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Thread: Is Model Engineering in Decline
20/10/2019 20:33:12

^^ Thanks for the report NDIY but surely "Frances was" , etc ???
it's almost hypnotic to watch a lacer and some of the bobbins are works of art in themselves.


Edited By Meunier on 20/10/2019 20:34:10

Edited By Meunier on 20/10/2019 20:35:14

Thread: Anyone know about buying freehold to a house in the north
17/10/2019 19:34:13

Also, if the lease is less than approx 75yrs ( not the case in this example but.. ) then mortgage lenders are more reluctant to lend on the property if you were to sell, which could well have a negative impact on potential buyers.

Thread: An interesting repair to an Hour Wheel
13/10/2019 19:11:34

Handsome is, as handsome does.


Thread: Clock #1
04/10/2019 16:31:43
Posted by David Noble on 04/10/2019 08:59:04:
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 04/10/2019 08:42:07:

Please forgive the digression, but I thought some members might be interested in this, about Bulle [silk ribbon] Suspension: **LINK**


No digression at all Michael, very relevant and interesting, I didn't know about that.


Edited By David Noble on 04/10/2019 08:59:31

+1 thank you - I will have to make such an assembly jig after failing to do a good repair free-hand

Thread: New lathe?
04/10/2019 14:48:37

Grotto, were you successful ? winning bid NZ3170 or about GBP1625.

Thread: Water in fuel
26/09/2019 17:00:20

Just about on-topic
Mid 70's was sitting in a 747 on the ramp at Lagos airport with a guy from the company dispatch giving me a carrier bag full of broken Motorola walkie-talkies to take back to London and watching a chap with a shopping trolley equipped with a jerry-can and funnel. He was using a glass cylinder on a pole to 'dip the sump' of the fuel tanks repeatedly, examining each sample carefully for water content, dumping it into the can and taking another sample. I asked the company guy whether the fuel in Lagos was contaminated ? No, he said, the dipper guy was just being super-efficient, mentioning that the guy was one of the better-off in the villages that surrounded the airport. Naively I enquired whether his job was so well-paid. No was the reply but all the villagers cooked on paraffin stoves.

Thread: Surely it's not just me
25/09/2019 21:53:03

Can't resist, bearing in mind your other post Ron --- what thread should you have posted in , BSP/UNF ???

Thread: Part built Allchin 1.5 inch
20/09/2019 20:47:07


a low cost alternative for testing purposes - if you can lay your hands on a car wheel and tyre, bodge-up a screw that will fit tightly in the end of a plastic aquarium-type tube, flatten two sides of the head to allow air to pass and position the head of the screw to depress the pin on the Schrader valve when the tube is pushed on. You can adjust the tyre pressure to suit. Good for a few attempts to run/seal whilst you wait for a compressor.

Edited By Meunier on 20/09/2019 20:49:04

Thread: Propane regulator with intentional restriction?
18/09/2019 21:35:57
Posted by Mike Poole on 18/09/2019 19:59:11:

Will it go to 11? smiley


It might do although the aforementioned gardening mishap could be like.........

Kind acknowledgements to Windy


Thread: Electric Traction Engine
18/09/2019 14:52:39

Yup Ron, think you're correct, must have been the way the sunlight caught the edges on the original photo.

Thread: Dewhurst reversing switches
18/09/2019 10:15:38
Posted by Howard Lewis on 17/09/2019 19:52:46:

..../., before picking up a sharp pencil a written risk assessment.seems to be needed.


Might that be putting the horse after the cart, Howard ?

Thread: Electric Traction Engine
14/09/2019 21:17:57

Lucky find Ron - interesting tyre treatments too - the red engine has what looks like the usual two circular rubber ribs, the Aveling has what looks like rubber strakes and the last one has apparently the central tread section of an I/C tractor tyre !

Thread: Lubrication
14/09/2019 21:01:00
Posted by Roger King 1 on 14/09/2019 17:12:58:

..... hope the eye is better soon, Dave!.....

Thanks, it's getting better by the day, natural progression? or due to the twice-daily ministrations of the two nice young 'independent nurses' who come round !
Busy month this month - MrsD is booked in on the 23rd for her 2nd hip replacement. Upside of that will be the same two nurses treating her for a week.

14/09/2019 17:08:15
Posted by Roger King 1 on 11/09/2019 23:42:33:

.....Dave, do you just hold the tip of the Reilang oiler and press on the ball in the nipples? .....

Roger, bit late in replying, waiting for my eye to recover from cataract op on Thursday and now see (pun intended ) that Howard has covered the point in the above post, I agree with him.

Edited By Meunier on 14/09/2019 17:09:59

11/09/2019 20:10:14

Yes to above ^^^ Hydraulic fluids ISO32 for all the oil-nipples and headstock oilers and ISO VG68 for ways/sliding surfaces/lead screws and gearbox.
Agricultural/tractor dealers are also a good bet out in the sticks or ebay is your friend too.
I have had good service by post from **LINK** in UK.
shiny parts get a wipe with the 68, it sticks better than 3-in-1 which can become 'gummy' over time.
My 200ml Reilang oiler gets the 32 into the ball-oilers OK

Edited By Meunier on 11/09/2019 20:32:12

Thread: Record Vice Q/Release Trigger Spring
08/09/2019 17:25:56

If you have no luck with the direct replacement, how about measuring the thickness/width of the spring and obtaining an equivalent clock spring from one of the horological suppliers and cutting off the required length ?

Thread: Just bought an ML7, what should i do first?
08/09/2019 16:39:08


For oiling all the oil-nipples and the two headstock lubricators use ISO32 hydraulic oil and for the bed/leadscrews, etc use ISO VG68, both hydraulic oils should be easily available at agricultural dealers and are the direct equivalents for all the recommended Esso/Shell etc oils. If you want to treat the gears (after cleaning!) you can use the VG68 sparingly or some use motorcycle chain lube as it sticks a bit better to the gears.

forgot to add good luck !

Thread: Bonhams Link
07/09/2019 21:44:19

Goodness me, I had no concept of the size until I scrolled down on the link !

Thread: Anyone know where I can get hold of 'Gauge Rods'
07/09/2019 21:35:26
Posted by JasonB on 07/09/2019 17:04:23:

Just to further confirm that gauge (US gage) pins are being referred to have a read of this where Jerry is mentioned several times and his sketches used.

Thanks, I think, Jason - another interesting 'rabbit hole' to explore when have a few minutes.
I was surprised in your previous link to see the flank of the graver being used when I had the idea that the diamond point would be used as in the Eccentric Eng lathe tool.

on further consideration, a smooth surface would be required, using the point might result in something more akin to making a thread...........

Edited By Meunier on 07/09/2019 21:38:09

Thread: Why does the micrometer have a second knurled segment
07/09/2019 19:40:08
Posted by David Standing 1 on 07/09/2019 11:20:19:
Posted by Daniel on 06/09/2019 21:11:05:

I don't think so, David

Thanks Daniel, but I was rather hoping the OP would answer the question smiley

DS1, based on his cryptic comment previously, perhaps the OP may no longer see your question(s) ?

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