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Thread: Silver soldering heat blanket
11/10/2021 15:35:40

Kaolin wool blanket (CUP Alloys) is probably the stuff you’re after; for my boilers however I used a pumice chimney liner, see my album.

Thread: Vertical boiler design
03/10/2021 21:25:26

There is the 3” Ray Prime Atkinson waggon as supplied by Reeves which would be a fair bit larger than the 2” Clayton, don’t think it top fired though.

Thread: Brass cleading
22/09/2021 12:27:04

26swg brass will dent very easily, For my locos I’ve used stainless steel cut from a ‘pound shop’ bathroom pedal bin.

Thread: Colchester Chipmaster 5x20. Hoping to buy.
19/09/2021 17:47:57

I bought my chipmaster about 5yrs ago and love it, variator is still smooth as silk through the entire speed range. One of the easier lathes to move as well albeit a bit weighty, there are a pair of holes in the bed designed to push a bar through and you lift from there, the wide base also makes it a lot less top heavy and more stable when moving. I moved mine about 60 miles with a 1 tonne plant trailer and an engine crane to lift off and on.

Thread: Cladding material
02/09/2021 15:25:11

I’ve clad my previous two boilers with thin stainless steel having bought a couple of cheap pedal bins for the purpose.
Just need to be careful you can get a big enough piece out of them whilst avoiding any holes, there is also the benefit that you get a nice rolled edge at one end. From memory the 4.5” dia boiler was done using an 8” round bin which cost about a fiver.

Thread: Hello from the west country
26/08/2021 11:26:11

Welcome aboard, I have a Chipmaster in Frome so not too far away. Unfortunately I can’t help with your wiring, mine is run off of a phase converter.

Thread: Dore Westbury x slide motorising
18/08/2021 15:03:59

My Dore Westbury is the one in the photos on Tony Griffiths site, **LINK**, this has the original power feed option but I can truthfully say I’ve never used it whilst milling!

Thread: Boxford BUD Tool Post
27/07/2021 13:36:03

That doesn’t look like a Boxford top slide to me, probably off of a bigger lathe.

Thread: Which lathe to purchase
26/03/2021 11:54:46

Sell whatever scrap you can, beg borrow or steal to raise your budget to £2000 and buy the myford 254 in the classifieds, no connection with the seller but looks a cracking buy and fully tooled up.

Edited By Durhambuilder on 26/03/2021 11:56:38

Thread: Car identity
05/02/2021 10:02:21

Jensen healey 1972-1976

Thread: Safety Valve
01/02/2021 17:09:51

https://www.scmes.co.uk/images/Technical%20Information/SafetyValves/Small/Safety%20Valve%20Details%20All%20Doc%20&%20Valves%20off%20web.pdf

try this

Thread: Walco GH610 info
28/12/2020 13:06:40

Looks a good deal but just be careful, that lathe has ‘sold’ twice on eBay in the last couple of months. Photo has been cropped but definitely the same photo, bisley drawers alongside and metal strip on floor.

Thread: copper tube
27/09/2020 15:52:36

M machine list it.

Thread: How to move a Colchester Student ?
04/09/2020 20:11:56

And definitely an example of how not to do it

https://youtu.be/dHpCJKXB0YI

Thread: Buying first lathe
01/07/2020 15:36:37

Jacob, I have absolutely no connection with the seller but if I were you I’d have a good look at the Boxford currently on the Home Workshop site for £750.

22/06/2020 08:31:04

The dulux paint colour match swatch under the left foot would ring some alarm bells ! Has it been hastily repainted?

Thread: New storage space
31/03/2020 11:58:16

I did my 35m2 garage floor on my own over about 5 morning sessions using a normal mixer. I used kform profiles set to level and concreted in bays between them. Highly recommended, I found they made the whole job very manageable.

www.kform.co.uk/product-k135.php.

Thread: Hoist Frame
30/01/2020 11:45:20

Could you mount the hoist motor vertically on the support pole and run the cable out over a pulley block or similar? Would save excess weight on the end of the arm.

Thread: 3.5 NG Conway or Lilla
12/12/2019 17:08:32

Boiler bits all ready to solder up, just need to bite the bullet and buy 1/2 kg of CUP alloys finest!

The wheels are simple discs 4” dia, castings work out at £30 ea whereas slices of 110mm bar in either cast iron or steel are £9.00 each. Should I go for cast iron or steel?

24/07/2019 21:36:45

cheers guys, some useful information. I must admit I had not seen the DY Hunslette before but I think it’s a little too small for me. I’ll be doing my own boiler, Reeves have a set of flanging plates for Lilla amongst their few remaining formers being sold off which would help. Looking at Station Road Steam the Lilla they sold looks less toy like than the Conways, possibly just down to the individual builder but nevertheless I think Lilla may be the one.

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