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Ed Duffner26/09/2014 23:36:48
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Made a start on a mini boring head, 40mm diameter, 16mm straight shank. Getting used to the new lathe. I couldn't manage to part off the 40mm, had to do it by hand with a hacksaw and face the cut end.

 

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Muzzer27/09/2014 03:31:04
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Ed

Looking very neat! What's the red line - is it paint or Loctite? What's the mill?

Looking forward to seeing the rest as it develops.

Murray

Muzzer27/09/2014 05:11:53
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Saw this vid of a real steam loco doing its thing. You don't see this very often these days, or at least I don't. Shot in 2011, so not that long ago.

He's got it stoked up good and proper! Presumably somewhere in S Africa. Yes, I know, the wagons are empty and on the way back to the coal dump but it's fairly shifting along...

Merry

Edited By Muzzer on 27/09/2014 05:17:20

Kevin F27/09/2014 09:32:30
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image.jpgA friend has recently bought a 1976 twin shock motor cross bike , the bike became a non runner in the late 80's and was left in a barn ,that was until my friend purchased it to restore to its former glory .

The left hand thread on the crank was damaged ,so I thought I'd have a go at repairing it ,a bit ambitious considering the size of the crank and my lathe being a Myford ML4 .

Above is a pic of it mounted on the lathe, I'm pleased to say it was a success .

 

 

 

 

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Edited By Kevin F on 27/09/2014 09:34:24

Ed Duffner27/09/2014 10:10:36
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Posted by Muzzer on 27/09/2014 03:31:04:

Ed

Looking very neat! What's the red line - is it paint or Loctite? What's the mill?

Looking forward to seeing the rest as it develops.

Murray

Thanks Murray,

The red line is just a groove with some red artists acrylic ink applied. I'm using a Warco WM-16 milling machine.

Ed.

Neil Wyatt27/09/2014 11:35:27
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It's amazing how a colour filled line can enhance something like that!#

makes it go faster too!

Neil

Stovepipe27/09/2014 13:03:50
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Not as fast as the proppa injin in the video that muzzer found (above). (intentional misspellin !)

Dennis

HobbyNut27/09/2014 18:28:19
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 26/09/2014 18:27:33:
Posted by HobbyNut on 26/09/2014 15:51:08:

I did a little work on this prior to fall setting in.

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That's nice !! ... Tell us all about it.

MichaelG.

It is a 1930 Ford Model A Cabriolet. The body is all stock 1930 sheet metal except for the hood and grille, which are repro 1932 Ford items. The frame was built by me, the diff was shortened by me, every nut and bolt in the car was put there by my 18 y.o grandson or myself. We did everything except paint.

It is powered by a ,67 Chev 305 V8, Auto trans, to the 3.55 geared 9" Ford rear end. The upholstery is repro 1930 on original springs. Brakes are Chrysler discs, Chevy Calipers on '48 Ford spindles up front, 10" Ford drums on rear. Chevy Vega cross steering, with a 1932 Ford steering column and a '36 ford steering wheel. the dash is a '38 Ford item scavenged from a wreck found in the bush.

Engine mods are a CC 268 Cam, 1.6 ratio rockers, Hi volume oil pump, roller timing chain, Electronic ignition, Victor Jr. intake manifold with Edelbrock 650 carby. hedman extractors into 2.5" dia. exhaust pipes and SS mufflers.

Paint colour is Porsche Guards Red. (or as they call it over here, resale red!) No it is not for sale !

Obtained body in 2005, finished car in March 2014.

Neil Wyatt28/09/2014 16:54:23
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I realised I am not going insane!

I have an oblique photo of a private owner 0-6-0 shunter I'm trying to draw a plan for. I have a good side-on shot of twio BR versions face to face and side on that should be the same wheelbase. Try as I might, everything keeps coming out wrong.

That is until in realise that it must be that:

(1) the private owner version has considerably smaller tyres (and slightly smaller wheels).

