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Member postings for Stub Mandrel

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Thread: Signature Files
14/01/2010 19:35:06
Thread: Digital editions of Model Engineer and Model Engineers' Workshop.
14/01/2010 19:25:40

(You want Young's Modulus for TP304L stainless and you ain't going to get it for free!)
 Call yerself a model engineer? You should be able to measure it for yourself 
More seriously, 100+ years of ME online would be a great thing. I am slowly modelling a Vickers Vulcan, and found an on-line facsimile of a 1930's article (in The Aeroplane IIRC) about the still-incomplete prototype, with isometric views of key parts and a three-view to scale and much bigger than a tiny version I already had. There's no way I would even have known that source existed.
If the online issues are 'googleable' they could bring many new converts to ME and the hobby.
I can't afford a full set of ME, but I'd love to be able to pick up the sources for some key articles - even see some pages from back copies I do have properly, not sucked into the binding! I'm especially interested in E.T.Westbury's writings, I think he was a greater writer than even LBSC, dare I say it (spits, crosses himself, sprinkles salt and turns round three times)
I think the existing sub should entitle you to a certain level of access free (2 or 3 issues a month?) then a suitable micro-charge for more?
 One big appeal - David, may we have the first few issues of ME online, plus maybe the 50, 100 and a few other anniversaries or key dates?
Thread: Stuart Vertical Engines - The real history ?
14/01/2010 19:09:25
I recently posted pictures of couple of full size engines in my albums - even the models  are real engines
This Tangye engine at the Black Country Museum is not too far from a Stuart 10V at all!

There are truckloads of engine about, if you look
Thread: A simple oscillating steam engine
13/01/2010 21:57:45
Very pretty! Full marks for presentation.

Thread: Norden
13/01/2010 21:53:46
This is my best effort to date. It''s based on a sshort description and a tiny drawing in a 1940s issue of ME.
The original was from a mill in Nordern, Lancashire.
Can anyone tell me more about this type of engine, and spot any errors I made guessing the details?
Thread: Albums
13/01/2010 20:56:53
I'm enjoying uploading a selection of pictures to various albums, despite the website timing out quite a lot - is it the snow?
I can't see any 'voting' section, but I think it would be good if we could comment on each other's work. Praise and constructive criticism (hopefully!)
How broad can we go? I've posted a couple of boat models and a few pics of full size steam engines, as well as mostly model engineering - I want to give a flavour of all my modelling interests.
One criticism - there needs to be some sort of search facility, also a random selection of thumbnails somewhere, so everyone's pictures get profiled.
Finally, can we have auto-signatures for our posts?

Edited By Neil on 13/01/2010 20:58:03

Thread: Quality of Castings
11/01/2010 22:14:41
Am I alone in despairing about the quality of castings available from some
I won't mention names but the two ME suppliers nearest to me one produces castings that are clean and crisp, the other is willing to pass on bits of tatty metal that look like the patterns were chewed by a dog.
I have had some castings made from my own patterns, and after some good advice the patterns are getting a bit better too! But it is so hard to get hold of a foundry that will produce castings, at any price.
I have a half-finished pattern for a tractor bell-casing at 4" scale; does anyone know where I could get this cast for a reasonable price? I really need to get advice on the pattern and core before I go any further.
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