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Member postings for Niloch

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: Hello from North Hampshire!
13/01/2020 16:51:42
Posted by Howard Lewis on 13/01/2020 15:59:32:

you would benefit if you can find and join a Model Engineering Club near to you.


Thread: Myford Super 7b lead screw end float
18/12/2019 10:57:02

Thank you to all respondents but especially to ega and Nick Hughes for their germane contributions of 16/12 and 17/12 respectively.

16/12/2019 22:05:55

How critical is the amount of end float on the lead screw of my lathe (1956 vintage)? Mine appears to be excessive or is it?

A thrust collar (part no 75/1115/1) fitted with a cup point socket set screw is fitted immediately adjacent to the right hand lead screw bracket.

Should there be a gap between the two and if so, how much? How is the adjustment made, the presence of the grub screw would suggest that an adjustment can be made.

The manuals by Myford and Ian Bradley are not helpful.

Thread: Rod Stewart's Model Railway
14/11/2019 10:01:41
Posted by Ron Laden on 14/11/2019 07:09:44:

That is railway modelling to a very high standard I think, you don't see too many layouts with that level of realism every inch of it is full of detail.

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.

13/11/2019 20:22:25

Model Railroader (Kalmbach Publication - USA) also covered Sir Rod's layout as it was way back in 2007.

Thread: Hello from Wyoming
10/11/2019 17:46:15


Wyoming - have you seen the 'Big Boy' thundering past?

Thread: Equity release!
31/08/2019 14:53:24

Consult Martyn Lewis & ' Which' magazine

Thread: Trip to New Zealand
28/08/2019 16:42:29


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.

28/08/2019 13:41:03

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
10/07/2019 19:54:07

Two YouTube creators have both just started the restoration of planers:

Keith Rucker - (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"
03/06/2019 13:27:05

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
31/05/2019 20:45:53

What about this?

Evolution saw cutting 50mm bar x 6

Thread: 4014
04/05/2019 14:35:11


Thread: Vickers Bl 8 inch Howitzer cannon of 1917
03/05/2019 20:51:26

This may be completely irrelevant, judge for yourselves:

making an 8" shell


Edited By Niloch on 03/05/2019 20:54:20

16/04/2019 11:19:44

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
04/03/2019 13:03:59

Thank you Jason, much obliged.

04/03/2019 12:24:51

Jason, is your design for the manifold shown anywhere?

Thread: new member Winchester
05/09/2018 12:47:42

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
16/07/2018 23:29:52

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)
15/09/2017 14:39:21

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?

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