(2) on all three, the gap between the rear two axles is a few inches less than the front two.

I know (1) is not unusual, can anyone confirm, that (2) - unequally spaced axles is a genuine possibility?

Neil

P.S. Nice motor, Hobbynut!

JasonB28/09/2014 17:11:50
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After a few promising pops last weekend today I altered the valve timing slightly on the Nemett OceloT and managed to get it to run under its own steam (fuel). Still needs some tweaking here and there and I may also try it on pump fuel rather than the lower octane Colmans that I was using but quite chuffed that its a runner.

Boiler Bri28/09/2014 17:21:27
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Nice one Jason. Although I never managed to keep an aeroplane in the sky for less that 10 seconds and I lost interest, I always like the sound the engines make. Especially the four strokes.

Just got back off holiday so this week should see some progress on my 4" Durham crankshaft.

Brian

Michael Gilligan28/09/2014 17:31:26
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Posted by HobbyNut on 27/09/2014 18:28:19:
It is a 1930 Ford Model A Cabriolet. < etc. >

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Thanks for the info.

Very impressive job !!

MichaelG.

Stovepipe28/09/2014 19:13:14
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It is not unusual, AFAIK, for axles to be unequally spaced ?

Dennis

Neil Wyatt29/09/2014 13:05:58
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Just found a half-hour break, so I oil-blacked a couple of fitted bolts I made for my driving truck. Nothing special about them and not particularly well finished. Just heated to just past dark blue and dropped into a golden syrup tin 1/3 full of rapeseed oil. The oil is now as thick as molasses, but 'melts' rapidly when hot metal hits it. The finish is super, so I keep using it.

Neil

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Ian S C29/09/2014 13:59:37
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Saturday afternoon, went out and watched the model aeroplane club fly in, they were mainly using air tow for launching gliders, two Pawnees, and an Agwagon, about 2meter span. Some good flying on a cool overcast day.

Ian S C

Michael Gilligan29/09/2014 14:33:40
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 29/09/2014 13:05:58:

Just heated to just past dark blue and dropped into a golden syrup tin 1/3 full of rapeseed oil.

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Neil,

Is the residual quantity of Golden Syrup sognificant ?

MichaelG.

Clive Hartland29/09/2014 14:52:08
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Bees never cease to amaze me, I went back to that little swarm to give them more comb with honey in them and as I opened up, a large piece of free built comb fell off the underside of the lid. They had hardly touched the comb that i gave them last Tuesday and had opted to draw out the free comb. I placed 2 more combs in the box and retrieved the free drawn comb as it had honey in it, a bit thin but edible. All the other hives had bees hanging about outside as it was a bit wet today.

Clive

Roderick Jenkins29/09/2014 14:52:51
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Posted by JasonB on 28/09/2014 17:11:50:

After a few promising pops last weekend today I altered the valve timing slightly on the Nemett OceloT and managed to get it to run under its own steam (fuel). Still needs some tweaking here and there and I may also try it on pump fuel rather than the lower octane Colmans that I was using but quite chuffed that its a runner.

Very nice, sounds great!

Rod

Rik Shaw29/09/2014 17:42:46
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Clamped one of my bench grinders (the one that sports a whetstone) to the workmate outside for another session of kitchen knife sharpening.

This is something I normally only do when the sun shines and I am always puzzled why flying insects are attracted to the operation. Is it something to do with the frequency (buzzing) of the blade on the whetstone or are they scouting for bloody meat? What do you reckon Clive?

Rik (sometimes with flies ON!)

Danny M2Z03/10/2014 06:07:29
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What did I do today? What a sweet topic.....

So today I organised a few photos taken from around the house and the antipodean garden. Absolutely nothing to do with model engineering except that in times of stress it is nice to relax and ponder on the wonders of nature that give one but a fleeting glimpse of a beautiful world.

If somebody, somewhere enjoys them then I shall sleep soundly.

Regards * Danny M *

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through the kitchen window #2.jpg

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the weather vane had a visitor.jpg

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