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Member postings for Eric Cox

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Thread: Flying Scotsman
13/04/2016 09:18:57

Friday 22nd April 9:00pm ITV "Flying Scotsman with Robson Green"

covering its history an restoration.

Thread: Rectilinear engine
08/04/2016 09:59:34

Looking at the motion of the rectilinear engine, there appears to be two instances when the engine could stall. They are when the vertical slide is at the top or bottom of its stroke and the horizontal slide is at mid point causing the connecting rod to be vertical. This configuration implies that the motion will lock. How is this overcome, does it rely on the momentum of the fly wheel to overcome it.

Thread: Lampless oil engine
01/04/2016 09:54:51

ME 4531 p.496 photo 21. The photo implies that the governor is driving the cam shaft. Surely the worm should be on the cam shaft and the gear on the governor shaft.

Thread: Whats this engine called
09/03/2016 10:33:56

Thanks, looks like Anthony Mounts engine is the one.

09/03/2016 09:15:16

I came across a stationary engine, similar to a steeple engine that converts the linear motion of the cylinder to the rotary motion of the crank by means of a cross (pus sign +) with two slides, one vertical and one horizontal similar to this LINK.

Does anyone know what the engine is called.

Thread: Flying Scotsman on its way to York
26/02/2016 09:29:18

Why smoke deflectors ?. I'm more used to seeing her without. They spoil the look.

I remember her coming through my local station in the early 60's, she had two tenders and an observation car on the back. I must have been about ten and it was midnight.

Edited By Eric Cox on 26/02/2016 09:36:42

Thread: Freelance marine engine
22/02/2016 11:18:50

So would dimensions taken from the sides. It would do away with countless calculations and conversions from fractions to decimal.

22/02/2016 09:39:49

Freelance marine engine base plate, ME 4528, p309 fig 1.

What does the 1 3/4" dimension on the rh side of the void refer to.

Thread: Anyone know what this is?
12/02/2016 09:38:20

Why did you acquire it ?

Thread: non delivery of magazine
02/02/2016 12:05:11

It's late (as usual). You should get it tomorrow (wednesday)

Thread: Which files should I buy
09/01/2016 09:38:09

Isn't it strange that a device for cleaning files is called a file card. Where does the card bit fit in. It's all down to etemology. Originally it was called a carding file and was used to card wool prior to spinning.

08/01/2016 09:49:22

Any engineering supplier such as cromwell tools, buck & hickman, jones and clark will have what you want. To start with you will probably want "flat" "half round" "round" "three square" (triangular) 8" as suggested. Needle files and dreadnoughts come later.

If you buy a file without a handle, to fit a wooden handle heat the "tang" (the pointed bit) to dull red and push the handle on. Don't try and hammer it on cold.

Thread: Milling vice stop
20/11/2015 09:17:40

For anyone building Chris Walter's Milling vice stop ME 4521 p742 might want to consider this mod.

Machine a male step on the underside of the base plate along its length. This will locate in the mill table T slot, stop the base plate from twisting when tightening the holding nut and keep it square to the machine vice.

Thread: What did you do today (2015)
11/11/2015 11:10:06

The "suspect" software altered the Nitrogen Oxide levels (NOx) not CO2. The MOT doesn't test for NOx.

11/11/2015 09:50:24

Converting my LPs to MP3. Didn't realise how much rubbish I had bought when I was a teenager.

Thread: Work Holding
07/11/2015 08:56:47

One could argue that the chuck isn't big enough as it prevents you from reducing the overhang by not having a large enough throat on the chuck.

Thread: A few changes to Topics
01/11/2015 09:19:38

I've never noticed the topic hyperlink before, I just see and use the prominent description.

01/11/2015 09:02:14

Why the need for topics. I can't do a search by Topic only I need a key word as well but I can search just by key word. Also, the latest forum postings are listed by description and not by topic.

What would be an improvement is if "posters" were more precise in their descriptions. For example, I can do a keyword search for "Northumbrian" but not see all the relevant postings because "Northumbrian" has not been used in the description.

Edited By Eric Cox on 01/11/2015 09:15:36

Thread: Steel prices
18/10/2015 10:01:03

I was surprised when I was pricing up some metal. 2 inch square brass was cheaper than 2 inch square MS.

Thread: See these adverts
16/10/2015 08:47:00

Has the editor changed sex ?

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