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Member postings for Eric Cox

Here is a list of all the postings Eric Cox has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: It's not engineering but
30/03/2020 11:22:36

Although many items have been made from kits I'm only showing scratch built items. Here are the latest.

A kitchen range with oven to one side

A copper and a sewing basket fire.jpegcopper.jpegbasket.jpeg

Thread: Last Night's Astro Image
28/03/2020 10:16:52

If you have an i pad look out for an app called night sky. Not only does it show planets, stars, galaxies etc. but also all satelites and space junk and can show the night sky from any point on earth. It will also show infra red and microwave.

Edited By Eric Cox on 28/03/2020 10:18:16

Thread: Metric V Imperial Measurement
08/02/2020 10:49:17

"For what it's worth, in the mid 70s I was fortunate enough to be working as a ships draughtsman on the T22 frigate which became HMS Broadsword. This ship was all metric, and I was told that it was the first ship classified as "metric" to be designed and built by the MOD(N)"

Even Richard Burton worked in Imperial as he was always asking for the conversion  "Broadsword to Danny Boy"

Edited By Eric Cox on 08/02/2020 11:00:29

Thread: Scam alert
20/12/2019 10:31:37

I don't believe it. As I was reading these postings I had a call about my am a zon account. I pressed 1 and as soon as I asked for their name they hung up and I was so looking forward to wasting their time.

Thread: Adhesive to bond metal to glass
20/12/2019 10:14:03

Search for a free sample of the new loctite hy4070. It's meant for industry so you have to cheat by making up a company name.

Thread: Doncaster ME show
25/10/2019 10:31:04

Note for your diaries, the Doncaster ME show 2020 will be on the 8th 9th & 10th of May at Doncaster racecourse.

Thread: What's the company called
22/10/2019 10:34:43

That's the one, thanks

21/10/2019 10:11:30

When I visited the Midlands ME show there was a company selling Chinese made loco's but I can't remember the company name. Does anyone know the name.

Thread: Oiling an old clock
06/10/2019 10:27:13

I have an old (1940's) mantle clock that has given up the ghost. What cleaning material should I use and what type of oil to lubricate it.

Thread: Drill running off course
17/09/2019 09:59:55

I have just drilled a 2.6mm hole through a piece of gunmetal 5/8" long on the drill press. The drill ran of course and exited the metal off centre. How do I stop it running off centre.

Thread: How to upset the neighbours!
12/09/2019 10:05:12

My son's Ford Mustang shakes the house when he revs it.


Thread: Stuart beam engine cylinder
28/08/2019 12:08:06

The cylinder casting for the Stuart beam engine has inlet ports cast into the side (location of the steam chest) and inlet ports on each end of the cylinder. Are these ports connected and if so how do I remove the casting sand that appears to be blocking them.

Thread: It's not engineering but
01/08/2019 10:41:23

And yes the drawer does open

01/08/2019 09:51:36

The latest scratch build.


Thread: Supaburner's for Model & Toy Steam Boilers Explained
12/07/2019 10:22:51

Brilliant burner. Can you explaim the fiberglass wick a bit more, ie how do you make or where do you obtain the wick.

Thread: Extreme turning
01/06/2019 15:40:52


01/06/2019 11:08:05

Well it's on there right enough, Eric, how did you get a tool to it?


Left hand turning tool extended in the tool holder.

01/06/2019 10:27:21

7" fly wheel on a mini lathe (just)


Thread: It's not engineering but
01/06/2019 10:25:02

The latest construction for the doll's house, at least it's right twice a day


Thread: Threading 1/8 stainless steel
14/05/2019 10:37:37

cracked it

1 skimmed 5 thou of diameter

2 Bought an MT adaptor at Doncaster and mounted Jacobs chuck in head stock

3 Cut thread


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