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Thread: MEW 239
23/02/2016 22:45:01

Having, on previous occasions, called into question the direction which I felt Neil was taking his magazine , I would like to complement him on this issue ( 239 ) which I thought was especially good. I look forward to many more in a similar vein, Well Done Neil

Thread: Motor issues
21/11/2015 22:38:28


I have a Centec 2B horizontal machine , to which I added the Vertical head , and I love it.

Since I have No knowledge of electrics, my ( late and much missed ) friend kindly wired a reversing switch, purchased from eBay , and sourced from China, to my motor which is single phase.

So, yes it can be done , just ensure a competent person does it for you.


Edited By D.A.G. on 21/11/2015 22:39:20

Thread: 25 years of Model Engineers' Workshop Special
17/11/2015 09:23:39

There were 3 copies in WH Smiths Winchester on Sunday 15-11-2015

Thread: What direction should this forum be taking?
16/11/2015 16:19:40

It will be noted that I do not post very often , however , I do read every issue and most articles therein.

I have never got to the point of feeling confident enough about contributing, my skills and knowledge fall a long way short of those who do, and who I frankly respect, but I do feel strongly that a magazine/ forum should be true to its title and this is where I feel that since Neil took over from David , it has lost its integrity.

The first issue spelled out its mission, with its accent firmly on making things , concentrating on Workshops and their use , plus making models.

The one good thing which Neil has done in my view is to add the Tea Room thread, which is where any subject not in keeping with the original aims of the magazine /forum should be housed.

Many thanks to those who do contribute articles and suggestions , especially Angels Breath, went out , bought the ingredients , made it used it, Great ! .

I currently have underway at the moment the 7 1/4" Singapore loco and a Stent type T&C grinder, I doubt very much that they will ever be revealed on here, like the Sweet Pea I have already made, they are for my own pleasure regardless of their failings which I am aware of , and wish others not to see.

Thread: Old Magazines Available
16/11/2015 15:36:05


It just so happens that , yesterday, I made an enquiry about the July and August issues for 1992. I am attempting to make a D Broadley spindle to us on a Stent type T&C grinder.

If those are available individually, or if you desire as a batch , would you inform me and let me know what you want in payment .


Edited By D.A.G. on 16/11/2015 15:36:54

Thread: Can't Read Magazine Online!!!!
06/07/2015 22:11:04

Roy ; I think you may be a little harsh with your criticism. I, like you had an issue when I first joined on line, however, after emailing Pocketmags , the issue was promptly rectified .

I hope your issue is similarly overcome.

Thread: Die Head Advice
16/05/2015 23:05:18

Sorry , that should be

16/05/2015 23:03:45

You can download the complete handbook on specs and maintenance for Coventry Die Heads if you visit ;

pounce .

He PDF. Is almost at the bottom and it is a bit slow, but well worth it.



Thread: What did you do today (2015)
21/04/2015 22:18:15
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 21/04/2015 11:17:10:

What did I do today? ... Finally gave up searching, and decided to ask for help:

A while ago, I posted a link to a very handy little on-line 'circular divisions' generator.

... I can't find it crying 2

Does anyone remember it, please.



Note: it's not the 'Setting Circles' one [which is also excellent].

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 21/04/2015 11:18:40

Are you referring to ? .

Thread: 5ba socket screws
04/04/2015 15:13:23

Have you looked at Socket & Allied Screw Co Ltd ? , a Birmingham firm that appear to have a comprehensive range of screws.



Thread: WARCO WM-250 lathe family and WM16 mill - 001
20/01/2015 15:18:40

I am contemplating purchasing , either a Warco 250 or the 280, but would very much appreciate the imput of someone with knowledge and experience, who would enlighten me as to the benefits , if any , of the 280 having seperate leascrew and feedshaft, compared to the 250 , where these functions are reduced to a single shaft.

Myford owners reading this and feeling unwell are excused from taking part , but thanks for reading it.

Thread: Denford Star Turn
02/12/2014 21:54:52

Mark; Have you tried asking on the Denford forum ? , they have a team who are normally capable of answering most questions in regard to machines manufactured in the past by the company.



Thread: Mega Adept
10/11/2014 08:55:51

Posted by Bazyle on 19/10/2014 14:00:32:

At the midlands show the Wolverhampton club stand had an 'old style' workshop with someone working on their Adept.

midlands peatol pdc_1148.jpg

It was nicely mounted on a box that contains the motor to make a very compact unit. Behind him you can just see another lathe that I think might be a Flexispeed or one of the similar ones. An added touch to this display was that he was working on a whitewood kitchen table. It might have been better though to have moved up closer to the 'window' to show and talk to the punters. It is good to see clubs putting some effort into their stands like this to add some variety to the displays for the interest of regular visitors who go regularly and may have seen a lot of the club exhibits before. (ooops drifted into the exhibition thread there)

Edited By Bazyle on 19/10/2014 14:06:21

Bazyle ; you may not have understood our stand, we were showing what to us in Wolverhampton is new technology, most of us are not used to this Electricity driven kit, no doubt you also saw the more common equipment in these parts, viz : the tredle powered lathe demonstrated by another of our number.

Glad you found it interesting .


Thread: What is it
15/10/2014 23:27:14

I concur with those who consider it to be a comparator stand, I have a similar one which I use ,with some modification, to ensure alignment when presenting a tap to a drilled hole .


Thread: Warwickshire Model Engineering Show.
10/10/2014 22:31:31

I am with you Norman, if what I produce works to my satisfaction, it matters not what anyone else thinks.

Am going to the show on Saturday, those who go earlier; please leave some goodies for me to buy .



Thread: Not a "modeller"!
23/08/2014 21:08:24

Neil ; since you seem constantly to be at odds with the Title, and wish to widen its apeal beyond the remit, I fail to understand why you took on the job.

I am sure you will have studied all of the past issues, will have appreciated their content and its relevence to Model Engineering ( Miniature ,Scale , or whatever, but Engineering less than full size), so what is it that drives you to feel you have earned the right to suggest changing its Name and content after such a very short time.

There are other specialist magazines on the market catering for motorcycles, cars, or whatever other theme you like to mention, I suggest you allow them to do their thing and keep to what this magazine do'es best , otherwise it may be better if you went to Edit one of them !.

Thread: What did you do today? (2014)
26/07/2014 23:33:28
Posted by Clive Hartland on 26/07/2014 15:27:35:

The tales of wildilfe coming in for a drink, I lived in the Nairobi South C conurbation right up against the Nairobi game park and would often have Zebra foraging the dustbins early in the morning and think nothing of a Giraffe peering over the garden fence as you ate your brekkie

So when were you out ther Clive ?.

I had a couple of years there from mid 68 .

Thread: Centre line both sides of a cylinder
21/06/2014 21:49:26

I say TOP marks to Ian, No measuring , no complicated set ups, Job done , Simple ! Brilliant

Thread: Notes to self
04/06/2014 20:13:16

Bazyle; pictures of Nice are nice, but I am not keen on that bloomin Europe place, unless I am mistaken ,and you are really talking aboute biscuites, now they are Nice !.

Thread: CNC (but not as you know it )
27/05/2014 22:18:40

In this day and age , when communication is almost instant, or at least it is when your subscription is accepted , why is it that you can not receive the service for over a month.

Having joined up for the digital magazine, I am advised ,instantly on e-mail, that I will get the first magazine in August , Why so ??

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