Here is a list of all the postings Sean Cullen has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Mann Patching Roller|
The Mann tractor at Hollycombe is currently away for work on the boiler and some other remedial work. When it is back I can get details, measurements and photos as needed as I am there a couple of days a week. Keeps me out of mischief in retirement
I have driven the Mann steam tractor which is at Hollycombe. It is an interesting thing to drive, the same front end as the roller. I see that the safety valve outlet is beside the chimney on the roller, on most Mann engine sit feeds into the chimney, which is not helpful when blowing off as it draws the fire more. I have seen that roller at the Great Dorset Steam Fair a few times
I look forward to seeing your progress
|Thread: UNIMAT SL 1000|
Thanks Clive, I didn't know I needed another project, but a small traction engine is tempting
|Thread: ARC C3 quick change tool holder storage|
A team effort, having seen something similar in Engineering in Miniature I made a rough sketch, which my nephew drew up and a friend 3D printed. They are holders which screw to the wall to hold ARC C3 quick change tool holders. There are more photos in my album. They work well, the countersink was not right for the screws I have (my fault for not measuring and specifying correctly) so I made them bigger. I have a mix of Arc and Chester tool holders and had not realised that the knurled locking nut on the Chester ones is bigger than the Arc ones so that stops those from fitting on the holder. I have a couple of spare Arc ones so swopped the nuts over and will make new smaller nuts for future use. The files will be uploaded to Thingyverse soon, I will let you know if anyone is interested.
|Thread: Watch servicing|
There is a horology degree course at Birmingham University where they learn actual physical skills. My nephew is in the second year where he has to service a wide variety of watches having chosen to study watches rather than clocks. Seeing a ladies watch reduced to its component parts I know my eyesight would not be good enough. In the third year they have to make replacement parts themselves.
|Thread: For sale ad|
Someone with the necessary power needs to check the For Sale and for Documents put on today.
|Thread: Hi from Portsmouth|
Greetings Charles, I am over the hill, living in Widley. I have been a volunteer at Hollycombe for a very long time and since retirement to at least one day a week so I don't spend all my time in the shed on my own.
|Thread: Adjusting DRO scale|
Many thanks Brian, that's the beast. I even bought a new hacksaw today so now I have something to test it on 😊
Having been given a set of DROs for my milling machine I find 2 are slightly too long. I didn't fancy having them overhanging, is it ok to cut them down to the correct length? They are the ones with remote readout from Arc.
|Thread: A Very Nice Freebie|
Far better than throwing them in the skip. I was given something the other day, a glass surface plate dated 1944. In a fitted wooden box. Looked on tinternet and it said glass surface plates were made during the war to save using metal.
|Thread: What is this?|
You were obviously being creative John.
I now have the plans so bad better start sorting out what I have, interrupted by the annual trip to Le Mans from Wednesday 😊😊
Thanks for the replies. Bill, that should get me going, but will contact you if I get stuck as I am a relative newcomer.
Thanks George, that would be great
I have been given this in a box of assorted bits from a friend, can anyone identify it please? I know it is an oscillating engine and this is all I have of it. Would anyone have a drawing so I can complete it? Would make a good little project I think
|Thread: Mini-Lathe setup for an absolute beginner?|
If you want to keep the domestic authority happy, maybe have a pair of slippers/maccasins/crocs/shoes which you only wear in the workroom and take them off as you exit to save walking swarf through the flat
|Thread: National Trust and Gift Aid|
At Hollycombe we used to charge the extra for gift aid, but have found it far more effective to go the free return admission for a,year. More people with up for that and and returning visitors increase income in the cafe and shop.
|Thread: Neil's Irrelevant Press Release Thread|
It depends on what June is doing at the time.....
I will get my coat
|Thread: Hi from Cornwall|
There is a model engineering club in St Teath, they exhibit at the Exeter garden railway show in October. They have a web site, but I cannot copy and paste the address here in my kindle.
|Thread: ARC's Adventures in China 2019|
Fascinating, thanks for posting that. I am still trying to work out why, once the video had finished the suggested next one was a Dick Emery milkman sketch
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