Here is a list of all the postings Niloch has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Rod Stewart's Model Railway|
For many years George Sellios' Franklin and South Manchester which I visited about five years ago was considered to be one of the finest model railroads in the world but nowadays YouTube has plenty of competitors.
Model Railroader (Kalmbach Publication - USA) also covered Sir Rod's layout as it was way back in 2007.
|Thread: Hello from Wyoming|
Wyoming - have you seen the 'Big Boy' thundering past?
|Thread: Equity release!|
|Thread: Trip to New Zealand|
That looks like a horizontally boilered version of the vertically boilered American Dolbeer to me, even down to the skids upon which it is mounted.
Are you a tree person Alan? The royal 'we' will travel miles or even kilometers to see a huge or old tree. I have been fortunate to see Sequoias and Bristle Cone Pines and, of course, Wellingtonia Avenue is not very distant from us both but they are quite young and not the Gigantea variety. However in NZ, seek out a Kauri tree, e.g. Kauri Museum
They are awesome as our American friends would say. I shall be very disappointed if you come back to ADMES not having given one a hug. You might have to be banished to Llangernyw.
Enjoy your trip. He of the Starrett hat.
|Thread: Hello from Belgium|
Two YouTube creators have both just started the restoration of planers:
Keith Rucker - vintagemachinery.org (1890's New Haven planer)
David Richards - old steam powered machine shop (1897 Whitcomb planer)
Edited By Niloch on 10/07/2019 20:17:19
|Thread: "The Unique"|
YouTube creator David Richards in his 'Old Steam Powered Machine Shop' can be seen using a similar item fairly regularly. Having just returned from a Winter in Florida, episode 54 shows him getting his Upper New York state workshop up and running again. I can't point to a specific episode where the device can be seen in use but it is no hardship to watch a good few videos, all his equipment and most of his techniques are pre-1925. Fascinating.
|Thread: Rage Evolution sliding saws|
What about this?
|Thread: Vickers Bl 8 inch Howitzer cannon of 1917|
This may be completely irrelevant, judge for yourselves:
Edited By Niloch on 03/05/2019 20:54:20
The photographic detail is negligible but, out of interest, the John Player cigarette card No. 4 in the 12 card Artillery in Action set of 1917 shows an 8" howitzer. A ramp is shown behind each wheel, presumably, in an attempt to limit recoil. The back of the card reads: 'This type was employed very extensively, nearly 800 equipments (sic) in all being provided. During the War over 380,000 tons of 8 inch shell were showered on to the Germans during preparations for attacks, and while maintaining a protective curtain in front of advancing troops. Special tractors of the "caterpillar" pattern were used for moving these Howitzers which weigh from 101/2 to 14 tons. In the later "marks" (sic) the recoil cylinders are beneath the barrel'.
|Thread: Horizontal engine|
Thank you Jason, much obliged.
Jason, is your design for the manifold shown anywhere?
|Thread: new member Winchester|
You would be most welcome to attend, whether as a spectator or otherwise, the Andover & District Model Engineering Society's visitors and members running day on Sunday (9th). There will certainly be cakes and maybe even a bbq! Full details including directions at:
|Thread: Yarrow boiler|
Construction of a Yarrow Boiler as described by Terence Holland commencing in the Model Engineer for 04/12/2009 is incomplete but most of the silver soldering is done. Open heart surgery has stalled the build.
|Thread: Don Young's 0-4-0 dockyard tank 'Tug' (7.25"gauge)|
The builder of my Tug deviated from Don Young's plans in many ways. Pencilled in on the drawing of the regulator are the words, 'Use Bullock regulator valve'. I haven't been able to find any information about this variant. Can anyone help?
Thank you Julian and Howard, much appreciated. If you are ever in Hampshire, drop in: **LINK**
The builder of my loco chose to use 4BA steel hexagonal socket cap head screws to attach the steam dome to its bush, similarly, the regulator assembly uses the same fixings.
I am removing these screws as there is a weep from the regulator assembly. Removal is proving difficult enough where there is space aplenty, i.e. the steam dome but the dome is now off and I shall probably use alum to eat away at the remnants of the screws. I have yet to tackle the six screws holding the regulator assembly in place.
What is the current thinking for replacement screws. I have it in mind to use M4 x 20mm marine grade stainless steel hexagonal socket cap head screws or even M5 if space permits.
Is my thinking flawed?
|Thread: Looks like a sunny Weekend|
A member of one of your neighbouring clubs hopes you had a very successful weekend, our Sunday wasn't so bad either, see here:
Come and visit!
Edited By Niloch on 09/04/2017 22:44:34
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