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Member postings for Brian Baker 1

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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

Thread: Redesigning a boiler from 5 to 7 1/4"
19/12/2021 12:32:43

Greetings Steve, you are quite right to respect the views of your club's boiler inspector, and you would do well to consult him (her) about this redesign.

You might also look at the K N Harris book, "model Boilers & Boilermaking", I think there is a design for a 6 inch diameter vertical boiler that might suit.

Regards

Brian B

Thread: Wire
17/12/2021 07:40:30

Greetings Bernard, hope you are well, and will enjoy your Christmas Celebrations. Stainless wire used in boats is of two types, one as you described, for running rigging, around pulleys and fittings, and another type, as picture above for standing, static uses, main shrouds, fore & backstays.

Regards,

Brian

16/12/2021 16:27:43

Greetings Derek, wire of that type could br used on the standing rigging of a sailing dinghy.

regards

Brian B

Thread: Help! Identification for a live steam model required
16/12/2021 16:24:36

Norm, the big flat stretcher was an after thought, added to the later batches of 5 inch Britannia kits, and offered to the 71/4 builders.

Regards

Brian B

16/12/2021 07:43:25

Greetings Rob, could you check what metal has been used for the large drag box at the rear of you loco, Modelworks tended to use Aluminium for this, and other parts, certainly in 71/4 inch gauge.

regards

Brian B

15/12/2021 16:28:13

Hi Rob, I might be wrong, but I think you have bought an ex Winson or Modelworks kit built Britannia. the look and style of certain fittings leads me to believe this.

A good start, because after the bits you have, every thing went wrong for these kits.

Regards

BB

Thread: Drilling and filling of the Dental kind.
03/12/2021 16:51:19

Also, I believe the training period for new dentists is 6 to 7 years, with low income, and they are required to take refresher courses from time to time.

Dentists also have, I understand, the highest suicide rate of all occupations.

regards

BB

Thread: Drawings A4 Pacific
20/11/2021 12:20:15

Hi David, I have sent you a PM.

Thread: Track Maintenance
09/11/2021 07:39:19

Greetings to you all. Duncan has the answer as above.

A while ago, Model Engineer had a several part article "Plastic Magic" describing the use of recycled plastic as sleepers.

Regards

Brian

Thread: Vertical boiler design
03/10/2021 15:10:24

greetings Dave, have a look at K N Harris's book "Model Boilers and Boilermaking", which has several designs for vertical boilers, and I think Martin Evans did one designed for injector testing. published in ME, a while ago.

Regards

Brian B

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