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Member postings for Dougie Swan

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Thread: Allchin help
17/08/2021 10:30:49

Thanks Jason

I think I can get a set a bit cheaper from hpc or elsewhere

Dougie

17/08/2021 09:19:44

Hi

I don't have the inclination to try to hob the worm and wheel as described for this engine

Can anyone suggest a dp or mod set of the nearest size that would be suitable

Thanks

Dougie

13/08/2021 16:18:31

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13/08/2021 13:41:42

Thanks Jason, that's exactly what I needed

This is all that's on my drawings

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13/08/2021 13:20:30

Thanks Jason

Sorry I wasn't specific about the bracket

Its the one shown on sheet 12 for holding the worm and wheel and the chain drum

Dougie

13/08/2021 12:43:35

Hi

Can anyone help me with the dimensions of the steering brackets for the 1.5" allchin

The details are not on the drawings but a note says the dimensions are in ME vol 135 on page 653

Can anyone send me a screenshot

Thanks

Dougie

Thread: Allchin help
03/07/2021 13:19:20

Thanks Jason

I was starting to loose the will to live trying to get that pic in the right thread

Dougie

03/07/2021 10:53:13

Hi

These first two pics are what I thi k is the casti g for the lh drive centre without dogs cast in, it has a plain back, not like the one shown in the book and has a diameter of 3 5/16,the third pic is what I think is the right one

Any info would be appreciated

Dougie

Edited By JasonB on 03/07/2021 12:16:16

02/07/2021 17:55:09

Thanks for the replies

I bought a lot of old second hand iron castings that are good quality

I will post some pics tomorrow of what I think are the r and l hahd bevel gear centres

Do I still need to add pics to my album before they appear here or has it got easier?

Dougie

02/07/2021 17:55:08

Thanks for the replies

I bought a lot of old second hand iron castings that are good quality

I will post some pics tomorrow of what I think are the r and l hahd bevel gear centres

Do I still need to add pics to my album before they appear here or has it got easier?

Dougie

02/07/2021 15:33:27

Hi if there are any allchin builders out there can I ask a question about the lh driving boss

Did the casting you had have the ratchet stops for the winding gear cast in or do I have to cut them myself

Neither the drawings nor the book makes it clear but some of the pictures liik different to what I have

Thanks

Dougie

Thread: BA screws and nuts
08/04/2021 20:40:18

Thanks for all the replies

I will contact Mike in the morning

Dougie

08/04/2021 17:57:34

Hi

I used to buy my ba stuff from Mike Sandyford of "items" mail order

Is this the same source as the items ad in the magazine, I ask because it seems very hard, at least to me, to find anything on the website

Dougie

Thread: Caveat emptor
16/02/2021 12:57:11

Hi

I have just had a call from the owner of this business expressing his apologies for the response I got which I accept

This matter has now been settled

Thanks for all the replies

Dougie

15/02/2021 22:27:17

Hi

I recently placed an order for some spring steel strip on an online shop

The site said that due to problems the supplier had with Royal Mail my package would be sent by a courier at a cost of £6.5, a bit much I thought for an order of £3

When it arrived it had been sent by R M at a cost of £1.83

I contacted the seller to ask about the £4. 67 discrepancy and was told tough it's the website fault and no chance of a refund

Safe to say that was my first and last order from G S model supplies

Thread: Minnie Gunmetal Bronze and Brass
26/01/2021 16:17:29

Macc models have a good range of bronze and brass in smaller AF sizes and available in 6" lengths

Dougie

Thread: Schraeder valve threads
13/01/2021 22:31:45

Wow

Thankyou for all the rapid replies

This forum never fails to deliver

Dougie

13/01/2021 12:44:06

Hi

Can anyone tell me what size the thread is on the outside of a schraeder valve

Thanks

Dougie

Thread: Allchin outer wrapper
21/12/2020 13:44:43

Hi and thanks for the replies

I may have mislabelled the parts I bought as part built as only one of the tubeplates was silver soldered and it was scrap

I hope the pictures I have will upload okay

The wrapper is too long by 3/8 but the previous builder has cut the stay holes before reducing the size

I was thinking of cutting each side, removing the excess and but joining the sides back together

My other option is to buy a new copper sheet which will be in metric 2.5mm and make a new wrapper

Dougie

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20/12/2020 16:06:12

Hi

I bought a pair of half built allchin boilers from the well known site

I have found, surprise surprise, that the outer wrappers are wrong

In a nutshell the stay holes have been drilled in the wrong place

But the wrappers are also too long so the problem could be fixed by cutting each side, removing the excess and re joining the sides back together which would bring everything back into line

This would mean a but joint either side with a strap on the insides

My question is will this be a safe way to fix it

Thanks in advance for any advice

Dougie

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