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May 12, 2017, 3:25 pm

Gauge OO GRAFAR SR carriage 2 x Graham Farish Pullman car 2 x Different Pullman (dining?) car All in original packaging. Now I wish I still had those Graham Farish locos I had when I was a pre... Read more »

Shipping Mill from the USA

April 10, 2017, 6:46 pm

Hi, I am thinking of buying a Tormach pcnc 770 mill, does anyone have any i dea of shipping costs/time and if anyone has done something similar a rec o f a shipping agent. Going for the Tormach in... Read more »

Any of the old crowd still here?

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April 6, 2017, 9:00 pm

Time was when this was quite an active newsgroup, with a few very regular contributors, but anno domini has taken it's toll - we lost both Mark McGrath and Tim Leech to the big C but I suspect th... Read more »

skimming brake drums

March 27, 2017, 10:44 am

I need to get a set of brake drums (8 not huge ones) There is a lip inside each and need to get rid of this before I install new shoes, and reassemble Anybody know of anywhere in S.Wales that do... Read more »

Melting Alumina tube

March 27, 2017, 1:04 am

I want to be able to seal the ends of several alumina tubes, for thermocouples, maybe 6mm OD x 4mm ID, by melting the end into a blob, using oxy/acetylene. Did some trials, but my shade 5 goggle... Read more »

speed change

February 22, 2017, 1:14 pm

I'm currently working on a Herbert No4 Preoptive and am having a problem with the Speed changer when the button is pushed no change happens I can't see how this device works the top has been removed ... Read more »

"Burping" induction furnaces

January 4, 2017, 4:57 pm

Does anyone know how this is done? eg: 8:34 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ScLXI5s6HM 4:06 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTx6d-wb6j4 the metal has melted, and they mix it somehow by pre... Read more »

Happy Christmas to all our readers

December 25, 2016, 4:25 pm

.... that is if there are any :) Happy Christmas anyway even if you're not here to read this ! Andrew Read more »

Plastic beads

December 6, 2016, 4:00 pm

Hmmm. An earlier post reminds me that I want several kilos/5 gallons of clear, preferably UV stable plastic beads, either solid or with a hole, the latter is preferable but not necessary. By sma... Read more »

Removing Loctite fixed screws

December 6, 2016, 3:21 pm

I need to undo 4 x CSK stainless steel screws 3/8x24 UNF These are screwed into 7000 series anodized billet aluminium. Fixed by a Loctite (or similar) thread lock The heads are imperial allen soc... Read more »

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Adjusting a Chester Metal Cutting Bandsaw to cut square rating: 5

I have a small Chester H110 metal cutting band saw which periodically decides to cut less square than I would like. When I first bought it, it cut decidely squint, but the cause was obiously work s... Read more »

equivalent oil to Vitrea 37 rating: 5

Vitrea 37 is no longer listed - what are suitable equivalents? Read more »

Model Engineering & Practical Engineering Magazines rating: 5

Following magazines are available for sale, email (stephen.raptor at bt open world dot com) for further information. Digital images of the magazine can be viewed at http://www.bankaholics.com/ebay/20... Read more »

Meccano chain rating: 5

Hi all, I'm looking for anyone who has used the small meccano ladder chain and sprocket. The question I have is that any newer chain I order for it from the meccano dealers seems like it doesn't fit ... Read more »

Myford Super 7 lathe rating: 5

Hi, has anyone taken the screwcutting gearbox off a Myford super 7 and can offer any suggestions. I'm trying to strip the lathe down to get the bed and saddle reground so don't want to disassemble ... Read more »

Colchester student fault rating: 5

Hi I have just purchased a Colchester Student lathe the old round head type 1956 when connected to a three phase supply it will run for a few minutes and then cut out It is as if a coil is heating ... Read more »

Help Needed rating: 5

I picked up a nice little mechanical rev-counter on ebay recently (I collect these in various forms) and it arrived yesterday morning. It is pretty much complete, although damaged. Like all early me... Read more »

Keetona circle shear specifications rating: 5

I have a Keetona manual circle shear by Keetons and was wondering if anyone had information about what it is capable of shearing. I have put up a picture here http://www.metal-arts.co.uk/temp/circl... Read more »

Sieg spares rating: 5

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The leadscrew nuts on my Sieg X0 mill's X-Y table are worn out and I can not find any for sale, not even from Arc Euro Trade who supplied the machine. Any suggestions chaps? Cliff Coggin. Read more »

Dore-Westbury drawbar rating: 5

I have recently purchased a Dore-Westbury milling machine - but it didn't come with any collet chucks or a drawbar. I bought a 2MT collet chuck and length of 3/8 Whitt studding - but I find that the ... Read more »

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