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  1. Tony Bird

    Making a Simple Ceramic Burner

    Hi, Sorry I have no knowledge of gas dynamics I just play with a reasonable amount of success. Take care stay safe. Tony.
  2. Tony Bird

    Maxitrak Dixie 0-4-0St overhaul.

    Hi, If your friend thinks I can help please ask. A little inspiration perhaps; a friend playing with Dixie. Take Care. Tony.
  3. Tony Bird

    Changing Flywheels on models.

    Hi, To try and get a model Beam engine to go more slowly its flywheels were changed for larger heavier ones. Regards Tony.
  4. Tony Bird

    Small Gas Poker Burner

    Hi Mark, That is what I was after did you get that from Bunning. Sorry I don't know who Bunning is, are they in the UK? I probably got the jet from 'Chuffed to Bits' a steam model supplier here. Take care. Tony.
  5. Tony Bird

    Small Gas Poker Burner

    Hi Mark, Do you have any more details on how you did the gas jet? Not sure what you mean. The burners shown are using a commercially made gas jet No.3 which I think has a 0.15 mm hole, when designing a new burner I start with the smallest which is a No.3 and work my way up in size until I am...
  6. Tony Bird

    Fitting a face plate to a lathe.

    Hi, This might be found interesting. Regards Tony.
  7. Tony Bird

    Using a draw plate.

    Hi, A friend wanted some half round or 'D'section wire to go around the edges of the cab of a locomotive he was making. I had plenty in stock but he said that he would like to make it. So out came the draw plates and I made a short video which I hope you enjoy. Regards Tony.
  8. Tony Bird

    BOWMAN EAGLE STEAM LAUNCH.

    Hi, I am still playing at editing my old photographs and videos. Regards Tony.
  9. Tony Bird

    Making a Simple Ceramic Burner

    Hi Juthi, How do I make ceramic tile or buy. I am from Bangladesh.. can any one help me out In the UK it is available from model engineering companies such as Polly. www.pollymodelengineering.co.uk Which might not be a lot of use to you however the ceramic tiles are used in heaters such as is...
  10. Tony Bird

    CRACKER

    Hi, Still editing videos Regards Tony.
  11. Tony Bird

    DIXIE

    Hi, Forced inactivity has made me start editing some old photographs and videos. Regards Tony.
  12. Tony Bird

    Refurbishing the chassis of a model Bowman 300 steam locomotive.

    Hi, The model is finished except for paint; a video of the work done is at: Regards Tony.
  13. Tony Bird

    Refurbishing the chassis of a model Bowman 300 steam locomotive.

    Hi, A bit of a video of progress so far. I will now have to decide if I copy a Bowman 300 boiler and body or design one myself. Regards Tony.
  14. Tony Bird

    Refurbishing the chassis of a model Bowman 300 steam locomotive.

    Hello again, After examining the wheels and axles and doing some sums it looked possible that by just lowering the height of the wheels flange and then turning the back of it, it might increase the back to back wheel dimension enough so that new axles would not be needed. This luckily turned...
  15. Tony Bird

    Refurbishing the chassis of a model Bowman 300 steam locomotive.

    Hi, When visiting a garden railway show earlier this year (2018), I bought a model steam locomotive chassis for £30. The seller said that it was made by Bowman and indeed it was, a Model 300 which in 1928 cost 18/6p (84/85p). The purchase consisted of a complete running chassis, footplate and...
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