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    Stuart beam engine 1980's parts list

    Hi Photopro, I made this model Stuart Turner beam engine back in about 2002 but ended up selling it in 2012, needed the money to pay the wages. I now have the time to return to model engineering and I am in the process of building the Stuart Turner Major beam engine. Cant find anyone who has...
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    Problems with Steel

    Talking about center punches being the tool of the devil and "Mr. Hammer" causing even more problems, has any one tried the "Dankroy" optical center punch ? I bought one at the Model Engineering show at Wembly Conference Centre many years ago and have used it with terrific results ever since...
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    Air Compressor for mist system?

    I tend to sell, service and maintain air compressors a little larger than these, up to 100kW. Open the door in the side of them and walk in. I find that the Bambi and Jun-Air units are more than suitable for the small workshop and to all intents and purposes are as quiet as you will get. They...
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    Gerry's Beam again.

    Rich 12-12, I'm in the process of making a Stuart Turner Major beam engine, What part of Dorset are you from ?
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    Close up work glasses

    Got a pair of these, they are great. Light weight and with the light they make fine close up work a real pleasure.
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    Small bore rifle barrels.

    I used to buy air gauge barrel blanks from Doug Shillen for my long range pistols. When I received them I cut them to length, chambered them and then crowned the muzzle. With a 10x power extended eye relief Lupold scope we were regularly returning 0.2" groups at 200 yards. Have got 7x Bisley...
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    Seeking Drawings for Yacht Signal Cannon

    Hi Jenny, The definition of a shotgun is a smooth bore weapon with a barrel not less than 24 inches in length and needs a shotgun certificate and if made must go through proof at either London or Birmingham proof houses. If the barrel is shorter than 24 inches it becomes a firearm and has to...
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    Know where your fingers are---

    Oh boy, many a true word. Many years ago I was setting up a Herbert 2D capstan lathe where I worked as a tool maker / machine setter and general dogs body for an old boy who lost his legs through a smoking related desease . The material I was setting the machine up with was 3/4" hex bar held in...
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    Complete Model Engineering Shop

    Hi Jenny, Sorry to hear of your problems, the arthritus in my hands is nothing to your pain. I've got to get rid of a load of tools simply to make room for more tooling. I still sell, service and repair air compressors and my clients, knowing that I work with model engines, keep offering me...
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    Does anyone recognise this as an engine?

    Could be an old "farm engine". There were a lot of them around in the '20's and '30's to drive things like milking machines. No casting marks or names on them. Bought by the local blacksmith as a set of castings and machined up with his machine tools in the local forge. I aquired an exposed...
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    Pin the corners back with a staple gun ? Just joking. I use the scalpel myself and then splash Hydrogen Peroxide on the cut, 3-5%. Works.
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    I am a compressed air engineer. I sell air compressors, air systems on workshops and factories and I am consulted on how to use compressed air safely. I have to tell my clients about the danger of compressed air. DON'T, DON'T, DON'T ever blow yourself down with compressed air. A number of things...
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    Online old engine(s) auction.

    I sold it for £199 because that was what it was worth when I was 22 years old. I'm now 70. Believe me, I have always regretted it and one day, if I win the lottery, I will get another one. Or a Morgan Plus 8, that would do as well.
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    Online old engine(s) auction.

    Sold my 1949 Vincent series C Rapide for £199, always regretted it.
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    Hullo from Or-straylia

    Last Sunday I did a boot sale and finally got rid of all my imperial mikes. It was only when my wife asked me if I had anything in my workshop that I wanted to get rid of that I realised that the mikes hadn't been touched for well over 6 years, and then only to dust round them. Surprisingly, the...