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Member postings for Speedy Builder5

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Thread: Lawn weed and feed. How much is 35g?
21/04/2020 15:54:00

a letter with 3 sheets of A4 is about 20grm

Thread: Whatever happened to...
20/04/2020 17:40:54

And the Corona man arriving in his lorry with sloping sides and all the crates exposed to the elements!

And dog dodo was white - what was that all about?

Thread: CNC Feasablity for small project?
19/04/2020 07:29:50

Investment castings ? What sort of tolerances would you be looking at?

Thread: Airbrush
18/04/2020 16:46:44

Small MIG CO2 bottles are "non Refillable", but would make super reservoirs for an air brush.

Thread: It would happen now!
17/04/2020 09:29:23

Cold showers are very invigorating and use less fuel !!

Thread: Watchmakers arbor
14/04/2020 07:09:09

There was a 1/2" adaptor in the chuck, but decided that it would be better to dispense with that to give better accuracy of location.

13/04/2020 18:00:34

After giving up all hope of finding an 8mm Boley style 8mm collet / arbor with a 5/8" x 11 TPI thread for mounting an Emco chuck, I decided to have a go at making one. The following was how I went about it.

First of all I chucked a pice of 1" steel bar into the chuck and made sure it was well gripped. Faced off the end and put a centre in it, cleaned up the bar down to the finished diameter of the 'backplate', turned to size the chuck register boss and screwcut the 5/8" x 11Tpi thread on the end - checked it against the chuck thread.

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Next operations were to turn the 8mm finished size of the collet and 20degree taper. Finally drilled through the full length of the collet with a pilot drill.

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After parting off, placed a bit of scrap Al alloy in the chuck, faced off, bored a recess to accept the chuck register on the part machined collet then screwcut 5/8" x 11Tpi through the centre. Next mounted the part machined collet into the Alloy bar.

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With the collet running true, the threaded end was turned down to 7mm and a 40 tpi thread cut using a 40tpi chaser, checking thread against the lathe drawbar. Final operations were done on the mill to cut the keyway and put a couple of spanner flats onto the 'backplate' .

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Finished 8mm collet / arbor.

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Finally, the chuck mounted onto the lathe showing the manufacture of a broach in 5/32" silver steel to be used in making a steam injector for an LBSC Speedy.

Thread: Pulse Jet Carburator
12/04/2020 15:59:06

I had been pondering how to make the reed valves and this guy has the answer :-

Reed Valves

It struck me as a very simple method of doing other "machining" operations in steel

Thread: Inherited lathes
11/04/2020 12:25:00

Hi Adrian, sorry to hear about your Dad. Its always a sad time when you have to dispose of a lifetimes work of collecting tools etc.

Besides the lathes, I expect that there are many small tools which don't look particularly useful, but I expect that there is probably as much value in the bits and pieces as the lathes themselves. To give you an idea, I have a well worn older lathe and an old milling machine. My total estimated second hand value of the workshop is around £25,000. If I take away the value of the lathe and mill it would leave 23,000 for insurance value, so even if I divide by 2 it still leaves a lot of value in the bits and pieces ! If you don't know / can't identify what you want to dispose of, perhaps get someone to dispose of them for you where you would offer a percentage of the sold value.


Thread: What am i going to make with this scrap
10/04/2020 08:01:07

More scrap ?

Thread: Injector testing
09/04/2020 15:34:08

It may be some time before I have access to steam in sufficient quantities and pressure, but at the stage of making an LBSC injector for a 5" SPEEDY loco.

Is there a way of testing the injector without steam ??


Thread: Boxford Lathe résurrection
07/04/2020 20:08:08

This is the general manual which mentions the model C - The CSB being the model C Schools Boxford.

Have a look here

Boxford Handbook

Thread: Borehole pressure vessel change
07/04/2020 10:45:45

Go to IKEA and buy a new kitchen ?

can you connect an air line to the hot water inlet and flush the rest of the water out through the "cold" connection. Limit the pressure to just a few PSI although our tanks run at 3.5 Bar (approx 56 psi)

The tanks I have seen have a wall thickness of about 2mm and once out, can be cut in half lengthwise to make barbecue troughs.

Thread: Thoughts for those falling ill
07/04/2020 08:34:59

Help Boris - JUST STAY IN YOUR WORKSHOP. and get well B.


Thread: DC-DC converter
07/04/2020 08:32:41

Ok, so final result. I placed a 10 uf Tantalum capacitor in the space where the battery went and it seems to read OK. Tried the capacitor on the output pads of the DC-DC converter, but that made no difference, adding a resistor made no difference either, so it seems as others have said, you need to reduce noise at the callipers, not the feed to them.

Thread: Hello and bonjour from france
06/04/2020 15:52:44

Hi Robert, Where abouts in France are you? Have a look at this forum topic, there may be others close to you.

I am in the Lot. dept 46 and building a 5" SPEEDY loco - Slowly...

French Model Engineers


Thread: Boxford Lathe résurrection
04/04/2020 18:26:10

Boxford BUD had a 3/4 HP single phase motor as my AUD has.

Although I agree about not engaging back gear to remove the chuck, the official Boxford handbook recommends this approach.

Thread: Painting
04/04/2020 09:55:00

What paint do you use for your Steam Locomotive and who supplies it?

Thread: Small drill bit in large drill press?
03/04/2020 09:56:16

What we really need is an epicyclic gearbox built around a small chuck such that when you gripped the gear box case, the speed of the drill increased by 6 - 10 times the speed, but I expect that wouldn't be cheap (low cost).

Thread: Counterboring tools?
02/04/2020 08:41:42

Small counterbores - use a "D" bit

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