Here is a list of all the postings Old Elan has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: What to do with a wrecked 3 jaw|
You'd better duck!
David, Russell, I don't think I could be so brazen! Even the tapered adjusting screws are badly scored. I just can't imagine how it got into such a state!
Clive, on more inspection I have found that both the teeth on the scroll and the drive pinions are also very warn. They're around £200 from Rotagrip
Maybe I WILL try David's idea afterall!
Best not show the Good Lady that reply!
I have been fiddling with a PB Griptrue which came with some other stuff and have decided that it is probably scrap or a doorstop!
Having seen an ad on the Homeworkshop site to sell what I would evaluate as a totally destroyed 3 jaw with just one jaw for £35 I am now thinking I could cash in?!
At least there are no chunks missing from the body of my chuck but even new jaws rock and then 'push up' when they are bought together. The scroll hasn't lost too much of its ends but it is a very loose fit in the body. It has had a very hard time!
Is there a use for such an object other than its scrap value?
|Thread: Beginners' steam plant|
Send them on the SMEE Polly course?
|Thread: Dick Stockings Dock Tank GWR Class 1101 Dock Shunt 7.25"|
M.E. had the George Gentry version around 1935.
It started in volume 72,number 1775, I think and went on to volume 77, number 1888.
Info from here:- http://www.itech.net.au/modelengineer/
|Thread: Startrite Drill|
I have put some pictures of a Mercury and a Mk 2 in my album. I can't see the differnce either. Perhaps it was somethintg to do with a motor spec change or the difference between an MT or screw chuck mounting?
Not much help I suppose but there is also a description in the album from a copied handbook which maybe of use which I got from these people when I needed some spares.
Edited By Old Elan on 30/06/2015 19:04:33
|Thread: Bob Symes RIP.|
A Baron as well!.
Robert Alexander Baron Schutzmann von Schutzmansdorff
What a shame. I regularly used to cycle past his house with the most impressive 'garden' railway shown in the above link, Green Dene.
Loved his TV appearances too.
Edited By Old Elan on 20/01/2015 10:30:47
|Thread: MECCANO compatible pieces, any ideas?|
I have quite a bit of Trix.
Definitely not compatible with Meccano.
Smaller nuts, bolts and spindles and the strips have three rows of holes on a different pitch.
|Thread: What did you Get Today|
Yes, the same as Ford Mondeos and Jaguar X Types amongst others.
Bosch braking system...
Sadly no engineering stuff!
|Thread: LBSC design a 2-8-4T loco?|
Helen long is a 4-8-4 in 2.5".
Look here for a good example of the model.
Edited By Old Elan on 16/02/2014 16:10:42
Edited By Old Elan on 16/02/2014 16:13:37
|Thread: New Look|
Old Elan, I'm sorry a 'latest unread' is beyond the scope of this layout change, and in all honestly is not likely to be implemented. This would require us to store information every time a user views a post, and maintain a lot more data. The database would probably crawl to a halt accessing and processing that information for all the users on all the MTM forums.
For such a 'revamp' that this site is supposed to have had..... WELL!
The above issues do not appear on any other forum that I use.
Really surprised that such a lot of time and effort hasn't put the site up to date.
The update, for me and my browser and settings, has not changed other than in page layout. Useability is still as dire as it used to be.
Sadly still no 'first unread post', though....
|Thread: May be worth watching?|
Thank you, Norman.
I wonder if there are those among you who do not know of this resource?
Sorry, not sure how to do a 'link'
I find it very useful.
I receive it every week by email.
Edited By Old Elan on 21/09/2013 14:29:37
|Thread: Angle Measurement in the Workshop|
Ah, yes, the gent that gave me his sine bar also provided some of those angle plates along with lots of other goodies.
So it seems I have the basics but as there is an offer on an M & W bevel protractor from Allendale, I might just make a purchase.
Thanks for all the opinions and ideas.
I hadn't thought of a sine bar!
I have a set of slips. I also have a sine bar that was made by a friend as a toolmakers apprentice piece. I assume he made an accurate job of it.....
It all seems a bit of a fiddle though and not easy to use on my weeny Centec!
A smart mod, by the way.
What is the most useful means of angle measurement when setting up in the workshop?
Is a bevel protractor necessary or is a combination set or even a digital angle gauge the way to go?
|Thread: First Unread Post|
Not so dense, then!
Ta for the reply.
Apologies for the tardy thanks. I've been away for a week in windy Yorkshire which is why a first unread would be very welcome after breaks in site visits.
I suppose we will just have to put up........
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