Here is a list of all the postings Essm has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: The demise of UK fossil fuel Power Stations|
Its not model engineering but its steam and coal and engineering at its best.
During my career I was lucky to visit many of these sites and the photos brought back many memories
|Thread: Next issue late?|
Wowee - my patience has been rewarded - Issue 4653 dropped thro' the letterbox this morning - together with Issue 4654 - All my Christmases have come at once!
"As to you getting the same number of issues as you subscribed to I quite agree - however if you want to have a complete run you have to pay 2 1/2 times the cost of your extra issue to buy the missing one from MagsUK"
I fully agree with you Nick and after reading some of the previous comments it seems that the people trying to defend MTM policies have either received their copies or subscribe digitally.
It is obvious that the Post Office are at full stretch with extra Christmas mail and also the virus home test kits etc but I think that a fortnight is long enough for me to consider my copy of ME4653 to have gone astray - or do others think I am being a little previous?
It may be that I am in a tiny minority so If you have not received your copy please let us all know - I'm not interested in those who have received theirs - just those who haven't
Keep safe everyone
|Thread: Tilting/rotating frame design|
John, if you have a look at " Model Engineers Laser " site there is a listing in the kits section for parts for a 5" Building frame
This is the next part of the story which seems to be a good outcome for engineering in general
|Thread: Facing bar ends parallel on the lathe.|
It turned out about 0.03mm out of parallel across 100mm. Not good!
Good grief man thats a tad over one thou - I think its fantastic!
|Thread: Cleaning emergency !|
Gerry - this may help **LINK** but then again nothing is guaranteed
|Thread: Pulley Sizes For An X2 Clone Conversion|
Soon after buying my X2 clone I went through the phase of design and build my own conversion and in the end bought a kit from this guy in Turkey **LINK**
It was simple to fit and has performed well over the years
There are a couple of photos in my album of it fitted
|Thread: How easy is it to make a chain sprocket?|
HPC Gears list that size of sprocket - available from 8 to 72 teeth
|Thread: Workshop Gloves|
For a number of years before I retired it was mandatory for all trades in the water and wastewater construction industry to wear hand protection and so I have continued the practice in the workshop.
I use "Polyco Matrix P Black" gloves which are readily available thro' the internet.
I wear them all the time - except when trying to fit 10BA nuts! - even when working on the lathe.
|Thread: Enamel Paint|
Have a look at the Paragon Enamel Paints website
|Thread: Source of Small Extension Springs|
I have sent you a PM
|Thread: Steam operated drain cocks|
Hi again - please try this link for a drawing
Search in Wikipedia for steam drain cocks for a drawing and then you can also follow various links
Edited By Essm on 16/01/2020 21:55:03
Sorry - search should be for Automatic cylinder cocks and not as previously shown
Edited By Essm on 16/01/2020 22:03:19
Please disregard this post altogether - I am searching for correct link
Edited By Essm on 16/01/2020 22:10:52
|Thread: Part built Allchin 1.5 inch|
What size is the pipe for the valve? - Maidstone Eng. Supplies have a globe valve for 1/8" pipe
Will that be small enough?
that cladding looks really neat so now its your turn to help someone - how thick was the sheet and how did you cut it particularly the circular holes?
any hints and tips would be appreciated
|Thread: Brass sheet|
Blackgates Model Engineering in Dewsbury will cut any size you need and charge by weight
|Thread: Part built Allchin 1.5 inch|
I use hylomar and have had no problems with it but I would still be inclined to make a thin card gasket and then smear hylomar on both sides of it.
I have been following your build and have come across this site about another chaps efforts.
If you've seen it before, apologies - if not it may help in some way
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