mm depth to be honest. Hole cutter and some sort of lathe fixture to tidy up the edges would be my starting point.
|Thread: Whats this Tool? Workshop find.|
Obviously for slicing something into smaller strips - the name on the side appears to be "GASO"
|Thread: Workshop Clearance - Advice|
I think that's a key point Jason thanks.
Thanks Dave. I'll take a look, I may need to wait until we get down from this Tier 5 if the dealers are looking at scrap prices.
Sadly, I need to clear my Dad's small workshop. I need this done as a job lot and within the Tier 5 guidelines. The other issue is that I need to maximise the cash value to contribute to carer costs.
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