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Ian Skeldon 225/03/2020 18:28:51
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Some time back I came by some bits and bobs from the good lady of a model engineer no longer with us. I have what I believe to be parts for a boiler(s) and as I can't see me ever making use of them for the intended purpose I thought maybe someone on here could.

So boiler 1 is, 105.6mm OD x 114mm long and has a 28mm hole in it.Also there are two end caps which would need squeezing into the internal diameter.

boiler 2 is, 76.8mm OD x 147mm long and has three holes in it 22mm, 11.2mm and 8.8mm

boiler 3 is, 57mm OD 147 long and has a 27.7mm hole in it.

First pipe is 31.8mm OD and about 250mm long, second pipe is 28mm OD and aprox 200mm long.

If interested all of the above free but will have to be collected from Crewe in Cheshire. Maybe someone could tell me what the spiral or helix pattern of spot holes are for Note, they are only marked and not drilled to any depth.




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Ian Skeldon 225/03/2020 18:58:35
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Ahh ok, for some reason I thought the tubes inside the boiler ran along the length.

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Ian Skeldon 225/03/2020 19:20:51
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Ah ok thanks Bill. Yeah I can't find the time to get these boxed up and send them with a courier i'm afraid so it has to be collection.

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Ian Skeldon 225/03/2020 19:37:45
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Your not at all wrong Bill, as I work in a hospital I am grateful that people comply with the instructions. But lets say that I thought a engineering type chap might be passing along my way, and lets say that I knew what time said man was passing along my way, and finally lets say that I left a small bag with some old bits in it just on my drive way and when I next looked core blimey Mary Poppins they were gone. wink

No contact, distance observed etc, failing that if someone genuinely wants them but doesn't feel it is right to collect them under the current situation, I fully understand and will keep them for that persong until we are through this current nightmare.

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Ian Skeldon 226/03/2020 19:55:54
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No takers?

John Paton 126/03/2020 21:31:40
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A kind and generous offer but perhaps too tempting for risk takers.

it is just those risk takers that are putting us all and our dear NHS staff in needles jeopardy.

Let's all be patient, stick to the rules and get through this as quickly as is humanly possible and in that way also minimise misery from loss of life, we can then start to adjust to the new reality.

just glad that 'sheddists' generally have lots to amuse themselves with in the meantime.

Ian Skeldon 226/03/2020 21:40:22
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Hi John,

I did say I can keep them until the virus has run it's course if someone states that they definitely want them, I just won't post them (they are quite heavy items). I would rather they go to someone that can make use of them than weighing them in for scrap.


John Paton 126/03/2020 22:18:51
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Understood Ian, I am just trying to discourage risk takers.

I also understand your logic and that some activities can be done in both a safe and unsafe manner.

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