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by dewintondave
Mon May 27, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Early retirement
Replies: 37
Views: 1019

Re: Early retirement

I handed in my notice today, I'll be finishing on the 28th of June :thumbup:
by dewintondave
Sat May 25, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Back to steam
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Back to steam

This bike is pure Steampunk, it even cooks sausages

by dewintondave
Sun May 19, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Mamod Stirling
Replies: 25
Views: 4186

Re: Mamod Stirling

It's a lovely loco. I've just been watching Ferrysteam's videos where he's bench testing the loco on the rolling road. Hopefully he will take it out on the track soon. https://youtu.be/RtXWaRbVmYo The loco has a good natural chuff and seems to be able to run slowly. I like its lively rear-end :oops:
by dewintondave
Mon May 13, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Early retirement
Replies: 37
Views: 1019

Re: Early retirement

gregh wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 12:40 am
Great idea. Do it ASAP ! You never know what's around the corner.
I'll be handing my notice in soon :king:
by dewintondave
Sun May 12, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disasters, Out-takes, Accidents, Fails etc.
Replies: 21
Views: 696

Re: Disasters, Out-takes, Accidents, Fails etc.

philipy wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 6:31 am
Nicely modelled piece of lineside scrap you've created there, Dave! :D
That's a grate idea :thumbup:
by dewintondave
Sun May 12, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disasters, Out-takes, Accidents, Fails etc.
Replies: 21
Views: 696

Re: Disasters, Out-takes, Accidents, Fails etc.

I did everything right, but still... Some stainless angle from an old inkjet printer was pressed into service to make an ash pan. A test braze with my high temp silver braze took well using the butane canister blow torch. IMG_20190425_145124.jpg Let's give it a go IMG_20190426_160529.jpg However whe...
by dewintondave
Sat May 11, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Early retirement
Replies: 37
Views: 1019

Re: Early retirement

Some gold here :D 👌Do I Like Retirement? Question: How many days in a week? Answer: 6 Saturdays, 1 Sunday Question: When is a retiree's bedtime? Answer: Three hours after they fall asleep on the couch. Question: How many retirees to change a light bulb? Answer: Only one, but it might take all day. Q...
by dewintondave
Thu May 02, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another Wild Rose Project
Replies: 161
Views: 5693

Re: Another Wild Rose Project

I think it's important to keep using the saws and files, otherwise the skills will drop off. I made a gas valve for an engine, lovely fine thread and fine taper, it was just like making a regulator. It's fitted to the 220g gas cylinder adaptor, I bought the hand wheel though :D
by dewintondave
Wed May 01, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another Wild Rose Project
Replies: 161
Views: 5693

Re: Another Wild Rose Project

Those are excellent posts lads. Very informative :thumbup:
by dewintondave
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: New venture for someone?
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: New venture for someone?

It's tempting
by dewintondave
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another Wild Rose Project
Replies: 161
Views: 5693

Re: Another Wild Rose Project

I use magnifying lens's all the time now
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by dewintondave
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another Wild Rose Project
Replies: 161
Views: 5693

Re: Another Wild Rose Project

I don't have a problem using an appropriate sized centre drill in a centre punching to start drilled holes From the marked out lines start the hole location with a light tap on the dot punch (60 deg) and progress to the centre punch (90 deg). The dot punch is more easily sighted than a centre punch ...
by dewintondave
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Accucraft Yeo
Replies: 17
Views: 1062

Re: Accucraft Yeo

The loco seems to be running fine
by dewintondave
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another Wild Rose Project
Replies: 161
Views: 5693

Re: Another Wild Rose Project

Keith S wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:13 pm
but the lathe and mill work seems so daunting
Go for it Keith! The majority of work is not on the lathe or mill. There are excellent books to learn about machining, like the Workshop series. A home built loco is much more rewarding than a bought one :thumbup:
by dewintondave
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disasters, Out-takes, Accidents, Fails etc.
Replies: 21
Views: 696

Re: Disasters, Out-takes, Accidents, Fails etc.

There's some valuable learning experiences here. Well done chaps, it's important that we learn from each other

With the recent talk about broken thread cutting taps let's not forget that dies can break too :D

5BA and 7BA oldies :cry:
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