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Member postings for William Roberts

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Thread: Advertising banners
16/11/2012 19:14:19

Hi have just looked at this thread and everything ok,so thinking the advertising on text problem has been solved, but looking at the oilcan thread the problem is on there. So could it be the way replies are posted? Bill.-

Thread: Lenoir engine
27/10/2012 16:44:11

Johan, I dont like the sound of you using hydrogen as a gas to run your engine on ? Pure hydrogen is safe but any air added to it makes it an explosive mixture , be very careful and play safe.

Regards Bill.

Thread: Drawing Projections
16/09/2012 18:53:33

Michael, Are we back to school days (70 years ago for me) when it was Plan, Side View and End View ? Bill

Thread: soldering copper to steel
14/09/2012 13:55:45

Fizzy, take note what Jason and Michael are telling you or you could waste a lot of good work you have done and money . It dont make any difference about 200 bar of oxy I doubt if you can keep a flame in such a small space as the firebox , but good luck if you want to try. Regards Bill.

Thread: A Happy new Year to One and All
02/01/2012 20:09:13
Thank you Neil and Happy New Year to you all. Ian the new pensioner welcome to the club. Bill.
02/01/2012 20:09:07
Thank you Neil and Happy New Year to you all. Ian the new pensioner welcome to the club. Bill.
Thread: Christmas 2011
24/12/2011 19:48:43
Hi everyone A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all . Many Thanks to all the experts for their posts, we beginners do appreciate all the help and advice you give. I hope all the presents you get are just what you wanted . I bought hwmbo a wooden leg she wanted a stocking filler.
All the best Bill.
Thread: Miracle
14/09/2011 08:09:21

Dont moan about how long it takes to get your free gift, some of us never get a gift as our subscription renewal date always falls between the free offers .
Regards Bill
Thread: Content
06/09/2011 14:23:37
Press on David, I think you do a grand job and often wonder how you manage all you do and still have time to go in the shed.
Regards Bill
Thread: Hammerte paint
26/07/2011 15:21:15
Niloch, I think you will find if you put cellulose on anything thats not cellulose it will orange peel , you could try synthetic which always cured the problem when cellulose would'nt take. Another way is get a tin of household paint ( I always used Leyland) so long as its oil based, put it in an old saucepan heat it up till it bubbles stick it in the gun and spray while its hot. Iv'e never had a problem with that painting over anything and its a cheap way. Bill
Thread: Guy Martin TT Rider
06/06/2011 20:26:08

Why John what shape should the battery be ?
Bill W.
05/06/2011 18:24:49
Kwil,you were right about Guy Martin , what a rider and what bad luck for the bike to stop so near the end of the race, im sure we will hear a lot more of this young man. Thanks for your post I did'nt know it was on tv.
Thread: Amateurs
23/03/2011 20:22:00
THank you my friends, I took up this hobby when I retired and if I live to 100 will always class myself as an amateur at the side of most of you. I thought a hobby was all about enjoyment , thank goodness Donald duc ooops sorry Wittman cant take the enjoyment away even if some of us are not perfect like him.
Bill ( Heath Robinsons relation)
Thread: steam turbine and generator
14/01/2011 20:22:32
Hi Paul,
             We have a member known as Windy ,aka Paul who was making a turbine last year to drive a model speed boat , the last pictures I saw were the test nozzels he had made .I think he could help you .  I cannot see why you need anything running at 90,000 rpm ? if you need more power increase the number of stages , I take it you know about the higher the pressure the greater the temperature = more work. I will drop Windy a line and see if he will help you im sure he will.
         Regards Bill.
Thread: Merry Christmas from Model Engineer Magazine
24/12/2010 15:50:52
Merry Christmas to you and the staff David and to all the members for their posts, as a new member at the end of my first year, thank you everyone  I have learnt a lot and look forward to 2011 .
Thread: Are steam engines better now in preservation than they were in ordinary service
22/10/2010 20:52:59
              As regards trains going faster? the passenger trains  now are only about eight light weight cars long thats why if you see 2 yellows you have to be getting hold of them with the brake or you wont stop at the red, in the steam days the breakfast car left Doncaster with 15 cars on counted as 30 tons per car and stopped in Retford 17 miles away  171/2 minutes later. Some of these engines on the GNR were 40 and 50 years old and still doing what they were built to do at over 100 mph.
        Regards the old goods trains being slow? a lot of those engines were only built to do 40 mph but could pull what would take 3 or 4 diesels or electrics to do now.
      When the first diesels came into service if one  failed and a steam engine was put on it had to be a lower class engine so it didnt show the diesel up. If the train is on an up gradient you should stop with a tight coupling so the train will not run back , it is only on the level or down gradients you hear the snatch of the couplings as the train starts.
       Been there done that we didnt have t shirts in those days.
Thread: What are you building?
20/09/2010 19:37:13
Chris B
            Interesting to see you are at Lincoln I am about 40 minutes away at Retford ,can you tell me where the Lincoln MES meet and what days, Thanking you best regards
20/09/2010 19:31:01
Well my friends very interesting to know what you all pass your time  with, I come from a woodworking back ground and am a newby to this hobby. I always wanted a metal lathe and as planned when I retired I got myself one, but ,yes theres always a but as all you retired people will know when you retire there is less hours in the day , I should have had the lathe when I was working when I had time for eveything. A great hobby I enjoy every minute I can spend at it, Thank you all for the knowledge in the forums they are a gold mine.  
Thread: Lathe Drive Motors, 1ph or 3ph?
09/07/2010 19:09:32
Thank you John thats all I asked, the cost is not a problem .
07/07/2010 18:59:52
Hi All, A good thread this, we have had all the advantages of 3ph but I noticed no one said wether it is cheaper or dearer to run 3ph than 1ph.
       Regards Bill
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