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From Plans / Re: Farm Boy
« Last post by Dalboy on Today at 04:24:31 PM »
A few more parts for the govenor and also the exhaust valve linkage. Would have posted this earlier but the computer failed new one installed and working
From Plans / Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Last post by tghs on Today at 02:43:22 PM »
most ships had several sailors that worked as tailors in off hours doing uniforms for crewmates, they made extra money and the crew had better fitting uniforms than the navy supplied, sailors that had been in a while often had a "bounder" uniform, this was a very tailored fit with extra embroidery and was used during liberty, small hand cranked sewing machines were the normal rig to get the job done
Engines / Re: Daniel's V8 model engine with rotary valves
« Last post by AlexS on Today at 02:37:39 PM »
There is always a mute button for that :)
From Plans / Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Last post by crueby on Today at 01:43:28 PM »
Neat to see blueprints for uniforms!

From Plans / Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Last post by tghs on Today at 11:15:51 AM »
old documents and photos of original stuff is great,, started adding details as per,, the level of uniform that the LT. will wear does allow for a sword to be carried,, good info on the navy sword so they may be some 1/6th scale "forged in fire" ahead..
Engines / Re: Daniel's V8 model engine with rotary valves
« Last post by A7er on Today at 09:21:09 AM »
I would like to have watched the videos that the awful music made me switch off. I do the same to vids on utube.
Chatterbox / Re: Nice museums UK
« Last post by Charles Lamont on Today at 09:07:49 AM »
Adding to the previous thread mentioned by Richard ... Beamish, and of course working steam railways all over the place.
Hi All , thanks a n yes the bronze is shaping up well and I have made some plugs with some brass thick walled 1/4" rod and the holes are actually 6BA sized. This came from Stumpshaw steam engine Rally from one of the stalls that has masses of offcuts and other military stuff !!. The tube is turned to size and faced and then sawn off with a junior hacksaw to size. because there is a burr left on the plugs they can be pressed in with the burr downwards, and stay in place ??!!! this means they don't have to be soldered in .

Your Own Design / Re: Vertical 4 cycle engine from recycled parts
« Last post by Brian Rupnow on Today at 01:48:12 AM »
Today I stole a page from Andrew Whale's book, and made up a separate machined container with the cylinders top bolt pattern and a closed end. The closed end was drilled and tapped for a M10-1 thread and a brass fitting to fit the pressurized air hose from my compressor was attached to it. The cylinder head was bolted to it, and my new compression tester was screwed into the sparkplug hole. Air pressure was applied thru the hose, and at a very low pressure, there was air escaping out the exhaust pipe. I manually pressed the end of the exhaust valve a few times, thinking that perhaps a particle of dirt had found it's way under the valve. No luck!! I disassembled everything and relapped the exhaust valve, but it still leaked. A closer look showed that something didn't look right about the valve cage. I pressed the valve cage out of the head, and found that side port that was drilled thru after the valve cage had been pressed into place had actually removed part of the valve cages sealing face.  It looks like I require a redesign of the cylinder head.  I spent a couple of hours on a redesign this afternoon, but haven't got it fully sorted yet. I guess that is what tomorrow is for.

Chatterbox / Re: Nice museums UK
« Last post by chris01 on November 30, 2023, 10:55:28 PM »
Try for motorcycles sammy miller museum near beaulieu most all of them will start and run.
For cars gaydon motor museum  warwick.

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