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Thread: Wheel flanges
21/04/2021 16:56:55

I've remembered , i have some smaller gears salvaged from an angle grinder ...! They might do

21/04/2021 16:46:49

I bunged one in my lathe this morning , it turns beautifully .. Must be old English cast iron !! Not even a hard skin or blow hole .  Just messy black  mess...

The chart that Duncan linked to , says overall width of a 3 1/2 " gauge wheel is 0.375 " - 9.5 mm . I reckon it's possible ! There isn't any wobble - run out , a think they'll skim up ok and still be wide enough . However... the hand drill bevel gear is a larger diameter than my wheels..?? I hadn't thought about that ..Any way around that ?

Edited By Hacksaw on 21/04/2021 16:48:23

20/04/2021 22:25:49
Posted by Steviegtr on 20/04/2021 22:15:10:

Are you sure they are cast & not forged steel. Not sure the difference machining though.


Yup, i hit it with a hammer and it broke one . only have 15 left ..

20/04/2021 22:12:15

I think i know the answer really ... but i was having some thoughts..b80 016.jpg


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Would there be enough meat on these roller door wheels to turn into loco wheels ? They're just shy of 75mm dia and 10mm wide .. The flange does appear to be cast a little thicker /deeper on the inner side , so that side would be the tread .

I was only thinking Kerr Stuart 060 diesel type , 12v battery , hand drill bevel gears , something simple anyway ... !

Edited By Hacksaw on 20/04/2021 22:12:59

Thread: Lotus 7 and Mini 2 cylinder
19/03/2021 22:41:06

Doh . can't link it's the title " 2 cylinder Mini prototype engine ?! 1957 - Ivan's shed "

19/03/2021 22:35:57

Old school car restorer videos...

1957 Lotus 7

Same old fella with a prototype 2 cyl A series type Mini engine.. !! There are several videos on there if it interests you !
Thread: Mystery Woodwork Tool!
01/03/2021 20:45:17

When i were a schoolboy, i made a folding wood work bench . Teach said it would last me a lifetime , old school enthusiastic teacher he was . . After exams , i stayed on a bit , finishing stuff i'd made . Teach, suggested i make i wooden vice for the bench too , thread an' all , as he had the tap and die to suit ...

I can't remember what the die was like , or the selected wood for the screw , but it cut beautifully . The clamp bits were beech, if i remember . Now, either the tap was blunt ,or it was rubbish wood , but the internal thread was rough as a badgers ...

Any way , once the screw was in,and the vice assembled , you couldn't see it anyway ! It worked fine ,sort of.... with a bit of candle fat ... until it got damp in the garage after i'd left school , and i snapped the tommy bar tying to open it ! Threw the whole lot away , good old Black n Decker workmate since

Thread: Micro rivets
07/02/2021 15:16:18

I've removed the engine ! Low mileage i guess ,but the oil is a bit low on the dipstick , and compression is low ... gummed rings I daresay , ruddy 1950's monograde oil... cheeky

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Sweet innit ? smile

03/02/2021 19:12:20

They're magnetic real rivets holding it together ..

03/02/2021 16:04:07

Thanks . I've found the rivet squeezer ! Interesting possibility

03/02/2021 15:33:46




More pics

sump side of the engine



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Radiator bus coach 032.jpg


Fan side of radiator ,engine and gearbox mount . Dipstick ..Pulleys and fan do actually rotate !


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Size wise ..that's an AA battery on the top.. so you can see there ain't a lot of room for hammering a rivet !!


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Edited By Hacksaw on 03/02/2021 15:46:21

Edited By Hacksaw on 03/02/2021 15:48:13

03/02/2021 14:46:03

Thank you so much for the replies ! Every idea mentioned i have already thought about !!

Tim S , the micrometer / hollow G clamp screw idea .. i thought of that too ! I was thinking I could use a modified automatic centre punch pushed down the hollow screw to clench the rivet ??

The existing rivets are magnetic , I would use soft copper or aluminium mig wire . Or buy some jewellery ones ... I

Spot welding .. dummy rivet ..This i'm going to look at . Would the pieces need to be really clean , or would a belt of electric burn through any oxide ? Something like they use to weld Ni-cads tags together ? All food for thought..

I do have a new front axle my dad made , and front springs ,wheels , dampers , steering wheel and other bits .. that were detached .

I have no interest in buses or coaches .. I paid about 40 quid for it at Maidstone Toy fair diecast swap meet , to give to my dad , around 20 years ago . He's dead now , he never did repair it ... so i claimed it back ..

It is exquisite , maybe its beyond me to repair it , being honest , I would like it to go eventually to a museum or something , i suppose .

I've just seen on TV , Antiques hunt thing , from Lewis in Sussex .( I'm in love with that Christina chick..  She went to a toy train museum in Brighton.. which isn't a million miles from Hove , where Harringtons were built . Maybe i'll offer it to them at some point .. we'll see .

02/02/2021 23:12:58

Here you can see twisted wire holding the crossmember together ! How the hell am i going to re -rivet that !

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02/02/2021 22:57:34

I'm trying to restore an old model bus chassis . Pretty sure its a Harrington Contender Integral chassis .. with a Rolls Royce B80 petrol engine . Who ever built it was a fabulous modeller . Perhaps it was for a motor show display . However , I guess it has been dropped .. It's constructed as per original , aluminium and rivets ... 100's of them! And quite a few have either pulled through, or just missing .And the chassis is flopping about .. They're about 1mm dia..and iron.. A lot of the ones that need replacing , are in an awkward place ..

I don't suppose there's a tool , i 'm imagining something . say like a stapler..or a goose necked stapler .. or something like a leather punch shape .. that could set a rivet ? Any ideas ? If not , i'll make a snap and set , but it'll be bloomin awkward ..i'll have to get another pair of hands to hold it !! I don't really want to just glue it back together . Thanksimg_4894.jpg




Thread: Making a cast of a blind hole
05/01/2021 16:55:51


Thread: Salvaging Useful Parts from Printers
01/06/2020 22:32:40

That lovely bar of free cutting steel in the dead printer you always have to prise out before throwing it away ? It's now just a thin wall tube.... angry 2 2 motors was all i " saved " .

However , the smaller one , hooked up to a solar panel battery maintainer , gives amazing torque ! I was then thinking what could it power in the garden this summer ? A water pump for the water butt ? A fan in the pergola ? A RTP aeroplane ? A RTP car on the patio ? A fake beam engine in the middle of the lawn ? Watch this space !!wink


Any other ideas ?

Edited By Hacksaw on 01/06/2020 22:37:12

Thread: Whatever happened to...
22/04/2020 19:10:27

Morrissons started stocking Lemon puff biscuits last year remember them? 60p..I was buying 6 packets at a time .

Even the older biddy on the till said " Corr i haven't seen those for years ! " If you leave them open they go all sticky and more lemony ...lovely ..

Then the price went up to £1.20  over night , and has been ever since , so sorry Mr Morrisson , i'm not paying that much no matter how nice they are..

Edited By Hacksaw on 22/04/2020 19:11:20

Thread: Coronavirus
18/03/2020 07:01:22

Wild bat meat !

Thread: Tuna Can Blower
22/01/2020 18:17:20

Granny knickers

Thread: Electric motor ratings
08/01/2020 20:06:20

A 100w Marshall amp is more powerful than a Fender 100w because the knob can go to 11... fact cheeky

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