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Forum: Alternative Energy / Fuels 15-10-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,802
Posted By sinna42
I think there is a huge problem with the...

I think there is a huge problem with the infrastructure to allow the charging of multiple vehicles at the same time.

Let's look at some figures :
UK Grid Demand in 2014 was 2.249TWh.
Total no of...
Forum: Alternative Energy / Fuels 12-10-18, 05:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,802
Posted By sinna42
Audi e-tron ... 408 PS (300kW), 0-62mph in...

Audi e-tron ...

408 PS (300kW), 0-62mph in less than 6 seconds, range 248 miles.
Can be 100% charged in 50 mins.

However you need an 150kW charging station for that !

Jaguar I Pace ...
...
Forum: Alternative Energy / Fuels 12-10-18, 04:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,802
Posted By sinna42
What he says is absolutely true. The idea...

What he says is absolutely true.

The idea that electric vehicles are non polluting is complete bunkum !
The only thing they do remove from city centres are the supposedly nasty Nitrogen Oxides....
Forum: General Issues 13-07-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By sinna42
A column of water 32 feet or 9.8m high is the...

A column of water 32 feet or 9.8m high is the absolute maximum as there is effectively a vacuum at that point & no pump can pump less than a vacuum !

Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 12-07-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By sinna42
Very nice !! Genny looks a little different to...

Very nice !!
Genny looks a little different to "normal" ones.

Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Restorations Section 25-05-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,053
Posted By sinna42
Nice engine ! Looking forward to seeing the...

Nice engine ! Looking forward to seeing the progress !

Interesting to see that the bearing journal diameters are smaller than the shafts - I wonder why they did that ?

Cheers,
Jim
Forum: General Issues 14-03-18, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,449
Posted By sinna42
All you need is the Outside Diameter & the No of...

All you need is the Outside Diameter & the No of Teeth.

OD = (N+2)/P

OD = Outside Diam
N = No of Teeth
P = Diametral Pitch (DP)

For Metric gears
Forum: The Workshop 30-01-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,773
Posted By sinna42
This is really nasty stuff though ! I bought...

This is really nasty stuff though !
I bought some to glue a polycarbonate guard we made at work.
It was extremely pungently smelly.

I'll add another vote for the Heavy duty stripper mentioned !...
Forum: The Workshop 19-01-18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,233
Posted By sinna42
I recently got a ex-school Colchester Bantam. A...

I recently got a ex-school Colchester Bantam.
A nice wee machine & I think a bit more industrial than a Myford & similar in size.

Boxfords are a good make too , but there are plenty other makes...
Forum: Restorations Section 18-01-18, 06:47 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 35,936
Posted By sinna42
Progress has been rather slow as I try to get the...

Progress has been rather slow as I try to get the space in the garage ready for the engine. I find it hard to believe my last post was almost a year ago.
I also need to run in exhaust piping from...
Forum: The Workshop 18-01-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,822
Posted By sinna42
I got it delivered via UK Mail. The packaging was...

I got it delivered via UK Mail. The packaging was completely plain with no indication of the highly inflammable contents !!

Definitely a banned substance with The Royal Mail due to its...
Forum: The Workshop 18-01-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,822
Posted By sinna42
You are, of course, quite correct ... Nail...

You are, of course, quite correct ...
Nail polish remover contains Acetone.
Unsurprisingly "pure" Acetone can be used as nail polish remover !!
I've just bought some on Ebay :...
Forum: The Workshop 18-01-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,822
Posted By sinna42
Nail polish remover is Acetone. I'm pretty sure...

Nail polish remover is Acetone.
I'm pretty sure cellulose thinners are completely different, see here : http://www.axminster.co.uk/media/downloads/400120_HealthAndSafetySheet_1.pdf

Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Generators 16-01-18, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,239
Posted By sinna42
Very nice ! - quite a beast ! Looks very...

Very nice ! - quite a beast !

Looks very similar to this one - third picture down : http://www.coolspringpowermuseum.org/Exhibits/Lillibridge/Lillibridge_02.htm

Also this one, but it's a 3...
Forum: General Issues 15-01-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,847
Posted By sinna42
Can get it from Ebay no problem as it's used for...

Can get it from Ebay no problem as it's used for curing meat !...
Forum: The Workshop 12-01-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,663
Posted By sinna42
Very nice ! :smile: Cheers, Jim

Very nice ! :smile:

Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Engine-Only Stuff 09-01-18, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,547
Posted By sinna42
Hi Philip, I've sent numerous emails & never...

Hi Philip,

I've sent numerous emails & never had a reply !

Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Generators 11-12-17, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,667
Posted By sinna42
Hi Mark, The cost might be a bit prohibitive...

Hi Mark,

The cost might be a bit prohibitive as it becomes a "proper" job.

What are the sizes ? - especially the diameter of the shaft & the length of the stub beyond the armature windings....
Forum: Generators 11-12-17, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,667
Posted By sinna42
Hi Mark, Weld as it is. The amount of heat...

Hi Mark,

Weld as it is. The amount of heat can be controlled so you don't cook the windings ! Just takes a wee bit longer.

Jim
Forum: Generators 11-12-17, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,667
Posted By sinna42
That's a shame the shaft has broken. The...

That's a shame the shaft has broken.

The method of repair we've done many times (at work) is to drill & tap out the armature shaft & prepare a new piece of shaft (slightly oversize) also drilled...
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 27-11-17, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,999
Posted By sinna42
Photobucket pictures can be seen using the links...

Photobucket pictures can be seen using the links mentioned here : http://www.stationary-engine.net/forum/showthread.php?t=44700

Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 24-11-17, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,999
Posted By sinna42
Not sure if the early 5-1 engines had smaller big...

Not sure if the early 5-1 engines had smaller big end diameters ?
If know the 3-1 engines did up until 1942.
I'm sure David Edgington's book mentions it somewhere, but I can't find it.

Worth...
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 17-11-17, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,803
Posted By sinna42
Gorgeous engine ! From Peter's Petter page...

Gorgeous engine !

From Peter's Petter page it would seem from the serial numbers of the Atomic engines that only a mere 5000 were ever made....
Forum: Restorations Section 14-11-17, 09:57 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 22,105
Posted By sinna42
Very nice bit of kit !! :smile: Jim

Very nice bit of kit !! :smile:

Jim
Forum: The Workshop 09-11-17, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,062
Posted By sinna42
I used this chap : Surelock -...

I used this chap : Surelock - http://www.castingrepairs.com/

See the 3M thread - post #36.
http://www.stationary-engine.net/forum/showthread.php?t=31297&page=4

Cheers,

Jim
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