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Member postings for MichaelR

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Thread: Nuisance phone calls
18/10/2020 19:07:47

I tell them "Just a moment" I'll get the house holder, and switch this little fellow on and let him sing his song

"Rawhide Ye Ha"


Edited By MichaelR on 18/10/2020 19:33:00

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020
07/10/2020 18:55:50
Posted by Roderick Jenkins on 07/10/2020 18:28:12:

But will you wince when your knee bumps into them smiley

Exactly that's what I was thinking

Thread: Machinery hire?
26/09/2020 19:02:55

A search around your local plant hire company's should find what you require such as a Mini Digger or Micro Digger, which should fit your access, some are electric powered.


Edited By MichaelR on 26/09/2020 19:04:39

Edited By MichaelR on 26/09/2020 19:16:18

Thread: Steam Raising Blower
22/09/2020 08:50:52

Hello Peter, My steam raising fan is nothing fancy, the blades are straight each blade is riveted to a disc attached to the motor

fan.jpg Michael


Edited By MichaelR on 22/09/2020 09:02:23

Thread: Reminiscences
19/09/2020 15:54:01

A couple of my boyhood memories that will give Health and Safety a "bad do", going to the local chemist shop to buy ether to make fuel for model air craft engines, you had to take your own bottle which was usually a empty lemonade bottle and travelling on the bus with that bottle of ether in my pocket.

Then there was the glass cased wet acid accumulator for our wireless it was my job to take it to the shop for recharging and bring a fully charged one back in exchange, they had a carrying handle fitted which I slung on my bike handle bars.

Happy Days.


Thread: Using a gear to index a chuck
04/09/2020 18:45:11

This may be what you are looking for Link

Thread: Lathe and big machines | help needed in finding them a new home
09/08/2020 09:03:39

Link Here



Edited By MichaelR on 09/08/2020 09:04:53

Thread: is it a flycutter ?
15/07/2020 14:32:57

Joiners wood plug cutter ?

Thread: Old School Projects
03/07/2020 09:22:34

T. E. Haynes Steam Engine. Link this may help.

Thread: Which one to build
10/06/2020 15:03:43

John, When I built my Durham & NY traction engine I finished and completed it on the workbench, I and my better half lifted the engine off the bench and onto the floor, what I will say I couldn't lift that engine on my own I can't say how heavy the engine is but it's manageable.


10/06/2020 14:20:16

Have a look at the 2" scale Durham & North Yorkshire traction engine a nice size, powerful, and easy to manage.


Thread: Recommended sizes for copper pipe unions & nipples
09/06/2020 14:42:48

This was posted for a similar question on this forum, it may help you.


Thread: Mystery casting
03/06/2020 08:40:49

Looks like a Uniflow cylinder casting with the exhaust ports in the bores, going by the size it could be for the Atkinson Uniflow steam wagon by a Ray Prime I think the model was serialised in Engineering in Miniature.

And there again I could be wrong.


Thread: LBSC 3.5" "Maisie" - steam regulator valve assembly
02/06/2020 10:32:42

It's many years since I made my Masie but from memory. To remove the regulator rod take the regulator handle off, and unscrew the bush that the rod goes through and you can then draw the rod with the bush out, the rod has a stop collar behind the bush and a square section on the rod at the regulator valve end, the linkage at the valve can then be removed.


Thread: Wyvern engine help!
26/05/2020 16:14:07

Jim. My exhaust has no sound deadening just the expansion box, sounds not to bad noise wise.


26/05/2020 09:02:06


Jim. You can do your own thing with the exhaust on the Wyvern, my version shown in the picture, I used a Hall sensor for my ignition by Minimag Link , however you can use points and coil ignition.

I run my Wyvern on petrol, you can use propane but I am not up on that method but it would be worth looking into.

Hope this helps.


19/05/2020 15:42:52

Have you got a little bit of float on your slide valve buckle ? which will allow the steam/air pressure to seal the valve to the port face.


Thread: Silver soldering boiler
12/05/2020 16:48:12

David, You have made a nice job on your boiler very neat, just one point you really need your pressure gauge on a "U" Bend syphon to form a water slug which protects the gauge from damage by direct steam pressure, although you may know this already.


Thread: Fixing a ball to a govenor arm
11/05/2020 11:59:09

Henry, I used ball bearings for my traction engine governor, I softened the balls by heating them to red heat then drilled the balls for the governor arms and fixed the balls to the arms with Loctite.


Edited By MichaelR on 11/05/2020 12:00:00

Thread: masks and metal band around nose
08/05/2020 15:22:38

Some Ideas here Link , nose piece materials for home made masks.


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