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Thread: acid
02/11/2013 17:52:02

A splash of household bleach, added when the mix is made, prevents any unwanted growth, at least , this has been my experience when using citric acid.



Thread: Making a piano hinge bind and get stiffer
03/03/2013 19:00:05
Posted by Mark P. on 03/03/2013 18:42:47:

Hit it wiv an ammer!

Mark P.

Don't you mean a Brumigam spanner ???

Thread: Workholding questions!
19/02/2013 19:40:06
Posted by Chris Parsons on 18/02/2013 22:32:39:



Looks like I will be OK? If I take it slow, once one side is done it will sit a bit further into the chuck perhaps? Feels pretty solid, I guess when it flies past my ear I will know how solid...

The image below shows the cap screw supplied with the 4 jaw, and a bolt fitted from the 3 jaw. The difference between the two is 4mm, but my logic is if the shorter bolts (16mm) are OK for the 3 jaw they will be OK for the 4 jaw - and there are 4 bolts not 3 as well


Thanks for all the help and advice everyone



Give the bar a bit of wellie with an angle grinder to create a flat sufficient to move the centre of the bar within the chuck jaws, put it on slow revs auto crossfead and go have a cup of tea.

Simple's .

Thread: Terrier Boiler
07/02/2013 19:51:10

Ian; You will get the service and materials you require at a place in Birmingham called " John Keatley (Metals) Ltd". 33-35 Shadwell Street, B4 6HD tel 01212364300 fax 01212368576. .

I assure you, I have no connection with them other than a very satisfied customer, as, I am sure ,you will be should you purchase from them.



Thread: Pickle solution for Gauge 1 Boilers
01/01/2013 16:56:10

I have used Citric Acid for some while now ,it being much more user friendly and as effective as alternatives.

A tip I was given ,so that its life is extended , is to add a splash of bleach into the mix . When stored in washed out plastic milk containers , it keeps good for months without going off.

Thread: Source of small quantities of spring steel
27/12/2012 18:33:49
Posted by Stub Mandrel on 27/12/2012 13:11:42:

Thanks Jeff,

I've had a coil of blue spring steel ona spool in my workshop for years. You've just made me remmebr where I got it from - recoil starter off an old genny!


Your post did it for me Stub, brought memories of an old Jenny flooding back, Ah the delights of Nairobi 1969. Now that was Model engineering!!!emotion

Thread: 7 1/4" Singapore
14/09/2012 20:55:56
Posted by Brian Baker 1 on 14/09/2012 17:56:25:

Hi Dave, have you checked Station Road Steam?

I think they have a set of castings listed at the moment.



Brian; thanks, Yes I had checked them out but those castings were sold in April.

Kind of you to notify me though.

regards, David.

14/09/2012 17:25:47

Thank you to all who responded to my request for help.

I was given the name of a supplier ( GS Supplies ) who has taken over patterns for this locomotive , and which are being looked at currently with a view to arriving at Casting prices .

I have not previously dealt with GS but already I am pleased with the prompt reply to my enquiry and, therefore, have high expectations of product quality and service, and perhaps a forlorn hope of economic ,as in cheap prices.face 1

Tight screws, and regards to all

09/09/2012 08:57:47

Would someone advise me of a supplier for the castings for this model.

Though I have the serialised "Martin Evans " build articles I am having great difficulty in establishing whether there is a supplier of the castings.

Thread: Wanted ME Issue 4065, 4067, 4069 for tricycle articles
10/03/2012 15:40:55

Hi Shane,

Do you yet have the copies you require ???, if not I am able to photocopy them and send them to you.

Let me know .



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