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Thread: Cowells 90ME 14x1.5 backplate question
05/02/2022 20:47:02

Going back to the various colours, does anybody know the correct paint colour or code for the current lathes, cowells would not tell me or send any paint, most helpful!!

Thread: 7BA Grub Screws with socket (rather than slot)
09/11/2021 18:17:22


Thread: New Old Kerry Lathe
05/09/2021 19:28:32

We had one where I worked I made many stuart model engines on it, brilliant old lathe.Youre very lucky to pick that up

Thread: Seized stopcock
13/02/2021 19:39:13

We had the same trouble with our stop cock, the plumber recommended leaving it alone and installing a Surestop valve just after it with the switch conveniently located under the sink unit at a height we could reach easily

Thread: Surface/ Marking out plates
20/01/2021 20:05:01

Lapping plate, used to use one to lap knives for envelope machines

Thread: Cheap Ultrasonic Cleaners
18/12/2020 19:12:26

There was a thread on here about them, if I remember correctly you need one that's over 400 watts to be anygood

Thread: Tender locos for a beginner?
07/11/2020 19:21:16

You could consider the southern Q1, available parts from Polly

Thread: Stuart No 10 cylinder ports
31/10/2020 19:05:12

I'm sure back in the 70s when I made a 10v the ports were not cast in the cylinder as they are nowadays

Thread: Stuart S-50 build problem
02/10/2020 19:20:54

Phone Tracy Tools and order a long series drill

Thread: Loc Tite
15/09/2020 19:11:19

Try nail varnish remover, or print head cleaner - acitone

Thread: Claude Reeves 4 Legged Gravity Escapement Regulator
14/09/2020 19:32:31

Now that is nice, well done

Thread: Can anyone tell me what this might be?
24/07/2020 19:37:10

I believe there is a strong collectors market for vintage garage equipment

Thread: How to join?
16/07/2020 19:39:14

what make of mower is it, please?

Thread: Amazon Prime scam?
08/07/2020 19:17:28

amazon customer service 0800 279 7234

Thread: Workshop lighting
14/05/2020 19:29:05

I replaced my florescent light fittings with led's but what I didn't realise was you can't buy replacement tubes you have to get another complete fitting, they were slyvania twins,but you can get led tubes to replace florescent tubes, so beware!

Thread: Myford 254V Lathe.
23/03/2020 19:27:59

Have you disengauged the all the change gears and run it up? then the motor and run it in both directions? I would contact those chaps that visit you to service or repair Myfords, might give you some useful pointers

Thread: Heatshrink tubing
20/12/2019 19:56:40

Vintage vehicle electrical supplies

Thread: Warco WM 250 problem?
15/11/2019 19:02:53

I had this trouble, I anchored mine to the wall, the early machines had narrow bases on the cabinet stands

Thread: Metric micrometer what t buy?
14/11/2019 18:51:09

Keep looking on e bay for a moore and wright, good ones do turn up

Thread: What coating/grease for long term tool storage
20/08/2019 19:41:38

You could try duck oil if its still available, spray on and it sets to a greasey coating, used to get it from agriculture dealers for tractors etc

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