Here is a list of all the postings fizzy has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Wow, what a battery|
I have no idea about its real output but I bought three of these about six months ago, 3d printed a charging station and between my phone, wifes phone and several tablets they are in constant use. So far they have proven invaluable. Never needed the torch until last weekend when we went in the loft, had all three on for over an hour with no sign of any dimming. Great product for the money.
|Thread: boiler leak|
Thats a boiler photographed three years ago...uploaded wrong photo but same soldering, we use different burners and pressure gauge syphons now....just in case anyone notices!
It needs to be a tightish push fit. If it isnt then when you apply heat to a boiler of this diameter the shell will expand a lot quicker than the plate and the gap is too big. This wasnt a problem when people used to rivet and solder. On bigger loco boilers I use rivets at a few key points to stop things moving and then remove them when completed. This is one I completed over the weekend but sadly Tim cant come and collect it right now.
|Thread: Boiler dims for Sweet Violet needed|
I have the drawing paid for and on order from Blackgates but need the overall rough dims for some CAD set out drawings (Jacquie from BG would confirm this so not cheating on copyright as have paid for drawing). Does anyone have a copy or able to give me the key dims? Thanks all. Just trying to keep my sanity!
|Thread: Toilet roll hanging|
If its not already patented it should be! Im going to 3d print one, will relieve a bit of marital stress!!
|Thread: New beginner; Russell|
thanks for the link
|Thread: Bronze Bearing descriptions|
I see many UK online suppliers list LG2 and SAE 660 as one and the same item, when they clearly and definately are not. Given the general low stresses that our hobby made steam engines usually encounter is it worth discerning between the merrits of both or is it a case that we would never notice the difference? My application is main bearings, oil lubricatedon a 1/2" crank at under 500 rpm. Advice please?
|Thread: A sight for sore eyes|
Agent Floogal Boomer...look it up xxx
|Thread: Flux problems|
easy to answer, your flux is burning out before the silver solder is applied. Use tenicity flux and problem should go away - you might be offering too much heat and 'burning' the metal, but its classic flux burn
|Thread: Big lumps of Cast Iron|
As a hobby project (as well as the 1:6 ratio WW2 Tank build!) im making a quite large Compound Stationary engine. I need some biggish lumps of cast (hate ali so not using it) for the base and cylinders, roughly a 6 inch cube would do. Before goung to a foundry and having things made for me I wanted to see if anywhere sold these things off the shelf. I can get ingots but thats no use to me. Any suggestions please?
|Thread: Machine feet/mounts?|
My big lathe is on blocks of wood, worked well for damping and vibration and its still in the same place as when we put it there.
Still playing catch up after being off for a month over christmas with flu.....Only 33 boilers and asorted extras and I will be there !!! Mowed the lawn though!
|Thread: Any ideas please|
Straight out of Uni I worked as a biologist for rentokill, if all else failed we used white unscented soap as bait. It will sit for many months without going bad and mice and rats love it.
|Thread: Virus Alert Levels|
No worries here...ive got Bitdefender Premium virus protection!!
|Thread: Keeping busy|
I havnt dared move away from my PLA printer as ive read that the resin ones are very difficult to master---SO please keep us informed on how it handles and please post some results, warts and all!
As a professional boiler maker I have been self isolating for several years with no sign of any change. And whats with the loo roll....your more likely to end up constapated than the other way round?
|Thread: Wood or Charcoal|
On my 7 1/4 I have always used one fire lighter and soaked charcoal mixed with anthracite. No issue with ash and it gets going very quickly.
|Thread: If you have a couple of hrs spare|
got motion sickness watching the mill towards the end! what a machine!
|Thread: Ebay Chancers|
and thats why i stopped selling on ebay = simply no money in it for me
Gobsmacked is what I am. No one is having a problem with the sale, it just bewilders me why anyone would pay so much for a second hand boiler when a very simple google would allow you to see that it only cost £599 new. Its a strange world! Im in the middle of building ten of these, if I put my price up in line with ebay I would either be a lot better off or stuck with ten boilers no one wanted to buy. Think I will leave them as they are (theyre all sold...but the next lot ofr ten arent).
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