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Member postings for Brian Baker 1

Here is a list of all the postings Brian Baker 1 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Getting old, selling lathe
12/06/2022 16:47:48

All the very best David.

Regards

Brian B

Thread: June 3rd Issue
10/06/2022 12:10:39

Greetings Bill, no mine arrived on time as ever.

Regards

BB

Thread: New to Model Engineer
27/04/2022 07:31:46

Welcome Kim, what are you thinking of making?

Regards

Brian B

Thread: 400mm V band clamp, how to make?
11/04/2022 07:39:06

Greetings, would a string of sturdy cable ties do the jib?

Regards

Brian B

Thread: How is DC1 ?
03/04/2022 07:46:05

Great news you are back with us.

Regards

Brian B

Thread: 4685 late
26/02/2022 16:45:17

Yes mine arrived 0930 this morning, some good stuff this issue, some person with very smart A3, and someone else reinventing injectors!

All very interesting.

Regards

Brian B

Thread: Warco A1s or Denford equivalent
25/02/2022 14:53:01

I had an A1 S, for many years from Warco, ran well, no problems, good service from this long established company.

highly recommended.

Brian B

Thread: Songs about Engineering
24/02/2022 07:34:14

Greetings,

Has "The Runaway Train" been noted yet?

Regards

Brian B

Thread: TED JOLLIFFE
16/02/2022 13:26:50

Very sad news for the whole world of Model Engineering, and like many I enjoyed a chat with him. I offer condolences to his family.

Brian B

Thread: How to keep Paint Fresh?
29/01/2022 12:18:29

I have heard of marbles, round pebbles etc being dropped into the pain to bring the level to the top to stop the skin.

no idea if it works.

Regards

Brian B

Thread: Can you recommend a "medium-speed" epoxy adhesive? (e.g. "30 minute" or "60 minute")
17/01/2022 12:16:46

Greetings John, epoxy is used quite a lot for small boat repairs, so if you have a boat chandlers near you, it would be a good place to look, they usually sell quick & slow setting. The brand I use is SPX I think, will check that tomorrow when I next visit the boat. All epoxy is temperature sensitive, and should not be used below 10 degree C, and the slower the setting time of the type you select, the stronger the bond.

Regards

Brian B

Thread: Bearingboys Ltd Excellent Service
15/01/2022 12:18:34

Great people to deal with, just down the road from me.

Brian B

Thread: 5 inch Lion (Titfield Thunderbolt) Boiler top
12/01/2022 16:36:38

Brian, sorry about that mistake, it's a long time since I have seen Keith to talk to, he lives in S Africa now.

Thinking about it, I do recall, that he "tinned" the inside of the top casting with silver solder in case the casting was porous.

Regards

Brian B

Thread: Just Finished, I think!
10/01/2022 15:10:06

Wonderful efforts David , well done.

Regards

Brian B

Thread: Full size model of some experimental apparatus
10/01/2022 15:09:07

Greetings Martin, was that a Michael Faraday experiment?

Regards

Brian B

Thread: 5 inch Lion (Titfield Thunderbolt) Boiler top
10/01/2022 15:06:36

Greetings Brian, many years ago, in the 1980's I think, Keith Miller wrote an interesting article for ME called "Lions Crown" about this very issue. Worth getting a look at it.

Also, all locos go better if superheated.

Regards

Brian B

Thread: Springbok completed
01/01/2022 07:41:25

Well done Simon, looks great.

It is a straight forward job to extend the controls for the regulator & reverser over the tender, which will save you back.

Regards

Brian B

Thread: BOILER FEED WATER
30/12/2021 12:31:54

Greetings Noel, and best wishes for the New Year.

You are right, Norfolk Water is some of the worst in the country for boiler feed. It has a very high Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), and these dissolved materials are left behind in our boilers when we boil off the water. typically Norfolk has TDS levels of 250 to 350 ppm, whereas the Power stations aim for about 0.2 ppm.

Rainwater is about the best thing to use, water softeners are not much use, since they could introduce chloride ions into copper boilers, nota good idea.

Low concentration hot citric acid solution, is best for boiler cleaning, together with copious water washing afterwards.

ME published a very interesting article, "Water Water, every where" a while ago, dealing with this item.

Regards

Brian B

Thread: Hi from sunny Norfolk (uk)
28/12/2021 16:22:36

Greetings Johnathan, my bit if Norfolk is very wet at the moment.

regards

Brian

Thread: A Merry Christmas to All
25/12/2021 08:08:10

I wish you all an enjoyable, safe, healthy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

Regards

BB

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