Here is a list of all the postings D.A.Godley has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Torx Grub Screws?|
At the recent London MX , I noticed that one trader had a range of Torx screws being sold individually , from what I recall , it would have been MA Tooling 07973843142 , or possibly Peak Tools , Of Hope Valley , Derbyshire .
I am sorry I can’t be more definite as to which it was , but the image of the tray at the end of the stand is very clear in my recollection, and if it helps anyone else remember , the stands were close to the displays of boats .
Hope it’s of some help
|Thread: Metric Flat brass bar|
|Thread: Ally Pally Exhibition|
I was undecided about going , but in the end decided to treat myself to a day out , so , on Friday I got the train from Wolverhampton down to Euston and tube to Wood Greem , bus to the Show and at a return price of £35 all in , I thought that good value .
There was a queue back to the main entrance door when I got there ( on line ticket purchase not available due to my failure to make a decision about going until the last moment) but it was processed quickly, and I was in before I could think of a good grumble line , and the others in the queue were nice to chat to ! .
My first thoughts , on getting in to the main hall , was that there was much more space between stands than in previous years , clearly there were several traders not turning out this year , but those who did attend ( bless them all ) were worth visiting .
With the exception of RDG ( who clearly have something about them , that those traders who claim it impossible to attend due to disruption etc etc , do not ) and who have increased their presence, through Myford and now Proxxon equipment , many appear to have taken stands of reduced size ,possibly to reduce costs . The aerospace guy for instance , in my mind had a significantly smaller stand than he normally has , and compared to his stand at Doncaster ,which last time must have been upwards of ten times larger than at Alexandra Palace , would suggest costs continue to increase . He does some very good prices for really good products , I hope we don’t lose him , nor for that matter the likes of JB , Greenwood , Tracy , DRO , and others , the people who we should support in return for them keeping the shows going ! .
I purchased lots of bits , many of which were extra to the list I went with , spoke to many exhibitors, saw some great models and products and eventually got home mid evening tired but having enjoyed myself no end. It was a most enjoyable day , thanks to those who organised it , who exhibited and who got me there and back Safely.
|Thread: rolling brass strip in the lathe|
In May last year , I needed to roll some “T” section brass to support the roof of a loco cab.
Not wishing to purchase gear specifically for the job , I made a set up similar to that detailed by Jason , and it worked very well indeed .
As will be seen , a roller with a groove in it was mounted in the milling machine spindle , and a number of roller bearings mounted on the table , slowest speed and reverse at each end .
|Thread: Brass sheet|
So very pleased you found what you required and that they saved you a few pence , it always helps . I had absolutely no doubt that they would be able to satisfy you .
I am sure you will find what you require if you talk to ; John Keatley (Metals ) Ltd , Shadwell St , Birmingham ,
B4 6HD 0121 236 4300. www.johnkeatlymetals.com .
I have no connection other than that of a satisfied customer .
|Thread: MIDLANDS MODEL ENGINEERING EXHIBITION|
Neil , I quite understand you defending , what apparently is a major advertiser , and with the MMEE being organised by a competitor of the magazines , and thus the forum , to be expected , however , to claim that Arc took massive bits of kit to the shows , does not ring true with me .
At the shows where I met and talked with Ketan, I found him pleasant and knowledgeable, I have absolutely nothing against him personally, but I don’t agree with his absence at the shows ,the very place he gained such standing from, begining with just a couple of tables , and my beef is not just Arc but all others who rely on other traders to stimulate interest , from which the absentee benefits .
Your argument about cost , disturbance etc etc , holds no weight , since those who do attend have just the same , or proportional effects to contend with, yet manage to overcome these . The service levels of most of the recognised suppliers is equivalent, none significantly better or worse than the rest , and it would be misleading to suggest otherwise , and lastly, their prices are comparable.
Whats at risk here is the future of Exhibitions, and as Martin Perman says , the presence of the major players, who those attending can meet and discuss past , present and future issues with in addition to buying items .
