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Thread: Model Engineer 4366
06/12/2009 19:12:18
Wandered into my my local WHS today and bought a copy off the shelf.
Right next to the pick n mix display.

Edited By V8Eng on 06/12/2009 19:13:10

Thread: myford boxford or colchester
28/11/2009 17:57:09
Only lathe I own is an ML7 which seems to do everything I need, It has a two speed (1ph) motor and Tri - Lever drive though.
Thread: Solid Alcohol
27/11/2009 19:26:33
Have you looked at the Mamod site?
They sell solid fuel tablets, I'm not sure what they are actually made of, but it might be worth looking into.
As they power Mamod models I guess there should be lots of heat!


Edited By V8Eng on 27/11/2009 19:29:04

Thread: Material for piston/cylinder.
22/11/2009 10:53:33
Thanks for clearing that one up, funny how some things stick in the mind while others vanish, guess he must have been a good teacher.
21/11/2009 18:03:04
During metalwork lessons at school (I know it's ages ago!) we were taught that brass and aluminium is a corrosive combination. In the years since I have avoided putting the two in contact on models, is this correct or were my tutors wrong?

Edited By V8Eng on 21/11/2009 18:04:20

Thread: Colchester Master 6" (Round head)
17/11/2009 21:33:24
If you are going to the ME Exhibition at Sandown I guess there should be suppliers of Inverter systems and conventional single phase motors attending, and of course advice available.
Thread: Painting a Restored Machine
14/11/2009 20:27:48
Just a thought: Myford paint is available, now that really is fully tested on machinery.
Thread: Editing posts
13/11/2009 21:24:01
Is it possible to have an edit feature for our posts when we have signed out and back in?
If you post to a thread it only seems posible to edit it while signed in.
If you log out then log back in later the edit button does not appear again.
I think that If a mistake  or spelling error has been made it would be much better if we could edit our post after spotting the problem.
Thank you.
Thread: Editing threads
13/11/2009 21:21:37

Please ignore this one, it is under the editing posts heading.
Finger slippage error.

Edited By V8Eng on 13/11/2009 21:33:30

Thread: Painting a Restored Machine
13/11/2009 21:06:07
Correction to my last post, it should have read:
I am not sure if car body paint is suitable for for machines, I have not tried this since cellulose paints were standard.
Typo error, and it seems these posts cannot be edited after signing out and back in.

Edited By V8Eng on 13/11/2009 21:10:23

13/11/2009 18:52:57
I do not think Car body paint would be much use for machines, I gave up trying to use it for this purpose years ago.
Mind you that was in the days of Cellulose paint, I do not know how modern car paints would perform. 




Edited By V8Eng on 13/11/2009 19:05:05

13/11/2009 14:38:08
Over the last few years I have painted a number of workshop items using Hammerite smooth, it seems to have really good wear resistance, and they all look like when first painted.
Not tried a whole machine as such, but I have used it on Garage doors, and car parts with excellent results.
Personally I find the blue a good shade for workshop tools. 
Thread: Wilf Baker's variable feed for mill
09/11/2009 20:44:10
Hi Fred
Sorry not to have replied to your post earlier, but I have only jut picked up on this thread again.
Yes I did initially use Messy but did not like it very much, as I'd only done a couple of posts thought best to change quickly, I chose V8 as I like the sound of those engines.
My post about electrics was not intended to be some sort of 'Elf n Safety' thing, just a general concern for your good self.

Edited By V8Eng on 09/11/2009 20:44:59

Thread: Boiler making hearth
08/11/2009 19:49:10
Hi again.
If you have any friends in the jewellery trade, ask them to show you page 555 of the Cookson catalogue. (probably most other jewellers suppliers too).
You may have to wade through several web pages to see it all this way.
Some of it might be of interest for this type of work.
Niloch. Yes seen some Raku firing done this way, and the name Ian Gregory springs to mind on temporary kilns.


Edited By V8Eng on 08/11/2009 19:53:16

Edited By Katy Purvis on 19/06/2015 09:51:41

07/11/2009 19:17:37
Not at all sure of the facts about this (never built a boiler), but have you looked into using Kiln Bricks as used to manufacture Pottery Kilns?
There may be other materials that could cross over as well.
Might be worth asking Bath Potters supplies
Or try googling pottery equipment suppliers to see if there is one near you, they all seem very helpful.


Edited By V8Eng on 07/11/2009 19:30:08

Thread: Magazine supplies from Smiths reduced in 15% of stores
05/11/2009 21:31:49
My local WHS stocks ME and MEW. they do have a strange habit of shifting the displays about  regularly, so that the modelling mags tend to be in different locations, pity they are not as easy to find as the sweeties.
Wind chimes: irritating contraptions which never stop making a racket day or night! hope you do not live next door to me. 
Thread: Starting out
02/11/2009 21:59:21
Hi Jamea.
From your initial posting it is not clear as to what Model Engineering experience you have, so the following can only be general coments:-
Many people see superb exhibits at shows and think 'I'll start with one of those' this is often a mistake leading to an unfinished model plus a thoroughly disenchanted modeller.
I would say start with something straightforward that can be built in a fairly short time, when that is completed work your way up to more complicated models in stages.
A visit to something like the Model Engineering Exhibition is a good place to look at models, I find that model makers are very happy to talk about their models and give valuable insights about making Items, as are the manufacturers of kits.
Some FE Colleges do courses suitable for Model Engineering, the Tutors are usually very knowledgeable and give good advice.
If you have a local Model Railway (or Model Engineering) club, contacting them for advice may be a good idea.
Hope this helps, and is not too general.
Thread: Humidty
02/11/2009 19:43:52
I own a machine which had been stored in an uninsulated, and not particularly well roofed shed for a few years.
This had been covered in ordinary bubble wrap, and was virtually rust free, anything not under the wrap had gone extremely rusty.
Can someone explain this, or was it just a fluke?
I've never had time to investigate making machine covers out of bubble wrap, but have often wondered if it might be something worth testing out properly, under controlled conditions.
Thread: General Exhibition enquiries from members of this site.
02/11/2009 17:06:33
Thanks for the info about ticket despatch, looks like it will be a great show.
30/10/2009 19:27:08
I ordered 2 tickets on 23 August (online), when checking my order the status shows processed.
I have not received any tickets yet, is this normal or should I chase things up?
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