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Member postings for terry callaghan

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Thread: Where is the best place to buy material from
26/01/2016 16:03:56

hi, the metal store is a good place to look, free carriage after 75 pounds and they delivery fast. metal4you is a second place to look. I buy a lot in one go as I hate buying the mark up for small bits of brass etc. michael

Thread: How are people finding Windows 10?
30/12/2015 16:25:15

I hated windows 10. it looked to me nothing for then a selling platform for 3rd party film companies. also a lot of my programs stopped working. I have returned to windows 7, much better and all working again. We also have a Mac in the household and that's much better then windows in so many ways. when this pc gives up, I will go Mac.

Thread: Steel vs brick workshop
27/12/2015 20:30:59

I had a steel workshop at my last house. turned out to be a big mistake. rust was the order of the day, my tools started getting surface rust, and even with a heater on all day during wet days, it was a cold damp place to be.

If I had to do it again, I would go timber build or brick. michael

Thread: hand rail stanchion
03/12/2015 14:24:51

hi chaps. I need to fit a few hand rail stanchions to my locomotive. the boiler does not have any threaded points for this and I don't really wish to start to playing around with it. so it looks like fitting to the boiler wrap. whats the best way. I have been thinking of using some Loctite metal weld to hold the stanchions in place, along with a nut behind the wrap. any ideas. michael

Thread: Central Heating Leak, Grrrrrrrr!
30/10/2015 21:18:27

You need to find the leak. from reading what you are saying, it looks like the old repair as gone again. did you concrete in the pipes again ??? have you tried a damp meter to find the leak ???. if the leak is in the same location, dig out and renew the pipe run. Place pipes in channel to protect them from the lime content of the concrete. michael

Thread: Old Magazines
30/10/2015 21:09:13

hi Jason. I have copied the build notes and the plans from a number of mags. and have always passed them on freely if asked. as to the dealers, well if they wish to sale incomplete and in many cases badly printed plans with know build notes, so be it. As to where did all the loco,s go. I think many ended up under work benches, unused and unloved due to H&S boiler checks, owners passing on, and some just being broken up for parts. If this hobby does not get into the 21st century soon, there will be know hobby. michael

Thread: Winter overhaul
24/09/2015 18:46:30

hi. depending what you plan to do with it. check all the clack valves are free. you are able to get water into the boiler. once leaks sorted and all checked, steam it up and see what else if anything needs sorting. michael

Thread: electric boiler water pump
17/05/2015 21:35:45

I use a electric pump to feed my pansy. I have mounted it on the riding can run at 120psi and is the type window cleaners use. I run this off a small 12v battery placed under the seat.i use a simple on off switch also mounted on the riding very i sm planning to match this with a low water alarm to make the system auto.but the way things are at the moment this may take some time to sort out.michael

Thread: Unsiezing a Rotary table
02/05/2015 18:42:25

when I was in the army, we used diesel. put the part in a bath of diesel for 24 to 48 oils. will free off parts. much better then wd40. michael

Thread: Pansy - where does the lubricator go??
05/04/2015 20:18:13

Phil, How anyone can build anything from the plans beats me. I think back in the day these builds got done a lot of chaps worked it out together. these days I don't think that there is the level of building and so as a result the level of advice and no how is also dropping. My own Pansy dates to 1964 and Its nice to think that it is still giving joy after 51 years. michael

05/04/2015 13:07:31

Phil, if you would like the build notes please let me know your email address and I will send.michael

05/04/2015 10:12:38

pansy oil5.jpgpansy oil3.jpgpansy oil2.jpghi Phil, please find pics showing the position of my lubricator. the front hook is a solid fitment so know movement. michaelpansy oil1.jpg

04/04/2015 22:53:08

Hi phil, will take pics tomorrow showing all angles.michael

04/04/2015 17:20:58

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04/04/2015 17:19:10

hi, the lubricator does seat behind the front buffer. You can see the position on the Pansy I am working on. if you would like me to take some further pictures please ask. michael

Thread: 3 1/2" Gauge Discussion Group
11/03/2015 16:13:32

I for one would like to see more of interest in 3.5 gauge. I have a Britannia which needs sorting after a long lay up in some ones damp garage. michael

Thread: notes on 3.5 inch britannia build
03/03/2015 19:22:24

hi, does anyone out there have the notes on the 3.5 Britannia build. if so could I have a copy please. thanks. michael

Thread: Injector or pump?
24/02/2015 16:00:51

I have taken out the injector from my Pansy as it never worked and was just a pain. the water valve setting was so low in the cab space that I could not turn it on with ease. The pansy is fitted with the hand pump and crosshead pump. I have also fitted a 12v electric pump in the riding truck as back up. hate injectors and have seen so many people not going on the track due to injectors playing up. michael

Thread: Pansy 060 steam engine
16/02/2015 18:24:17

Please pm me an email address snd I will send. Michael

16/02/2015 10:37:32

hi Andrew. I have a few of the build notes by LBSC for the pansy. if you would find these useful I can send vie email if I have your address. michael

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