Here is a list of all the postings Trevor Drabble has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Battleship Grey|
Sorry , that should read model surface warship association . DURR !
Floyd , Have you tried asking any of the model warship manufacturers such as say Deans Marine , Airfix or Fleetscale ? In addition there's also the Scale Model Warship Society . Trevor.
Edited By Trevor Drabble on 31/07/2020 14:31:22
|Thread: cutting upholstery foam|
Hot wire foam cutter . Plenty on Amazon as your starter for 10 , or model aircraft suppliers such as say Leeds Model Shop ( no connection ) .
|Thread: DYMO labels [safe removal] ... what method ?|
I can supply you with a small bottle of Axminster Tools , Goo Gone , part number 477112 . If of interest , please PM me your details .
|Thread: record no 22 vice jaw replacement|
Cromwell Tools supply replacement jaws ( part no SEN 5671040K ) to suit their 100 m/m vice at £24.60/pr + VAT .
|Thread: WANTED: Clockwork mechanism|
At the start of the indoor model section at the annual Lincolnshire Steam rally which is held in August , there's normally a chap with stall selling all manor of Meccano parts , including clockwork motors , which may be capable of being adapted . Although I don't have any contact details for him , maybe the show organisers , or even the local model engineering club , who also attend will .have.
Another option would be the Meccano Guild .
Meccanoman has a number of clockwork motors for sale .
Hope this all helps.
Edited By Trevor Drabble on 07/05/2020 23:39:34
|Thread: Diesel horn|
Mtronics in Yorkshire also have some interesting products in this area . Certainly not the cheapest but good and with after sales service too. No connection with company , just a satisfied customer .
|Thread: Record 25 vice handle|
Andrew , Have you tried talking with Irwin , the owner of Record , either for the spec or maybe even a complete replacement handle ?
|Thread: 'Bristol Handles'|
Have previously used Cotel Mouldings of Burnley . Large range of industrial quality products . No connection with the company .
|Thread: Milling Machines - Myford vs Sieg|
I am sure I've got a hard copy of the manual . I am not computer literate , but will try to take pics of it with my Amazon Fire tablet so I can email them to you if you would care to send me a PM with your email details .
|Thread: Tingling from Myford Super 7|
I have used Kraus + Naimer switches successfully for a number of years . They have a huge number of switching options and have proved very reliable . Suggest you get out a qualified electrician to fully check out and test not only your existing installation a.s.a.p. but also to wire any replacement switch and then re-test once installed. . Hope this all helps .
|Thread: Question from a customer|
Fizzy , In principle , l agree with you , assuming the boilers are designed and tested for a working pressure above 30 psi . Such pressure reversals is how both our porous load and instrument sterilisers worked every day . I would also wish to offer the following constructive comments ,
1) The end caps on the boilers are wrong . They should at least be flat ( depending on design calcs ) , or preferably convex , but certainly not concave as shown .
2) The steam header is wrong for effective balance . Rather than having a single central take off , there should be two teed take offs , each preferably spaced one third of the length along the header with each tee feeding a smaller short header , and then a single centrally placed teed feed to the engines .
|Thread: Wanted: Shaper|
James , would suggest you have a word with David at Quillstar . He is currently advertising both a bench mounted shaper as well as a floor standing unit . I have no connection with the company . Good luck . Trevor.
|Thread: Silent compressor problem|
Have you tried talking to Bambi in Birmingham ?
|Thread: Water Lifter Hose|
As per Jason's suggestion , Blackgates also sell a selection of suitable hose in different diameters.
|Thread: Spring Tapping Guide|
Vic , Are the ones from Arceuro not suitable ?
Edited By Trevor Drabble on 14/09/2019 11:07:22
My suggestion would be either carbide drill from M A Tooling on Attercliffe in Sheffield on 07973843152 or a carbide burr from J B Cutting Tools in Dronfield on 01246 418110 . I got some minature burrs from J B at last year's Midlands show , and they are very good . Also , if you visiting Meadowhall in the near future , Took Shed in The Lanes has a small stock of Proxxon carbide burrs . Hope t all helps . Please post your progress so we may all learn . Trevor.
|Thread: Tracy Tools|
Paul , Good to hear there are a number of such good companies out there in these turbulent times . Would you care to share details of those you would recommend please in order that both the rest of us and they may potentially benefit ?
Just want to praise Tracy Tools for their excellent service . Ordered a couple of taps from them around lunchtime on Friday and they arrived by first class post on Saturday . I believe such companies deserve all the support we can give them both directly and at the shows .
|Thread: Locking Levers|
Vic , Thanks for the valuable info . Have bookmarked the page . Trevor
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