Tracy Tools have a vast range of goods , but they don’t bring them all ! , they bring what they know their customers will want to buy at the show , who will then go home and order more at a later date . It really is about being there , keeping in touch , helping to keep our pleasure in going to a show a few times a year , alive , and that’s why I say we should make every effort to support this type of trader by making our purchases with them , and not those who can’t be bothered, whoever they are .
Moan , Me moan ? But thank you for pointing out the subliminal influence on purchasing , brought about by Arcs involvement with the forum , however , I really do think that it’s too much to claim that the forum might fold should they not continue to take advertising space , Nor do I consider it necessary for them to increase prices in order to be present at the Shows , and the suggestion that disturbance , logistics , etc , cause them , and not just them , such financial discomfort that it’s impossible to attend, seems a bit weak when you consider Tracy’s situation , or RDG , who I believe also have interests to satisfy outside of the modelling fraternity.
Rather than shrink away , this year , RDG actually increased their stand area by introducing their proxxon range . I have no connection with RDG , or any of the others , but I respect them for attending shows with goods relevant to my needs .
Circlip : sorry but I would have to pay with the old silver threepenny piece , I have already ditched my euros , by the way , What is CNC ? 🧐.
Like many who have posted above , I really enjoyed this years Exhibition, which was contra to my expectations.
Due to an accident I had suffered a fortnight ago ,I travelled by Train to Leamington and used the shuttle bus to the show ground , it worked well and I was overly pleased that my OAP travel concession gave me a free ride , with the exception of the shuttle bus . I arrived at 11:30 and was astounded at how many cars were on the parking field , I can’t remember the last time , in many years , that I have seen it so full .
What really struck me is the rate at which we are loosing our regular and high quality traders , yes replacements of a sort are turning up , but they don’t hold a candle in many ways , to those we have lost .
I feel that we should , in fact aught to , support the hardcore traders, who essentially keep these shows on the go , particularly the likes of RDG , CUP , Chester , JB cutting College , Noggin ,Polly ,etc . We should , in my view support them with our business , as they support our show , Yes they are a business , but they are businesses that show the integrity to not turn their back on us for the sake of cost savings or profits .
Arc May write nice words , but having used the shows ,starting at Donnington , to establish themselves with us , shew nothing but contempt by expecting continued business from us while not being there for us at Exhibitions, this now goes for the likes of Chronos , Warco , EKP and several others .
i purchase as much as I can from businesses that support our Model Engineering Exhibitions , and only when they can’t supply me with what I want , i buy from other sources , and finally from those who have turned their Back on us , but that is a last resort move .
As far as the content of the show goes , I thought it was very good , in terms of the range , the quality and the chance to get up close if you needed . Like minded ,stand minders , were a mine of information and also a good chat , which increased the days pleasure and filled the odd moment or two , it was a surprisingly good day , and I look forward to the next show , London , I think ? .
|Thread: centec 2a halfnuts|
Is this of interest ? I believe it’s from a 2a , it is certainly not from my 2b .
Edited By D.A.G. on 26/03/2019 16:58:41
Edited By D.A.G. on 26/03/2019 17:00:18
Edited By D.A.G. on 26/03/2019 17:02:35
|Thread: Thick walled copper tube|
Would suggest you try John Keatley Metals Ltd , Birmingham, 0121 236 4300
They are most helpful , and I am sure will be able to supply this .
|Thread: Woes of My Digimatic|
Some while ago , I had exactly the same experience with my 10+ year old Mitutoyo , which was most upsetting, I removed the battery and consigned it to a vacant spot on a shelf , resorting to using a cheapo in its place .
Always wanting to have the Mitutoyo back in service I considered sending it away for an overhaul, however , to my surprise some months later , when I got it out and put new batteries in , it functioned perfectly , and has done for almost a year now .
Hang on to it for a while , give it a rest having removed the battery, hopefully yours also will rejuvenate itself as did mine . I do hope so .
|Thread: Oxy propane guidance|
As stated in my opening post , I am looking for advice, from those with experience, in the set up and use of OXY-PROPANE . Not ACETYLENE, NOR MIG , TIG , or any other method , Nor , as I stated , to do any cutting with the set up .
