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Thread: Complex....I mean Simplex valve question
01/01/2017 16:23:37


Many thanks but I can't get the link to work.?

Thread: Clarkson 5" Stirling Single
01/01/2017 12:26:15


Has anybody built the clarksons engine. Black gates have the castings but the drawing seem low on detail. Is it an easy engine to build? Any thoughts?

Many thanks smiley

Thread: Complex....I mean Simplex valve question
01/01/2017 12:21:28


I wonder if anyone can help? I have been building Simplex for far too long!,Does anybody know how to simply explain setting the return cranks and the valves in the chest?

Many thanks smiley

Thread: How to fit a taper pin?
23/11/2013 12:27:05


I need to drill and fit a taper pin between a piston rod and cross slide collar.

The taper pin is 1/16" x 3/4"

Do i drill 1/16" and then use a small taper pin reamer, then tap the pin in?

Any info would be great.

Many thanks,


Thread: Machining Simplex smokebox saddle
24/10/2013 07:43:19

Many thanks for all the info.

All the best,


23/10/2013 18:45:33


I have set up my saddle on the vertical mill for fly cutting the 5" diameter. However I am having trouble. I think I may need a boring head. any recommendations?

All the best,


Thread: Tickets fro Sandown not recieved?
10/10/2011 17:08:06
I purchased my tickets with Paypal on the 28th Sept and have yet to recieved them. Is everybody in the same boat!!
Thread: Silly question
04/09/2011 09:07:01
I need to fit a 1/16" Taper Pin between my crosshead and piston rod.....What is the best method? And do you drill 1/16" or smaller?
Many thanks in advance
29/08/2011 07:35:21
Was this model ever serialised and were castings available? Looks like a nice engine.
Many thanks,
Thread: Simplex Weight Shaft
27/05/2011 16:10:46
Many thanks for your help John, I thought I had made another **** up!
I am not suprised! I am a complete novice and the loco is not a begineers project!
It would help if the drawings where corrected and updated, or how about a note telling the builder of the problems.
Better still let hundreds of people make the same parts that will not work time and time again!
Please could someone at Model Engineer get drawings updated!!
ll the best,
25/05/2011 17:40:17
Has anyone had the problem of the axle pump in the way of the weight shaft?
Many thanks,
Thread: Taunton 2011
21/05/2011 16:38:34
Does anybody know which traders will be at Taunton this year?
Thread: LBSC Locomotive designs
21/05/2011 16:36:02
This may be of interest?
Thread: This months MEW are 3 CNC features two too many
14/05/2011 10:03:58
I am a total novice, the reason i like traditional methods and not CNC and worse still DRO!!!!!!! is:
1. I enjoy learning traditonal skills
2. I like to fit parts with feel, rather than what the computers says!
3. Hand made items, using craft skils look and feel nicer
4. Sawing is good for you....Laser cutting is not for me
I jest, but I do hanker for engineering skills of days gone by. I enjoy what I do and I find basic traditional articles to be of great interest. However everbody has their own interest and thats what makes the world an interesting place!!!!
Of course the down side to my method of work is every part is a different size!!!!!
All the best,
Thread: Tiverton Club Website
14/05/2011 09:52:13
The Tiverton Club will be exhibiting work at the Taunton Exhibition!!!
Thread: Silly Question about Simplex
14/05/2011 09:50:17
Many thanks David. An excellent idea and a very good example..
I decide in the end to mill it to shape! I was feeling lazy!!
Thread: Clarkson Stirling Single 3.5"
14/05/2011 09:46:24
I now have most of the wheels. It seems that Dave Goodwin made castings for the 3.5" Stirling Single. Are these for the Clarkson design or the Locomotive Design Co Drawings? Also does anybody now the tender wheel spec...i.e WS..... from the Dave Goodwin list.
Any ideas gratefully received!!!!
Thread: Silly Question about Simplex
08/05/2011 18:00:12
How do you bend the side crosshead plate for a 5" Simplex. Any ideas gratefully received!
Many thanks,
Thread: Tiverton Club Website
06/03/2011 07:23:17
If anybody is interested the Tiverton club (Devon) can be contacted by email. I understand that the web page is a woek in progress!
Many thanks.
Thread: Is it just me!!!
13/02/2011 16:28:58
I am fitting the slide bars to my loco, whilst trying to pack things out and try and get things paralell I thought am I the only one who producing far from show quality work.
I have learn't so much in the last five years, whilst also working and looking after the family, but I do feel I am fighting a loosing battle. Eventually all my 1/4" accuracy is going to catch up with me and end the project!! Still I am enjoying the learning, and I do that by making countless mistakes.
Anyway, how long did it take other members to become good and how many abanded projects have there been!!
All the very best
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