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Member postings for Trevor Drabble

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Thread: Battleship Grey
31/07/2020 15:52:48

Sorry , that should read model surface warship association . DURR !

31/07/2020 14:30:06

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
31/07/2020 14:20:26

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 ?
19/06/2020 20:50:04


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
15/06/2020 14:35:05

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
07/05/2020 23:28:52

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
27/11/2019 22:14:43

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
13/11/2019 18:24:11

Andrew , Have you tried talking with Irwin , the owner of Record , either for the spec or maybe even a complete replacement handle ?

Trevor .

Thread: 'Bristol Handles'
02/11/2019 11:17:03

Have previously used Cotel Mouldings of Burnley . Large range of industrial quality products . No connection with the company .

Thread: Milling Machines - Myford vs Sieg
29/10/2019 18:54:18

Mike ,

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
07/10/2019 13:07:48

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
06/10/2019 14:03:36

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
06/10/2019 13:31:43

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
24/09/2019 23:14:20

Have you tried talking to Bambi in Birmingham ?


Thread: Water Lifter Hose
19/09/2019 15:25:07

As per Jason's suggestion , Blackgates also sell a selection of suitable hose in different diameters.


Thread: Spring Tapping Guide
14/09/2019 11:06:25

Vic , Are the ones from Arceuro not suitable ?


Edited By Trevor Drabble on 14/09/2019 11:07:22

Thread: Heartbroken!
16/08/2019 16:19:54

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
11/08/2019 23:42:34

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 ?


11/08/2019 07:44:18

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
07/08/2019 11:34:31

Vic , Thanks for the valuable info . Have bookmarked the page . Trevor


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