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Member postings for MichaelR

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Thread: Unknown object
20/07/2019 08:35:32

It could be something to do with tying fishing flies !!


Thread: Angle grinders - Dangerous or not
19/07/2019 08:55:44
Posted by john carruthers on 19/07/2019 08:45:58:

What could possibly go wrong? wink

carving disc link

There are some lethal looking attachments on that link, sends a shiver up the spine.


Thread: Kennions Excellent Service
16/07/2019 13:56:21

I ordered castings yesterday from GLR Kennions, and this morning the carrier arrived with my parcel now that's what I call first class service, the castings are good quality and very well packaged.

Full marks from a very satisfied customer .


Thread: Wanted ... design for snifting valve suitable for large boilered Tich.
10/07/2019 15:35:55

Mike, These snifting valves are From LBSC The Live Steam Book.


Thread: Part built Allchin 1.5 inch
06/07/2019 08:53:13
Posted by derek blake on 30/05/2019 23:24:23:

Thank you Paul, I’m actually having difficulties with the diff at the moment.

when it’s all assembled on the axial and wheel fitted its locked up, I’m guessing the gears are too tight so I’m going to try some shims to push the gears apart slightly hopefully this will free it up as it’s awful at the moment and won’t rotate.

Another thing, with a three pinion diff the spacing of the pinions have to be equal if there is any discrepancy the diff will lock, worth checking your spacings.


Thread: A puzzling design in Nurnberg museum
28/06/2019 20:11:11

Tim, Is this what you were looking at LINK I have given myself a head ache trying to visualise how that motion operates it is certainly interesting. Scroll down a little to see picture.


Edited By MichaelR on 28/06/2019 20:12:39

Thread: Total newbie question - Collet identification
22/06/2019 17:02:00

Rik, Your collet looks if it may be for a Die Grinder Link


Edited By MichaelR on 22/06/2019 17:02:55

Thread: Historic Frogs
20/06/2019 16:15:16

Brick Frog.

brick frog.jpg

Thread: How to de-oil an oilstone?
20/06/2019 16:03:21

Boiling in water and detergent will shift all the oil from the stone.


Thread: War o wm18
18/06/2019 11:50:14

On my WM18 I altered the position of the counter unit as in photo. Mike.

Mod 1

Thread: Drawing errors for LBSC Maisie
10/06/2019 19:20:34

I built a Masie and found that the reverser frame needs to be moved to the rear of the footplate for a bit more operating room, as in the position shown on the drawing the reverser when in full forward gear is nearly up against the backhead making it difficult to hook a finger around to move the lever back to mid gear or reverse, and that backhead gets hot !!


Edited By MichaelR on 10/06/2019 19:23:29

Thread: What is this tool?
30/05/2019 18:55:03

It's a Watchmakers double ended scriber Here

Thread: Colchester Lathe Factory
30/05/2019 15:04:53


Highlight the address in the post, right click on the highlight and click copy, In Google right click in the search box and click Paste and then click search, you should get the YouTube video.

Just noticed if you right click the address in the post you get the option to search google direct from post.


Edited By MichaelR on 30/05/2019 15:11:21

Thread: Minnie 1"
22/05/2019 18:59:27

I don't think loose Vermiculite would work it's very light weight, I think the blast off your blow torch would displace it all over the place.


Thread: Warrington Model Engineering Developments
22/05/2019 15:03:31

Years ago I fitted a set of adjustable index dials on my ML10 as a direct replacement for the fixed dials, I feel sure they were from WMED.


Thread: What do YOU call it?
22/05/2019 14:57:13


Thread: Painting
21/05/2019 19:27:25

On my Marshall I used Blackfriar Black Matt Heat resisting paint on Smoke Box, Lower Horn Plates, Chimney, Throat plate.

Johnstone's Professional Gloss on Boiler, Upper Horn plates, Wheels etc.


Thread: Looking for Mr M. E. Robinson
15/05/2019 19:29:01

Brian, I have sent you a PM

Michael Robinson

Thread: Cylinder mounting.
12/05/2019 11:13:50

When building my D&NY I drilled and tapped right through the plates and used studs never had a problem with this method over the years I ran the engine.


Thread: Mystery Tool
24/04/2019 18:16:10

It looks like a very old saw setting tool..


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