I most certainly do not wish to be rude or ungrateful , and I am extremely aware that those contributing have been most helpful and have given good guidance in other threads , but please , could we stick to the purpose of this thread and restrict it to Oxy Propane equipment and its use for Silver Soldering and brazing of boilers etc up to 1/8 “ thick by about 16” long .
Dave : so far as judging gas flow and mix , I am sure , given time with the new set up , I will be able to select the pressures necessary, however , initially, I am sure that gauges of the suitable kind will put me in the right place to make such adjustments . I am fine with pure propane , but I have no knowledge of Oxy Propane , and whilst there is a plethora of advice for Oxy Acetylene, not so for the detail for Oxy Propane kit , unless you just want to buy an assembled kit at a greater cost than I am comfortable with .
Regards and have great Christmas Day ,
Martin, thanks for your response , and for taking time to go and check your equipment.
I understand that a 2 Stage Oxygen regulator gives a much finer control of the oxygen supply than the single stage one , do you have any experience of the different types ? . Looking at some of the articles on the web , it appears that the rate of Oxygen flow to propane is between 150% to 200% , do you concur with this , or in practice do you find its different , or is it all dependent on the work being done .
In my album you will see the Sievert propane regulator which I currently have . In your opinion , is it worth changing this for one with gauges , bearing in mind it was quite expensive new and has a hose fail device incorporated in it .
As you mentioned , flame arrest units are desirable and I will fit these to my kit when I get it together.
I do appreciate you , as an experienced user of this type of equipment, proffering your assistance, it’s just what I need .
I have tried , within another thread , to ask for guidance in respect of the kit required to braze and Silver solder using Oxy propane , but the advice was Not forthcoming.
Could I try again , but ask for more specific advice ? .
What Oxygen gauge is most suitable for this process , not a gauge make , but the pressure range it controls . I have seen several that range from 0 to 4 Bar , and up to 10 Bar outflow , but I haven’t a clue which will work best .
I have no intention to use the kit for cutting , only for Brazing / Silver Soldering in the construction of smaller 7 1/4 “ loco’s .
|Thread: Gatwick Drone 'Attack'|
Didn’t I hear that Amazon were going to use drones to deliver goods , perhaps they got the wrong postcode , and it can’t decide whether to dump it over the fence , or return it to the depot ? .
|Thread: Oxy Acetylene or Oxy Propane?|
Like Brian H , I am contemplating putting together a Oxy/Propane kit .
I have a Sievert propane set up currently which has the regulator shown below . The regulator has a hose failure system built in but does not have a gauge of any sort on it .
Would some kind person , who has the knowledge and experience , inform me of what is required . Do I bin the regulator in favour of one with a gauge ,or even use an acetylene gauge , and what pressure range is best adopted .
Likewise , with the Oxygen side of things , gauge advice would be appreciated.
I understand that flash back arresters are required , is it the same acetylene type which is used for the propane supply ? .
I have read the posts above , I have looked at the links , watched YouTube and searched the web , but I just can’t seem to get a clear picture of what exactly is needed.
I fear that if I go to one of my local welding equipment stores , they will sell me what they have rather than what I need , if you understand me , whereas, I know that in this forum , I can get unbiased, and genuinely helpful guidance.
|Thread: DTI Glass replacement|
Thanks H , and others for interest shown , I will give the doubleboost line a try .
Does anyone know of an establishment/ business , in or around the Birmingham area , where I can get the broken glass in one of my DTI’s replaced .
There is no other issue with the piece , just broken glass , and I can’t figure out how to remove the glass retaining bezel.
|Thread: What did you do Today 2018|
A few evenings back , I was re reading some old ME magazines, and in the September 2004 copy , I came across an article penned by our illustrious editor “ Neil” detailing his design for a Clarke 300 spindle turning handle .
As it happens, I was considering making one for my bigger Lathe , but since this would also be of help , on a lathe I use to produce small parts , I thought I would give it a go .
I have finished it today and I must say , I am pretty impressed with it . I shall now upscale the design to suite my larger Lathe , thank you Neil , just the ticket .
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