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Thread: New Covid Rules
14/09/2020 08:23:15


Even in groups of six the individuals should stay 2 metres apart (or 1 metre with 'mitigation', which can be 'outside'  ), unless they come from the same household or 'support bubble'. The last sentence of your text suggests that these restrictions do not apply to 'groups of six' or fewer?

Gov't Core Document here. (Applies England)



Edited By Weary on 14/09/2020 08:24:38

Edited By Weary on 14/09/2020 08:33:40

Thread: Identify Home Built Clock
28/08/2020 08:40:30

Hello Mr Varner

all the Model Engineer issues listed in your enquiry are currently available on ebay.



Thread: Assembling laser cut cabs
04/06/2020 16:21:41

Model Engineers Laser will cut the parts in your choice of material and thickness using their 'standard' drawings if you ask. Obviously if you change the thickness then tab slots and corresponding tab thickness will be incorrect.



Thread: Steam Age - Sue O'Connor
22/04/2020 16:53:02

In Model Engineer magazine 1989 Vol.163 issue 3852 page13, the editorial mentioned " Steam Age, Sue O'Connor retires".

Model Engineer index here.

Thread: Mild Steel Flat Bar?
21/04/2020 09:38:27

M-machine supply that size (cut from sheet). They are still trading - or at least they were very recently. Giv'em a call??

Ah!  Postings crossed.  I now see that you have already considered that option.




Edited By Weary on 21/04/2020 09:39:43

Thread: Maisie construction notes
19/04/2020 13:28:01

Probably best to go straight for the book for convenience?



Thread: Steel tyre suppliers
09/04/2020 16:40:28

Hello (again) Stuart,

You can try asking m-machine as to my knowledge they have (part) machined their own steel tube for other people for smokeboxes - so they may have some insight if they have machined the 180 x 140. But, of course they may be using large industrial lathes that tackle heavy work without noticing!

I got some large diameter steel tube from them (250mm OD x 230mm ID) and it machined fine. But, that may be from a different supplier or batch etc., to your requirement so not really comparable.

I doubt that you have a lot of choice in the matter in the final count, so ……….

best of luck,

& regards,


07/04/2020 19:26:49

Hello Stuart,

You might like to have a word with M-Machine and see what they can supply. They list steel tube 180mm OD x 140mm ID per inch - amongst many other sizes. They may have something closer to your requirements to reduce machining (and wastage/cost), or perhaps you could adjust to something 'off the shelf?

I think that I got my tube for steel loco-tyres from Benteler Distribution (It was a long time ago). They cut it into 25mm slices for me. was really horrible tough vile steel to machine! And took an eternity. Of course there are other similar suppliers.



Thread: Coronavirus
06/03/2020 18:30:37

This thread merely confirms the limits to my education. So, how exactly does one "prepare" Izal medicated toilet-paper before use?

I have 'googled' and searched youtube without success. Perhaps, in ignorance, I am using the wrong search terms tho'.

Regards, in anticipation of someone sharing what could become crucial information.


Edited By Weary on 06/03/2020 18:31:45

Thread: 5" gauge terrier build
06/03/2020 09:50:33

I suggest that you ask the question over on Model Engineering Clearing House Forum where there is an active build and a couple of owners who are members.


(another) Phil

Thread: GWR Armstrong Class7 4-4-0
29/02/2020 16:24:51

Model Engineering Clearing House forum here.



Thread: Turbo CAD offer
15/02/2020 18:29:09

If you are considering purchasing TurboCad always worth giving Paul Tracey a call or contacting him via email for prices. He used to advertise on this site but seems to have stopped doing-so.



Thread: Soft soldering on a finished copper boiler ??? ... advice needed :-(
12/01/2020 13:54:11

Suggest that you use Loctite 567 thread sealant.

Forget soft-soldering. It was the appropriate technique when 'Curly' wrote his instructions. Modern thread sealant will leave your boiler uncontaminated with soft-solder and allow removal of fixings if required.



Thread: soldering stainless steel
09/01/2020 09:24:20

Phosphoric acid = easily available; even available on ebay.



Thread: Cast Iron Watch Case
02/01/2020 18:57:40

The graphite that Meehanite contains will leave black marks upon contact and when handled.

Thread: Decent drawings for an LNER A-3
03/12/2019 13:54:56

Doncaster; designed by Don Young.

Drawings and castings available from Reeves 2000. Drawings imperial.

Constructional series in Locomotives Large and Small magazine (I think).

Build log and enthusiasts for same who may be of assistance on Model Engineering Clearing House forum.



Thread: Tich
27/11/2019 22:02:27

Maximum working pressure = 80 lbs per sq inch for both large and small boiler versions of Tich.



Thread: Hollow Stay on a 5" Tich
24/11/2019 09:47:26

Maybe for 'blower'? This is its' purpose on smaller versions of Tich. If so it will have a matching control valve on the back-head and a tube in the smokebox to the blower itself.



Thread: Any geologists out there?
06/10/2019 09:20:03

Wrinkled rock-borers and piddocks!

Info: here.



Thread: Princess Marina
25/09/2019 12:55:23

From memory there is at least one active member on Model Engineering Clearing House who runs a Princess Marina. He (they) may be able to assist - I assume that you have a query of some kind.



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