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Forum: Events & Rallies Information Section Today, 04:56 PM
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Posted By cameltank
Hello Mark - I don't think we've had the...

Hello Mark - I don't think we've had the pleasure/ met - I found Martin myself last year so hope to do the same - can I assume you'll have one of the engines in your signature... "1929 Ruston-Hornsby...
Forum: Events & Rallies Information Section Today, 04:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,167
Posted By cameltank
...And not too far for you to go Sir... ...

...And not too far for you to go Sir...

https://www.gdsf.co.uk/

I'd recommend Thursday as the easiest day if you are child and responsibility/ job free as the crowds are a little thinner...
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Forum: Events & Rallies Information Section Today, 09:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,167
Posted By cameltank
Its been another quick year and no doubt some of...

Its been another quick year and no doubt some of us (not me....) have got their acts together for another blistering performance at GDSF - I hear they are going for 500 steam traction/ road/...
Forum: Paints & Finishes Yesterday, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By cameltank
Quote "Hairspray is only lacquer. Probably...

Quote "Hairspray is only lacquer. Probably cheaper just to buy the proper stuff - I use Aerosol Satin Lacquer (sometimes called clear-coat) on bright iron on upcycled furniture and it works well....
Forum: Paints & Finishes 30-07-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By cameltank
You may be shocked but hairspray is commonly used...

You may be shocked but hairspray is commonly used as well... doesn't add layers of gunk to your machinery and stands the test of time for machinery not in use... and its cheap - you just look odd...
Forum: Events / Rallies Picture Gallery 23-07-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 744
Posted By cameltank
Great Pics and thanks for taking the time and...

Great Pics and thanks for taking the time and effort to upload them. some really nice examples of rarer kit there and some good pics to give me some pointers on trolley builds coming up

(you also...
Forum: General Issues 16-07-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By cameltank
Sounds like a 'reminder' email to their contact...

Sounds like a 'reminder' email to their contact email may be required - with a month or so grace before account deletion - and perhaps an account recovery 'button' for those who do need it?
...
Forum: Painting & Preparation 09-07-18, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By cameltank
The only good use of a kitchen table - after...

The only good use of a kitchen table - after French cooking of course! - what a great find and an even better save! - a lot of effort for such a small thing some may think but thanks to the likes of...
Forum: Stuart-Turner 05-07-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By cameltank
Something you want to tell us?? :whistle:

Something you want to tell us?? :whistle:
Forum: General Issues 15-06-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By cameltank
What a massively interesting piece of kit! ...

What a massively interesting piece of kit!

What's your intended use - apart from the obvious you've mentioned - are they destined for some kind of James Bond Villains laboratory??

Best
Hamish
Forum: Events / Rallies Picture Gallery 01-06-18, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By cameltank
Brilliant - I couldn't make Amberley so really...

Brilliant - I couldn't make Amberley so really appreciate the time and effort to take, edit and upload the video - many thanks!

Best

Hamish
Forum: Model Stationary Engines 28-03-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,977
Posted By cameltank
Found an unusual model on fleabay of a 'Holt 75'...

Found an unusual model on fleabay of a 'Holt 75' in a good mobile workshop setting..
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Forum: Events / Rallies General 13-03-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,766
Posted By cameltank
Make sure you have your jabs and passport ready -...

Make sure you have your jabs and passport ready - its a jungle out there...

Didn't know about this event - now placed in the calendar - probably as a visitor this time (Lister D and Villiers WX...
Forum: The Workshop 13-03-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,371
Posted By cameltank
This has been a brilliant thread to read and...

This has been a brilliant thread to read and watch - mainly because I'm a 'lathe owner in waiting' myself - but no time and no space puts me off right now - so thanks for taking the time to describe...
Forum: General Issues 19-02-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By cameltank
Ingenious build - liking the geared drive for the...

Ingenious build - liking the geared drive for the valve mechanism, A good show of many skills.

Now all you have to do is make it in kit form so I can buy one....

Best

Hamish
Forum: Engine-Specific Forum Sections 14-02-18, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By cameltank
Wisconsin range - Parts and service manauls link

Hello Good people,

After a lot of searching on the forum - and finding some links are broken I can happily point you towards a NEW link for Wisconsin engine parts catalogues - the full range is...
Forum: General Issues 30-11-17, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By cameltank
Hello Anton - many thanks for the pics as well -...

Hello Anton - many thanks for the pics as well - I think we're in different leagues... I still have a long way to go... but what a great workshop/ setup. nice to see.

best

Hamish
Forum: General Issues 28-11-17, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By cameltank
A great skill to have Anton - nice to see. I'm...

A great skill to have Anton - nice to see. I'm guessing the bearing will be the bronze as well or do you plan/ need to install a white metal or something similar??

Would also be interested to know...
Forum: General Issues 28-11-17, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By cameltank
A top tip for those who have any bright work/...

A top tip for those who have any bright work/ polished copper pipework and you don't want it to tarnish - go inside and steal the other halfs hairspray - it works a treat in keeping bright work...
Forum: General Issues 17-11-17, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By cameltank
Great stuff Davide - a really interesting line up...

Great stuff Davide - a really interesting line up - engines I would rarely get to see so many thanks

Hamish
Forum: Ignition Systems 14-11-17, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By cameltank
Hello Steve - at the risk of sounding like I'm...

Hello Steve - at the risk of sounding like I'm teaching you to suck eggs - just make sure (unlike me when I had a similar opportunity) that 1) it works (continuity already mentioned on the thread, 2)...
Forum: Lister D & F 29-09-17, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By cameltank
100% 7/16" now the question of BSW of...

100% 7/16"

now the question of BSW of BSF...

Mine are BSW for the thread that goes into the block.

Worth checking your own as there seems to be different varieties built out there!

I...
Forum: Other Driven Equipment 12-09-17, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,692
Posted By cameltank
£6.90 will buy you a very handy book from SEM......

£6.90 will buy you a very handy book from SEM... "Stationary Engine Magazine on Belts & Belt Driving ..."has proved invaluable especially when dealing with a line shaft set up.
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Forum: General Issues 12-09-17, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By cameltank
No real expense needed just to weld - using...

No real expense needed just to weld - using plenty of pre heat - its a time consuming job more than expensive - I've successfully repaired cracked spokes on old trolley wheels before and a similar...
Forum: Newbies, introduce yourself... 07-09-17, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By cameltank
Ca c'est magnifique! - une autre musee pour les...

Ca c'est magnifique! - une autre musee pour les complètement engine fous! - what I'm trying to say is thank you - that's another great escape whilst in the region - many thanks for pointing this out...
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