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Member postings for ANDREW PARKER

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Thread: Motor for Chester Champion Mill
28/03/2013 12:57:08

Hi John, yours looks very similar to mine other than the colour. Mine is white, the switch looks identical. If my motor proves costly to repair, assuming it is repairable, would you consider selling your original motor. If so let me know how much you would want for it including the cost of postage.



28/03/2013 10:30:06

Hi chaps, thankyou for all of the advice. Having read your suggestions I suspect it is probably either the start capacitor, centrifugal switch or the fan unit not providing enough cooling. The motor is a single phase AC induction motor 550W, 240V, 3.6A, 1400rpm, 50Hz E. The milling machine is the Chester Champion model and is probably about 10 years old. It has a reverse switch which I rarely use. I have decided to have the motor looked at by a local motor rewinding company to see if it is cost effective to have it repairied. The fan modification also looks like a good solution although I think my motor is larger than the one in the thread so I may have to come up with a diferent method of fixing the new fan to the motor. I would still be interested to know if anyone has managed to replace the motor with a different one. I tried looking on Ebay as suggested but was not really confident in been able to pick the correct type of motor. Once again thanks for your help.


27/03/2013 12:56:23

Hi chaps, over the last 2 or 3 years I have managed to burn out 2 motors on my milling machine. In both cases the motor casing has become very hot to the touch. I dont really know what has caused the motors to fail as I dont really push the machine very hard. The second motor failed while I was taking thin cuts off a piece of aluminium. The only thing that may have caused it may be that at times I have run it for up to half an hour at a time. I prefer to take multiple thin cuts rather than fewer big cuts. The reason I am posting this thread is to ask if anybody knows of any other suppliers of motor that would bolt straight to my mill without any modifications. As I have alreadry bought one replacement motor from Chester I am reluctant to buy another. Has anybody else had similar problems with this type of mill.

Thread: RAL colours for BR locomotives
29/01/2013 23:05:58

Hi all, I am currently in the process of refurbishing an old Maxitrak Coronation which I have aquired. For those of you not familiar with this engine it is a North British diesel shunter made in 1953 and carried the number D2700. The engine had a black chassis with red buffer beams. The cab and bonnet was BR green (I think it was Brunswick Green but stand to be corrected). The rear of the cab and the radiator were painted yellow with diagonal black chevrons. I have stripped the loco down and are having the paint soda blasted down to the bare metal. The chap doing the blasting has also offered to powder coat or paint the loco. He has said that he would need the RAL numbers for the various colours in order to accurately paint the engine. I have tried looking at various colour charts on the internet to try and identify the red, green and yellow shades, but as I am red/green colourblind I am not having much success. Does anybody know what RAL colours I would need or could you possibly suggest some numbers that are somewhere near.

Best regards


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