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Member postings for MichaelR

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21/06/2022 10:31:24

Very sorry to hear that sad news, I met Stan when he used to attend the Modelling Week at Primrose Valley Filey, he ran the model engineering workshop along with the late Geoff Shepherd, nothing was any trouble to him if you needed a repair to your model Stan would be there to help you.

A sad loss to the hobby of model engineering.

My condolences to his family.


Thread: Car boot gizmo identification?
19/06/2022 09:14:12

Steve, Haven't a clue what the first item is, but when I was serving my time as a joiner in the 1950s I would have given anything to own a Disston D8 Rip Saw or any Disston saw, but Disston saws were pretty unobtainable in those days, you have a valuable original tool in that saw.


Thread: Centaur Valve Timing
18/06/2022 16:24:51

Hopper, As you say I put grub screws in the cam boss and adjusted for running position from what I remember there is no lap, I time the ignition to fire at TDC.

The Wyvern running here Link


18/06/2022 10:58:32

wyvern timing.jpgSome time ago I built the Wyvern and remember having to do a lot of adjustments to get the cams set, I finally got them set and the engine ran and started OK.

Wyvern cams and timing


Wyvern timing chart .jpg

16/06/2022 09:01:45

When I built my Centaur I had the same problem with the valve timing, after many hours trying to get the timing as the drawing showed and using a degree disc on the flywheel I gave up, I then set the timing to what I thought would work, I set the inlet to start opening just after TDC, the exhaust to open at BDC, I don't know at what degrees the valve timings are all I did was position the crank and watch the valves and adjust the cams to get what I wanted.

It's a slogger of a engine and as Hopper says it doesn't want valve overlap.

The result here LINK


Edited By MichaelR on 16/06/2022 09:07:16

Thread: Painting Advice
13/06/2022 16:23:05

For painting fibre glass you really need a Etch Primer Link


Thread: Help: Cordless angle grinder keeps shutting down?
09/06/2022 19:27:14

Maybe your grinder has a built in automatic safety protection, which could be faulty.


Thread: Headstock cover trouble
02/06/2022 14:59:38

PDF Manual ML7 See here Link


Thread: 11cc Wall
18/05/2022 19:04:22
Posted by JasonB on 18/05/2022 18:10:40:

I've had the cordless drill and my 12V RC starter on it but the pull cord still seems to be give the best results even though it is a pain to have to keep rewinding it.

Jason, In my model boating days I used a cross looped starting cord around the flywheel this method allowed you to spin the engine over without the need to rewind the starting cord, as you can see in my picture being above the the engine  when starting may not suit a bench mounted engine.

The engine in my boat was a 15cc Gannet Petrol OHV

Mike.Model Boat

Edited By MichaelR on 18/05/2022 19:06:05

Edited By MichaelR on 18/05/2022 19:11:25

Thread: Tools needed to build a 3 1/2in gauge Tich
07/05/2022 09:32:46

Steven, There is a Juliet Build Diary on this Forum with lots of pictures in the builders Album, and some feed back from other members, it may be of interest to you regarding your mention of the Juliet.

See Link


Thread: Mystery tool No?
01/05/2022 17:27:15

Poising Tool Link it's the nearest I can find on the web. Scroll to bottom of page


Edited By MichaelR on 01/05/2022 17:28:20

Thread: Looking for help to value items
19/04/2022 19:04:53

Pearson No6 on Ebay at £1,949.00

I have no connection with above, MichaelR

Thread: Microsoft Edge is overriding Google Chrome
09/04/2022 18:40:45
Posted by Peter Cook 6 on 09/04/2022 18:15:28:

Thanks Martin - I know I can, but it's then more complex to keep the main dozen websites I frequent as shortcuts on the new tab page. To get here for example I currently click new tab, and then the shortcut to this site, Ditto BBC News and BBC sport. Two clicks to the places I go most often.

I have habituated myself to always search in the top bar - it's just annoying that the search on a new tab page cannot be changed.

You can add your favourite web sites to Collections or the Favourite bar, in favourite bar one click brings up the web site, collections it's two clicks.


Thread: Help identify collet type
09/04/2022 16:43:34

They look very similar to the Osborn Titanic milling chuck collets, for threaded milling cutters.


Edited By MichaelR on 09/04/2022 16:45:34

Thread: What adhesive - that shrinks when it sets - do you recommend for melamine laminate sheets?
03/04/2022 15:57:08

Ha Ha Jason that's the the Question, maybe a bit of double sided adhesive tape or?


03/04/2022 15:38:57

Forget about the glue, why not use magnets to hold the two sheets together you can get Neodymium magnets in all shapes and sizes suitable for recessing into the joint face of your boards and give a firm joint.


Thread: Stuart Williamson Engine
31/03/2022 15:42:21

You may have to join the forum to see this Link but it may be what you are looking for.


Edited By MichaelR on 31/03/2022 15:47:33

Thread: What is this?
21/03/2022 19:26:22

Maybe a bit small but it has the looks of a Rug Prodder.

Thread: Identification help please
21/02/2022 09:11:23

Second looks to be a commercial item but I have never heard of "Signalling Equipment Ltd"

Info for the above Here


Thread: Allchin compensating Centre
17/02/2022 19:01:15

Dougie, check the three pinion spacings they have to be spot on equal to run smoothly.


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