Here is a list of all the postings Buffer has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Boiler Formers|
I've just read your post again and that fire hole sounds really hard to make to me. Can't you just fit a tube within a tube? I would think trying to flange those holes to line up would be a bit of a nightmare.
Edited By Buffer on 27/10/2021 09:13:37
Plywood is fine it will stand up for single use with no problems at all.
And you can use plywood any old bits of softwood and p38 filler to to make formers for the firebox wrapers like this. If you have a bandsaw you really have no problems.
Edited By Buffer on 27/10/2021 08:26:11
Edited By Buffer on 27/10/2021 08:33:11
|Thread: Guided bus lane|
So what actually happened or am I missing something?
|Thread: Ferrous, facing, HSS tool geometry|
If you search Youtube for Oxtoolco Toolbit development 1 then you should find some useful videos on this. I learnt some good lessons from Tom Lipton by watching these.
I often use a grey or brown garyflex block to finish my parts.
|Thread: Lord Nelson|
When I hear about Victory I always think of Triggers broom.
Edited By Buffer on 21/10/2021 16:39:22
|Thread: RML Cannon of 7"|
If you do a Google search of ' constructure of ordnance 1877' the first item my phone shows is treatise of construction ....1877. This has many drawings and details of that gun and its breech block. It's a free ebook for you to download.
Edited By Buffer on 19/10/2021 00:20:39
It's a muzzle loader. But let me know what gun it is as I may have a drawing.
|Thread: Vertex Tool Cutter Grinder|
I thought the U2 collets were very expensive in the UK at £20 each so I bought a cheapish set of ER collets from Arc and made a U2 to ER holder. It took longer to work out fitting the ER taper into the U2 taper than it did to make. The buttress thread was cut just like any other with the tool ground on the bench grinder. I am pleased with the result and the drills cut really well.
|Thread: Bronze or brass|
Derek this wont help this time but I always stamp the end BZ, PB etc when I buy stuff. Just got to make sure you saw off the correct end!
|Thread: Has anyone heard of this before…dopey dogs…|
My border terrier chewed through the armoured cable to my garage workshop. As Gerard mentioned above it chewed away enough outer plastic for the armour wires to move away and then it chewed into the conductor. I only found this out when my workshop electrics would trip when it rained.
|Thread: What to drive a J & S with ?|
I am running a surface grinder with a transwave rotary converter. I am delighted with the finish I get on my loco parts. I have had no problems with it at all and I can switch on or off motors in any order. It is noisy but at least I dont forget to turn it off! It's about as big as a microwave oven but very heavy. I dont have it all wired into sockets around the wall I just have a long lead so i can plug in a tool grinder and a sharpedge grinder as and when needed and then just coil it up when finished. The only down side was the cost but hopefully that's me sorted now for good.
|Thread: Galatea help|
Nothing's too daft to ask so lets hear them then.
Daniel I haven't built a Galatea but I am working through a black 5. I would say off the forum they are reasonably similar but that would set people off! If i can be of any help just ask. One thing I have is the wild Swan publications book which is good for detailing. Would be worth checking to see if they cover your type.
|Thread: Accurate Clamping|
I find the numbers on my g cramps are handy as a crude torque setting.
|Thread: Blown Bricks : Advice please !|
It even says it in your link the mortar has to be softer than the brick.
No it's just a rubbish choice of mortar.
In my experience this happens because the mortar is harder than the brick. I have scraped out bricks and turned then around. This normally happens on stone houses and churches that were built with lime and then repointed in cement.
|Thread: Harrison M300 siting|
I have to put a bar in the end of an m250 to knock a centre out when turning between centres.
|Thread: Beginers telescope|
I joined an astronomical society at Bedford school and they had lots of loan equipment. I borrowed a 10 inch reflector and this made me realise that unless you take photos you don't really see much generally small fuzzy grey patches. The moon Jupiter and Saturn are alright a few clusters and I was done. Saved myself the hassle of getting something that wouldn't get much use. I dont think you need much magnification as that narrows the field of view and makes things dark what you do need is as much aperture as you can get, in my opinion but as you can tell I'm no expert. There seems to be quite a few of the Meade motorised reflectors on the market because I think a lot of people probably think they will see loads of colourful nebula and things but you won't, you need to take photos for that.
Edited By Buffer on 08/07/2021 21:02:32
Edited By Buffer on 08/07/2021 21:06:22
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